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2012: Holidays for San Diego Superior Court: Paternity, Divorce, Legal Separation and Nullity in the San Diego Court Houses

In San Diego, the San Diego Superior Court closes for holidays. Some are holidays you may not expect. These holidays can affect filing deadlines for pleadings. It is crucial to comply with the San Diego Superior Court local rules and these include deadlines for, example, responsive pleadings to order to show cause hearings for pre judgment orders for child custody, child visitation, child support, spousal support, attorney fees and costs, temporary exclusive use of a residence or vehicle and others. Failure to comply with the local rules can result in a negative ruling from the San Diego Superior Court Judge which can have nothing to do with the merits of your case. In addition, if you are filing yourself, it can be very frustrating to take the day off work to go to court only to find the Court closed.

These holidays are consistent for all San Diego Superior Court Houses including the main family law court house downtown, the Madge Bradley court house also in downtown San Diego, the Vista court house in North County, the Chula Vista court house in South Bay and the El Cajon court house in East County. In all of these court houses, there are family law departments which hear cases regarding legal separation, divorce, nullity and paternity.

HOLIDAYDATEDAY OF WEEK
New Year’s DayJanuary 2, 2012Monday
Martin Luther King Jr. BirthdayJanuary 16, 2012Monday
Lincoln’s BirthdayFebruary 13, 2012Monday
Presidents’ DayFebruary 20, 2012Monday
Cesar Chavez DayMarch 30, 2012Friday
Memorial DayMay 28, 2012Monday
Independence DayJuly 4, 2012Wednesday
Labor DaySeptember 3, 2012Monday
Columbus DayOctober 8, 2012Monday
Veterans’ DayNovember 12, 2012Monday
Thanksgiving DayNovember 22, 2012Thursday
Day after ThanksgivingNovember 23, 2012Friday
ChristmasDecember 25, 2012Tuesday

Before going to the court house, you can always check the status of the court house openings on the San Diego Superior Court Official Website. If you have any questions regarding your pending family law case in San Diego, please feel free to contact us for a confidential consultation.

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