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Can I ask the judge to postpone our divorce?

October 2, 2017

The decision to divorce is never an easy decision to make, and that’s why so many couples in New York take the time to really understand what it means for their family. It’s often more difficult when you have kids, but some marriages are simply broken beyond repair. They need to end, and couples need to make sure they find happiness. It’s not always easy to find that kind of happiness when your entire world changes, which is why it’s not uncommon for couples to decide they want to put a stop to their divorce.

What happens if you’re in the middle of a divorce and you make the decision to work things out? It’s not the first time it’s happened in a divorce case, and it certainly won’t be the last time it happens. If you’re not sure you want to continue with your divorce, you do have options. It’s time to understand what you can do to stop your divorce.

Can I ask the judge to postpone my divorce?

You can ask this question. If you are in the middle of a divorce and you make the decision to postpone the divorce hearing, it’s possible to ask the judge to do just that. The judge might ask why you want to postpone, and your honesty is going to help the judge make the decision. A postponement is something most judges are happy to grant since it means people are working on their family. You must, however, have a valid reason for doing so.

If you’re looking to postpone your divorce because you want to work things out but your spouse does not, a judge might not grant you the continuance you want. You must have a valid reason to postpone things, and you must ask your spouse to go with you on this. If you have another reason to postpone your divorce, such as you need more time to get your paperwork together and work on your case, you can still ask.

The court needs to know why you are asking, what you want, and how you want to handle this situation. It’s not going to be easy to sit down and ask for a postponement of your divorce, but it’s not impossible. You must sit down with your spouse prior to asking the judge to postpone your divorce. You must ask him or her if they are willing to go along with you, if they are happy with the decision, and if they will support you when you ask the judge.

When both parties agree to postpone, it’s more likely the judge will agree to do that. They are especially happy to agree to this when couples are working on their marriages. If you’re trying to postpone for this reason, ask the judge to stand with you. First, however, you must speak to your spouse.

Call an Attorney

When you work with a divorce attorney, you can ask your attorney to make this request for you. Your attorney’s job is to do what you ask in terms of your divorce, and postponement is one of those things your attorney can do for you. Talk to your spouse first, agree to the conditions you’re asking for, and then make your request. Your attorney is here to help you make the right decisions during a difficult time.

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