Q: I'm self-representing in family law CA case. Can I ask judge to hold pending decision so I can hire counsel?
Some decisions have been made but we have to go back to court next week. It is getting more complicated and Plaintiff's lawyer keeps adding supplemental documents.
A: You can always ask, but it is in the judge's discretion whether to allow a continuance. How long has the case been going on and how long a continuance are you seeking? Have you discussed a continuance with the other side? These are some of the issues a judge is likely to consider.
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