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 does the seven-year itch happen?

You have probably heard of the seven-year itch. It’s the itch to end a marriage, which experts say tends to strike many couples right around the time that they’ve been married for seven years. Every case is different, of course, and it’s not an exact science, but it is a trend that shows up often.

Why does this happen? For some couples, that could just be the length of time it takes for the emotional side of the marriage to wear off. Marriage does take work. When they’re young and in love, couples may feel like it will be easy forever, but getting older and running into the work of marriage sometimes shows them that it’s not nearly the ideal relationship they thought it was.

On top of that, experts point to the birth of children. A couple may have one or two children by this point in the relationship, and that adds a new type of stress. It also means that the parents need to give their attention to the kids, rather than each other, so they can drift apart.

In some cases, people also start to ask deeper psychological questions about life. Once they have settled into a relationship for years, they may begin to wonder if they have already experienced everything life has for them. The idea that “this is it” can be depressing to some, who may decide they want to end their relationships and start over. They may also feel that their spouse is holding them back from what they want in life.

Those who do decide that it’s time for divorce must know what legal steps to take.

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