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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Fathers’ Rights

Pennsylvania Fathers Rights Attorney

At Sweeney Law Offices we provide effective legal advice for fathers who want to maintain strong relationships with their children after divorce. We encourage fathers to seek shared custody arrangements with their spouses. And when it is necessary, we vigorously pursue effective custody agreements in court. For a strong voice in a father’s rights matter, contact our Western Pennsylvania family law firm via email or phone us today at 724-742-2590.

A Man Has A Right To Be His Children’s Father

Firm founder Mildred B. Sweeney is known among family law attorneys throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for her effective handling of fathers’ rights and grandparents’ rights matters. She has succeeded in securing primary legal custody for fathers when the situation called for it. A licensed social worker with over 25 years of experience assisting parents and children, Attorney Sweeney applies a broad knowledge of child psychology and family law on behalf of clients throughout Western Pennsylvania.

Father’s rights in Pennsylvania

When fathers call our office with questions about their rights in custody disputes, we stress that they have at least a 50% custodial right under Pennsylvania state law. We encourage fathers to determine what they want in a custody agreement, and then go for shared legal custody. It is widely accepted among family development professionals that shared custody arrangements benefit the children of divorced parents. We refer fathers to informational resources that shed light on their legal rights and the developmental needs of their children.

What can I do to have an active, routine involvement in my child’s life?

Now is the time to speak out and protect your priceless right to be a continuing, integral part of your children’s lives. Do not get into that mindset of “she lets me see the kids every other weekend” or be defined as the every other weekend father.

In today’s society there are an increasing number of dads who are the “Mr. Moms” and primary caregivers of their children. If this may be you, then you are one of the growing number of fathers who should and could have primary custody of your children. We vigorously advocate fathers’ rights when the circumstance strongly indicates that it is in the best interest of a child that the father has a primary role in his children’s lives.

If you are and have been involved in your child’s life and activities, you must have your voice heard now. Waiting oftentimes results in limiting your rights by prematurely establishing a “status quo” of time spent with your child at the beginning of your separation which defines how much time you will have with your children at the end of litigation or negotiation.

Sweeney Law Offices will provide you with essential information and critical legal guidance you need to preserve your relationship with your children and to ease the trauma that divorce inevitably inflicts on them.

If you are concerned about an impending child custody matter, stay in the home and call an experienced father’s rights lawyer like Mildred B. Sweeney at 724-742-2590 today. It is important to maintain your relationship with your children while you work toward an effective custody agreement. If you have questions about your rights in a custody, visitation, or paternity matter, contact an experienced Pittsburgh fathers’ rights attorney via email.

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Sweeney Law Offices Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania