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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Marriage of elected officials ends in divorce

The reasons a Pennsylvania couple decides to divorce are numerous. No matter the reason, however, there is at least a little sorrow for most separated couples. A husband and wife who were elected to serve their fellow citizens have been granted a divorce.

The husband is a district court judge and the wife a county commissioner as well as a schoolteacher. She was the first to file for divorce, just a month after their 16th anniversary. They both claimed that the marriage had failed to the point where what they once had could not be recovered.

The couple had three children during their marriage and will share custody of them, with a visitation schedule already in place. Because he makes a good bit more, the husband will pay the wife monthly child support of just over $1,500. The children are involved in several extracurricular activities at their private school, and the couple will share the expenses incurred as a result. They have already sold the house in which they lived for many years, and each has a new residence.

If nothing can be done to revive a desolate marriage, divorce allows both parties to move on to a new life adventure. While it can be a chore to divide assets and debts, and to devise a plan for custody and support of children, amicable discussions to accomplish those tasks can make the whole situation as stress-free as possible. A Pennsylvania attorney can help keep things calm by ensuring the legal documents presented to the court are free of mistakes, that the client’s interests are protected, and that the information is clear and concise.

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