New Family Court Procedures

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Judicial Branch has been working hard to develop new procedures in the family court. We now have the ability to resolve cases while the courts still remain largely closed. These procedures are being implemented in an effort to move cases through the court system and reduce some of the back log that the courts will face upon reopening.

As of last week, parties can submit agreements to the court for approval without the need to be physically present. This includes judgment on uncontested divorces, judgment on custody/visitation cases and full agreements that would resolve a pending motion. Information on procedure and required forms can be found at:

Effective May 11, 2020 family pretrials and status conferences will be held remotely. You will first receive a notice of the scheduled date. The notice will provide contact information for a court employee to whom you then send your preferred email address. Participation instructions will be forwarded to that email address.

Our family law attorneys at BPS are staying up to date on all new developments within the Judicial Branch. We anticipate that some of these changes will be made permanent even after the pandemic clears, and we are readily available to answer any questions you may have.