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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Top challenges women face after a divorce

While divorce in Pennsylvania and the rest of the United States is common, this does not mean it is an easy process. Women are particularly affected by it, especially when it comes to their finances. One study showed that women are likely to experience a 20% decline in income if they have ever worked outside of the home after a divorce in comparison to men who typically experience a 30% increase in their income after a divorce.

Women often say that money is their top concern after going through a divorce. There are a few steps women can take to prepare for the divorce, including gathering important documents and saving money in an account that can be used later. Closing joint credit cards and improving their own credit score can be helpful. During and after the divorce, a woman will have to adapt to life on just one income. This means creating a budget and an emergency fund.

Another big concern that women have after divorce is their children. Of course, they worry about having money to care for them. Maintaining open communication with the children can be beneficial. It will encourage the children to work through their own feelings in a healthy way. Many women going through divorce have found that therapy is helpful, too.

Some people have the idea that women will walk away from a divorce with a small fortune, including the family home. However, this is rarely the reality. Some women speak to an attorney in order to discuss their situation. An attorney may provide information about dividing assets, spousal support, child support and other matters that arise during the divorce process. The attorney may be able to provide practical help when filling out the appropriate paperwork and filing for the divorce.

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