Monthly Archives: December 2014

EXPANSION OF CURRENT LAW WHICH PENALIZES ADULTS FOR ALLOWING UNDERAGE CONSUMPTION

An expansion in current Illinois law, effective Jan. 1, 2015, will make it unlawful for any parent or guardian to knowingly permit his or her residence, any other private property under his or her control, or any vehicle, conveyance, or … Continue reading

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THE MADISON COUNTY HELLHOLE-MALPRACTICE MYTH

Madison County is supposed to be a “hell hole” for defendants.  That’s the lie perpetuated by insurance companies and corporate America to sway jurors to hate lawsuits and plaintiffs before the case is even heard.  But Madison County isn’t a … Continue reading

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How do I modify a child custody order after divorce?

In order to modify a child custody order two years must have passed since the order was entered and there must be a substantial change in circumstances.  A substantial change in circumstances includes the custodial parent moving to another state, … Continue reading

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VEHICLE SEIZURE BECAUSE OF A DUI????

Illinois law states that if you are arrested for DUI at a time when your license is suspended due to a prior DUI, the State’s Attorney of the county in which the arrest took place can bring a civil forfeiture … Continue reading

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When will a court award me 100% custody of my kids after a divorce?

The answer to this question may surprise you.  It is highly unlikely that you will ever get 100% custody of your kids.  What many people do not realize is that custody is broken down into two parts:  physical custody and … Continue reading

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SOMETHING TO REMEMBER IF YOU GET PULLED OVER FOR JUST A SAFETY BELT VIOLATION

An officer tells you that he stopped your vehicle because you were not wearing your safety belt.  An important part of the safety belt statute in IL to remember is according to 625 ILCS 5/12-603.1(f), “A law enforcement officer may … Continue reading

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How does a grandparent petition for custody of their grandchild after the divorce of their parents?

Illinois has set out certain statutes that allow for grandparents to obtain custody of their grandchildren in certain circumstances. First, in order for a grandparent to obtain custody of their grandchild the grandparent must have legal standing is the ability … Continue reading

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