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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Social media post shows divorce does not have to end in animosity

Some Pennsylvania marriages end with the former spouses holding bitterness and anger toward each other for years after the relationship is over. However, continual animosity after the divorce can be uncomfortable for any children the couple may have had. One daughter posted on social media what she has seen from her parents in the 28 years since they finalized their divorce.

The post from the daughter was a picture that showed her father pushing a lawnmower. She explained it was her dad mowing her mother’s yard, even though they had not been married for nearly three decades. She says her siblings from her mother and step-father ask her why he does that for a woman to whom he is no longer married, and she tells them their mother is physically unable to care for the yard and their father is often away on business. Her father knows they need the help and, although the marriage did not work out, he cares enough to lend a hand.

The daughter shared that when her parents were married, she never knew if things were good or bad between them. She still does not know the reason they got a divorce. Her mother would lovingly tell her it was none of her business because it was not her marriage. She is grateful her parents cared enough about her and her siblings to show love and respect to each other, no matter what transpired in the past.

Whether a divorce is amicable or problematic, there are still legal issues that will need to be worked out. There are stressors, there are concerns and there are often issues like child and spousal support that required a definitive decision. A Pennsylvania attorney can take the burden of resolving these issues off a client’s shoulders and do the work of making a clear and concise complaint to take before a judge.

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