Coronavirus COVID-19 Precautions
Battle & Allen, P.A. would like to address our position regarding COVID-19. We are concerned about the health and safety of our clients, employees, friends, and neighbors. Together, we are all responsible for ensuring that positive steps are being taken to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Our office located at 209 East Dozier Street in Marion will remain open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, we are implementing some additional precautions to limit social interactions and distancing.
All matters relating to family court, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and other civil matters shall be conducted by phone consultations.
Should an in-person appointment be necessary for document signing (including real estate closings), we will reschedule your closing as directed by CDC precautions if you:
- Have traveled to, or had contact with, any person that within the last 14 days, traveled to an overseas country that is the subject of a Level 3 Travel Health Notice issued by the CDC.
- Have been asked to self-quarantine by any doctor, hospital, or health agency.
- Have been diagnosed with, or have had contact with, anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
- Have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
We request that agents and lenders not attend the closing. Our office will handle all cash real estate closings remotely via e-mail and wire. All scheduled meetings will be held in a conference room that has been sanitized before and after each appointment. Only those parties that are legally required to be present for the closing shall be in attendance. Battle & Allen will provide pens for parties to take with them after document signing.
Until further notice, we will not permit walk-in appointments or visitors.
Our staff is thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing our office several times a day, especially in frequently touched areas. Our staff has been instructed to use proper personal protective measures such as hand washing/sanitizing, social distancing, and must stay at home if any symptoms of illnesses develop.
By Order from our Chief Justice for the State of South Carolina, Donald W. Beatty, all previously scheduled terms of court from March 23, 2020 through May 1, 2020 are now cancelled. Please note per Chief Justice’s Order of March 18, 2020, “IT IS ORDERED that until subsequent order by the Chief Justice, Family Courts statewide shall only hear emergency matters including, but not limited to hearings for the following matters: DSS Emergency Protective Custody, Juvenile Detention – including hearings for juveniles who are being held at evaluation centers, Bench Warrants, and Petitions for Orders of Protection from Domestic Abuse.”
For currently pending cases with our office, our staff will reschedule your cases as quickly as possible once we receive court approval.
South Carolina has faced hurricanes, floods, and other challenges together in the past. Battle & Allen, P.A. is committed to minimizing the impact of events like these for our clients and staff. Our office will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 in order to resume normal operations as quickly as possible.
From all of us at Battle & Allen, P.A., please continue to protect yourself and the community from the spread of COVID-19. We are here for you and will continue Proudly Serving the People of the Pee Dee. Please contact us at 843-423-3003 for any questions about your pending case or to schedule a free consultation.
Welcome to Battle & Allen, a general practice law firm serving Marion, Florence, Dillon, Conway and surrounding areas. Founded in 2011 by local attorneys Elizabeth “Bess” Battle and Harry Allen IV, Battle & Allen is a client-centered law firm that understands the needs of the communities where our lawyers practice. We will vigorously advocate your interests while treating you with courtesy, respect and understanding.
Our offices are located in historic downtown Marion, and the firm serves clients throughout Marion, Florence, Dillon and Horry Counties, including Conway, Nichols, Mullins, Florence, Marion, Dillon, Latta and other South Carolina towns.
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