Statesboro, GA asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia

Q: I am Pro Se and would like a continuance to withdrawal from the final hearing via zoom. I want an in-person hearing.

How do I make this request being Pro Se?

3 Lawyer Answers
V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You should file a Motion with the Court, making sure to give your reasons for why you are requesting the hearing be in person rather than virtually, like lack of appropriate technology, connectivity issues etc.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: This may not be possible. Zoom hearings are standard because of the pandemic. Judges are required to hold via zoom absent an emergency.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with my colleagues. At this point in time, Zoom hearings are being done regularly, so you may not be able to withdraw from it. However, if you have an issue that could prevent you from one, such as Internet issues, then you could file a motion to request that your hearing be in person.

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