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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.
|HOLIDAY||DATE||DAY OF WEEK|
|New Year’s Day||January 2, 2012||Monday|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday||January 16, 2012||Monday|
|Lincoln’s Birthday||February 13, 2012||Monday|
|Presidents’ Day||February 20, 2012||Monday|
|Cesar Chavez Day||March 30, 2012||Friday|
|Memorial Day||May 28, 2012||Monday|
|Independence Day||July 4, 2012||Wednesday|
|Labor Day||September 3, 2012||Monday|
|Columbus Day||October 8, 2012||Monday|
|Veterans’ Day||November 12, 2012||Monday|
|Thanksgiving Day||November 22, 2012||Thursday|
|Day after Thanksgiving||November 23, 2012||Friday|
|Christmas||December 25, 2012||Tuesday|
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.