Should I show up for eviction court based on my situation or just try to move out?

I am being evicted for not paying the rent for this month. I have 2 small boys and I am 7 months pregnant. I don’t have a place I can move to yet but I am looking. Does the judge usually grant you more time to move out in a situation like this?

Asked on July 11, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Oklahoma

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Typically in an eviction court proceeding the court will order the parties to go to a settlement conference to try and iron out the problem.

Given this likelihood, I suggest that you go to court and try to reach a written settlement with your landlord about payment or a move out date that meets your situation rather than face the possibility that the court if you lose the proceeding could order you out of the premises in a couple days after the proceeding.

Usually the judge will grant the tenant if she or he loses the eviction proceeding several days after the hearing to be out of the premises.


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