If you are being evicted, and there has been an Order of Possession entered in your case, you can ask the judge to give you more time to move out.
What should I do before I ask for more time to move?
You should make sure you can't vacate, or throw out, your judgment before asking for more time to move.
If you can vacate the judgement, you will be able to stay on the property until a new judgment is entered. The landlord will have to start the eviction process over. This will give you more time to live in the property.
Will a judge grant me more time to move out after I've been ordered to move out?
Maybe. Most judges will not give you more time to move unless you have recently been hospitalized, had a death in the family, or have had some other emergency.
When should I ask for more time to move?
When the judge signs the Order of Possession, he will usually give you around 14 days to move. You should file your motion for more time to move at the end of this 14 day period. This will prevent the Sheriff from evicting you for at least another week or so, until the judge hears your motion.
What forms do I need to fill out to get more time?
You need to fill out a Notice of Motion and a Motion to Extend Time to Move Out. Click the following link to use our program to help you fill these forms out:
Once you have filled out these forms, make 4 copies of the completed Notice of Motion and the Motion to Extend Time to Move Out.
Learn more about Preparing, filing, and presenting motions in court.