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My wife has just a legal action against me , as well as a divorce I just got the notice today to be in front of a domestic relation commissioner within 6 days . it is the holidays my chances of getting a lawyer is slim also she is doing this in another county from which we live can her attorney do this

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Ky

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

Trying to find one

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

She is trying to get a car from me to drive whuch I had before we got married and I am still making payments on this auto

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Family Law
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I'm sorry to hear about your situation.

A continuance can be granted for the meeting if there is good cause.

It's very understandable/ reasonable that you would not be able to locate an attorney on such short notice, especially with the holiday this week. You should definitely be granted a continuance on this basis -- you would just need to let the commissioner know that you need a continuance in order to retain counsel.

Once you do find a lawyer to represent you in your case, they can also petition to have your case transferred to another, closer commissioner, since this is set 6 hours away from you.

With the continuance being granted, you won't have to address any of the substantive claims your wife is making at the upcoming meeting. That means your attorney will have ebough time to prepare your case, gather evidence, and present your side of the situation at the following meeting.

I hope that helps!

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