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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Court-ordered child support payment stuns fans

While some non-custodial Pennsylvania parents find it hard to pay even $100 each month in child support, others do not blink when they hand over 10 times that much. In addition, they may think nothing of paying for other expenses, such as medical treatments or extracurricular activities. The amount of child support said to be paid by one NBA star has eyebrows raised.

Blake Griffin, player for the Detroit Pistons, was reportedly told by the court presiding over the financial support litigation for his two children with Brynn Cameron that his obligation was $258,000 each month. However, both Griffin and Cameron have denied that figure, saying the report was erroneous. Because of confidentiality constraints, the actual amount the basketball star will have to pay will remain private.

The former couple never married but were engaged when their children, ages five and two, were born. They had been embroiled in a custody dispute but have recently come to an agreement over both custody and support. Although no details were given in a report, they have decided the best thing for both children is to share the parental duties between them.

It is great when two parents are able to put aside their differences and come to a complete understanding for the sake of the children. Not all exes are able to get along, however, even when attempting to make the children the focus of their relationship. The expertise of a family law attorney who is familiar with the laws in Pennsylvania will be of great benefit to any parent who wants a formal child support and custody agreement, the terms of which must be accepted by a court of law.

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