SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FAMILY DIVISION
DOMESTIC RELATIONS BRANCH
On May 14, 2020, the Chief Judge of the Superior Court issued an order further altering court operations in light of the current coronavirus pandemic. All in- person hearing and trial dates for Domestic Relations* matters set for June 1 through June 19, 2020 are VACATED. You are receiving this notice because you have a Domestic Relations matter with a court date during that period. You do not need to come to court on the June date, and your matter will not be dismissed. We will provide you with a new date.
The only matters not being rescheduled are (1) matters set for a remote hearing by your assigned judge in an order issued on or after May 11, 2020 and (2) matters set as uncontested divorces. If your matter does not fall into one of these exceptions, the Court will contact you on or before July 15, 2020 regarding rescheduling your court date.
If at any point you fully resolve your matter, please contact your assigned judge (contact information is available at www.dccourts.gov or by calling the Family Court Self Help Center at 202-879-0096) to see if it is possible to finalize your resolution via a remote hearing. If you have concerns regarding the immediate safety of a child, please contact the Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA)
at 202-671-7233. If you believe a custody order must be adjusted because there is a significant risk that an adverse party is threatening to leave the jurisdiction with the child or children or if it is apparent that a child or children is in imminent danger, you may request an emergency hearing. To do so, you may contact the Family Court’s Self-Help Center at 202-879-0096 or the Family Law Assistance Network (“FLAN”) at (202) 844-5428, or go online to www.lawhelp.org/dc for legal information and resources.
*Domestic relations matters include divorces, child custody (not neglect or adoption), and child support.
Filed D.C. Superior Court 05/22/2020 13:23PM Clerk of the Court
Please refer to our DC Family Lawyer page for more details on how to file or the legal standards applicable to each category of DC family law.