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I’m going through a DV and divorce cases and have temporary restraining orders. I’ve discovered new evidence and need to push my trial date back. I would like to know what type of continuance from to request?

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

I’m in California and Sonoma County

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Not that I know of

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

That’s it

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Thanks for your patience. Rule 3.1332(c) of the California Rules of Court (the primary authority in the state courts) allows the court to grant a continuance before or during trial on an affirmative showing of good cause. Good cause means anything that the court could reasonably conclude would be a good enough reason to push out the date of your trial.

One of the best resources that I have found is through the Sacramento Law Library. They have a step-by-step PDF to help you figure out how to draft up a motion, what to put, and other bits of information that are extremely helpful. If you click here, you can print it off and get started right away.

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