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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Guiding You Through Adult Adoption In Pennsylvania

While most of family law involves a family breaking apart, adoption involves the challenges of bringing a family together. At Sweeney Law Offices, we understand the emotional, financial and psychological burdens you may be facing already — which is why we want to take care of all the legal challenges ahead of you. We take care of the details, so you can focus on what matters most for your family.

Can You Adopt Someone Over 18?

While most times adoption is carried out by parents seeking to bring a child into their home, there are a number of situations where adult adoption may be worth pursuing. They can range from financial reasons to fulfilling more emotional purposes.

  • To establish inheritance, making it easier to leave property or assets to someone over 18
  • To allow a stepparent to adopt their stepchild while they are older than 18
  • To reconnect a child over the age of 18 who has found their birth parent(s) and allow them to legally become part of the family
  • To make it easier for one to care for an adult over the age of 18 who may be disabled or otherwise needs assistance

No matter what your reasoning, we can help you through the process. While the legal guidelines surrounding adult adoption in Pennsylvania may be confusing, our adult adoption lawyers have helped many families complete their adoptions quickly and efficiently. Now we want to help you bring your family together.

We Make Adoption Easy — Call 724-742-2590 Today

Our Cranberry Township attorneys have worked with families across Pittsburgh and the surrounding region for decades. From helping you file the adult adoption papers to checking in with you after the process is complete, we guide you through every step of your journey. Give us a call to discuss your options, or reach out online to get started with us.