Attorneys for the father of missing Oregon boy Kyron Horman have asked a judge to delay his divorce from the child's stepmother, Terri Moulton Horman.
Kaine Horman filed for divorce in June 2010, less than a month after his 7-year-old son vanished from a Portland school.
No arrests have been made in Kyron's disappearance, but Kaine Horman and the boy's biological mother believe Terri Horman knows what happened.
Kaine Horman told The Oregonian after Monday's hearing that a delay would let the criminal investigation proceed without interference.
Terri Horman did not attend the hearing. Her divorce lawyer says the proceedings should go forward, with limitations placed on what questions can be asked of his client.
Judge Henry Kantor said he would rule in about two weeks.