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COVID-19 Court Updates

COVID-19 Court UpdatesFamily Law
January 10, 2023

How Court Limitations Impede Case Resolution

One of the things that I have learned after 40+ years of practicing family law is the importance of attempting to get the parties to appreciate the wisdom on resolving…
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COVID-19 Court UpdatesFamily Law
January 5, 2023

Access to the Family Law Courts: It’s Complicated

Since March 2020, we’ve all been deeply affected by the restrictions on daily activity resulting from COVID-19. Social distancing and health precautions have also affected the courts. Specifically, family law…
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COVID-19: The Family Law Courts One Year Later
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April 16, 2021

COVID-19: The Family Law Courts One Year Later

Our family law universe changed on March 16, 2020, when California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a directive to close nonessential businesses and for citizens to shelter in place in response…
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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 Court Updates
April 4, 2020

Update on Alameda County Court Closures – 4/3/20

April 3, 2010 To the family law bar of Alameda County and its litigants: I have been asked to send out a brief announcement about the current state of affairs…
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COVID-19 Court UpdatesFamily Law
April 2, 2020

The New Normal: Court Access Post Covid-19

The universe as we knew it in the world of family law changed after March 16, 2020 when California governor Gavin Newsom issued a directive to close non-essential businesses and…
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