Re: Divorce/Family Law
your attorney is right, a continuance is likely to be granted. As far as support is concerned, the court can issue temporary orders at any time - they don't have to wait until a divorce is final.
I don't know where you live, but the courthouse in Orange County has lots of literature to help people file their own paperwork and soforth, but I don't recommend you representing yourself. Child custody should never be attempted without an attorney.
I can offer an hour of my time free to help you decide what is the best way to go forward. Good luck.