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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Creating an estate plan as a college student

Often, people think of older adults when they picture the type of person who sets up an estate plan. However, estate planning can offer a number of benefits for college students (as well as their parents) and these plans can be very helpful for people at a younger age. Whether you are currently attending college, plan on starting in the fall or have a child who is in college, it is important to look into the benefits of setting up an estate plan and take action if you are interested in the perks associated with estate plans.

First, it is imperative to review the different estate planning options that are available. For some college students, a simple revocable trust is ideal, but there are many other options on the table. College students may want to look into a healthcare power of attorney and financial power of attorney. After all, people can become incapacitated for various reasons regardless of their age, whether they suffer an unexpected health crisis or are involved in a devastating accident.

Some people think of estate planning as a complicated, time-consuming and stressful process, but it can be relatively straightforward. Everyone is in a unique position when it comes to their estate plan and there are a number of issues that may need to be reviewed in closer detail for college students. Many students enjoy taking a break from classes over the summer and this can be a great time to set up an estate plan if you are in college.

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