The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
COVID-19 Family Law Resources
The Law Office of Warren Shiell extends its deepest sympathies to everyone affected by the COVID crisis particularly those in the medical professions and other essential workers. While our mission to help families in times of crisis has not changed, the practice of family law has changed for the time being. Family law courts are closed for most family law cases. To protect our current clients, potential new clients and staff, we are offering over the phone consultations as well as Zoom video conferences. The practice of family law is constantly evolving in response to the crisis and it is important to stay current with local and State orders. We have found the following family law resources to be particularly helpful.
The Superior Court of California County of Los Angeles (LASC)
The LASC News Center has a dedicated COVID-19 News and Resource Center which includes local and Statewide judicial orders affecting the practice of family law in Los Angeles.
The premier interdisciplinary and international association of professionals dedicated to the resolution of family conflict. AFCC members are the leading practitioners, researchers, teachers and policymakers in the family court arena. Their web site contains an excellent COVID-19 Recourses and Information area. https://www.afccnet.org/Coronavirus
Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar
LACBA has made available several free webinars that address the effect of the pandemic on family law. https://www.lacba.org/connect/sections/family-law/family-law