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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Mothers’ Rights

Pennsylvania Mothers’ Rights Attorney

At Sweeney Law Offices we provide effective legal advice for parents who want to maintain strong relationships with their children after divorce. We encourage shared custody agreements when it is in the best interest of the children. And when it is necessary, we vigorously pursue effective custody agreements in court. If you are concerned about the custody of your children, contact our Western Pennsylvania family law firm via email or call us today at 724-742-2590.

A “shared parenting agreement” is often the most appropriate equitable solution to a custody dispute, and undeniably the best available antidote for the emotional and developmental difficulties that arise with a contentious divorce atmosphere. Fortunately, with a degree of flexibility, careful planning, and a measure of self-control, you may not have to subject yourselves, as parents, or your children to the torments and tortures of an adversarial divorce litigation focused on custody matters.

Negotiation and compromise in the child’s best interest is always the approach to emphasize first. A respectful, honorable, more humane decision-making is preferable to and less traumatic than litigation, when possible. As a social worker, attorney and mediator, Attorney Sweeney always puts the needs of the children first when helping either parent pursue a custody agreement.

Woman’s rights in custody considerations

A WOMAN WHO WANTS TO retain primary custody of the children because she believes, for many diverse reasons, that is in the best interest of the children, may have situations when she must be very cautious. When dad is a work-at-home father or has great flexibility in his schedule, the situation must be looked at carefully. When dad has been the primary caregiver and mom the ‘breadwinner’ it is possible that mom’s primary custodian position traditionally established may be in question. If this may be your circumstance, call Sweeney Law Offices for a consultation immediately at 724-742-2590 or email an experienced child custody attorney. Attorney Sweeney is always advocating for the best interest of your children and will work relentlessly to make sure you maintain your rights as a parent.

Mother’s rights in a divorce matter

In a divorce litigation or, even in a negotiated agreement, women have special needs dependant upon their individual circumstance that men often do not have to face. Sweeney Law Offices offers specialized divorce planning geared to assist the woman’s needs and the particular challenges that women encounter. The very ‘fibre’ of your life is impacted – financial strain, reduced standard of living, escalated emotional upheaval and stress-chaotic, estranged relationship with your children, the need to re-define your goals and educational needs, among others. A divorce is a ‘grieving process’ and you will encounter the various stages of this process through disbelief, depression, anger, distrust, confusion, retaliation, isolation, acceptance and, finally-at long last-Moving On.!!

Sweeney Law Offices has a vigorous advocacy for you to assist in protecting your needs and providing the specialist you will need to make informed decisions about yourself, your children and your family’s future.

Our skilled family law attorneys have a unique network of the most highly qualified specialists available to provide you with the finest input, to include:

  • Certified Public Accountants (CPA’s) familiar with all divorce law and up-to-date caselaw affecting the financial situation you may be in.
  • Pension, 401(k), and Retirement Evaluators
  • Child and Adult Psychiatrist, Psychologist and Therapists
  • Certified Divorce Financial Planners
  • Marital Personal Property Evaluators
  • Real Estate Appraisers and Realtors
  • Business Evaluators if you or your husband own a business which requires valuation as part of the marital estate
  • Bankruptcy Counseling with Consulting Bankruptcy Attorneys

If you are a woman confronted with any of the above, you need to speak to a qualified family law attorney today! Call Sweeney Law Offices for a consultation to discuss in length your unique needs at 724-742-2590 or click here to email Attorney Sweeney.

Offices 20 minutes north of downtown Pittsburgh

Sweeney Law Offices Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania