Yes. Because an unlawful detainer is a summary proceeding (expedited), there is usually no basis to continue (postpone) the unlawful detainer trial. Therefore, you should be prepared to defend the unlawful detainer at the trial. You will need to present evidence of retaliation. You will likely need an attorney to defend you in the unlawful detainer trial. The judge will not "stop" the UD case until after the family law issues are resolved.
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