By Leslie Lorenzano
A common question parties in a family law matter ask is, "How long will this process take?" What often drags out the process is a Motion for Continuance.
Courts usually schedule a hearing simply by looking at its own calendar of availability. The court then sends out an order setting the hearing date and time to the parties and their divorce attorneys.
Thus, often a situation arises where either a party or his/her attorney has a scheduling conflict with the date selected by the court.
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.