Been in court for six years and 60 appearances at Daley Center Parentage Court, having filed for modification of child support in October , 2010. My ex has been through four different law firms, and has filed SEVEN emergency motions to delay hearing just before hearing throughout the years. Each time she's given 28 days to get a new attorney, it turns into several months, with judges granting continuances and more time (though there are orders on file explicitly stating "no further continuances under any circumstances."), and of course then the new attorneys ask for continuances to get caught up on the mess. She is now searching for her fifth law firm because her previous one got disqualified since my former attorney on the case many years back had merged with their law firm creating a conflict of interest. In the meantime, my tax refunds have been seized the last couple years, there's been liens on my bank accounts, my credit's smashed barring me from getting loans, etc, since the modification has never been adjudicated, which both judges that pretried the case said would be result in a reduction retroactive to that date.
What's in place to stop someone from so many continuances, delays, ad infinitum? Seems like someone can employ such a strategy just to never avoid adjudication.