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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Wills & Trusts

Butler County Wills & Allegheny County Trust Attorney

In addition to our vast family law practice, Sweeney Law Offices is pleased to offer additional services including wills, trusts, probate and estate administration. If you have minor children you defiantly need a will. A will can provide you the peace of mind that your children will be taken care of should something happen to you. Sweeney Law Offices drafts many wills for clients because of a change in status including marriage, divorce, adoption or birth of a child.

Who needs a will?

Everyone. If you want to have any control over your assets when you are gone, you must have a will. If you have minor children or handicapped dependants, and you want to make sure they are cared for, you need a will. Proper planning can prevent hassles at the time of a tragedy. Included in a will can be your wishes for burial. Sweeney Law Offices can draft a complete will for you; giving you the peace of mind that your loved ones will be taken care of should something happen to you. If you are a single parent a will can help express your wishes and ensure your family is part of your children’s life should something happen to you. The point of a Power of Attorney is that a person is able to act on your behalf prior to death but while incapacitated.

What is a living will?

A living will, also known as a healthcare derivative, is a legal document that expresses your wishes should you be injured or in a state that you can no longer express your opinion as to how you would like to be cared for. Living wills are often in the news. Most recently the Terri Schiavo case made headlines because of the family’s fight whether to keep her on a feeding tube or not. A living will can often prevent situations like this. A living will takes the pressure off of your loved ones.

What is a guardian?

A guardian is the person that you may assign to care for our children should something happen to you. If you have minor children or handicapped children, it is important that you decide who you would like care for them should something happen to you. It is important that you discuss this responsibility with the person or persons who you wish to designate as guardian for your dependants.

Contact a Pittsburgh Estate Planning Attorney Today

If you have questions about a will or a living will, contact Sweeney Law Offices today for a consultation to discuss your options. Several of our clients are in need of a new will because of a divorce, adoption or birth of a child. If you have children or want to control the distribution of your assets after you are gone, you need a will. Call us today at 724-742-2590.

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