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 kind of custody plan works for a baby?

Though it is unfortunate when it happens, there are times when parents split up before the birth of a child or shortly thereafter. In those cases, it is still important to have a custody plan in place, even though an infant will be restricted in where they can go or who they can be with for extended periods of time.

If you will be parents to an infant, it’s a good idea to sit down and talk about the parenting plan that you think would work best. If you’re getting along well, you may want to have a custody plan where the father can come to visit the infant whenever both parties’ schedules allow. If you don’t have a good relationship, then having monitored visitation with a third party present may be a good way to allow the child and their parent to bond.

When you make a custody agreement for an infant, you have to put your child first. They do need to see both parents regularly to bond, even if those visits aren’t long. The nonprimary parent may wish to see the infant three or four times a week for between two and four hours at a time, for example. The number of visits that happen in succession are more important than the time spent during each visit at this young age due to the need to build recognition and a parental-child bond.

Your attorney can discuss other options for visitation and custody schedules that may work for your child if you aren’t sure. Discuss the situation carefully, and you will come up with a reasonable solution.


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