March 30, 2020 UPDATE:
A piece of good news. This morning, we received notice and a new case of ours. We Filed it this morning. And the court Filed it this morning. So far, we only have this one instance. But, it’s a good development. This week, we expect to have a LOT of news from all the different courts about their plans to safety and operations during this time of the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 28, 2020, 8am
Name Change California During Emergency
Coronavirus, COVID-19 NOTICE/UPDATES
Notice About Us and Our Communications:
EZ Name Change is a small company, specializing in Legal Name Change for residents of California. During this health emergency, We are continuing to process new and existing customer services while following safety protocols. As of 3-20-20, Governor Newsom has ordered, in effect, that we work from home. For the time being, we are not allowing anyone in our offices and are working remotely from home whenever possible and until the health emergency ends. We have not stopped providing all Full Service Name Change assistance to Californians.
We are responding to, and updating, all customers in real time, but with some delay due to the large number of extra questions related to the virus situation. Our newspaper suppliers, financial and document processing facilitators, and post office operations are all fully functional. All of these places play a roll in successfully completing a Name Change Petition case. Starting about March 17, various California Courts have been operating with limited public access and staff. We are continuing to submit new cases for Filing but they are waiting, in queue, for the court’s Filing operations to resume.
Meanwhile, existing cases have been getting completed (some without a Hearing) and postponed, depending on the court and the judge(s) within the court. Whenever court operations fully resume as to Name Change, our customers cases will already be in line to be among the first processed. According to court websites (see below), you can learn the up to the minute official operating policy AND the status of your cases 24/7, and these notices and posting are updated daily.
Many of the courts will have new policies, based on updated safety considerations, throughout the first week of April. We, and some of our customers, have been contacted by some courts where personnel are already starting to resume processing and completion functions. There is a possibility, based on last weeks communications and events, that more courts will be resuming name change case processing and completion AND without requiring Hearing appearances to keep reduced public admittance at the courts to a minimum.
To Check the Current COVID-19 Notice at Superior Court
Each California County Superior Court is providing some public Notice of court operations, during this Coronavirus health emergency. You should find the notice on the Court’s website front page, with the list below:
Alameda http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/, Amador http://www.amadorcourt.org/, Butte https://www.buttecourt.ca.gov/, Calaveras http://www.calaveras.courts.ca.gov/, Contra Costa http://www.cc-courts.org/, El Dorado http://www.eldoradocourt.org/, Fresno http://www.fresno.courts.ca.gov/, Humboldt https://www.humboldt.courts.ca.gov/, Imperial http://www.imperial.courts.ca.gov/, Inyo http://www.inyocourt.ca.gov/, Kern https://www.kern.courts.ca.gov/, Kings https://www.kings.courts.ca.gov/, Lassen http://www.lassencourt.ca.gov/, Los Angeles LA Court, Madera http://madera.courts.ca.gov/, Marin https://www.marincourt.org/, Mariposa http://www.mariposacourt.org/, Mendocino https://www.mendocino.courts.ca.gov/, Merced https://www.mercedcourt.org/, Monterey https://www.monterey.courts.ca.gov/, Napa http://www.napa.courts.ca.gov/, Nevada http://nccourt.net/,
Orange https://www.occourts.org/, Placer http://www.placer.courts.ca.gov/, Riverside https://www.riverside.courts.ca.gov/, Sacramento https://www.saccourt.ca.gov/, San Benito http://www.sanbenito.courts.ca.gov/, San Bernardino https://www.sb-court.org/, San Diego http://www.sdcourt.ca.gov/portal/page?_pageid=55,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL,
San Francisco https://www.sfsuperiorcourt.org/, San Joaquin https://www.sjcourts.org/, San Luis Obispo https://www.slo.courts.ca.gov/, San Mateo https://www.sanmateocourt.org/, Santa Barbara https://www.sbcourts.org/,
Santa Clara http://www.scscourt.org/, Santa Cruz https://www.santacruzcourt.org/, Shasta http://www.shastacourts.com/, Siskiyou http://www.siskiyou.courts.ca.gov/, Solano https://www.solano.courts.ca.gov/,
Stanislaus https://www.stanct.org/, Sutter https://www.suttercourts.com/, Tehama https://www.tehama.courts.ca.gov/, Tulare http://www.tularesuperiorcourt.ca.gov/, Ventura http://www.ventura.courts.ca.gov/, Yolo https://www.yolo.courts.ca.gov/ Yuba http://www.yubacourts.org/.
To Check the Status of Your Name Change Case
If you have an existing Name Change Petition case, you may receive notice from the court about your case, by phone, email or mail. Please let us know, if that happens, so we can provide information or documents as may be helpful. Whether or not you get notice from the court, you can check on your case 24/7, by accessing your case file electronically using these links and putting in your case number after getting to the “case lookup” or “case access” page (each court has different language):
Alameda http://www.alameda.courts.ca.gov/, Amador http://www.amadorcourt.org/, Butte (530) 532-7002 Phone only, Calaveras http://www.calaveras.courts.ca.gov/, Contra Costa http://www.cc-courts.org/, El Dorado http://www.eldoradocourt.org/,
Fresno http://www.fresno.courts.ca.gov/, Humboldt (707) 445-7256 Phone only, Imperial (760) 482-2200 Phone only, Inyo (760) 872-3038 Phone Only,
Los Angeles LA Court, Madera http:(559) 416-5599 Phone Only, Marin https://www.marincourt.org/, Mariposa (209) 966-2005 Phone Only, Mendocino (707) 468-2090 Phone Only, Merced (209) 725-4111 Phone Only, Monterey https://www.monterey.courts.ca.gov/, Napa http://www.napa.courts.ca.gov/, Nevada http://nccourt.net/,
Sacramento https://www.saccourt.ca.gov/, San Benito 831) 636-4057 Phone Only,
San Bernardino https://www.sb-court.org/,
Santa Clara http://www.scscourt.org/, Santa Cruz https://www.santacruzcourt.org/, Shasta (530) 245-6789 Phone Only, Siskiyou http://www.siskiyou.courts.ca.gov/, Solano https://www.solano.courts.ca.gov/,
If you have questions after finding the Court Notice or Case Access information, please let us know.
Above all, be smart and safe in this unusual time of the Coronavirus, COVID-19 epidemic.