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DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Are Bonuses, Sick Days, and Stock Options Considered Marital Property in Illinois?

    Are Bonuses, Sick Days, and Stock Options Considered Marital Property in Illinois?
    Brad is a financial manager with Big Business USA. He earns an annual salary, and doesn’t have an employment contract. However, his employer does give him the opportunity to receive an annual bonus, based on the company’s…
  • Nov 3

    In Illinois, a Noncustodial Parent May Be Entitled to Receive Child Support

    In Illinois, a Noncustodial Parent May Be Entitled to Receive Child Support
    Yes, you read that correctly. In Illinois, under certain circumstances, a noncustodial parent may be entitled to receive child support from the custodial parent.   In a divorce or parentage case, a court may either grant joint custody of…
  • Sep 30

    Are DuPage County Income Withholding Orders for Child Support Enforceable?

    Are DuPage County Income Withholding Orders for Child Support Enforceable?
    Income withholding notices issued to employers are the most common way child support orders are enforced. When everything works as it should, employers dutifully obey such notices, withhold child support from the employee’s pay, and…
Rank this Week: 3120

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

Covers eminent domain issues in the States of Indiana, North Carolina and Illinois.

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Nov 18

    Down with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    Down with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
      Callie Houghland, a second year at the University, has spent the past eight summers as a camper and student with the Nature Camp Foundation in the heart of the George Washington National Forest, just south of Shenandoah. Houghland…
  • Nov 18

    Bluegrass Pipeline opponents plan for next battle

    Bluegrass Pipeline opponents plan for next battle
      LEXINGTON, Ky. - Organizers of the successful campaign to halt the Bluegrass Pipeline are gearing up for new battles.The widespread introduction of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has unlocked gas reserves in Ohio, Pennsylvania…
  • Nov 18

    ‘My house is not for sale’: Indiana residents fight city’s home-seizure plan

    ‘My house is not for sale’: Indiana residents fight city’s home-seizure plan
      Indiana residents are fighting to save their homes as their local government weighs a sweeping plan to demolish them to make way for new development, in a case critics are calling a “poster child” for the abuse of…
Rank this Week: 3478

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers cerebral palsy, crib death, Erb's palsy and other forms of birth injuries. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.chicagobirthinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    The Risk of Injury from Gestational Diabete

    The Risk of Injury from Gestational Diabete
    Diabetes is an extremely serious health concern that affects the way cells handle glucose, or sugar, within the body. The condition can lead to serious injury, and even death, if not treated properly. When a woman develops the disease during…
  • Nov 12

    Jury Awards $8.4 Million in Breathing Tub Injury

    Jury Awards $8.4 Million in Breathing Tub Injury
    The actions of a hospital staff during the labor and delivery of a baby can result in lasting medical consequences for the child, as well as the mother and family. A moment of hesitation or inaction may lead to serious injuries that will…
  • Nov 4

    The Basics - Use of Forceps can Lead to Birth Injurie

    The Basics - Use of Forceps can Lead to Birth Injurie
    Complications during the birth process are disturbingly common. Fortunately, when these problems do occur, medical professionals are generally equipped with the tools and knowledge to handle them in the most efficient and safest manner…
Rank this Week: 4712

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer…

Indiana Injury and Family Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, drug recalls, product hazards and family law. By Padove Law.

http://www.indianainjuryandfamilylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Carr-MacArthur v. Carr - On Mental Health and Child Custody

    Carr-MacArthur v. Carr - On Mental Health and Child Custody
    Mental illness does not carry the same stigma it did even just a few decades ago. This has brought many conditions to light that may have otherwise been hidden, and allowed for better treatment plans with greater family support. However, in…
  • Nov 3

    Indiana Appeals Court Affirms Adoption Ruling

    Indiana Appeals Court Affirms Adoption Ruling
    While Indiana family law courts strive to make the adoption process and transition as seamless as possible for children and their families, inevitably, there are going to be bumps in the road. This is especially true when the adoption is in…
  • Oct 20

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Appeals Court Weighs Child Support Change

    Bogner v. Bogner - Indiana Appeals Court Weighs Child Support Change
    Changes in Indiana child support payments are only going to be made in circumstances where the court has held there has been a substantial change in condition and it's in the best interest of the child or children involved. Deviation from…
Rank this Week: 965

Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, truck accidents, and personal injury law in Illinois. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.chicagocaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Child Passenger Safety: Risk Factors and Injury Prevention

    Child Passenger Safety: Risk Factors and Injury Prevention
    Even with all the advancements we’ve making in automotive safety technology, car accidents continue to be the leading cause of death among our nation’s youth population. We know that technology has the potential to help make us a…
  • Nov 13

