COVID19 – Court Closures, etc.

Funge Family Law, LLC remains open and Ann is reachable via the office phone number or her email address.  Although Ann is working remotely, she has full access to her office files and resources.  Do not hesitate to contact her with any questions or concerns regarding your case.  Ann is accepting new cases and is available for consultation regarding pending family law cases or to discuss the “lay of the land” regarding divorce and your personal situation.

COURT CLOSURES

Currently, the family courts in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware and Chester counties are closed, but for temporary protection from abuse matters and emergency custody matters, until at least May 29, 2020.  However, certain county courts are continuing to process divorce and divorce-related economic and custody claims to some degree.  Copies of the relevant orders regarding court closures may be found on the websites for the individual county courts or the county’s bar association. You may call Funge Family Law, LLC at 215.667.8011 to determine what, if any steps, may be taken in your case in your county pending the full re-opening of the courts.

CUSTODY GUIDELINES

Various county courts as well as the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys have issued guidance related to custody during the pandemic.  Bottom line:  Follow the order unless there are certain exigent circumstances.  Here is a link to the AAML Guidelines:  https://www.mediate.com/articles/Co-ParentingDuringCovid-19.cfm.  Here is a link to the Bucks County order containing a protocol regarding Covid19-related custody disputes:  http://buckscounty.org/docs/default-source/Coronavirus/emergencyorder11.pdf?sfvrsn=0.  Montgomery County has adopted a similar one.  To save time, money and headache, any parents currently experiencing a Covid19-related custody dispute should read the protocol and adopt it for themselves accordingly.