Weis Law Group remains open to our clients and potential new clients while our state struggles to contain this third wave of COVID-19. We have been conducting all meetings by phone and video conference, including initial consultations with potential new clients.
We will continue operating like this until a vaccine is widely available and it is 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.
Franklin County Updates
The Franklin County Common Pleas Court, General Division has suspended all jury trials until February 1, 2021.
Beginning on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 6 P.M., the Health Commissioner for the City of Columbus, Dr. Mysheika W. Roberts, and the Health Commissioner for Franklin County Public Health, Joe Mazzola, advise all residents of Columbus and Franklin County to stay at home due to the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the city and county. Residents are advised to only leave home to go to work or school, or for essential needs such as seeking medical care, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, picking up food, or receiving deliveries.
Additionally, residents are strongly advised to:
- Avoid traveling in and out of the state; and
- Forgo having guests in their homes during the upcoming holiday season.
This advisory shall remain in place for two consecutive incubation periods of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (28 days), or until such time as both health departments determine a change to the guidance is appropriate.
Currently, the Franklin County Domestic Relations Court is not conducting in-person hearings, but most Magistrates and Judges are permitting cases to proceed via video conference where requested by the participants.
We’re here to help
You don’t have to risk your health and safety to end your marriage or engage the courts to act in your children’s best interests. We can sign and notarize documents with you remotely by video conference.
We can proceed with your dissolution hearing or uncontested divorce by video conference. Collaborative dissolutions can occur over video conferencing as well. Although our practice has changed in that most business is conducted electronically, we are finding that this results in a more efficient operation, saving our clients’ money and time.
As the holidays approach, we wish you a happy and safe Holiday season! Our office will be closed for business on November 26 and 27 to celebrate Thanksgiving safely with our families. Each year, including 2020, we close from December 24 through New Year’s Day in order to afford our team the opportunity to enjoy this time with family as well. This year, we are thinking of everyone we lost this past year and of our friends who have lost loved ones and treasured friends.
We appreciate your continued trust in our office and look forward to the opportunity to guide you through your dissolution, divorce or prenuptial agreement.