During this unprecedented time, we are open – albeit, conducting meetings via telephone and video conference – and ready to assist you with any legal questions you might have about any of the following (and more):
The beauty of being a technologically advanced firm is that really very little will change. All of our systems are already cloud based, we have e-signature and credit card processing via email, and we can do telephone and video Zoom meetings as requested!
For our clients with court matters: The Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court has postponed most court hearings indefinitely (excepting emergency hearings). However, court filing deadlines are still in effect.
We are asking our clients to allow our team to mail in court filings instead of hand delivering them to the courthouse. This will result in a delay, and for probate matters, it may result in a substantial delay. We need to lead by example. We hope you understand.
For our estate planning clients: As of right now, we can still hold signing ceremonies if it is really important to our clients that their documents are executed soon. We do not want to delay considering we could be “social distancing” for an extended period of time. However, this only applies to our clients who are not sick, have not been around someone with flu-like symptoms, and are comfortable coming into the office. We will be taking extra precautions surrounding the signing ceremonies like not shaking hands or sharing pens. We will clean thoroughly before and after each appointment.
We could also utilize a clipboard and do signings through a cracked car window. Another option is to mail your documents to you along with detailed instructions, but this only works if you have access to two unrelated, non-beneficiary, non-healthcare worker witnesses and a third person who is a notary. Our ability to make on-the-spot edits would be limited in these two circumstances.
For our elderly or immune-compromised clients: Please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist you in getting food or supplies. We are happy to simply drop at your door.
Subscribe to our newsletter.