Our procedures and Common issues during Covid-19 Putting Safety First
We are pleased to announce that our office is fully open. We hope you and your family have been safe through this trying difficult year. We are proud that we have continued to service our community and our clients throughout the year through contactless service.
All of the staff is fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and we welcome you if you wish to visit us in person. If you are fully vaccinated no mask is required. If you are not vaccinated we ask you to wear a mask for your own safety in our office and our building.
Although our office is open for in person consultation and conferences, we continue to be available for phone consultations, video conferencing and email communications. Below please find some common questions and answers that we have been asked:
Q: Are the Court's open?
A: Yes, all Texas courts continue to be open, however, Bexar County is still not allowing in person hearings and all hearings for civil matters are conducted through zoom. It is anticipated that once covid-19 protocols are addressed the courthouse will open. Other counties, however, have fully opened for in person hearings. Check with the county courthouse where your case is pending to see the status of in person services.
Q: Do I still have to pay child support if my income is reduced or I have lost my job?
A: Yes, the current obligation continues, if you want to reduce it or stop it, you MUST file a Motion to Modify based on material and substantial changes in circumstances. While we may not be able to schedule a hearing, the Court will have the authority to make any reduction or temporary change retro-active to the time you file the Motion to Modify. The court can also consider unemployment benefits as income to reduce child support temporarily.
Q: Can I still get a court date on my case during this time?
A: Yes, all courts are fully operational for hearings and trials wither by zoom and in certain areas in person.
Q. What is Zoom and do I have to have access?
A. Zoom is an on line video conferencing application. You do not have to have an account or computer. It can be accessed through your phone by calling in the numbers provided or joining a meeting when you are provided the key number and password. Our office is equipped to conduct Zoom hearings and conferences. There is no cost to join or participate.
Q: How soon can I speak with a Huron Law Attorney?
A: We encourage you to call, email us, or contact us on the contact page using our website to set up an appointment to speak with an attorney. You will receive a response within 24 hours.
Q. How is this affecting visitation and custody orders that don't provide for the current state of affairs.
A: The Texas Supreme Court and each County has instituted rules and guidelines for parents and their children. The first concern is safety and health. As a general rule, all current custody and visitation orders are in effect and need to be complied with, including visitation periods and pickup and drop off as stated in the order. If you have a concern contact us for guidance.
Q. Can I still file a divorce, family or probate case.
A: Yes, all filing is done by the Texas efile process. And cases are being accepted daily on all matters.
Q. I am an existing client, am I still being served?
A: Absolutely, we continue to service our existing clients, the only issue is not being able to schedule hearings that are not considered "essential" by the courts. Otherwise, we continue to engage, communicate with other attorneys and service your case.
Q. Can I still mediate my case?
A: Yes, mediators are still scheduling cases and we are able to do the mediation by video or in person if a safe environment can be assured.
Last update 6/8/2021. Check back to this page as we will continue to provide status and updates as they develop.