How do you file a continuance?
When a party to a lawsuit needs to postpone a matter that has a legal deadline or that has been calendared for a hearing or trial, the proper procedure is to apply to the court for a continuance (postponement to a later date). A request for a continuance can be written or oral depending on the circumstances.
What is a continuance in a divorce?
A common question parties in a family law matter ask is, \u201cHow long will this process take?\u201d What often drags out the process is a Motion for Continuance. A common remedy to this situation is to file a Motion to Continue the hearing, which requests that the court reschedule the hearing for a new date and time.
Why would an attorney ask for a continuance?
Perhaps the most common reason for a continuance is when one side did not have enough time to investigate the case and analyze the evidence. Many defense attorneys, especially public defenders, can move only so quickly because they are representing many clients.