Continuance how will I know

Ex received notice of court date 15 days before court date which is May 20th but they said they are going to ask for a continuance since they can not ask off work with this short of notice. They do not have an attorney. How will I know that it has been continued? Will I still go to court?

If the judge agrees to the continuance request, it will be granted in court on the court date unless the other party files a written motion to continue, in which case they must serve you a copy and the judge could enter a written order to continue and you would be served with that as well.

If you do not agree to the continuance, you can object to it in court and give your reasons to the judge.

When in doubt, you should plan to attend the court date regardless, especially if you are the one that scheduled/asked for the court date.

Anna Ayscue

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