Ex waited until last day and Clerk gave him 30 day extension. They say we cannot get a new court date until the 30 days go by because he could get another one from the judge. Is this likely/common? There are no children, alimony, property issues…just doing it because he can. This in in Carteret County. Thanks!

If you are seeking a divorce based on live testimony, you cannot schedule your hearing until after the time period for answering the complaint tolls. If a party asks for an extension for time to answer, it is usually granted.