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Good morning. Can you share with me why you want the Judge to be changed?
Thank you for the additional information and I certainly do. Based upon what you shared above, you would need to file a motion and ask the Judge to recuse themselves, if there is evidence of bias or they can not be fair and impartial. A party can not simply just move a case from one county to another, unless there is a legal basis to support it and when an issue is present like the one you shared, you need to ask the Judge to remove themselves from the case and have another Judge hear the matter. Now, as far as the change of date, you can file a motion with the court, asking that the case be reset and continued and simply explain in the motion, why you can not appear on the set date at this time. If you can show good cause, it should be granted.
You would file a motion with the court and send a copy to all parties. It would be a motion for a continuance and in the body of the motion, simply lay out to the Judge, why you need the date changed.
it is the court where the case is pending. It would be Suffolk Court then, if that is what is on the papers and there should be a case number ***** the names of the parties as well
I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!
The FAQ on the court site says that it is not guaranteed, so unless you get something in writing prior to the hearing advising that it has been postponed or it is documented in the clerks system, you want to be there. They may be referring to an agreed order to postpone, which is why they mention contacting the other party, which you need to do regardless.
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There needs to be a reason that you are not prepared. For example, if you tried obtaining documents but need more time to get them through something outside of your control. Another valid reason is that you want to retain counsel. That alone is a basis. As I shared, you need to tell the Judge why you have not been able to do this or get prepared, once you received notice. It is not uncommon for someone to ask for more time but just need to explain to the Judge why.
I would probably leave that out as it would not help.