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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What to do if your spouse doesn’t want to divorce

You’ve finally come to the conclusion that you want to divorce your spouse. However, once you bring your true feelings to light, you come to realize that your spouse doesn’t want to go down this path. They want to stay together.

Should you find yourself in this predicament, there are several options available to you:

  • Proceed anyway: For example, you can file for divorce on a variety of at-fault grounds. This includes everything from adultery to abuse. You don’t need the permission of your spouse to file for divorce. 
  • Give your marriage another try: Maybe you’re okay with the idea of trying to work things out one more time. You’ve spoken to your spouse and realize that they’re ready to change. It may not work out, but there’s nothing wrong with seeing where things go in the near future. 
  • Discuss your concerns: It’s not required, but it’s a good idea to discuss your feelings and concerns with your spouse. Don’t just tell them that you want a divorce. Tell them why. Also, explain why you think your marriage won’t work in the future.

If you’re 100 percent sure that you want to divorce your spouse, there’s no good reason to turn back now. Doing so will only slow down the process, as you know you’ll eventually go down this path in the future.

Once you’re set on proceeding, learn more about the Pennsylvania divorce process, including the steps you can take to protect your legal rights. Knowledge is power when it comes to asking for and carrying out a divorce. 

 

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