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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High-asset divorce settlement for Paul Hogan and Linda Hogan

After years spent building a fortune and legacy with a spouse, it can be painful to divide the assets if and when the marriage comes to an end. A wealthy Pennsylvania couple that share ownership of a business or other investments may find it difficult to determine a fair division of their marital property. Recently, Paul Hogan and his wife Linda Hogan agreed on a settlement regarding their own high-asset divorce.

Reportedly, Linda Hogan initially filed for divorce from her longtime husband, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple first met in 1986 during the filming of the first Crocodile Dundee movie and continued to build their legacy with additional films. The successful movies gained the couple financial success and popularity over the 23 years of their marriage.

During settlement negotiations, it was agreed that Paul will solely hold the rights to the Crocodile Dundee films. Linda Hogan will receive a $5.7 million settlement without any future alimony or support. Business and financial situations are unique to every couple and issues may exist regarding independent wealth that one or both parties may have been brought into the marriage.

In addition, the famous couple made an agreement for child custody, detailing a shared situation in which their teenage son will be able to divide holidays and vacations between his parents. A high-asset divorce can sometimes require intense negotiations and a thorough review of all financial information shared between a couple. A Pennsylvania family that seeks to create a settlement that is favorable for both parties may benefit from the professional guidance that is available to both parties.

Source: People, “Paul and Linda Hogan Finalize Divorce“, Mariah Haas, July 23, 2014

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