Atlanta, GA asked in Civil Litigation for Maryland

Q: sample motion to postpone a civil court date (i am defendent/sued for loan) to obtain counsel and gather more evidence

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Kenesha A Raeford
Kenesha A Raeford


If you are in the Circuit Court (As opposed to the district court), you may use this form here and fill in the information based on your case. Simply make arguments directed to the court as to why the date should be postponed or continued. Obtain counsel and gather more evidence could be a sufficient basis for the continuance, but it depends on the current status of the case and the civil proceedings up to this point. The court could potentially find these reasons, as an attempt to stall, delay, and/or drag out the proceedings. If you are seriously planning to hire a lawyer, you should make every attempt to do so as soon as possible.

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