WE ARE AVAILABLE AND FULLY OPERATIONAL TO SUPPORT OUR CLIENTS AND COMMUNITY
During this unprecedented time, Butler Law remains committed to providing both new and current clients highly responsive and excellent service. In addition, safeguarding the health of our clients, our team, and the communities where we live and work is of equal importance. Our infrastructure is set up to allow our team to work remotely, so please communicate with Butler Law as you normally would. We have protocols in place to ensure the security of confidential documents. We will actively follow the guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state/local governmental agencies to revise plans and make decisions accordingly.
With the safety and comfort level of all of our clients in mind, Butler Law is currently providing services both in person as well as virtually (with or without live video). We have the capability to perform all tasks remotely including obtaining court compliant e-signatures, which clients can provide without the need to print and scan the document. Additionally, we are registered to e-file all documents allowed by the court.
At this time, the Family Law Division of the Superior Court of San Diego is open for most business with restrictions. In response to the pandemic, the court was closed to the public and suspended services, except for certain time-sensitive and essential functions, from March 17 to May 22, 2020. The court resumed most services on May 26, 2020; however, with community spread of COVID-19 still a concern, many services have been provided remotely or in the lobby area of each courthouse. On September 10, 2020, the court did open the business offices in most of the San Diego County facilities for public access. However, most Family Law hearings continue to be conducted virtually via Microsoft Teams. Even though the court has re-opened, many operations including filing documents and rescheduling hearing dates are taking longer than usual to process.
Butler Law understands that this is a very difficult time for many families. If you have any questions as to how your case may be affected by COVID-19, please do not hesitate to contact our office. For the most recent updates regarding the status of operations by the San Diego Superior Court, please click here.