I have been trying to get divorced for nearly 8years. My ex is representing himself. I have an attorney. We both have moved from the state in which I filed for the divorce (Virginia). My attorney has told me that my ex’s constant requests for documentation, not appearing for hearing and requesting continuences, other tactics, and his representing himself has led to the case being held up in the courts. Can I some how force the divorce?
As your lawyer stated, hearings are postponed due to pro se litigant's requests. No, you can't force, but you both can sign an uncontested divorce decree and submit it to the Circuit court.
My answer is for general informational purposes only and is based on the limited facts given here.
You could/should have been divorce about seven maybe six and a half years ago had you pushed the matter.
Get with your attorney about how to finalize matters---or get yourself a new family law attorney.
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