We suspect in such instances, a judge could avail herself of a reasonable explanation that would be acceptable to the case-counters.
Not all counties lend themselves to complete every case on the docket in a year. In Wayne County, for example, there may be a higher per-judge caseload then in some out-county family courts that have less population and thus, fewer cases filed.
Attempting to deceive the Supreme Court is never the way to go. Despite a docket backlog, the public and the judiciary should be able to expect that every judge in every county will use their best efforts to keep the cases on their docket on track and will see them through to timely completion.
This is just how the system is designed to work. Parties to a divorce do not wish to prolong their agony.