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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Is my spouse hiding assets?

Asset division is one of the most contentious aspects of divorce. Some spouses even attempt to conceal certain assets so they won’t be included during the division process. While this practice is highly unethical and even illegal, it can be difficult to locate hidden assets so they can be divided in a just and fair manner. If you’re concerned that your spouse is hiding assets, Forbes offers the following tips.

The first step is to understand just how people normally go about hiding assets from their spouses. Some people will manufacture debt that doesn’t exist to claim less in financial holdings than they actually have. In other cases, a person may deny a specific asset outright, or make a statement that it’s no longer in their possession. Some people will even attempt to give the asset away to a third party, which relieves them of ownership. Despite these tactics, evidence of hidden assets is often found within the home, so this is a good place to start looking. 

Look through any documents pertaining to ownership of property. For example, a closing document related to the purchase of a home can be illuminating. In most cases, the buyer is obligated to provide a listing of assets, some of which he or she may be actively trying to hide. Also, take a look through documents kept within a home safe or other secure area. You might find proof of a property or other asset that you were previously unaware of. 

You can also peruse your most recent tax return. Compare this against what your spouse is claiming in terms of ownership for your divorce proceedings. If you find anything suspicious, be sure to contact your attorney right away. It’s important to make the court aware of hidden assets so the proper actions can be taken. 


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