    Statistics Show Drinking and Riding is a Major Cause of Motorcycle Accident

    Statistics Show Drinking and Riding is a Major Cause of Motorcycle Accident
    When most people think about the hazards associated with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, they probably picture a person in an SUV or a car. You might think of someone being involved in an accident, or of a driver pulling their car over…
  • Nov 12

    Prevent Bicycle Accidents: Share the Road

    Prevent Bicycle Accidents: Share the Road
    Many different transportation agencies encourage bicycling as an enjoyable and healthy alternative mode of transportation to motor vehicles. The exercise is good for your body, and it’s great for the environment, what’s not to…
Rank this Week: 4684

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Covers Illinois Nursing Home Abuse, news, updates and commentary. Published by Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.illinoisnursinghomeabuselawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Country's Worst Nursing Homes Receive Federal Insurance

    Country's Worst Nursing Homes Receive Federal Insurance
    The Center for Public Integrity recently revealed that hundreds of the country's lowest-rated nursing homes are receiving federally-backed, guaranteed mortgages. This assistance is worth billions of dollars, so why is it being given to…
  • Nov 12

    Investigation Finds Nursing Home Care Lower Than Families Believe

    Investigation Finds Nursing Home Care Lower Than Families Believe
    In every nursing home throughout the country, staffing levels directly affects the quality of care residents receive. Far too many nursing homes are understaffed, under-funded, and not giving residents the comprehensive care they need.…
  • Nov 3

    Falls a Serious Threat as Population Age

    Falls a Serious Threat as Population Age
    The nursing home negligence attorneys at Pintas & Mullins law firm have decades of experience working with residents who suffer from serious or repeated falls in nursing homes. As the baby boomers age - about 10,000 Americans turn 65…
Rank this Week: 1988

J. Paye in Brief

J. Paye in Brief

Profiles athletes, business professionals and celebrities and discusses current events and entertainment news.

http://jpaye.com/in-brief/
  • Nov 17

    2 Legal Lesson Learned from Lifetime’s Failed Aaliyah Biopic

    2 Legal Lesson Learned from Lifetime’s Failed Aaliyah Biopic
      Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, aired Saturday night and sent the internet into an uproar.  Viewers took to their social media accounts and expressed extreme disappointment in the film. One of…
  • May 30

    J. Paye Article in Jet Magazine

    J. Paye Article in Jet Magazine
    Check out an article written by Johnetta Paye, Esq entitled:  3 Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned from Loss in Jet Magazine!
  • May 30

    J. Paye Article in Jet Magazine

    J. Paye Article in Jet Magazine
    Check out an article written by Johnetta Paye, Esq entitled:  3 Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned from Loss in Jet Magazine!
Rank this Week: 3529

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families aat nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Nursing Home Manipulate Data For Higher Rating

    Nursing Home Manipulate Data For Higher Rating
    Trying to choose the right nursing home for a loved one can be a very difficult endeavor. First and foremost, family members often want to make sure that the loved one will be safe and cared for in the facility. Family members want to make…
  • Nov 10

    Short-Term Nursing Home Admission Proves Deadly for Patient

    Short-Term Nursing Home Admission Proves Deadly for Patient
    Neglect is one of the leading causes of death for nursing home residents in the United States. Nursing home staff workers have a legal obligation to provide consistent care to residents. When staff workers fail to check up on nursing home…
  • Nov 3

    Technology Promises to Reduce Medication Errors in Nursing Home

    Technology Promises to Reduce Medication Errors in Nursing Home
    One of the major issues impacting patients is medical malpractice involving medical errors. Every year, millions of patients receive the wrong medications. Patients can face increased risks when they receive the wrong medication in a nursing…
Rank this Week: 129

Illinois Bicycle Law

Illinois Bicycle Law

Covers Illinois cycling laws and news. By Michael Keating.

http://www.illinoisbicyclelaw.com/
  • Nov 17

    Chicago Bicyclist Receives $190,000.00 Settlement For Personal Injuries In Crash on Montrose

    Chicago Bicyclist Receives $190,000.00 Settlement For Personal Injuries In Crash on Montrose
    A long journey began for a Chicago bicyclist back in April of 2011. However, the journey he embarked on that day only started by bicycle. The journey itself was primarily made up of three years of medical care including a surgery. As is often…
  • Oct 31

    What Can Be Done To Reduce Bicycle Crashes in Illinois?

