In Spring 2012, we saw numerous courtrooms close, such as the family law courtroom in Burbank, Dept. C. The family law cases in Burbank were all transferred to the two Pasadena family law courtrooms. These court closures mean more backlog for the remaining courtrooms and filing clerks. The court system in Los Angeles County was already fighting backlog and large daily court calendars/dockets, but with the state budget cuts in 2012, it will be more difficult for everyone: parties, judges, court clerks, attorneys, etc. For those people facing a divorce or custody matter, now is definitely not a good time to schedule court appearances, which are necessary in litigation.
What are the alternatives to litigating in the court system? Parties can opt for mediation, co-mediation or the collaborative process. These processes will be much quicker and far less expensive than going to court. Learn more by visiting www.pasadenamediationlawyer.com and these processes can be explained more in-depth at a free initial consultation at Amicable Divorce Services, (626) 351-1200.