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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Why a person could want a prenuptial agreement

Pennsylvania residents and others who are planning on getting married in the near future may want to consider a prenuptial agreement. Such an agreement is ideal for anyone who has assets that they want to protect or for anyone who is thinking about starting a business in the near future. It isn’t uncommon for wealthy parents or other family members to insist that individuals create custom marriage contracts before their weddings take place.

Those who are looking to start a business can benefit from a prenuptial agreement because it is impossible to predict how successful the company could be. Without a prenuptial agreement, a person might be required to evenly split a company that could be worth millions or billions of dollars. Jeff Bezos is an example of someone who started a successful company but didn’t have a prenuptial agreement with his former wife.

A prenuptial agreement can also be ideal for those who are entering their second or third marriages. It may be possible to ensure that an inheritance meant for a child from a previous marriage actually goes to that child. Finally, a prenuptial agreement could mean that a divorce can be completed in a timely manner and without a lot of stress. This is because the agreement will stipulate who gets a particular asset or if either party is entitled to alimony.

Generally speaking, the presence of a prenuptial agreement can make it easier to settle a divorce in a timely manner. An attorney may be able to help a person learn more about the process of creating such a document or review one that currently exists. If the agreement’s terms are not considered reasonable or valid for any reason, legal counsel may help a person renegotiate some or all of its terms.

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