Assuming there is good cause.
This requires a motion. Unless you are an experienced civil litigation attorney, you have little to no chance of representing yourself in Court successfully.
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There is no general rule to answer your question. You need to follow the local rules of your court and of the practices of your judge to determine if letter "motions" or applications are permitted.
1. Get an attorney.
2. A letter could work, but a motion is the proper procedure. If a letter does not work, it may affect the motion.
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