Jul. 05, 2021

Am I Allowed to Ask the Judge to Postpone Divorce?

postpone divorceDivorce is never easy and it can be very challenging in cases where you may have changed your mind or need more time before the proceedings can continue. For those looking to postpone their divorce, it is always best to find a local family law lawyer Greensboro, a divorce lawyer Greensboro, or an attorney that can handle all your issues.

How Long Can You Postpone Divorce?

When it comes to a divorce attorney Greensboro NC, you do need an attorney to help delay or change the date of your divorce if you are being represented by an attorney. Generally, once the date has been set you do have to present the judge with new information that makes the postponement necessary and makes changing the date a plausible solution.

You can usually postpone a divorce 60 to 90 days after the papers have been formally filed unless you dissolve and stop the divorce all together. This is not something that should be taken for granted and you do have to go through some different steps to get a postponement.

How to Postpone Divorce

To postpone you do need to contact the judge if a date has been set or talk to your lawyer about halting the papers and not filing them. To postpone with the court you do have to provide proof that something has changed or that the postponement is necessary. You cannot simply change your mind and postpone it without a good reason.

How a Lawyer can Help  

Your lawyer can help you file your postponement paperwork, help you settle dates and find out when your dates are going to be, and they can also help you provide the court with the information that is needed to get a postponement and to get your date pushed back so that you can have more time to think about your divorce or get things in order overall and take care of business. The Law Office of Mercedes O. Chut P.A. can help if you are in the Greensboro area.

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