    What Can Be Done To Reduce Bicycle Crashes in Illinois?
    Attorney Michael Keating of Keating Law Offices being interviewed by FOX Chicago.Last Friday, Attorney Michael S. Keating of the Illinois Bicycle Lawyers at Keating Law Offices was interviewed by FOX News Chicago regarding new video…
  • Oct 30

    Keating Law Offices Sponsors Evanston's "Pedal Bright" Bike Light Giveaway and Installation Event

    Keating Law Offices Sponsors Evanston's "Pedal Bright" Bike Light Giveaway and Installation Event
    The Illinois Bicycle Law ShieldOn the Eve of Halloween (tonight, October 30th) Keating Law Offices is sponsoring the City of Evanston's “Pedal Bright” Bike Light Giveaway and Installation event. The goal of the event is to …
Rank this Week: 4121

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Mevorah Law Offices Blog

Covers divorce and family law in Illinois.

http://www.divorce-attorney-illinois.com/
  • Nov 17

    Custody Arrangements: The Right of First Refusal

    Custody Arrangements: The Right of First Refusal
    A recent bill signed into law in Illinois will have a tremendous impact on custody and visitation rights. The law amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act by determining that when one of the parties who has custody or…
  • Nov 10

    Illinois Establishes New Guidelines for Spousal Maintenance

    Illinois Establishes New Guidelines for Spousal Maintenance
    Spousal maintenance is often one of the most contentious issues during divorce. Often referred to as “alimony,” this payment of support from one spouse to another has come under criticism in recent years. As a result, some…
  • Nov 3

    Snooping on Your Spouse Could be Costly to Your Divorce

    Snooping on Your Spouse Could be Costly to Your Divorce
    A survey published by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) shows a significant increase in the use of evidence taken from smartphones and social networking websites in matrimonial litigation. Men and women have become more…
Rank this Week: 2142

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers traffic stops and DUI defense. By Gullberg, Box & Worby LLC.

http://www.illinoisduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 15

    The Confrontation Clause in Illinois DUI Case

    The Confrontation Clause in Illinois DUI Case
    The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the right for the accused to confront his accuser. This language seems straight-forward enough, but the scope and limitations of this right is ever evolving. Two Supreme Court…
  • Nov 13

    Is it legal to avoid DUI Roadblocks?

    Is it legal to avoid DUI Roadblocks?
    Avoiding Roadblocks Often, motorists will seek to avoid roadblocks for a variety of reasons. They may mistake a roadblock for a traffic accident and make a turn or a U-turn prior to reaching the "entrance." Likewise, motorists may recognize…
  • Apr 23

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO KNOWINGLY POSSESS?

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO KNOWINGLY POSSESS?
    The Cannabis Control Act states, "It is unlawful for any person to knowingly possess cannabis" (720 ILCS 550/4). The Illinois Controlled Substances Act states, "Except as otherwise stated by this act, it is unlawful for any person to…
Rank this Week: 3160

Illinois Estate Planning &…

Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

Covers Illinois estate planning, real estate and trusts. By Wilson & Wilson.

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Nov 15

    Checklist to Leave with Your Will

    Checklist to Leave with Your Will
    Leaving those who survive you an organized estate with accurate records will save time and money. At a minimum, leave information regarding the following in a place where your heirs can easily find it: • Your personal history including…
  • Nov 8

    Small Estate Affidavits and Illinois Probate

    Small Estate Affidavits and Illinois Probate
    A small estate affidavit may be used in place of a formal estate proceeding (opening an estate before a judge) to collect the decedent’s personal property when the total value of the deceased individual's (decedent's) personal property…
  • Oct 31

    Chicago Estate Planning and Inherited Roth IRA

    Chicago Estate Planning and Inherited Roth IRA
    Withdrawals are usually tax-free when one inherits a Roth IRA, but minimum withdrawals are required each year using the same rules as for any inherited IRA. A non-spouse beneficiary should have the account retitled as an inherited Roth IRA…
Rank this Week: 1769

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer…

A Skokie Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains The Law

By Matt Keenan.

http://www.skokiecriminallawyer.com/
  • Nov 14

    NEW ILLINOIS LAW PENALIZES KRATOM USE BY MINORS

    NEW ILLINOIS LAW PENALIZES KRATOM USE BY MINORS
    As of January 1, 2015, children under age 18 may not sell or possess any product containing the herbal drug Kratom. Kratom is derived from the Mitragyna speciosa, a tree native to Thailand. Its effects are similar to morphine or opium. The…
  • Oct 27

    THE POLICE ARE AT MY DOOR: KNOCK AND TALK DOCTRINE IN ILLINOIS

    THE POLICE ARE AT MY DOOR: KNOCK AND TALK DOCTRINE IN ILLINOIS
    When you answered the doorbell, you were surprised to see the police. The officer said he had a few questions and wanted to know if he could come in. The officer did not have a search warrant. Do you have a right to refuse? Generally, the…
  • Sep 29

    ILLINOIS TOUGHENS LAW ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENDERS

    ILLINOIS TOUGHENS LAW ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENDERS
    Starting January 1, 2015, Illinois law gives the Court new tools to discourage offenders from violating an order of protection. Known as “Diane’s Law,” the new law enables the court to keep tabs on an offender’s…
Rank this Week: 3049

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1749

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Real Estate Advisor Law Blog

Covers real estate development, environmental, finance and legal issues. By Ulmer Berne LLP.

