ED trial - Intentional Delays


You should talk to your attorney about whether your trial has been calendared. If so, you should continue to plan to go forward on that day. If your wife tried to delay once more, have your attorney present the many times you have attempted to go forward, but have been stopped by your wife’s delay tactics.

As far as the debts, you should make sure that you talk to your attorney about how you can recoup some of the money you’ve paid to cover marital debts during the separation.

Good luck!

Shonnese D. Stanback
The Rosen Law Firm
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Our ED trial keeps getting put off - we’re about 18 months post separation. My wife in possession of about $60K in assets and I have about $10K. She has no marital debt in her name, yet I am carrying about $35K in credit card and other debt. She knows that I am drowning a slow financial death (my credit rating is already ruined because of it), so I believe that she intentionally is delaying the ED trial by filing repeated (2) contempt charges against me. But she never shows up to court? And nothing ever comes of it. And obviously, my attorney is charging me for his time. So far, I’ve spent about $800 in fees to defend fictitous charges. Can I recoup those fees? Can I file a motion to stop these delay tactics?