Divorce finalized can I ask for more than 30 days to remove property?

Just received finalized divorce papers I live in the home, it’s to be sold in 90 days I
have 30 days to remove my property. Can I ask for more time to move it all, and
nothing says I have to vacate, so do I assume I also have to move out in 30 days? I
have no where to go, so can I also ask for more time? I live in Maryland

Asked on June 28, 2016 under Family Law, Maryland

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You can do a couple of different things.  The first is to do what you can to get your things moved out.  Even if you don't completely move out, you need to get any special items to a safe place.  In the event that any items are forcibly removed, you want to make sure that the extra special items are safe.
Your second option is to file a motion for clarification.  Your clarification would seek to make it clear when and how you are to vacate the house.  The just may also grant you a bit more time.
Your third option is to work out an agreement with your ex.... reduce that agreement to writing, and then file it with the court.  This will give you some high cover in the event that he should go back on any agreements that you and he make.


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