COVID -19 Updates for DuPage County Divorce Cases

Posted by Erin Birt | Mar 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

DuPage County Divorce Court Operating on Limited Basis

The DuPage County Divorce Courthouse is currently operating under various restrictions and all civil matters, which include all DuPage County Divorce Cases and all DuPage County Parentage Cases, previously scheduled through April 17, 2020 are being rescheduled. On March 17, 2020, DuPage County Chief Judge Daniel P. Guerin signed an Administrative Order rescheduling the 18th Judicial Circuit cases originally scheduled from March 18 through April 17, 2020. Expect any effected case to be continued for a period between 30 and 60 days from the originally scheduled date. The Circuit Court Clerk will notify all pending matters via regular mail of the new court date. Certain matters will still be heard in court, and it is recommended you contact our office to learn how this applies to your case.

DuPage County Family Center Modifies its Operating Hours and Services

The DuPage County Family Center is limiting its operation and services through April 19, 2020. Divorce and Parenting Mediations scheduled will be conducted by phone. There will be no in-person parenting classes for Caring Coping and Children or Parents and Kids. In addition the PEACE program is cancelled and will start again April 23, 2020.  Also, supervised parenting time will not be available and all intake services will be conducted by phone to prepare for when services start. In house exchanges at the DuPage County Family Center is suspended and Neutral Exchange is only available for families with an active order of protection and significant safety issues.  Contact us to discuss how this applies to your case or if you need determine alternate supervised parenting or exchange locations.  The DuPage County Family Center hopes to resume regular operations the week of April 20th.

Since COVID-19 and the recommendations to prevent the spread change daily, expect additional changes to the operations of the DuPage County Divorce and Parentage Courthouse and the DuPage County Family Center.

Alternative Options

We provide alternatives to court through mediation, collaborative divorce, settlement based flat fee divorce, and parenting coordination.  Contact us to keep your divorce and parenting case moving forward or to navigate the restrictions of the DuPage County Divorce Courthouse and the DuPage County Family Center.

About the Author

Erin Birt

Since 2003, Erin N. Birt, J.D., CADC has focused her practice on parenting time, divorce, mediation, and substance abuse issues. Ms. Birt's unique background in both family law and addictions counseling help her clients successfully navigate the complex issues of coparenting and divorce. Ms. Birt also devotes her time to presenting at continuing education seminars for attorneys, mediators, and counselors.


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