Yes, i just received an e-mail from my att'y telling me that "my divorce matter was set for dismissal on the court dockets for Oct. 12th,2012" The office is closed now..I am in shock..Can you PLEASE give me an idea what this means???
You have an attorney, and he is obviously the person to address this to. No one here could do any more than speculate on the reasons.
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Don't worry, you are fine. It is a month away. Call your lawyer tomorrow. Dismissal dockets are a routine docket control measure for the courts to keep dormant cases from clogging up the system. Lawyers routinely retain a case on the docket.
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If the email came to you, that likely means you don't have a lawyer. You need to prepare and file a Motion to Retain telling the court why the case should not be dismissed for want of prosecution. You should also request a trial setting.It sounds to me like you need a lawyer to shepherd this thru the courts. You are venturing into things you know little about.
I am not intending this to be legal advice, because I don't know the particulars of your situation. Call me if you would like to discuss this or other isues.
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