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Family Law

Whether going through a divorce or any other legal dispute, you are under the microscope of the court and opposing counsel.  More than half of America are Facebook users, which allows the courts’ watchful eye to extend its horizons to your social networks. Facebook...

Personal Injury

The Snow is Coming!: Natural Accumulation Rule in Illinois   Let’s face it. Even though it’s only September, snow and ice are just right around the corner. Snow and ice increase everyone’s chances of slipping, tripping, and falling. So, what should you do to...

Family Law

The nuclear family, with both a biological mother and father, has long been considered the ideal family setting to raise a child. While this idea may have its flaws, many laws reflect this ideal. Illinois is no exception. Section 607(a) of Illinois’s Marriage and...

Open Meetings

In June, the Iowa Supreme Court decided a case involving The Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission. The Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission is generally a volunteer-run group that provides resources to communities to support infrastructure...

Worker’s Comp

Pathfinder Co. v. Industrial Commission, 62 Ill.2d 556, 343 N.E.2d 913 (1976), was the first case where the Illinois Supreme Court decided that worker’s compensation claims could include “mental-mental” sufferings. In Illinois, there are two types of mental worker’s...

Tort Immunity

Illinois’s Tort Immunity Act protects police from lawsuits that involve their police duties. Therefore, as a rule, you cannot sue the police department when, for example, the police fail to protect you. While some may argue that police should be directly liable for...

Workers’ Comp.

Cosmetic Surgery as Medical Expenses. According to the Workers’ Compensation Act in Illinois, the employer is required to pay for services related to work injuries. Those services include, “all the necessary first aid, medical and surgical services, and all necessary...

Personal Injury

In order to recover in a lawsuit, you must sue within a certain amount of time. There are several practical reasons for the limitations, collectively known as statute of limitations. First, suing sooner rather than later allows for fresh evidence; for example, the...

Expungement

Debunking Expungement Myths Having a criminal record can have a dramatic impact on various aspects of your life, including education, tax implications, employment issues, and housing consequences. Many people assume that if you wait long enough that your criminal...

Divorce

Dissipation of Assets. When parties go through a divorce, the court will divide the couple’s total assets between the parties. Normally, the division is based on notions of fairness, and also depends on various factors such as occupation, savings amounts, or who will...

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