COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update: The Law Offices of Evan Braunstein is closely monitoring the status of the San Luis Obispo and other California central coast family law courts during the Covid-19 pandemic. We will be updating the information below, as more information becomes available. Click here for updated information
The Law Offices of Evan Braunstein provide a fixed fee service for all your San Luis Obispo and California Central Coast divorce and family law needs. Our practice began in Los Angeles County and other surrounding Southern California Counties, and we have expanded into San Luis Obispo County and other Central Coast Counties. Unlike other family law offices, our unique fixed fee service means that our billing is not based on an hourly rate, but rather a fixed fee structure. This fixed fee is discussed thoroughly with our clients during the intake and consultation process and is based upon our understanding of the wants, needs, and necessary work required for each of our clients unique cases. Having a fixed fee gives our clients the advantage of knowing just how much our services will cost and means our clients know they can reach out with questions and concerns without being worried about additional charges.
We provide our clients with around the clock secure online case access that allows them to send and receive messages from us, as well as access and upload documents regarding their case. Our goal is to actively protect your interests while preventing the financial and emotional strain of unnecessary litigation. We are available to assist our clients with divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, domestic violence, premarital agreements, and a variety of other family law matters.
San Luis Obispo County Court
Status as of 5/18/2020
On April 10, 2020 the San Luis Obispo County Court issued an administrative order continuing all hearing scheduled through May 8, 2020 for up to 60 days. This means if your case was set to be heard any day between April 10, 2020 and May 8, 2020, your case has been continued and you will receive a notice of the new date in the mail.
On April 13, 2020 the San Luis Obispo County Court issued guidelines for parents regarding issues of travel, child custody, visitation, definitions of spring break, summer break, vacations/holidays, and supervised visitation.The court further stated that Covid-19 is not a reason to deny parenting time and that if parenting time is missed due to restrictions caused by Covid-19, the parties should work collaboratively to make up the lost parenting time.
On May 14, 2020 the San Luis Obispo County Court issued a notice about their modified operations. Requests for order that were pending on March 16, 2020 have been continued to a future date and beginning May 18, 2020 all Request for Order calendars will be conducted remotely via Court Call, Webex, or Zoom. If your case is set for a remote hearing, you must ensure that you have the proper equipment such as a computer with a camera and microphone, unless the court specifies otherwise. All attendees should dress and act as they would in the courtroom.
Family court services has resumed operations and previously scheduled mediations and other appointments have been rescheduled. Trials and evidentiary hearings through August 31, 2020 have been vacated and set for trial setting conferences which will be conducted remotely and notices will be sent out. New trial and hearing dates will be sent out on a rolling basis per applicable statutory priorities. The San Luis Obispo County Court is still accepting emergency protective orders, temporary restraining orders, and ex parte applications by e-filing or by submitting the documents via drop box at the San Luis Obispo courthouse.
Public access to the courthouses in Paso Robles and Grover Beach remain closed. San Luis Obispo courthouse is only open to those appearing for matters on calendar that day.
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