Laura discusses the latest news and the state of the Family Law courts in the age of COVID-19 with the esteemed and honorable Judge Scott M. Gordon. The attorney and the judicial officer also explain how to file for divorce when many courts are closed due to coronavirus concerns. They also weigh in on why private judging is gaining momentum in Family Law. Judge Gordon reveals how his past serving on the bench for 17 years, and as a cop in Santa Monica influences his understanding of human nature. We also discuss the exciting new technologies that are providing access to justice during the pandemic, and the impact tech may have on testimony delivered over video conferencing. Judge Gordon also breaks down the mediation process from the judge’s perspective and he explains the “do’s” and “don’ts” in court.
Show Notes Below:
- DIVORCED ER DOCTOR IN FLORIDA WHO LOST CUSTODY TEMPORARILY OF HER DAUGHTER AMID CORONAVIRUS FEARS—SHE SAYS IT’S DISCRIMINATORY…WHAT DO YOU THINK?
- 4/14/20 Newsweek article
- Written By: Eddy Rodriguez
- Summary: Divorced ER doc in Miami said Monday she has temporarily lost custody of her 4-year-old daughter, calling the ruling "discriminatory."
- Discuss the Ideas Worth Spreading article from Ted.Com (Technology, Entertainment, Design) entitled “How to Keep Quarantine from Ruining Your Marriage”
- Written by: Carol Bruess (rhymes with “peace”) Author & Professor Emeritus @ University of St. Thomas Minnesota
- Published: 4/2/20
- Summary: Researched based tips for couples, including creating and maintaining rituals of connection, even in quarantine.