—Updated Status re Zoom Court. The divorce courts in McHenry County offer remote appearance ONLY for routine matters. This includes family-law cases before Judges Justin Hansen, Jeffrey Hirsch, Mark Facchini, and Judge Zalad. See: … [Read more...] about McHenry County, Illinois Family-Law Court: Since July 2022-Regular Court!
Coronavirus Impact on Family Law
My background with Justice Anne M. Burke is that she swore me in to practice law in Wisconsin! I agree entirely with Justice Burke's June 14th open letter that follows verbatim! Chief Justice Anne Burke Open Letter 6-14-2021 CHAMBERS OF CHIEF JUSTICE ANNE M. BURKE June 14, 2021 Re: … [Read more...] about Chief Justice Ann Burke’s Open Letter Confirming Support of Remote Court Appearances
Kane County Effective Aug. 4, Kane County Resumes Social Distancing Rules WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic infection rates have increased to such a degree that many court operations should be modified to continue to protect the health and safety of the public, circuit court judges and circuit court … [Read more...] about Kane County, Illinois Local Orders
July 8, 2021 News Release. Chief Judge Enters Order Regarding Social Distancing and Ends Activation of Continuity of Operations Plan On July 8, 2021, Chief Judge James S. Cowlin, pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Order, entered an Administrative Order, regarding social distancing in the Michael … [Read more...] about McHenry County, Illinois: Fully Vaccinated People Not Required to Maintain Social Distance at McHenry County Courthouse
As of 2022, the standing order involving mediation continues to be in place continuing to allow Zoom mediation. Procedures in the Family Division for Mediation Pursuant to the Continuity of Operations COVID-19 Protocols IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that, in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and while the … [Read more...] about McHenry County Standing Order Re Mediation Remains in Place (2022)
On March 26, 2020, the Governor issued executive order 2020-14 involving witnessing of documents in Illinois. This provides: Section 1. During the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation related to the outbreak of COVID-19, the requirement that a person must “appear before” a Notary … [Read more...] about Witnessing of Documents in Illinois