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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Divorce terms spelled out for Real Housewives couple

It is sad when a Pennsylvania marriage ends, especially when it seems to everyone around that all is well. Thanks to gossip columnists of old, and social media in the present, speculations as well as actual reasons for divorce are spread far and wide. Another couple in the Real Housewives franchise has chosen to divorce, and both spouses claim there has not been any inappropriate act by the other that initiated the process.

Jim and Alexis Bellino from the Orange County location have already received an order from the court pertaining to spousal and child support. They were married for 13 years and have three children together. Although Bellino was expecting to receive spousal support from his ex-wife, the court disagreed. Not only will he be paying $6,000 each month in child support, she receives a monthly sum of $10,000 in spousal support.

The parents will share both physical and legal custody of the children with daily, unsupervised phone interaction from the non-custodial parent. It was also communicated to them both to not criticize the other when the children were present. They maintain they will continue to respect each other, and they ask that their family, friends and fans allow them their privacy as they move forward.

Divorce is hard enough without being in the public eye, but, like celebrities, many Pennsylvania spouses also have friends and acquaintances who speculate and spread rumors, adding fuel to an extremely emotional fire. It can be hard to focus on making sure the terms of the divorce are satisfactory for now and in the foreseeable future. An attorney who has worked with numerous clients going through the divorce process can keep the emphasis on what is important, giving much-needed peace of mind.


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