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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Couple faces divorce amid abuse accusations

Appearances can be deceiving. While a Pennsylvania couple may seem to most of the world to have a strong, happy marriage, divorce may be lurking in the near future. A development project that would have been beneficial to a Midwestern town has been scrapped because of the bitter divorce proceedings of two of its partners.

Although the couple presented a united front during the public presentation of the $70 million project, within three months the wife had filed for divorce as well as a restraining order from her husband. The husband had moved out of their house but the wife claims there was an episode where he returned to verbally harass her, witnessed by a friend visiting her home at the time. She submitted pictures of herself with physical injuries she says were caused by her husband. According to her statement, his abuse worsened after his father fired him from the family business.

He refutes the allegations that there was abuse of any kind. However, a year prior he was arrested for multiple offenses after the couple had an altercation at a local restaurant. The wife filed a restraining order at the time but withdrew the request. She is now seeking $96,500 a month in interim spousal support.

Whatever the motive a couple claims when filing for divorce, the process may seem overwhelming. An attorney can help a client understand what to expect in court as well as to help negotiate child support and custody, spousal support and the division of assets. Those in Pennsylvania who are seeking a divorce will want an attorney who has experience gaining successful outcomes for his or her clients.


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