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Dear Attorneys,


I recently retained an attorney for my family law matter. I’m anxious to get my matter completed as soon as possible, but my attorney said that I probably won’t get a court date for about two months, or possibly longer because it’s summer. Is this normal?



Anxious Annie

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Dear Anxious Annie,


Depending on what type of matter it is, two months is likely typical from the time you retain an attorney until the first court date. Many things need to be accomplished before that, including drafting the pleadings, securing a marshal if you are the moving party and filing with the court. Once the pleadings are filed, your court date is not necessarily assigned instantaneously (except emergency matters).  In addition to that, with summer just around the corner, your attorney’s vacation schedule may not match up with opposing counsel’s schedule and/or the court’s schedule as the judges also often take their vacations during the summer. We would suggest having a conversation with your attorney to discuss the timeline you’re seeking and hopefully he or she can have a realistic conversation with you.


Wolf & Shore Law Group is here to help you make your family law matters easier, not harder.  We are realistic and direct with our clients. We encourage potential clients to seek out a firm where they will feel comfortable and confident. Ever argue with a woman? Let Wolf & Shore Law Group go to work for you. Call us at 203.745.3151 or email us at


Very Truly Yours,

Wolf & Shore Law Group


*The situations represented in our Dear Attorneys column are entirely fictional and any resemblance to a specific case is unintentional. We cannot, and will not, offer legal advice to anyone who is not a client. However, if you do have questions or concerns, you should contact an attorney at your convenience.

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