I can’t come to court on the assigned hearing date. How do I get a new date?
You can ask the Court for a continuance by filing a Motion for Continuance. In your Motion, you must explain to the Court why you have good cause for not attending on the assigned date. Visit the Forms page for a Motion template.

Be aware that filing the Motion for Continuance does not guarantee your court date will be moved. It is your responsibility to follow-up with the Court to see if the motion was granted.

If your motion is granted, you will be mailed a new hearing date. If your motion is denied, the hearing will go forward as scheduled, even if you are not there.
Your Motion must be filed and served on the appropriate parties at least 7 days prior to your hearing.

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1. What types of cases are handled by the Domestic Relations Court?
2. Where is the Court located?
3. Where can I get copies of my court papers?
4. How can I find out my hearing date?
5. I can’t come to court on the assigned hearing date. How do I get a new date?
6. Can I file my own court papers? If so, how?
7. Why can’t I talk to the Judge or Magistrate?
8. What should I do if I moved or plan to move?
9. How do I get a transcript of a hearing?
10. What is mediation?
11. What is service and why is it important?
12. Do I need an attorney?
13. Who should I contact for a referral to an attorney?
14. What if I can't afford an attorney?