My question involves a marriage in the state of: Ohio. I live in Colorado and have since 1993. My ex-husband has filed Contempt Motions against me for a couple of things. The Hearing is set for 6/1/12 and I was served by Certified Mail on Saturday 5/19/12. I filed a Response immediately on Monday, 5/22/12, including all the documents that show the contempt motion is just a means to harass by the ex, with a full explanation. And I also filed a Motion to Continue to hopefully give me more than 2 weeks notice to appear in Ohio, especially during a school year when I have a minor child I care for full-time. The problem is that the Judge is out of the state until 5/30 and no one at the courthouse can tell me what to do about the hearing. All they could say is they would have her look at it immediately when she returns on 5/30.
I have been before this Judge before when I filed my own contempt stuff last year against the ex for his c/s arrearage. She likes me and she knows I follow the rules and will do what she tells me. I am really confident she will grant at the minimum a continuance. But ...
But I don't want to get in trouble either in case she doesn't rule in time and expects me to be there. and I really really really can't be back there in one week during final weeks when I don't have anyone to care for my daughter.
Any thoughts on what I should do?