The Los Angeles and Orange county courts have reopened. L.A. county has institutionalized the ability to appear remotely at a family law hearing. The sole exception is cases handled through the Department of Child Support Services. These courts use a slightly different procedure – but still allow remote appearances. The court self help centers are now open, help and further updates are available online at lacourt.org http://lacourt.org or http://www.lacourt.org/newsmedia/ui/AccessLACourtYourWay.aspx and the California courts Self help center https://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp.htm
Child custody mediations are conducted online also. Information regarding phone and internet login information is provided as part of the Request for Order or Notice of Hearing for a Restraining order. You can also call us at (562) 598-7486 for a free 15 minute consultation.
In Orange County, family law judges have adopted multiple online platforms and some require personal appearances. You need to check with individual court for the procedure.
Other than appearing in court. If you need to file documents or ask questions at the court clerks office (LA or Orange county) you should call first. (see the court website for phone numbers)