By Beth Andersen
Now that Coloradans have moved from Shelter-at-Home order to Safer-at-Home, Colorado courts are rolling out increased in-person operations, beginning this month. Andersen Law PC is closely following the court’s protocols and updating our own as new government safety guidelines are issued. Our staff is keeping everything sanitary and safe by practicing safe distancing, using masks and gloves, operating the office at half-staff levels at all times, and wiping down and sanitizing all surfaces.
We have met with hundreds of clients by Zoom videoconference since opening our doors over five years ago. We have always allowed staff to work from home. We have always used technology to promote low overhead and case management, including digital storage and daily “stand up” team meetings. This means we could practice throughout quarantine, serving clients, without one missed day of work.
Now that more businesses are fully operational, we too are spending more time in the office, but in a safe manner to protect our clients and team from exposure to COVID-19. Our safety and yours is paramount.
We still encourage clients to provide documents digitally and meet by phone and video. This is not only safer, it is more convenient for you. We WILL meet in person for critical court dates and will signings, but most of what we do does NOT require you to drive to our office.
Colorado courts are holding hearings by WebEx video and we have already participated in such hearings, as well as telephone conferences. Our attorneys are fully comfortable with Zoom and have settled multiple cases via Zoom video mediation. You are now free to file court papers yourself in person, following the protocols of each courthouse.
So, yes, court IS in session and so are we. Now is the time to move forward with your family law case. Globally, a rash of filings is expected. Move your court proceeding ahead now and beat the rush.
We are more than happy to guide you through the process and to give a free consult to answer any questions. Just call or text my personal cell phone at 303-808-4794, and I will call you back as soon as I can!