Coronavirus: How We’re Responding & Still Serving Your Needs
Legal Services are Essential Licensed Businesses
Pursuant to NRS 414.060 and NAC 441…(w), legal services, which include Trust, Estate, Probate and Guardianship Law, are deemed to be “Essential Licensed Businesses” in the State of Nevada. As such, we are still very much engaged in helping you with your important estate planning and administrative needs.
Please be assured, we are complying with State social distancing guidelines and other safe practices. It is our priority to make every accommodation to keep you safe.
How We’re Handling Coronavirus
In the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, citizens are taking responsible measures to slow the spread and minimize the impact the virus has on their health. It’s smart. We should all be doing everything we can to ensure our safety.
At Grant Morris Dodds, we take our clients health very seriously, but we realize our clients’ estate planning, probate, and other legal needs persist, even though precautions need to be taken. That’s why, throughout this time, we’re offering the following in order to meet your demands while taking steps to safeguard your well-being:
- Virtual meetings via phone or video conferencing.
- Meeting at your home or place of business.
- Meeting at one of our two conveniently located offices in Henderson or Las Vegas, for your convenience.
- Using courier services or e-signing documents, whenever available.
- For the next three months, we will charge NO CANCELLATION FEES if we need to move appointments to later dates to accommodate health & safety concerns.
Leveraging technology and being smart about how we work will help us through this time. Please let us know if we can accommodate you in any way with the above measures.
As always, we recommend taking the following precautions to help minimize the risk of infection of yourself & those around you:
- Wash your hands regularly with antibacterial soap & water, for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid shaking hands.
- If soap is not available, use hand sanitizer.
- Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing, or cough or sneeze into a bent elbow, and direct it away from other people.
- Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or exposing any mucus membrane to potential contaminants.
- Stay at least 3 feet away from other people, if possible.
- Avoid touching high-traffic surface areas that could potentially be contaminated.
- Stay hydrated & healthy otherwise.
- Self-quarantine if you are sick or showing any signs of being sick (fever, coughing, shortness of breath, achiness, vomiting, or other related symptoms).
- Seek medical advice from a doctor if you are unwell or unsure about your condition.
Shortly after this article was sent for publication, the Eighth Judicial District Court for Clark County Nevada, after consultation with the Nevada Supreme Court, and in response to the COVID-19 (or “coronavirus”) epidemic, issued Administrative Order 20-01, which suspends all in-person court appearances for at least the next thirty (30) days, with some very specific exceptions.
Appearances for all matters which are not continued will need to be made via telephonic or video methods. The attorneys and staff at Grant Morris Dodds are working as diligently as possible to verify the impact of the issuance of this Order on all of our clients’ matters.
Please be aware that some minor communication delays may occur. We thank you in advance for your patience!