While the biggest concern most people have during the coronavirus crisis is to remain healthy and prevent exposure to the coronavirus, the economic impact is a close second. The coronavirus pandemic has, unfortunately, left many people out of work and many businesses closed for the foreseeable future, with unemployment estimated to rise as high as 30%. This means, through no fault of their own, many people have been left in dire financial straits, and potentially in need of bankruptcy protection. Continue reading “Obtaining Bankruptcy Protection During the Coronavirus Pandemic”
In the middle of the coronavirus epidemic, finding a new home may not be at the top of many people’s priority lists. Most people are looking to stay at home to avoid the coronavirus, not go out seeking someplace new where they’ll need to confine themselves. However, in many ways there has never been a better opportunity to find a new home, and there are ways for you to find your new dream home without exposing yourself to the coronavirus. Continue reading “Seeking a New Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic”
The coronavirus pandemic has brought people’s priorities into sharp relief, making the possibility of mortality more acutely apparent than any other time in recent history. Because of that, consideration of estate planning is likely on the rise during a challenging time when courts are closed, and most legal proceedings are on hold. However, it is still possible to do estate planning even now, and it should not be put off if the sole reason for delay is the inability to travel to a law office and meet with an attorney. Continue reading “Planning Your Estate During the Coronavirus Pandemic”
(UPDATED March 23, 2020)
Dear Clients and Friends,
As a valued member of the Hunziker, Jones & Sweeney family, we appreciate the trust you place in our law firm.
We are closely monitoring the outbreak developments and CDC recommendations regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as all directives issued by the State and Federal governments. That is why we want to personally update you on the steps we are taking to ensure the health and safety of our clients and staff.
At Hunziker, Jones & Sweeney we take the health and safety of our clients and staff very seriously. Our employees are taking proper precautions as determined by the CDC regarding stopping the spread of the Coronavirus. These include vigorous hand washing procedures for at least 20 seconds with antibacterial soap and practicing social distancing, such as the elimination of hand shaking, hugging or touching.
In light of Executive Order 107 and Executive Order 108 issued by the Governor of the State of New Jersey on March 21, 2020, our office is closed to clients and to the public until further notice.
However, our attorneys are still permitted to work remotely with essential support staff available to assist from the office. As such, we can provide the following options to ensure continuity of our services and to make sure you get the help you need as quickly as possible.
The primary option we can do is telephone consultations. Any documents that are necessary to review for your matter can be faxed or e-mailed to us.
Alternatively, we have video call capabilities, such as FaceTime, Skype or Zoom. Again, any documents that are necessary to review for your matter can be faxed or e-mailed to us.
If you would like to make a telephonic or virtual appointment with our office, or if you have any questions, please contact us at 973-256-0456.
For the most updated information regarding the Coronavirus, please visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
Additionally, you can contact the New Jersey Department of Health through the Coronavirus Hotline at 1-800-222-1222, or through the Department’s website at https://www.nj.gov/health.
On March 18, 2020, Congress and the President enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, effective as of April 2, 2020 until December 31, 2020. The Act has multiple parts and obligates certain employers to provide additional paid sick leave and paid leave pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) to any employees who are unable to work for reasons related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This leave time is above and beyond employers’ existing sick leave policies. Continue reading “Families First Coronavirus Response Act”