http://www.realestateadvisorlawblog.com
  • Nov 14

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze-2r0zchGc In January 2009 we launched the RealEstateAdvisorLaw Blog. Our approach was to bring trends and legal developments related to the real estate industry in a fresh hit and run format. From the…
  • Nov 10

    What I Learned at ICSC

    What I Learned at ICSC
    I just attended the ICSC Law conference in Orlando where I led, along with Maggie Sitko of Sitko Bruno in Pittsburgh,  a seminar on letters of intent. Leasing attorneys all appear to be busy and the numbers reflect that as the conference…
  • Oct 24

    2005 Standard for Environmental Assessments Will No Longer be Recognized by USEPA After October 2015

    2005 Standard for Environmental Assessments Will No Longer be Recognized by USEPA After October 2015
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) took its final step to phase out ASTM E1527-05, the standard for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments utilized by environmental professionals and parties since…
Rank this Week: 2769

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Nov 14

    Fires Erupted in Chicago Area

    Fires Erupted in Chicago Area
    There have been three serious fires in the Chicago area in as many days, causing heavy damage, displacing families, and injuring several victims. Fire injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins would like to take this opportunity to outline some…
  • Nov 13

    Nutek Baby Wipes Recalled

    Nutek Baby Wipes Recalled
    Several brands of baby wipes made by Nutek Disposables are being recalled due to bacterial infections. The recalled brands include: Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred's, Kidgets, Member's Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and…
  • Nov 7

    Stryker Agrees to $1 Billion Settlement With Hip Patient

    Stryker Agrees to $1 Billion Settlement With Hip Patient
    In an effort to avoid thousands of trials over its defective hip implants, Stryker recently agreed to pay at least $1.43 billion to patients implanted with the metal-on-metal devices. This agreement was the result of an unusual "bellwether…
Rank this Week: 340

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Chicago Injury Law Blog

Covers pharmaceutical, medical device and medical malpractice litigation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.chicagoinjurylawblog.com/
  • Nov 14

    Fires Erupted in Chicago Area

    Fires Erupted in Chicago Area
    There have been three serious fires in the Chicago area in as many days, causing heavy damage, displacing families, and injuring several victims. Fire injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins would like to take this opportunity to outline some…
  • Nov 13

    Nutek Baby Wipes Recalled

    Nutek Baby Wipes Recalled
    Several brands of baby wipes made by Nutek Disposables are being recalled due to bacterial infections. The recalled brands include: Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred's, Kidgets, Member's Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and…
  • Nov 7

    Stryker Agrees to $1 Billion Settlement With Hip Patient

    Stryker Agrees to $1 Billion Settlement With Hip Patient
    In an effort to avoid thousands of trials over its defective hip implants, Stryker recently agreed to pay at least $1.43 billion to patients implanted with the metal-on-metal devices. This agreement was the result of an unusual "bellwether…
Rank this Week: 2047

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accident and injury law, as well as medical malpractice and construction injury news. Published by Chicago, Illinois personal injury attorney, Joseph Klest.

http://www.josephklest.com/
  • Nov 14

    Drunk Driver Kills Pedestrian on NW Side - Bail Set at $400K

    Drunk Driver Kills Pedestrian on NW Side - Bail Set at $400K
    A Cook County Judge set a $400,000 bail for Maciej Machniewicz who is charged with felony aggravated DUI following a car accident. Machniewicz, who prosecutors are saying never had a valid drivers license, was charged with aggravated DUI…
  • Oct 16

    3 Gavin Middle School Teachers Fired in Connection with Abuse Charge

    3 Gavin Middle School Teachers Fired in Connection with Abuse Charge
    The School District Board for Gavin School District 37 in Ingleside, IL are suspending without pay pending a formal dismissal hearing Michale Vucic, a Gavin teacher who has been charged with childhood sexual abuse of a student. The Board…
  • Jul 22

    Fatal I-55 Truck Crash Results in Charges against Trucker

    Fatal I-55 Truck Crash Results in Charges against Trucker
    Authorities charged the truck driver involved in the wreck on I-55 Mondaythat resulted in the loss of five lives with speeding before the crash. The deaths were the result of two separate crashes that happened on Interstate 55 near Channahon,…
Rank this Week: 4639

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law and visas. By Kalita Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 14

    Executive Action on Immigration Coming Soon

    Executive Action on Immigration Coming Soon
    The President plans to use his executive authority to overhaul U.S. immigration law unless Congress passes a comprehensive immigration reform bill by the end of the year. Despite protests from Republicans, the President is expected to…
  • Nov 4

    U Visa - Filing for Derivative Family Member

    U Visa - Filing for Derivative Family Member
    We recently discussed U visa eligibility on the blog and noted that this type of nonimmigrant visa provides relief to victims of qualifying crimes by granting them temporary legal status and work authorization in the U.S. for 4 years. The…
  • Nov 4

