08.21.2020

As the situation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we want to reach out to each of you to share the additional precautions and change of procedure that our firm is implementing to enable us to continue to provide you with excellent level of service that you have come to expect from us.  We are open for business and are committed to providing legal services and real estate closings in a safe environment with as little delay or disruption as possible.

General Appointments

 At this time, we are operating as normal with some added safety precautions to include enhanced cleaning and sanitation and use of PPEs.  We ask that all who enter our office wear a cloth face covering.  If you do not have one, we have them available for you.  For the safety of our clients, lawyers and staff, please do not plan to enter our building if you, or anyone you have come in close contact with during the past fourteen (14) days, has tested positive for Covid-19.  As always, if you are exhibiting any type of viral symptoms or are not feeling well please stay home.  Please call to discuss alternative arrangements or rescheduling your appointment with us.

 Conducting Closings

We understand that every closing is unique and always has been.  As such, we are implementing procedures that protect the health and well-being of our guests in a variety of ways depending upon the circumstances involved.  While we are happy to accommodate closings in our office, please note that they will be subject to the same CDC recommended precautions and procedures as currently being utilized for our general appointments. We do ask that you limit guests to help us minimize the number of people in our office at one time and enable social distancing to the extent possible. 

If You are Unable to Attend an Appointment or Closing

We know that each of our guests will make a responsible decision for themselves and their families with regards to attending an appointment or closing.  If you are unable to attend an appointment or closing, please notify us as far in advance as possible.  If you are not a required party and are unable to attend an in-person closing, we are happy to include you via video or can take pictures and text/email them to you. We will continue to be diligent to work with our clients and guest to identify a workable solution to any obstacles within our control.

We want to thank each of you for your support and loyalty.  We understand that the current situation is unprecedented and there are going to be challenges.  We ask for your patience as we implement these changes to ensure your on-going health and safety.   We will continue to provide updates as new guidelines and recommendations are released or as new solutions develop.  We will get through this, like so many other trials and tribulations that have come before.

Best Wishes and Stay Healthy,

 THE RATCHFORD FIRM