Dear Potential Client, Client, and Attorney:
Due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and effective immediately, the Law Office of David T. Ruegg prohibits all in-office meetings with clients-both current and potential. This prohibition is a temporary policy we have tentatively set to expire on April 15, 2020. We will extend this policy for the health and safety of our staff and clientele, if necessary.
We offer video conferencing, telephone conferencing, email, fax, and US mail as methods of communication with our office. Before the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, most of our clients (estimated over 95%) exclusively utilized these methods of communication due to their convenience, and never physically visited our office.
On March 13, 2020, the Law Office of David T. Ruegg held an all staff meeting regarding telecommuting. Should it be necessary for any staff member or all staff members to begin telecommuting due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, the Law Office of David T. Ruegg is prepared to conduct all business via telecommuting. All staff members utilize laptops, voice over IP phones that require only internet access to function, portable scanners, and compact printers at each of their workstations. Within 24 hours, these workstations can be moved to each of our staff member’s homes and be operational for telecommuting. We anticipate our preparations will enable us to continue conducting business, should telecommuting become necessary.
While the Law Office of David T. Ruegg has put in place policies to ensure our services will continue during this health crisis, the QDRO/DRO process requires processing documents at the superior court and with retirement plan administrators. We anticipate many of the superior courts and retirement plan administrators we work with will have serious disruptions and delays in service beyond our control. These disruptions and delays will affect the clients we serve and extend the overall QDRO/DRO processing times.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.
-David T. Ruegg, QDRO Attorney