Regarding COVID-19 and the Current Health Crisis

We here at Simeone & Raynor are with you during these unprecedented times affecting not just those of us who work in reside in the state of New Jersey, but the national community and the entire world shares in the uncertainty of current worldwide events. You are all in our thoughts and our hearts and we share in the sacrifice that we must all endure.

We recognize that with the constantly changing COVID-19 situation around the world creates uncertainty for everyone. The situation is fluid and changes rapidly causing confusion and frustration. We are faced with the State of New Jersey shutting down “non-essential” businesses and we understand that you may be concerned with whether you can obtain legal representation in these trying times.

While the shutdown is in effect, we want you to know that Simeone & Raynor continues to provide legal representation. For more than 24 years, Simeone & Raynor has focused on our mission to provide quality legal services for our client’s needs. In response to the current situation, Simeone & Raynor has taken steps to ensure that it can meet client needs, including the needs of new and prospective clients. These needs include estate planning, estate litigation, real estate transactions, and general litigation. We are also here to serve the needs of small businesses and landlords in these trying times.

Despite the “stay at home” and “social distancing” orders in effect, we have taken the necessary steps to be available by email, telephone, and fax. For meetings with new and existing clients, we have taken steps to utilize video and other formats so that we can provide face to face representation when it is called for. Further, for the protection of our staff and the public, we have implemented technology to allow our attorneys who are working remotely, the ability to securely access the resources needed to meet our clients’ needs.

In these uncertain times, many people are evaluating the need for estate planning, including the preparation of wills, trusts, springing powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, and advance directives to medical professionals. Many people have looked towards documents prepared by services on the internet or advertised on the television, as opposed those prepared by a reputable law firm. Though the logic and appeal of documents prepared by services on the internet is understanding, the “cookie cutter” one-size fits all documents prepared by these services may not adequately protect you and your family’s interests.

Rest assured, that Simeone & Raynor is here to assist you with the preparation of these documents, without the utilization of a “cookie cutter” one-size fits all forms. We are here to protect you and your loved ones during the COVID-19 health crisis. We are willing and able to work with you to having these essential estate planning documents prepared in a prompt and professional manner, in spite of the difficulties and limitations on meeting in person. As a reputable law firm with 24 years of experience, we are here to ensure that you and your family is protected.