Divorcing in Calif , Petitioner has an attorney , Respondent is pro per.The last hearing was to set Readiness Confirmation Respondent requested more time to seek counsel, 4 weeks were granted. During this time respondent met with a couple of attorney's. After reviweing the meetings the choosen attorney was contacted but now there wasn't enough time to meet and retain her before Trail.Upon calling the attorney's office back and asking what to do at the next trail it was suggested to make the judge aware of the fact that a Proof of Service of I & E or a Income & Expense Declairation which is needed for the case & review has never been filled.But now the day before the trail, said papers arrive with a filling date of 8/14/12 and the trail date is 8/17/12 So what do i do now?If i go in and agree to set a trail date can i still retain an attorney at that point to continue with my case?
State/Country relating to question: California
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