Monthly Archives: January 2015

How does getting a divorce effect my will?

Many people do not think to change their wills after they get a divorce; I mean getting a divorce is enough stressful enough.  When you get divorced in the State of Illinois your ex-spouse will be deemed to have predeceased … Continue reading

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The Five Most Important Deposition Rules

Many people have heard of a deposition but know nothing about what a deposition is or what the rules are when giving your disposition.  A deposition is the oral testimony of a witness or a party to a case given … Continue reading

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What am I entitled to when I get an annulment rather than a divorce?

When you get an annulment you are not entitled to alimony or any sort of property distribution.  An annulment is different from a divorce in the fact that divorces tend to allow for a property distribution and some sort of … Continue reading

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The Law Office of Keith Short helps family in Joplin, MO.

Over the holiday season The Law Office of Keith Short donated to help a single mother with two children who were in desperate need of help.  Last year Crystal faced one crisis after another.  Crystal soon started to lose hours … Continue reading

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Why won’t I get the same results in my divorce case as my neighbor got in his?

            In a divorce, results may vary depending on the court you file in or the judge you are in front of. Although there are statutes, and many other factors that guide the judge, the judges may sometimes be able … Continue reading

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Two types of divorce: Should I declare my marriage invalid or file for a dissolution of marriage when either is possible?

A declaration of invalidity of marriage is a cause of action that allows for an individual to obtain a ruling that a valid marriage never actually took place due to a defect that existed at the time of the marriage, … Continue reading

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Work Comp trial/appeal wins lead to settlement of $170,000.00

Last year we tried a disputed carpal tunnel/cubital tunnel/shoulder injury claim.  The employer claimed the client’s injuries were not caused by his employment and that he was an independent contractor.  We tried the case and won on all issues…they appealed…we … Continue reading

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