Family Law Court Alternatives During COVID-19

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By: Bill Henry
PublishedMay 1, 2020
1 minute read

The novel coronavirus pandemic has dramatically slowed the court system. That doesn’t mean your family law case has to come to a halt.

Family law attorney Marlana Caruso discusses the options available to you to move your case forward without going before a judge.

Questions About Court Alternatives?

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A full transcript of Marlana’s video is provided below for your convenience and future reference.


Hi everyone. Marlana Caruso here, and I’m a lead attorney with the family law division at Robinson & Henry.

If you’re frustrated with the recent COVID effects on the court system and any potential delays that it’s brought to your case, perhaps canceling of already set hearings, transfer in person meetings into a phone hearing, things of that nature, I just wanted to let you know that there are a few alternatives that may allow you to get resolution in your case without having to go through the formalized process of being in front of a judge.

Court Alternatives for Your Family Law Case

Not only do those include mediation options, which everyone is rather familiar with, but they also include things like appointment of special masters, private judges, mediators/arbitrators, the appointment of a parenting coordinator decision maker.

So some of these do take cooperation from the other party, but some of them don’t. Some of them can be appointed through a motion with the court.

So just things to consider if you’re looking for ways to still be able to resolve your case and perhaps avoid some of the delay that the COVID issue has caused to the dockets.

Contact a Robinson & Henry Family Law Attorney

Our family law attorneys are working to get cases moving along in spite of the pandemic.

For your convenience and peace of mind, Robinson & Henry, P.C. now offers video conference meetings.

Schedule your appointment at 303-688-0944, or set it up yourself online.

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