    Removing Conditions from a Conditional Green Card

    Removing Conditions from a Conditional Green Card
    Permanent residence is not available to foreign nationals who marry U.S. citizens solely for immigration purposes. Immigration officers see such marriages as shams, so they are very careful about investigating marriage cases. As a result of…
Rank this Week: 4334

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 14

    This ABA Ethics Opinion Makes Me Sad About the State of the Legal Profession

    This ABA Ethics Opinion Makes Me Sad About the State of the Legal Profession
    It’s unethical for prosecutors to lend out letterhead to debt collectors, ABA opinion says. The ABA has issued an ethics opinion (No. 469) which provides that prosecutors should not lend their stationery to debt collectors. Some…
  • Nov 7

    Former Navy Seal Sues His Lawyers For Legal Malpractice

    Former Navy Seal Sues His Lawyers For Legal Malpractice
    Former Navy SEAL, Author of Bin Laden Best Seller, May Face Costly Penalties, Lawyer Says – NYTimes.com. The former Navy Seal who wrote a book on the Bin Laden raid has filed a legal malpractice lawsuit against his former lawyers. He…
  • Nov 7

    Indiana Court Holds That County Commissioners Can Sue Their Attorney For Legal Malpractice

    Indiana Court Holds That County Commissioners Can Sue Their Attorney For Legal Malpractice
    VISSING v. CLARK COUNTY BOARD OF AVIATION COMMISSIONERS, Ind: Court of Appeals 2014 – Google Scholar. The malpractice lawsuit arose out of an effort to claim, by eminent domain, certain property, which was to be used to an airport. In…
Rank this Week: 1635

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Chicago Divorce Attorney

Covers Illinois family law matters. By the Wolkowitz Law Office.

http://wolkowitz.com/chicago-divorce-illinois-family-law-blog
  • Nov 13

    Child taken to Illinois? It’s a UCCJEA emergency!

    Child taken to Illinois? It’s a UCCJEA emergency!
    If your child has been taken from some other state to Illinois – without your permission – then you are likely experiencing a child custody emergency. That being the case, you will need a lawyer with expertise in the Uniform Child…
  • Sep 10

    FAQ: Depositions for divorce and child custody

    FAQ: Depositions for divorce and child custody
    If you are involved in a divorce in Illinois, you might wonder, “What is a deposition?” Long story short, it’s an interview of a party or witness that can be used in court. But as a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I know that…
  • Sep 6

    Who is the best QDRO lawyer in Illinois?

    Who is the best QDRO lawyer in Illinois?
    As a divorce lawyer in Illinois, I often have to deal with dividing retirement accounts as part of a divorce. Here’s the deal with dividing 401ks, pensions, and the like – it’s complicated.  Splitting 401ks and pension…
Rank this Week: 4544

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Illinois DUI Lawyer Blawg

Covers Illinois DUI laws and news. By Harvatin Law Offices.

http://www.illinoisduilawyerblawg.com/
  • Nov 13

    Illinois Courts Interpret McNeely

    Illinois Courts Interpret McNeely
    The Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. Searches and seizures executed without a warrant are presumed unreasonable unless there is an established exception. The Supreme Court has…
  • Nov 3

    Medical Marijuana Cards Do Not Exempt Illinois Drivers From DUI

    Medical Marijuana Cards Do Not Exempt Illinois Drivers From DUI
    Illinois recently updated its DUI law in response to its new medical marijuana law, which became effective in January of 2014. Under the new law, an authorized medical marijuana user can legally use marijuana and operate a motor vehicle as…
  • Sep 12

    DUI on a bicycle? It depends.

    DUI on a bicycle? It depends.
    The Wisconsin State Bar Association discussed an appellate court case from that state regarding whether someone could be guilty of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) on a bicycle.  The bicycle in question could be self-propelled by an…
Rank this Week: 1425

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
  • Nov 12

    Finding Insurance Coverage for Consumer Products Class Action Complaint

    Finding Insurance Coverage for Consumer Products Class Action Complaint
    Consumer class action claims are a familiar tool for addressing dissatisfaction with a defective product.  Given that one of the goals of a consumer class action claim is to recover damages for the claimants, triggering insurance…
  • Nov 10

    Is a Vice President an Officer Entitled to Indemnification or Advancement?

