We are delighted to announce that our physical office is re-opening to our existing and new clients. To provide safety to both our clients and staff, we are adapting the CDC guidelines for social distancing while we are in the yellow phase. Rest assured, that we have and will continue to regularly clean all areas of the office especially the high-traffic areas. All attorneys and staff will have their temperature taken daily and will be wearing masks when interacting with clients. Any attorneys and staff with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will work remotely. They will then be required to follow CDCrecommended steps, including not returning to work until the CDC criteria to discontinue home isolation are met.

As the health and safety of our clients and their families is our top priority, we are asking that our clients follow the procedures below during the yellow phase:

  1. Upon entering the building, we ask that all persons wash their hands or hand-sanitize. We will be providing access to soap, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.
  2. We will also be taking temperatures with non-contact thermometers upon entering the office.
  3. Our office is set-up to comply with social distancing of six feet. In the conference and mediation rooms we are asking that each person sit a minimum of one chair apart from attorneys and/or staff at all times.
  4. Masks are available and will be provided open request.
  5. Teleconferences Zoom meetings, and FaceTime are available in lieu of inperson meetings if requested.
  6. We will continue to have the drop-box available for delivery of documents.

In the event that anyone is sick or have been exposed to COVID-19, we ask that you reschedule your appointment or utilize the electronic forums listed above.

As each county determines the procedures that will be followed, please ask your attorney of the specific procedures regarding the county in which your case in pending.

Please note that we will also continue to accommodate the needs of new clients, who are welcome, and as always we encourage and appreciate referrals. During this uncertain and unprecedented time, please stay safe and remember that Sweeney Law Office, LLC will remain by your side for all of your family’s legal needs. We ask that you have patience during this challenging time.

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How do Pennsylvania couples know it is time to divorce?

Many divorced Pennsylvania residents look back at their marriages and wonder what took them so long to make the decision to end it. This is because, when they look back, the signs that a divorce was coming seemed so obvious. For couples that are still married, but not happy with the way things are, some signs may be present that it could be time to leave.

It often amazes people how “comfortable” they can become with any given situation. A married couple may go days without any meaningful conversation with each other and find nothing unusual about it. When couples do talk, they often have the same argument they had yesterday, the day before and so on. When the argument is over, both spouses may wonder what happened to the person he or she married.

It may take some Pennsylvania couples time to realize that their marriage no longer functions for them. Other couples may know that living more as roommates than two people in love is not what marriage is about, but contentment can be reached with just being friends that share a home and the monthly bills. However, at some point, most individuals in these situations long for more, and they ultimately have the right to achieve it.

No one starts out in a marriage waiting for it to end. However, as time passes, couples can realize they are no longer well matched for marriage. Seeing the signs sooner rather than later may spare both parties the heartache of living in a loveless relationship, but it can also allow them to move on before their lives become any further entwined. Moreover, the parties may have a better chance at an amicable parting with a divorce settlement that gives both parties the opportunity to start over and look happily toward the future.

Source: thestir.cafemom.com, “9 Signs It’s Past Time to Get a Divorce“, Jenny Erikson, March 28, 2014


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