Roseville Law Office, sherlock // anderson, pc, Provides COVID-19 Updates - Family Court Closures

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Following an announcement by California Governor Gavin Newsom ordering “Shelter in Place” for California residents due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many local courts have been significantly impacted.*

These are unprecedented and difficult times for all people, whether struggling to complete a divorce matter, litigating over child custody and visitation or addressing immediate safety needs contained within a restraining order. Amidst the state of emergency, the attorneys at sherlock // anderson, pc are available to current and new clients for all family law matters by phone 916-757-6630, email: jsherlock@sherlockanderson.com or sanderson@sherlockanderson.com; or visiting the website www.sherlockclark.com.

The information below describes the current status of Placer and Sacramento Family Court. Should a situation arise where someone needs protection from domestic violence or keeping a child safe, an attorney can be available to address requests and objections to emergency orders. In addition, any person considering a divorce, struggling with an ongoing dissolution or determining appropriate support calculations should not hesitate to reach out. At the time of drafting this release, the courts continue to accept new filings and set dates for non-emergency matters. In an event where a court does close the doors to all matters, sherlock // anderson, pc encourages people to contact an attorney now to be prepared for the influx and avoid the chaos that will ensue when business returns to normal.

According to the most recent order dated 03/20/2020 In Placer County, the court will focus efforts on matters involving civil liberties, restraining orders and similar emergency matters.  Related to Family Court those matters include:

-          Family Law Domestic Violence Restraining Order

-          Temporary Guardianship

-          Adoptions

-          Freedom from custody and control, and termination of parental rights

All other family law matters, including child custody, support and contempt matters, set between 03/23/2020 and 04/10/2020 will be postponed eight weeks. The court will provide notice.

The most recent Sacramento Family Court order is effective 03/20/2020 as it relates to Family Court states: All courthouses and courtrooms are closed for judicial business from 03/18/2020 to 04/16/2020 except for the following matters and only through the special procedures announced by the Court:

-          Ex parte requests for domestic violence restraining orders;

-          Emergency Petitions for Temporary Guardianship;

-          Family Emergency Temporary Restraining Orders 

Specific details for each court are being released on a regular basis and can be viewed by visiting https://newsroom.courts.ca.gov/news/court-emergency-orders-6794321 and following the link to each individual courthouse. 

* Government Code Section 68115 permits the Supreme Court in each County by request of the presiding judge and authorization of the Judicial Council Chairperson to make adjustments to normal court operations where a condition exists that threatens the orderly operation of a superior court location or locations within a county or renders presence in, or access to, an affected court facility or facilities unsafe. Et seq. 

* California Health and Safety Code Sections 101040, 101085 and 120175 

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Family Law Specialists handling all matters relating to Divorce, Nullity, Parentage, Child Custody and Visitation, Support Obligations, Asset and Debt Division and Mediation. Utilizing a blended approach to address the needs of each client.

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2250 Douglas Blvd., Ste. 140 (Ste. 140)
Roseville, CA 95661
United States