King County Ex Parte/Probate Hearings Now Telephone-Only Due To Coronavirus
The King County Superior Court Clerk’s Office has issued the following notice:
KING COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT CLERK’S OFFICE
ISSUED BY: Barbara Miner, Director and Superior Court Clerk
ISSUE DATE: March 30, 2020
ISSUE NO: 20-008
Update from the Ex Parte & Probate Department re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
All scheduled Ex Parte and Probate Department hearings are by telephonic appearance until further notice. Do not come to the courthouse for a hearing unless specifically directed to do so by a judicial officer.
The Ex Parte Department is not considering the matters listed below until further notice. Orders submitted for these matters will be denied without prejudice, pending further emergency orders:
- Default judgments or motions for default (including Family Law)
- Unlawful detainers of any kind
- Supplemental proceedings
- Judgments on garnishment
All information and instructions for each case type heard in the ex parte department is located at: https://www.kingcounty.gov/courts/superior-court/ex-parte-probate.
The most updated Emergency Orders can be found on the King County Superior Court website at: https://kingcounty.gov/courts/superior-court.
We will continue to update our blog with relevant notices from the court as the situation develops.
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