    Is a Vice President an Officer Entitled to Indemnification or Advancement?
    This question didn’t seem to be that complicated at first blush.  Now it is.  The Third Circuit’s recent ruling that a former Vice President of Goldman Sachs is not necessarily an officer entitled to…
  • Nov 4

    Angela Elbert Speaking at Aon's 2014 D&O and Cyber Risk Forum

    Angela Elbert Speaking at Aon's 2014 D&O and Cyber Risk Forum
    On November 5, 2014, from 2-4 p.m., Angela R. Elbert, a partner in the Insurance Policyholder practice group, will speak at Aon's 2014 Directors & Officers (D&O) and Cyber Risk Forum in Chicago.   The expert…
Rank this Week: 3584

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers motorcycle accidents and rider safety. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 12

    Fatal Williamson County Motorcycle Crash

    Fatal Williamson County Motorcycle Crash
    There was a fatal Illinois motorcycle accident Monday (November 10, 2014) in Williamson County. The accident happened at approximately 3:10 p.m. on Stotlar Road, near the intersection with Reed Cemetary Road. According to the Williamson…
  • Oct 27

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident Near Paxton, Illinoi

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident Near Paxton, Illinoi
    There was a fatal motorcycle crash near Paxton, Illinois on Sunday afternoon, October 26, 2014. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) this fatal Illinois motorcycle accident happened at approximately 2:34 p.m., as the motorcyclist was…
  • Oct 22

    Chicago Motorcyclist Dies Following June 14 Accident

    Chicago Motorcyclist Dies Following June 14 Accident
    A motorcyclist who was injured in a collision in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood a few month ago has died from his injuries. The motorcyclist, Ricardo Roman, 44, of Chicago, died Tuesday at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.…
Rank this Week: 581

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

By David Wolkowitz.

http://uncontesteddivorceinillinois.com/
  • Nov 12

    How is Property Divided in Divorce? FAQ

    How is Property Divided in Divorce? FAQ
    You ask: “How is property divided in an Illinois divorce?” If you are interested in an uncontested divorce in Illinois, maybe you wonder about how property is divided in a divorce in Illinois. In an Illinois divorce, the division…
  • Jun 14

    Divorce Mediation in Illinoi

    Divorce Mediation in Illinoi
    Most people that contact me for an uncontested divorce in Illinois do no need mediation because they have everything worked out. However, there are some people who don’t quite agree, but might be able to come to an agreement after…
  • May 1

    Waiting Periods for Divorce in Illinoi

    Waiting Periods for Divorce in Illinoi
    What is the waiting period for divorce in Illinois? As a Chicago divorce lawyer, I get this question a lot. Not surprisingly, many times people want to get divorced in Illinois as fast as possible. As a state in other articles, uncontested…
Rank this Week: 3239

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Gillette-Torvik Blog

Two lawyers in two states blog about law and the issues of the day, and then comment on each other's posts.

http://gillette-torvik.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 12

    Actual proof that kids today have it worse.

    Actual proof that kids today have it worse.
    Normally when I hear someone talk about how much better children have it today than in previous generations, I think that the speaker is spewing nonsense. But I do not tell the speaker that they are spewing nonsense because I do not have any…
  • Nov 7

    Do you remember Arthur J. Mellott, Delmas C. Hill, and Walter A. Huxman?

    Do you remember Arthur J. Mellott, Delmas C. Hill, and Walter A. Huxman?
    I hope to post more about the Sixth Circuit's decision to uphold same-sex marriage bans later today. The decision is here. But I had one thought that I thought I could share quickly.One frequently reads that the judges who are striking down…
  • Oct 14

    How a 10-year-old gets charged as an adult.

    How a 10-year-old gets charged as an adult.
    The ABA Journal has an article about a shocking crime: a 10-year-old boy in Northeastern Pennsylvania has been charged with beating a 90-year-old woman to death.The Scranton-Times Tribune story of the incident is here. Allegedly the boy…
Rank this Week: 4968

Mesothelioma Attorney Blog

Mesothelioma Attorney Blog

Covers mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.mesotheliomaattorney-blog.com/
  • Nov 11

    Navy Veteran Asbestos Exposure

    Navy Veteran Asbestos Exposure
    Veterans who served in the Navy have the highest rates of mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer out of all veterans of the Armed Forces. Those who served between 1930 and 1990 particularly were likely exposed at some point during their…
  • Oct 23

    Tobacco Companies to Pay $41 Million to Lung Disease Victim

    Tobacco Companies to Pay $41 Million to Lung Disease Victim
    A man diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was recently awarded $41 million by a Florida jury. Both Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company will be liable for the damages incurred by the plaintiff in this case.…
  • Oct 10

    Cancer Drug Costs Brought to National Attention

    Cancer Drug Costs Brought to National Attention
    Nearly everyone in the United States has been affected by a cancer diagnosis, and those who have helped a family member fight cancer know how the cost of the drugs alone can be devastating. The Pintas & Mullins Law Firm has been…
Rank this Week: 4873

Chicago Accident Lawyer Blog

Chicago Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident news and case law. By Zneimer & Zneimer, P.C.

http://www.chicagoaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 7

    Driving Speed in Weather-Related Crashe

    Driving Speed in Weather-Related Crashe
    As the season of gloom and doom starts, the Chicago Automobile Collision Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. remind motorists to use caution when traveling in inclement weather. According to the Federal Highway Administration, close to 6…
  • Nov 7

