Parents and couples with pending divorce and paternity cases without attorneys will get some much-needed help from volunteer attorneys to finalize the paperwork necessary to obtain a judgment with a new “Judgment Assistance Day” pilot program, according to the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Court’s self-help unit maintained an SRL-expedited judgment program to complete judgments in cases with settlement agreements, which has been temporarily discontinued due to the pandemic.
However, even with the program, many SRLs failed to prepare the crucial last document to conclude their settled or contested dissolution or parentage actions.
These documents are routine and simple to prepare if the case has been adjudicated and the issues are not complex. However, without any guidance to help them finish the forms, the parties never completed the documents and judicial officers were forced to continue “Entry of Judgment” dates multiple times.
For full details, go to https://sfvba.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/21-NR-Judgment-Assistance-Day.pdf