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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No one is immune to the ravages of divorce

The phrase “‘Til death do us part” goes by the wayside in so many marriages today. Because they are in the limelight, it seems divorce hits celebrities at a higher rate than other people. Even those who have been married for a number of years do not seem to make it until death parts them. Pennsylvania hip-hop fans may be interested to learn that Mary J. Blige is looking to divorce her husband of 13 years.

Blige claims there are irreconcilable differences between the two after all this time. In the years following their union, she said his encouragement was the reason she was able to quit drinking and taking drugs. News sources have not been able to determine whether the two signed a prenuptial agreement before the wedding.

Her husband is seeking spousal support in the amount of more than $130,000 each month to continue to live in the manner to which he had become accustomed. The breakdown of the monetary allowances includes amounts he wants to donate to charities, as well as mortgage payments for several properties they own. He also wants her to pay a monthly sum of $5,000 in child support for the three children he brought into the marriage.

When divorce seems to be inevitable, Pennsylvania residents may want some assistance as they navigate through all the requirements of the state. During such an emotional time, it may be best to have an unbiased party to give needed advice. There are attorneys available who will have the best interests of their clients in mind during this time of confusion.

Source: New York Daily News, “Mary J. Blige’s ex wants nearly $130G per month in spousal support to pay for new clothes, a private chef and a personal trainer: report“, Micaela Hood, Oct. 20, 2016

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