COVID-19/Coronavirus Update – We are Prepared to Serve You

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The Courts

The Supreme Court of Georgia issued two Orders Declaring Judicial Emergencies. The First Order is for the period March 13, 2020 to April 13, 2020. The Second Order extends the first Order from April 13, 2020 to May 13, 2020. The Superior Courts (where all Georgia domestic relations cases are filed) followed suit extending deadlines and hearings to April 13, 2020. Most courthouses are limiting any nonessential legal matters for a period of 30 days (concluding Monday, April 13, 2020). The Superior Courts are starting to issue new Orders extending the domestic relations deadlines to May 13, 2020, but this is on a county by county basis. Not all Court hearings are being rescheduled. Some Superior Courts are now holding hearings via video conferencing or telephone. Meriwether & Tharp is working diligently to keep you informed regarding your case. Many scheduled court hearings will be postponed, reset or cancelled by the courts. That said, some courts are electing to go forward with some matters, either virtually or in person. We are working with the courts to determine whether your particular matter will be postponed, changed to a telephone/video format, or rescheduled and will keep you informed as soon as we have that information.

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