    Winter Season Tire Safety: Reducing Auto Collision

    Winter Season Tire Safety: Reducing Auto Collision
    With the cold weather upon us, now is a good time for motorists to inspect their vehicles and ensure preparedness for the winter season, particular with regard to tires. The Chicago Automobile Collision Attorneys, of Zneimer & Zneimer…
  • Nov 7

    CTA Firings Raise Concerns over the Safety of Public Transportation Passenger

    CTA Firings Raise Concerns over the Safety of Public Transportation Passenger
    The Bus and Train Injury Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. take note of the continued increase in Chicago Transit Authority employee firings, since 2011, when Forrest Claypool took over as president of the agency. According to reports,…
Rank this Week: 1822

Illinois Truck Accident Lawyer…

Illinois Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers truck accident injuries and wrongful death in Illinois. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.illinoistruckaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 7

    Three Injured in Troy, IL Collision

    Three Injured in Troy, IL Collision
    Any type of traffic accidents has the potential to be extremely dangerous and can cause people to suffer serious personal injuries or even death. However, the danger of these accidents is amplified when more than one vehicle is involved.…
  • Nov 4

    Postal Worker Killed in Will County Truck Accident

    Postal Worker Killed in Will County Truck Accident
    Truck and motor vehicle accidents are unfortunately all too common in Chicagoland with our vast roads and highway systems that are consistently busy. When drivers are negligent on busy or congested roadways, a serious accident can occur and…
  • Oct 27

    Fatal Truck Accident Sets Fire to Illinois Overpa

    Fatal Truck Accident Sets Fire to Illinois Overpa
    Being vehicles of such a large size, semis and tractor-trailers can cause accidents that are very serious in nature, both in injuries to victims as well as damage to personal property and infrastructure. This was made evident in one recent…
Rank this Week: 1085

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Federal Tort Claims Act, Injuries to Minors and Children, Land Owner Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Products Liability, and Toxic Torts. By Levin & Perconti.

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 7

    Fiat Chrysler Issues Recalls On Over 566,000 Vehicles For Fire & Electrical Safety Issue

    Fiat Chrysler Issues Recalls On Over 566,000 Vehicles For Fire & Electrical Safety Issue
    Many Americans rely on their vehicles every day for basic needs. Our cars take us to and from work and school and picking up members of our family from Point A to Point B. Our cars are our source of transportation when we need to do our…
  • Nov 3

    Mother & Three Children Killed in Vandalia Train Crossing Accident

    Mother & Three Children Killed in Vandalia Train Crossing Accident
    Through our blogs, we frequently remind our readers of the importance of safety around on the roads and around trains and railroad crossings. Train collisions are incredibly dangerous, especially due to the immense size of trains and the…
  • Oct 31

    Avoid Pumpkin-Carving Injuries With These Fall Safety Tip

    Avoid Pumpkin-Carving Injuries With These Fall Safety Tip
    All around Chicagoland neighborhoods, fall is in the air, as are the fall harvest-themed holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving. With these holidays comes the popularity of decorating gourds and pumpkins and cooking many pumpkin-flavored…
Rank this Week: 918

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Blog

Covers medical malpractice laws, doctor negligence, and defective medical devices and drugs. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.illinoismedicalmalpracticelawyers-blog.com/
  • Nov 4

    California Voters to Decide on Long-Awaited Medical Malpractice Bill

    California Voters to Decide on Long-Awaited Medical Malpractice Bill
    In today's election, voters in California will be asked to approve or deny a proposition that will affect every person and family in the state. Anyone - rich or poor, male or female, young or old - can be the victim of medical mistakes, and…
  • Sep 10

    Hospitals to Release Medical Mistake Data

    Hospitals to Release Medical Mistake Data
    Earlier this year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stopped publically releasing mistakes made in hospitals, despite saying it would not do so. After public outcry CMS relented, stating it would again release the…
  • Aug 15

    Oral Cancer and Medical Malpractice

    Oral Cancer and Medical Malpractice
    Throughout the country, patients are being diagnosed with oral cancers that should have been detected by their dentists. Overall, these patients are diagnosed at a young age, and suffer poor outcomes in their cancer treatment. Medical…
Rank this Week: 4864

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Covers the appellate record, constitutional analysis, jurisdiction, mootness, rehearings and the standard of review. By Steven R. Merican.

http://www.illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 3

    Expired Suspension Moots Construction Company’s Appeal

    Expired Suspension Moots Construction Company’s Appeal
    Chester Bross Construction Company was the low bidder on a number of Illinois Department of Transportation projects. But instead of awarding Bross the work, the Department suspended Bross from competing for any Department contracts for two…
  • Oct 27

