Weis Law Group applauds the leadership of Governor DeWine, Dr. Amy Acton, and Lieutenant Governor Husted in ordering Ohioans to Stay at Home Unless Engaged in Essential Work or Activity. You may read a full copy of the order here (click here).
As an Essential Business, we remain open in this new environment. Since Tuesday, March 10th, we have been working remotely. We have been conducting all meetings by phone and video conference, including initial consultations with potential new clients. We will continue operating like this pursuant to the Stay-at-Home Order until it is deemed safe to resume normal operations. We welcome your emails. Your calls may go directly to our voicemail, but we will promptly return your calls during typical business hours while working remotely. Should you have any problems reaching us by phone, please complete a contact form request.
On Friday, March 13th all divisions of the Franklin County Court, including Domestic Relations announced that proceedings would be limited in non-emergency matters on a court-by-court basis (click here for Steve Macintosh Press Release). Our Domestic Relation Court decided to postpone all non-essential, non-emergency hearings for the next four weeks. (click here for press release).
Emergency hearings and any hearing deemed time-sensitive by the individual Judge or Magistrate will be held as scheduled. Such hearings include preliminary hearings, ECOs, CPOs, bond hearings, and shelter care hearings. However, PCCs, where the children are stabilized in appropriate placement, will not automatically be considered “essential” unless otherwise so designated by the assigned Judge.
Weis Law Group applauds the actions of our local elected officials for their courage and wisdom to protect us all from the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate your continued trust in our office and look forward to the opportunity to guide you through your dissolution and divorce.