Coronavirus, Divorce and Family Law:

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Higdon Hardy & Zuflacht is taking a safe but proactive approach to the Coronavirus situation in our law practice. We are working every day to represent our family law clients. At the same time, we are following best practices to protect the health of our employees and our clients. To read more please Click Here

All our employees understand that they should not be working if they are sick, and in particular, that they should not be at our office while sick.

To further protect our employees and our clients we are encouraging meetings by phone, Zoom, Skype or similar means. We have represented clients from out of state and out of the country in this manner for many years. Our clients often prefer this to traveling to our office.

We are also working with the divorce and civil courts, as well as opposing counsel, to arrange court appearances, settlement conferences, and other litigation events remotely whenever possible.

To further protect the health of all concerned, all our attorneys and staff have the technology and capability to work on cases and with clients from home as well as at the office. Your phone calls will be returned. Your emails will be answered. Your case deadlines will be met.

The days ahead may be a challenge. We do not yet know the extent to which particular courts will curtail trials or even the extent to which HHZ will have clients and other guests come to our office. We will continue to work to take care of our clients’ cases and to take on new matters and clients. We will simply manage your case in less traditional, more technology-driven ways, that are safer for your health and ours.

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All of the partners at our firm are Board Certified in Family Law - less than 1% of Texas lawyers achieve this distinction.

The Presiding Court System

The Presiding court system of Bexar County is different than that of most other counties in Texas.

Under the system of most counties in Texas, the Court in which you file your Petition for Divorce dictates which Judge will hear all of the issues in your case. (In other words, the Court Number matches one judge who is the Judge of that particular Court.)

Our court system is different. Under the “Presiding District Court” system, civil cases are all set for hearing in one court, known as the “Presiding District Court.”

One of 13 Civil District Judges serves as the “Presiding District Judge” every month.

When your case is called, if we are unable to resolve it without a hearing, the Presiding District Judge will assign the case out to one of the other 12 District Judges for determination or, if it is a short matter, the Presiding District Judge, may, at his/her discretion, hear the issue of the case him/herself.

What this means is that you will not know who will hear the issues of your case until the day of the hearing, when it is assigned by the Presiding District Judge.

Unless otherwise instructed, plan to meet your attorney on the day of a hearing in the Presiding District Court, which is on the second floor of the “old” Bexar County Courthouse (NOT the newer building, which is called the “Justice Center”) in Room 2.00 (also still known as Room 218). You can either meet your attorney in the Courtroom or at a pre-arranged location on the second floor.

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