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What if I need to file a family law motion in the middle of the Coronavirus Crisis?

By Sarah Jacobs, Esq.

Family Law Attorneys helping clients during the Coronavirus Crisis Morris County NJ

Court Systems continue working in a virtual way in the middle of this COVID-19 situation

As these unprecedented times and processes move along, we have learned more from the court as far as what access attorneys or litigants have. The good news is the courts are moving along to give everybody access. Now, it´s not the same level of access that we used to have, we can not walk into the courtroom and speak to the judges in person, but they are doing what they can in this unprecedented and confusing situation.

Emergent Applications can still be filed

The courts have put baskets outside the courthouse so that any emergent applications can still be filed immediately; they are dropped in the emergent basket; there is core personnel to take it in, review it and take it to the right judges. Also, judges are making themselves accessible for these emergent applications by video conference, so the attorneys can still conference with the judges, although by video, to deal with these issues.

Can I still call the courthouse?

There are core personnel in the courthouse so that if you or attorneys need to call a judge’s chambers, there will be someone answering the phone. Also, many judges from different counties have created new email addresses so we can quickly email them, communication letters, and reach out to them essentially in real-time. Overall, they are flexible which is very good and very helpful in this situation, so if there´s anything that we need from the courts, even though we may not be able to get an exact answer or response right away, the courts are moving forward to try to help attorneys, and consequently you as a litigant to get the access that we need to the courts. Hopefully, as this situation moves along, we will have more resources through the courts. Every day something new is coming out.

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At The Law Offices of Jacobs Berger, our team of attorneys is committed to serving our clients in Florham Park, Tewksbury, Randolph, Morristown, across Morris County and the surrounding areas in any Family Law related matters in the middle of this unprecedented times.

To speak with our firm today in a comprehensive assessment, please visit the online form or through our Morristown offices by dialing (973) 710-4366 today.

We hope you all are doing well, staying safe and enjoying the extra time at home with your families.

Contact Our Morristown Attorneys Today

At Jacobs Berger, our attorneys are experienced in protecting our clients across Madison, Randolph, Tewksbury, Morristown, and the greater Morris County area in all family law-related issues.

To schedule a strategic planning session with one of our experienced team members regarding your particular case, please contact us online or through our Morristown, NJ office at (973) 354-4506.