May 1, 2020
Highlights from This Week
Many of us have been struggling under the coronavirus pandemic –  emotionally, financially, and even physically. It's been a tough time for all of us, getting used to staying at home, avoiding friends, and restructuring our lives in order to protect public safety and health. The good news is that the sacrifices we've made are making a difference! We are getting through this, but the important thing to remember in the meantime is that socially distant doesn't have to mean socially isolated. Technology makes it easier than ever before to stay in contact with friends and loved ones. Reach out and connect with the people who mean the most to you – you'll feel better for it.

As always, you can reach our office at (770) 425-5573 or by visiting our website at gentrylawfirmgeorgia.com . Head to our Facebook , YouTube , Twitter , Instagram , and LinkedIn accounts to stay on top of how we're serving you and our community during this time, and above all, stay healthy.
Small Business Loans
You've probably been hearing a lot about small business loans and the ups and downs of the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans. The good news is that a second round of funding was recently approved and put into effect. If you're a small business owner, I highly encourage you to act swiftly to apply.

You can watch my most recent PPP update video here.
Financial Planning Through a Pandemic
This week, our Wednesday webinar featured Dale Hajost, a Principal and investment advisor at Builder Investment Group, Inc., which is is a registered investment advisory firm specializing in the discretionary management of investment assets for individuals, small company retirement plans, and foundations. Dale provided valuable insight into the current markets and how you can prepare your portfolio for the end of COVID-19.

If you'd like to reach out to Dale regarding your investments or retirement plans, call him at (404) 233-9341 or email him at dhajost@big-inc.com. Watch this week's webinar here.
Protecting Children's Interests in Custody & Divorce
For next week's Wednesday webinar, Amanda Moulthrop will be joining us to discuss her role as a guardian ad litem, protecting children's interests as their parents go through divorce and custody battles. Tune in Wednesday, May 6, at 12:00 p.m. to hear her take on how these responsibilities have changed since the onset of the coronavirus.

Register to participate here. You can also learn more about Amanda's work on her website here.
Client Testimonials
I'm very honored to have a handful of clients record video testimonials about their experience with our firm. If you're a current or former client who would like to leave us either a video or written testimonial, we would greatly appreciate your help and you can send an email to info@gentrylawfirm.law for more information.

You can watch our client testimonial videos on our YouTube page here.
Domestic Violence & TPOs
Unfortunately, during the recent shelter-in-place orders, there's been a nationwide spike in domestic violence cases. If you or someone you know has been quarantined with an abusive partner, there are still steps they can take to protect themselves and their children - even under a judicial emergency. Domestic violence does constitute an emergency, and Judges are still available to grant temporary protective orders (TPOs).

Watch my full video here for more information on this important topic.
News & Resources
UPDATED GUIDANCE REGARDING JUDICIARY RESPONSE TO COVID-19
This memorandum updates information provided in my April 9 memorandum on the
Judiciary’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and attaches general guidance on reconstituting
operations. Some courts are beginning to consider preparations for on-site operations. Many
courts, however, are not close to this process yet as the pandemic continues to have severe
impact in their communities. But the general guidelines provided in the attached “Federal
Judiciary COVID-19 Recovery Guidelines” will give all courts a starting reference when they
are ready to prepare for reconstituting. The guidelines reflect the fact that, for all courts, the
safety of our employees and the public who utilize our services and facilities remains paramount.
They also draw upon objective data and guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention.

Read more here .
Kemp to lift statewide shelter-in-place for most Georgians on Friday
Gov. Brian Kemp will lift a statewide shelter-in-place order for most of Georgia’s 10.6 million residents starting Friday as he continues to roll back coronavirus restrictions, though he urged Georgians to stay at home when possible to contain the pandemic. The order requires elderly and “medically fragile” residents to shelter in place until June 12, and it calls for businesses to follow existing restrictions through May 13 in order to remain open. 

Find more here