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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Legal help a necessity when marital problems lead to divorce

Most Pennsylvania couples enter their marriages believing they will truly last a lifetime. Divorce is often not a blip on their radars in the beginning. However, marriage is challenging and unless steps are taken to guard against them, problems could develop at some point down the road. When they do and both parties cannot seem to work through them, divorce may be the best choice.

Problems in a marriage can begin with any number of things. The mind most often goes to physical intimacy issues in the bedroom, but those concerns are usually triggered by deeper matters. When partners are not spending quality time together, the solid relationship that may have existed at the beginning may begin to crumble. Emotional distance begins to grow, often bringing feelings of loneliness and disillusionment.

More damaging to a marriage can be regular cases of verbal or mental abuse by either partner. Feeding notions of resentment and disdain can lead to impenetrable lines of communication. When one or both parties are not willing to open up and listen to each other to face the difficulties in their relationship, the decision to end the marriage may be close at hand.

The institution of marriage was originally meant to be a sacred commitment between two people who wanted to spend their lives as one. Many partners do stay together through thick and thin, but that’s not always the best solution. Those contemplating a dissolution of marriage will want to find an attorney who has a comprehensive knowledge of applicable divorce laws and local court procedures in Pennsylvania.

Source: theguardian.com, “7 ways to tell if you’re heading for divorce“, Krystal Woodbridge, Nov. 26, 2016

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