Our top priority in this time of uncertainty is protecting the health and safety of our employees, clients, friends and families. Our office will remain open, but we are primarily working remotely. Essential personnel are in the building, but in their own isolated suites. We believe it is prudent to limit in-person meetings and settlement conferences during this time. Currently, the best way to communicate with us is through emails and telephone calls. Be assured that our technology allows us to provide the same seamless service you would have if everyone were here in person. If an in-person meeting is required, we are strictly adhering to CDC Guidelines. We are posting regular updates on how COVID-19 affects family law issues on our blog and our Facebook page.

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Updates for Pima County Family Court and Conciliation Court

Update from Judge Greg Sakall, Presiding Family Law Judge in Pima County: In light of the ongoing public health issues related to the pandemic in Pima County, please be advised that Conciliation Court is postponing any child interviews through the end of January 2021. Currently scheduled January interviews will be rescheduled to a date after … Read more

Pima County Family Court Meets – and Delivers – COVID 19

How technology, triaging, and time management is transforming your family court experience in the age of COVID. The most useless purchase of 2019 – a 2020 Planner. The doors to justice remain open in Pima County Family Court. You can still file a petition for divorce, legal separation, parenting time, support orders, or Orders of … Read more

Domestic Violence Awareness During COVID-19

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. What was initially a prediction has now been confirmed as a reality – domestic violence (sometimes referred to as intimate partner violence or “IPV”) is on the rise as part of the seemingly endless fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some links to what experts are seeing … Read more

Family Law Arbitration

Most people who find themselves in family court want a resolution yesterday. That was pre-COVID. Since March, the pandemic has put its heavy foot on the brake pedal. Get prepared for shortened hearings and – sometimes – longer delays between filing and final resolution. Emergency hearings go to the front of the line, but those … Read more