Answer by Jeffrey Grisillo, a Newtown, PA Divorce and Child Custody Lawyer
If you have a child support or spousal support case before the court, you may have been delayed quite some time as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, courts in PA are reopening on June 1, 2020. The courts will try to address all outstanding cases as quickly as possible. However, it may take some time before your case is heard in person before a judge.
Given this delay, the court is attempting to address outstanding support cases by holding the initial support conferences telephonically. If you are unable to reach an agreement at the initial support conference, judges are assisting in limiting the delay by holding additional telephone conferences in an attempt to settle the outstanding issues.
We hope that the court will be fully open sometime soon; however, for now, the court will be processing support cases telephonically.
Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions or would like to speak to me or one of our other attorneys.