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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Finding help in the devastation of divorce

Pennsylvania residents who did not want to see their marriages end often have a hard time moving past what they have been through. There are days some of these people are so devastated about their divorce, it can be hard to get out of bed and get going. There are some steps to take to motivate those whose world has been turned upside-down as a result of their divorce.

Divorce has been compared somewhat to death, as in the fact that a person will go through something similar to the stages of grief. When a person understands what those stages are and recognizes where he or she is in relation, this may give that person some insight as to what may come next. One thing to remember is that many others have gone through this process. Hearing about differing experiences, good or bad, can help a person put some perspective on his or her particular situation and perhaps bring some comfort during the most difficult times.

Those who do not feel comfortable talking about specifics to another human being may want to write down their thoughts and feelings in a journal. Documenting eventual progression in the journey of recovery can help show how far they have come. Along with eating right and getting enough sleep, finding outlets for frustration, hurt and anger in the form of exercise releases endorphins that keep the body on an even keel, making a person’s health one less thing to worry about. There are lessons to be learned in any life experience, and a divorce is no different. Coming to understand the strength a person actually has during such a devastating time brings hope that things will eventually be okay.

Although the emotions seem to be out of control at the beginning, the legal part of the process still needs to be implemented. An experienced divorce lawyer can handle anything from cut-and-dried asset and liability division to complicated spousal support and child custody issues. There are Pennsylvania attorneys qualified to take the legal burden off a client steeped in emotional chaos.


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