JUDICIAL ALTERNATIVES & PRIVATE JUDGE COX’S RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
March 14, 2020
During this unprecedented public health crisis and national emergency I am personally committed to continuing to provide private hearing services and mediation services for anyone who requests our services in any of the counties we have served for many years.
During this time we will be hearing cases that are filed in any of the counties that we cover provided that the Court in which they are filed signs the necessary transfer Order to me and you provide me with a copy of that filed Order.
In the event that a Court is not signing transfer orders because of this emergency; then in the case of dissolutions you should file them in my old home county of Gallia and they will immediately be processed by the Gallia County Clerk of Court and referred to me for hearing. Cases other than dissolutions will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
It is important that we observe best health practices at any of our private hearings; so I encourage parties and attorneys to maintain safe distance, not shake hands, and to wear any protective devices they deem appropriate including face masks and plastic gloves. It is imperative that no one who is sick or has been exposed to the virus appear in person at any of my hearings. You must contact my office directly for instructions if one of the parties or attorneys are sick or have been exposed to determine how to use electronic means to secure their appearance.
We can all make it through this very difficult time in our history if we use our common sense, stay calm and use best health practices in living our lives.
As always I or Sharon or Mary are always willing to answer any questions you may have and help you through this time of uncertainty. Our phone numbers are available at our website www.privatejudgedonaldcox.com. Please do not hesitate to call us if you need help or have questions.
It is my profound honor to serve you in this time of crisis and chaos and I will be praying for a quick and full recovery from this viral attack upon our very way of life.