When you receive an order strike notice for trial, it means that the trial that was scheduled has been postponed. This usually occurs when one of the parties involved in the court action files a motion to get the trail date re-scheduled or delayed for some reason. It’s an order that is common in foreclosure cases, domestic and custody cases as well as other criminal and civil proceedings. If you are not already represented by a qualified and experienced attorney who specializes in real estate and foreclosures, you should consider consulting one. Legal terms can be confusing and overwhelming on their own, and they often have specific and nuanced meanings depending on your particular circumstances and the type of case you are involved with.
When there is an order strike notice that is not the result of a plaintiff or a defendant filing a motion, it’s possible that the judge issued the notice on his or her own. When a case is considered not ready for trial, the initial trial date can be put off. This might happen if there is some sort of disruption between the discovery phase and the actual court trial. If new evidence is discovered that might change the case or one side loses counsel, the court can decide to issue an order strike notice to delay the trial until everyone is prepared and the case can move forward.
If you receive an order strike notice for a trial you were expecting to start, talk to your attorney or contact the clerk of the court for further explanation. This will impact the timing of your case as well as other details involved, and it can be frustrating if you were expecting things to happen quickly and efficiently. To decrease the chance of additional surprises in the future, get an attorney to move forward.
Stephen K. Hachey, a Florida real estate attorney, can help your wade through this process and determine a positive solution. Contact him at 813-549-0096.
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