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Can my husband extend a divorce case for an indefinite amount of time because he does not have an attorney?

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We have a court date set for 5/02. He has been gone from the home under a relief from abuse order for nearly a year. He is letting everyone understand that he means to extend our divorce for an indefinite amount of time, due to the fact that he does not (yet) have an attorney. Is this something that occurs in a divorce proceeding? I was under the impression that the right to an attorney is a criminal court case, not necessarily a civil or family case. Can you enlighten a worried woman? Thanks.

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