Court Closures and Pending Family Law Cases
As is the case across the United States, state courts in California are closed to the public, with all regularly scheduled hearings postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. This can be concerning if you have a pending family law case, and you might not know what to expect to happen.
Currently, the Placer County state court is only hearing limited types of family law cases. According to court announcements, these include:
- Domestic violence restraining orders
- Termination of parental rights
- Freedom from custody and control
If you have a divorce case, support modification petition, or another type of case not listed above, any necessary hearings have been postponed. Always remember that you can obtain emergency restraining orders if you are experiencing domestic violence, and you should call a trusted Roseville attorney immediately if this is the case.
Generally, child custody cases are also being put on hold for now. However, there might be an exception if you need an emergency child custody order due to your child being at risk of harm. If you think you might need an emergency order, contact our law office to discuss this possibility.
In the meantime, there is still plenty of work that can be done regarding your family law matter. If you are getting divorced, you now have additional time to try to resolve any sticking points that are set for litigation. With the right negotiation during this extra time, you might be able to save time, money, and stress by reaching an out-of-court settlement agreement and avoiding litigation.
Speak with a Family Lawyer in Roseville Today
At Khatami Law, we are working on cases for our clients during these uncertain times. If you have questions about a family law issue, call 916.584.9595 or contact us online to consult with a Roseville family law attorney.