April 10, 2020
Highlights from This Week
After a few weeks of self-quarantining and social distancing, I know many of you are feeling more than a little anxious and frustrated right now. I want to assure you that each and every one of us at the Gentry Law Firm understands the reality of this situation and is working hard to keep your case moving in the right direction.

Head to our Facebook , YouTube , Twitter , Instagram , and LinkedIn accounts to stay on top of how we're serving you during this time, and as always, stay healthy.
Small Business Loans
Small businesses nationwide are reeling from the effects of shelter-in-place orders. Fortunately, the federal government's recently passed CARES Act makes multiple loans and grants available to small business owners. Take a moment to watch this video from me on which loans may be best for your business and how you can apply.

You can find more details on the Small Business Administration's website.
Wednesday Webinars
I'm holding weekly Zoom webinars that are only 15 minutes long to give you topline information on how your ongoing legal matters are being affected by COVID-19. This week's guest was Marietta bankruptcy attorney Phyllis Gingrey Collins, who spoke to me about how losing your job and filing for bankruptcy could impact your divorce.

Watch this week's webinar here.
Shelter-in-Place Orders
I know many of you have questions about your co-parenting plans - particularly given Governor Kemp’s recent shelter-in-place orders.

Check out my video for more clarity on how to handle your custody arrangements while ensuring the health and safety of your children.
ADR and Remote Mediations
While the Georgia court system is operating on a limited, emergency basis, there are still options available to you to continue moving your cases forward. Alternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR, offices are still available to mediate remotely.

You can watch my associate Kimi's video on the topic here.
In the News
Today Governor Brian P. Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, and House Speaker David Ralston announced plans to extend Georgia’s public health state of emergency through May 13, 2020 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Under state law, the Governor may renew the public health state of emergency, which was otherwise set to expire on April 13, 2020. 

Find more here
Chief Justice Harold D. Melton issued an order today that extends the statewide judicial emergency until May 13, 2020. The Chief Justice first declared a judicial emergency on March 14 which was due to expire April 13.

Read more here .
In an effort to help the Family Law Bar to advise your clients, the Cobb Superior Court Judges unanimously agree that where an existing child visitation order is in place the parties should do their best to comply with the order.

Learn more here.