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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Investments & Retirement Benefits In Divorce

The Fair Division of Assets in Divorce

In cases involving substantial marital assets, it is extremely important to determine the actual value of family businesses, retirement funds, stock options, mutual funds, restricted stock, retirement benefits, and other jointly-owned assets. An experienced divorce lawyer like Mildred B. Sweeney is familiar with the complex issues that can be involved in divorces where there is a large amount of assets.

This is a time when you need someone impartial to protect you and look out for your interests. Our law firm will help you reach an agreement while never allowing you to be taken advantage of. We know that giving you personal attention is only one part of the representation our clients deserve. We also fight hard for your interests.

To discuss a complex divorce and asset division matter, contact a Pittsburgh divorce lawyer via e-mail or phone us at 724-742-2590 today. You will always deal directly with an experienced divorce attorney and mediator who understands the implications a divorce or separation may have on your life and your future financial security.

The Division of Pensions, Investments and Other Assets

If you acquired any part of your pension, 401(k) or 403(b), TIAA-CREF, stock plan, stock options, deferred compensation and other retirement incentives during the marriage, that portion is marital property and must be shared with your spouse when you divorce. You may be able to trade other assets or come to an agreement if you want to keep your pension or retirement intact.

The Sweeney Law Offices maintains a close working relationship with a network of highly qualified specialists in order to provide you with the necessary guidance and input, including:

  • Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) familiar with all divorce law and up-to-date case law affecting the financial situation you may be in
  • Pension and retirement account evaluators
  • Certified divorce financial planners
  • Tax consultants
  • Marital personal property evaluators
  • Real estate appraisers and realtors
  • Business valuators if you or your spouse own a business which requires valuation as part of the marital estate
  • Bankruptcy counseling from consulting bankruptcy attorneys

Contact Us Today

To discuss your rights and options in obtaining a fair division of assets such as investments and retirement accounts in divorce, contact us today. Our main office is located 20 minutes north of downtown Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. We offer free parking for your convenience. Major credit cards are accepted.