Cumming, GA asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia

Q: How do you file for more time to retain a lawyer if your spouse has filed for divorce? Judge gave 2 wks. I work FT!HELP

It was a Rule Nisi but the judge wouldn't hear it until mediation and only gave 2 weeks. Husband filed right before Thanksgiving and served ammended papers seeking Rule Nisi right before Christmas. He's trying for custody. Been so busy at work and have had to take time off to do all I can, but I've yet to find a lawyer that will help me while being affordable to begin with. Judge has given a deadline of 02/18/19. I've no immediate family to depend on.

4 Lawyer Answers

Kim Ebert

Answered
  • Lithia Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Contact a competent attorney today and let your attorney deal with the Court forevermore ;)

Otherwise, contact the Court. You’ll find yhe sooner you retain an attorney the sooner the plane has a pilot.

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Regina Irene Edwards

PREMIUM
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The judge does not have to delay the case any further for you to obtain an attorney. It has been several months since you were served, so that is generally considered sufficient time.

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Homer P Jordan IV

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Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: This is something you are going to have to make a priority, because they have already given you sufficient time. Consult with an attorney tomorrow. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

Jessica Hall

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Alpharetta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Many lawyers offer affordable flat fee rates as well as payment plans as well as extended hours for clients just like you! I would advise you to continue searching for any attorney and speak with one specifically about filing a motion to have tour current husband contribute to your attorney fees and wether that’s a viable option given the circumstances of your case. Also important is to keep in contact with court as to your status. Don’t give up and hang in there!

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