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.

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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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Jeremy Renner, wife seek divorce months after marriage

Many people in Pennsylvania can attest to the fact that marriage is often difficult, even under the best circumstances. Add in small children, a stressful job, media speculation and a significant amount of travel, and the difficulties are often insurmountable. Many people decide that a divorce may be the best option for them. The wife of actor Jeremy Renner has recently filed for divorce after only a short marriage.

The actor is known for his privacy, and only announced his marriage after he was spotted wearing a wedding band afterward. Renner and his wife, Sonni Pacheco, were only recognized publicly as a couple after it was discovered that she was pregnant with the couple’s daughter. In recent papers, Pacheco has cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split after only10 months of marriage.

Although Renner’s spokesperson has yet to comment, some speculate that the divorce is not amicable based on some of the claims made in court papers. Specifically, Pacheco has requested that Renner return several important documents, including her passport and Social Security card. Additionally, Pacheco is requesting that their prenuptial agreement be voided due to fraud. She is seeking physical custody of their baby as well as spousal support.

While there is the common misperception that a divorce is filled with contention and anger, this isn’t necessarily the case. Many people in Pennsylvania are able to peacefully resolve their issues through divorce mediation, without having to air all their issues in a public courtroom. The privacy afforded by mediation may have a strong appeal for a person such as Renner who claims to value his privacy.

Source: USA Today, “Jeremy Renner’s wife files for divorce“, Ann Oldenburg, Dec. 30, 2014

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