Thank you for your reply, you might have thought you indicated it was civil and not criminal, but you did not until just your last reply and it may have been an oversight on your part.
Unfortunately, as I stated above, you have no right to a "speedy trial," which comes from the 6th Amendment of the US Constitution
, for any matter that is not a criminal prosecution.
Thus, the civil court/family court has no legal obligation for providing you a speedy trial. Continuances are discretionary to the court and for good cause in these matters. You have a right to file a motion to object each time the court orders a continuance, but legally there is not a right to make them hear your case sooner.
If she is manipulating the system, then in your trial when it is held, you would be able to present evidence of that. If you prove she is lying about the domestic violence, then once the court finds in your favor you can actually ask the court for sanctions and could even file a separate suit against her for malicious prosecution
, but that is not until the case is over and done with.
The court was right in continuing the case, because the DV case could have an impact on the other family case as well.