Family Law Blog

August 10, 2020

Children and the virus: As schools reopen, much remains unknown about the risk to kids and the peril they pose to others

The photos showed up on social media just hours into the first day of school: 80 beaming teens in front of Etowah High School near Atlanta, with not a mask…
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DivorceFamily Law
July 9, 2020

Starting a Divorce

Litigants who wish to terminate a marriage in California must serve paperwork called a petition and summons on their spouse. The paperwork must be filed with the court before it…
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COVID-19Domestic Violence
June 29, 2020

Domestic Violence: Impacts of COVID-19

The impacts of COVID-19 have begun to expand beyond the boundaries of medical and infectious disease concerns. A growing shadow now presents itself through a rise in domestic violence. Vulnerable…
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COVID-19 Court Updates
May 23, 2020

Which Bay Area courts are poised to resume jury trials?

California’s freeze on jury trials is ending, but only a few counties, like Contra Costa, are planning to summon prospective jurors while keeping them separated and masked. The statewide 60-day…
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COVID-19 Court Updates
May 18, 2020

Contra Costa Superior Court To Mostly Reopen May 26

Even though the Contra Costa County courts are saying they are “open” in reality, public access is going to be extremely limited. Family law hearings will be held remotely until…
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COVID-19 News
April 27, 2020

Bay Area Extends Coronavirus Shelter-In-Place Orders Through May

Six Bay Area counties are extending their shelter-in-place orders through the end of May, lengthening efforts to contain the coronavirus. Six Bay Area counties will extend their shelter-in-place orders through…
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