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The Law Offices of Evan Braunstein provide representation for all your Monterey and California central coast divorce and family law needs. We focus on efficiency through the use of technology and a fixed fee billing system. Our clients know that all their needs will be taken care of without any billing surprises. Through the use of a secure and encrypted online portal, our clients have unlimited access to their documents and the ability to send messages to our office day or night.
A fixed fee billing system gives our clients the advantage of knowing exactly what is due and when. The fees and costs are discussed extensively with our clients during the intake and consultation process and based upon our understanding of the complexity of the case, as well as the wants and needs of our clients. Unlike firms that use a traditional hourly rate, we do not bill by the hour so our clients do not have to worry about being charged for every phone call and email. The Law Offices of Evan Braunstein aggressively protects and pursues the interests of our clients while preventing the emotional and financial hardship of unnecessary litigation. We are available to assist you with your divorce, child custody, premarital agreements, paternity, child support, domestic violence, as well as a variety of other family law matters.
Monterey County Court
Status as of 5/18/2020
The Monterey County Court is closed to the public “except for essential parties who will be required to appear remotely via phone or video.” While criminal trials are currently set to resume hearings on June 1, 2020, there is no estimated date of when family law matters will resume being heard.
If you need to file a case, you can do so by e-filing, mailing in your documents, or utilizing the drop boxes at the courthouses. If you decide to file papers by mail or by using the drop boxes, there may be a significant delay due to the court operating with minimal staff as well as a waiting period to prevent possible contamination of court paperwork.
If you already had a court date, or mediation, cases are being continued and mediations rescheduled. There is no estimated date for when these will be set. The court is doing what they can to make sure things are done in a timely fashion and will contact you or your attorney with the new date.
For the most up to date information about the Monterey Court, please visit here.
To view information about other California Family Law Courts, please visit here.