A MESSAGE FROM GOLDHART & ASSOCIATES
At Goldhart & Associates the health and safety of our team and our clients is of utmost importance. While we have closed our physical office, we remain available to our clients via telephone, email, and video conferencing. As a result of modern technology, we are fortunate to be able to continue to provide the same high quality of service that you have come to expect from us.
All of our lawyers are working remotely and available by email, telephone, and videoconference. If you typically communicate with the lawyer responsible for your file via email you can continue to do so in the normal course. If you typically communicate with the lawyer responsible for your file via telephone, we ask that you contact the lawyer via email in order to schedule a telephone call in order to ensure they are available to speak with you at the appointed time. Where appropriate, our lawyers can conduct meetings via video conference.
You may already have heard that the Ontario courts have suspended virtually all operations until further notice, and they are presently hearing only “urgent” matters. If you believe you have an issue that requires “urgent” attention, please contact us immediately so that we can ascertain the best way to bring your file before the courts.
For those matters that do not qualify as “urgent”, we have alternate methods of moving your matter towards resolution, whether that be through continued negotiation, mediation, or arbitration.
This period of physical distancing can be particularly difficult for those experiencing domestic violence. If you find yourself in a scenario where your home is no longer a safe place for you and/or your loved ones, please contact us immediately so that we can help you develop a safety plan as soon as possible.
A MESSAGE TO MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY LAW BAR
Goldhart & Associates is offering remote-based mediation and/or arbitration services, as well as parenting coordination services at various hourly rates, in order to ensure the Family Law Bar can continue to serve our community safely and securely.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can help you better serve your clients through this period of uncertainty.