Los Angeles Divorce Fee Waiver Hours Of Acceptance
Today we are just giving you a little update about the fee waiver process with the superior courts and this is specifically regarding the Los Angeles County Courts.
We recently send a client down to the San Fernando branch of the Los Angeles Superior Court for divorce filing with a fee waiver and the clerk gave them a little note and it says: “Fee waivers are now only accepted between 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM or 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM Monday through Friday and of course aside from court holidays.”
So, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 11:00AM or 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM. I’m assuming the reason for this change is for the courts lunch break, that being the judge’s lunch break and the judge’s assistant known as the JA.
What happens when you go to file a fee waiver, usually it can be done with the clerk, the filing clerk at the window.
But sometimes they only have a certain abilities in approving fee waivers. Sometimes they need to send you to the actual court room to speak to the clerk in the court room, I think they have a little bit more power to overwrite things or maybe to get a judge to take a look at it if they have questions.
So, sometimes you’ll end up having to go up to the court room to the judge’s assistant, the clerk in the court room for them to make approval of the fee waiver.
They must have had a lot of folks coming in that were questionable fee waivers or kind of right on the bubble where the clerk on the counter couldn’t approve it and need to send people up to the court room so you wanted to make people know when you’re going to file a fee waiver in Los Angeles superior court.
8:30 AM to 11:00AM and 1:30 PM to 3:00PM so not a whole lot of time in there to get a fee waivers done. Just make sure if you are going to go, that you go during those times.
Tim Blankenship, divorce661.com, we specialize in California divorce. Give us a call at 661-281-0266 if you need any help.