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COVID-19: What Does It Mean for Your Missouri Court Case?

In response to the national state of emergency due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Supreme Court of Missouri suspended all-in person proceedings in all appellate and circuit courts, including all associate, family, juvenile, municipal and probate divisions, through Friday, April 3. The Court may extend its order as circumstances warrant. Each separate court has also issued its own response to the state of emergency and have implemented additional restrictions.

Specifically, in St. Louis County Circuit Court, any and all Ex Parte Orders of Protection currently in effect are hereby extended for good cause. Any and all custody hearings will proceed as scheduled – more than likely by video and telephone conference. As previously mentioned, all in-person proceedings have been canceled and will be rescheduled for after April 3, most being continued to May.

At Henderson Law Group, we remain committed and dedicated to our existing clients and any prospective clients, especially those who are currently incarcerated. We realized that we are facing a time of uncertainty and confusion due to COVID-19 and we thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. As always, we will be communicating with our clients with upcoming court dates to notify them of any changes or cancellations. In the meantime, please contact our office with questions or concerns regarding the status of your current legal matter.