I have to pay to have him testify against me? Pshaw.
April 14, 2006 12:09 PM Subscribe
TherapyContractModificationFilter: The contract my shrink wants me to sign has a paragraph saying that if he is asked to testify in a court case involving me (even if it's for the other side), I have to pay him. I'm not inclined to sign such a contract. Is such a clause anywhere near normal?
posted by anonymous to law & government (27 answers total)
"If the psychologist is asked to testify in a court case involving the client, the client will pay the full $120 per hour fee for the psychologist's time in preparing to testify, traveling to and from court, and testifying in court, as well as the psychologist's travel and overnight lodging fees if the court hearing occurs more than 100 miles from [city]. This will be the case even if the psychologist is called to testify by another party." (emphasis added)
Basically, I'm not going to sign that, and I will ask to strike it from the contract. But am I being an ass for doing that, and will I have difficulty finding someone who doesn't have such a requirement? I have no problem if it only applies to testifying on my request, but creating a legal obligation to pay for the actions of others seems like a really bad idea.
Followup questions OK, I will find a way to respond if necessary.