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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.
It is possible to request a continuance, however, judges typically are reluctant to continue hearings at the last minute. Unless she just sprung her lawyer on you at the last minute, it's likely that the judge will deny your request for being made too late. If she just sprang these false allegations on you in the past day or so, that would help your argument to continue. You can also object and move to exclude her evidence on those topics based on the fact that she didn't tell you about them in time for you to request a lawyer and you had no way of preparing a defense.
Even if you plan to request a continuance, it's important to prepare for the hearing as much as you can, because you won't know if it's going forward until after you get there. All of the evidence you're planning to present will help, and you don't need a lawyer to do that.
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