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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