How can someone reopen a case from 2 years ago when it was closed.

My husband filed for divorce and custody of our kids 2 years ago, it was closed and we since had been living together as husband and wife. I just recently got a notice in the mail of a court date, we went to court this morning and the lawyer for him said it was a final hearing, but he ask the judge for a continuance on my behalf. We are still living in the same house. Is this legal?

Asked on May 20, 2009 under Family Law, Ohio

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Please, see a good divorce attorney in your area, immediately.  One place you can start looking for the lawyer you need is our website, http://attorneypages.com

I'm not sure how you know that the case was closed, but if you have some proof of that -- other than what your husband told you -- you need to get your hands on it.

There are a few ways that this could have happened, and I'm not going to start guessing, but none of them would reflect well on your husband, I'm afraid.


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