Monthly Archives: October 2014

Family Law Acronyms: Part 1

There are many terms that are thrown around when dealing with a family law case.  Some of the terms may be recognizable, while others may be confusing.  Below are some commonly used words and definitions to help our clients gain … Continue reading

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Four Defenses to Fault-Based Divorces

There are several defenses the accused spouse may use to defend a dissolution of marriage or legal separation. These include: failure of the petitioner to prove their case; provocation; accepted lifestyle; and condonation.  You may be wondering, what do all … Continue reading

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When $75,000.00 is not nearly enough

We recently settled a case for a client who was horribly injured in a car accident in which she was a passenger. Her medical bills topped $400,000.00.  Her life will forever be impaired due to her terrible injuries.  The defendant’s … Continue reading

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Does Legal Separation Constitute Divorce?

Legal separation is merely a separation, not a divorce. The legal separation does not actually terminate the marriage, and it does not decide property rights, unless the parties agree that happen.  According to the Illinois Statute, 750 ILCS 5/402(a), only … Continue reading

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SPEEDING IN AN ILLINOIS CONSTRUCTION ZONE CAN BE EXPENSIVE……

We all dislike the extra amount of time that traveling through a construction zone can add to our commute. The speed limit is lower than usual and you might be in a hurry.  You may think that as long as … Continue reading

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Divorce: What does a court look at when determining custody?

Many people may wonder what a court considers when determining who will be the custodial parent of a child. The Illinois statute, 750 ILCS 5/602, lists many factors, called the Best Interest of the Child factors.  Some of those factors … Continue reading

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FALL IS THE PERFECT TIME OF YEAR…..TO GET ARRESTED

The leaves are changing, the summer heat has left the area and there are numerous festivals that are taking place every weekend. Fall is a wonderful time of year…………. It is an easy decision to attend a festival, have a … Continue reading

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Work Comp: Know your job!

In a workers’ comp claim one of the most difficult things a lawyer has to do is to explain to the judge all of the things you do at work. A clear and complete job description is critical to winning … Continue reading

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Mother Rejects Cancer Treatment in Order to Save Unborn Baby

What would you do if you were given the choice to terminate a pregnancy in order to receive treatment for melanoma that has spread throughout your body? Kathy Taylor, a heroic mother, was faced with that same question.  Ms. Taylor … Continue reading

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SHARE THE ROAD!!!

Being that we are avid cyclists and have represented and currently are representing cyclists that were struck by vehicles, this a topic that is near and dear to us and one that needs to be addressed on a routine basis … Continue reading

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