COVID-19 INFORMATION

Law Office of Lenore Tsakanikas, PLLC is open on a modified schedule to serve you during this Covid-19 Pandemic. For your safety, masks and hand sanitation is required for any in person or staff interacting within the office. Click here to review our Covid-19 Office Protocols.

COVID-19 OFFICE PROTOCOLS

Law Office of Lenore Tsakanikas, PLLC has established the following protocols and procedures
for the safety and comfort of our staff and visitors:

  1. Common areas are sanitized prior to and after visitors enter and leave the office space.
  2. Visitors and Staff must wear a face mask and sanitize hands prior to interacting within
    the office space.
  3. Everyone in the office will wear a face mask at all times when meeting with anyone.
    Law Office of Lenore Tsakanikas, PLLC has masks on hand, but recommend that you
    wear your own.
  4. Social distancing is practiced.
  5. The office policy is to conduct appointments telephonically or via Zoom. We avoid
    having more than one visitor in the office at a time.
  6. Where possible, documents will be processed electronically.
  7. We request notification of any suspected COVID-19 exposure or symptoms (fever,
    tiredness, dry cough) prior to any in-person appointment.
    We thank you for your anticipated understanding and cooperation!

COVID-19 COURT UPDATES

PARENTING TIME ISSUES DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

DO NOT REQUIRE MODIFICATION OF YOUR PARENTING PLAN TO REQUEST A TEMPORARY ORDER

WHERE POSSIBLE, THE COURT ENCOURAGES PARENTS TO RELY ON THEIR PARENTING PLAN AND ADVISES:

  • AVOID SELF-HELP
  • THE PANDEMIC IS NOT A REASON TO DENY PARENTING TIME
  • THE CLOSURE OF SCHOOL DUE TO COVID-19 IS NOT AN EXTENSION OF ANY BREAK/HOLIDAY/VACATION PERIOD/WEEKEND
  • PARENTING TIME SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19 WARRANTS MAKE-UP TIME

IF YOU CAN’T REACH AN AGREEMENT, REQUEST A HEARING

DON’T FIND YOURSELF IN CONTEMPT OF COURT FOR VIOLATING YOUR PARENTING PLAN – SANCTIONS MAY BE IMPOSED!

PRESUMPTIVE LENGTH OF HEARINGS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC:
30 MINUTES: MOTIONS TO ENFORCE PARENTING TIME OR LEGAL
DECISION-MAKING; CHILD SUPPORT; RESOLUTION MANAGEMENT
CONFERENCES
60 MINUTES: INITIAL HEARINGS FOR PARENTING TIME AND LEGAL
DECISION-MAKING WHEN NO ORDER IS IN PLACE; MOTIONS FOR
EXCLUSIVE USE OF MARITAL HOME; CHILD SUPPORT ESTABLISHMENT

90 MINUTES: MULTIPLE ISSUES WHICH ALSO INCLUDE LEGAL DECISION-
MAKING AND PARENTING TIME WHEN NO ORDER IS IN PLACE; ISSUES

REQUIRING AN INTERPRETER
120 MINUTES: PETITIONS AND MOTIONS RELATED TO SCHOOL CHOICE FOR A MINOR CHILD

SCHOOL CHOICE FOR MINOR CHILD DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

PIMA COUNTY HAS EXPANDED TELEPHONIC, EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS TO INCLUDE PETITIONS/MOTIONS RELATING TO SCHOOL CHOICE

SO, IF MOM THINKS THE CLASS ROOM IS NOT SAFE, AND DAD THINKS THAT HOME SCHOOLING DOESN’T WORK, THE COURT WILL SCHEDULE A HEARING AND WEIGH IN

WITH SCHOOL SCHEDULED TO START SHORTLY, ANY PETITION OR MOTION SHOULD BE FILED IMMEDIATELY!

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