Kiswani Law is always looking for ways to ensure our clients and their cases are tended to, even during these unprecedented times. We are providing FAQs so our clients stay fulling informed on how Kiswani Law and its attorneys are working through the Governor’s current Stay at Home Order and the threat of COVID-19:
Q: Is Kiswani Law operating during the Stay at Home Order?
A: Yes, we are operating remotely during our usual business hours of Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.
Q: Are the attorneys available for clients or prospective clients to meet them in person at the office?
A: Because of COVID-19, Kiswani Law is taking all precautions for the safety of our staff, attorneys, and clients and we are not meeting with anyone in person, but we are meeting with our clients and potential clients via video and telephone call.
Q: Are courts still operating? Is my case still being heard by a Judge?
A: Yes, courts are working diligently with attorneys to ensure that cases are being resolved and worked on, namely, most courthouses are hearing emergency motions through email and video calls, some judges are scheduling statuses, pretrial conferences, and non-evidentiary hearings via zoom conferences.
Q: Have the Kiswani Law attorneys done any court appearances through Zoom or other Vide Conferences?
A: Yes, Kiswani Law attorneys have participated in court appearances for cases through Zoom or other electronic means during these unprecedented times.
Q: Is my court order still in effect because of COVID-19 and the Stay at Home Order?
A: Yes, all court-ordered deadlines, parenting schedules, and other ordered provisions are in full effect unless modified through mutual agreement or court order. If you or the other party in your case have contracted or are showing symptoms of or have had your income affected by COVID-19, please reach out to us to determine if a motion to modify your parenting time or any child support or maintenance obligations would be appropriate in your case.
Q: I have a deposition scheduled, will that still be going?
A: For any specific questions on your case, please reach out to our office, be generally speaking we have rescheduled all depositions or have requested that all depositions be taken via electronic means so that our clients, staff, and attorneys are not exposed to a potential threat of COVID-19.
Q: How have the schedules for the attorneys changed since the Stay at Home Order?
A: The attorney’s schedules have not changed, except that the attorneys are appearing for court via Video or Phone. Court appearances are usually from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. If you need to schedule a time to speak to one of our attorneys, please call the office at 708-210-9247 or you may schedule yourself onto their calendar using this link: https://calendly.com/kiswanilaw/15min
Q: When will I be notified of my changed court date?
A: One of our staff members or Attorneys will reach out to you via email or phone to notify you of any court dates, whether it be an electronic appearance or physical appearance.
Q: Can motions still be filed and heard on my case?
A: Yes, Motions can be electronically filed and can be scheduled to be heard by the Judge assigned to your case.
Q: Will the Courts be opening in May 2020?
A: Currently, there are various orders for each county stating that the court will open after a certain date in May 2020; but with the current climate of the pandemic situation this may change if the Stay at Home Order is extended by the Governor. Kiswani Law will advise all clients of their new court dates and extensions once they are received from the judges presiding on each case.
If you have any more questions, please reach out to our office at 708-210-9247.
Stay safe and healthy,
Kiswani Law Team