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The Court system of Kern County is running on bare bones during this time. They have extended the time frame past the end of March to April 10th. I’m sure they will update as they go along, making adjustments where necessary.
Please see the official notice as of March 24, 2020 below.
What if I have a case in court?
You can look for your case HERE.
Enter your last name, first name (LAST NAME COMMA FIRST NAME), or enter you case number. You will find all the information you need.
I had a hearing scheduled for April 15, and when I went to verify, it has been rescheduled, but no future date has been assigned. Our already impacted probate department case schedule is not helped at all by this public crisis, so I anticipate having to wait even longer for hearing dates this year. The norm for last year on a final petition was 4-5 months. I am guessing it will be closer to 6 months at the soonest now that there has been a massive delay in hearings.
It is what it is, and we will still be working behind the scenes during this time to move forward what we can move forward. We anticipate being able to meet with clients again April 15, but will keep an eye on public health and government suggestions. At that time, we may have to open on a limited basis to allow disinfecting of the office between clients.
As a reminder, our office is closed to the public until that time. Please stay home as much as possible so we can all get back to work as soon as possible. If you would like to make an appointment, please call and leave a message. We will check the phones twice a week and make phone calls back as needed.