    Write Like Earl Fatha Hines Mosey

    Write Like Earl Fatha Hines Mosey
    Paralyzed by that white screen mocking you? Close your eyes for a few minutes and let this piano massage your brain. Then write your appellate brief like Earl Fatha Hines moseys along the Santa Fe Trail.
  • Oct 25

    Lack Of Notary Dooms Husband’s Notice Of Appeal

    Lack Of Notary Dooms Husband’s Notice Of Appeal
    Anita and Sushil Sheth got divorced. Sushil was custodian on several of the couple’s two children’s financial accounts. Anita asked the trial court to remove Sushil as custodian. The trial court did so, and also denied…
Rank this Week: 2549

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Chicago DUI Law Blog

Covers Chicago criminal and DUI laws. By Ava George Stewart.

http://chicagoduilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 3

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote

    Chicago DUI Attorney Reminds You To Vote
    Tomorrow is election day.  And like many people, I am busy.  My husband is busy.  We have to work.  I have to pack after work for a flight for a memorial service.  But we voted already.  We prefer to vote early…
  • Feb 21

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on DUIs Without Alcohol Consumption

    Chicago DUI Attorney Comments on DUIs Without Alcohol Consumption
    This Chicago DUI attorney regularly gets told that you can't be charged with a DUI because no alcohol was consumed.  I've posted here, here, and here that this is not true.  Still it is clear that people really think you can't get…
  • Jan 6

    Chicago DUI Lawyer Knows It Is Cold Outside, But The Courts Are Open

    Chicago DUI Lawyer Knows It Is Cold Outside, But The Courts Are Open
    This Chicago DUI lawyer knows today is one to stay inside.  The windchill levels could make today, and the rest of the week, the lowest recorded temperatures on record for the city of Chicago.  How low you ask?  Schools are…
Rank this Week: 1774

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Chicago Trial Attorney Blog

Covers business, contracts, and nursing home negligence litigation. By Philip J. Berenz.

http://www.counseloroffices.net/
Rank this Week: 1761

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

7th Circuit Criminal Law Alert

Summarizes the week's criminal law decisons by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By Michael J. Petro.

http://mjpetro.typepad.com/7th_circuit_alert/
  • Oct 31

    FRE 803 Excited Utterance Exception - Boilerplate Rule

    FRE 803 Excited Utterance Exception - Boilerplate Rule
    United States v. Zuniga No. 13-1557. On November 2, 2009, Mario Zuniga was at a bar playing pool with friends when Beatrice Suarez, an ex-girlfriend, entered the bar and slapped him across his face. Zuniga immediately took Suarez out the...
  • Oct 15

    Handy Chart Determines If Driver of Rental Car Has Standing to Contest Search

    Handy Chart Determines If Driver of Rental Car Has Standing to Contest Search
    United States of America v. Kenyon R. Walton. No. 14-1177. On August 29, 2012, Walton was a passenger in a rented Chevrolet Suburban driven by his companion, Darrallyn Smoot, when the pair was pulled over on an interstate highway for...
  • Aug 29

    7th Circuit Announces New Standard for Admitting FRE 404(b) Other Acts Evidence

    7th Circuit Announces New Standard for Admitting FRE 404(b) Other Acts Evidence
    On August 18, 2014, the 7th Circuit in a 43 page opinion annonced a new standard for admitting FRE 404(b) other acts evidence. The new standard was announced in an en banc opinion in US v. Gomez, 12-1104 (7th Cir....
Rank this Week: 3590

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Oct 31

    Estate planning and debt

    Estate planning and debt
    A man moved in with his 80-year-old father in 2008. According to The Washington Post, the elderly man passed away a few years later, leaving his condominium to his son. The son, whose only source of income is his Social Security and…
  • Oct 30

    When does a DUI become a felony in Illinois?

    When does a DUI become a felony in Illinois?
    In May, a Missouri man raced through the streets of an Illinois city, topping out at 100 miles per hour on the highway. According to the Greenfield Reporter, a gas station employee said the driver punched her in the face and then sped away.…
  • Oct 29

    The Illinois Domestic Violence Act

    The Illinois Domestic Violence Act
    In early October, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced that the local government would make a capital investment of $1 million into building a shelter for victims of domestic violence. According to eNews Park Forest, the governor stated that he…
Rank this Week: 3192

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, premises liability, products liability and wrongful death law. By Power Rogers & Smith, P.C.

http://www.prslaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 30

    Thomas M. Power Files Complaint in O’Hare Bus Crash

    Thomas M. Power Files Complaint in O’Hare Bus Crash
    Thomas M. Power, a partner at Power Rogers & Smith, filed a Complaint in the Chicago O’Hare bus crash that occurred on August 29, 2014.  The crash occurred when an airport transportation shuttle bus drove straight into a…
  • Oct 20

    Power Rogers & Smith Retained in Chicago-bound Megabus Crash on I-65

    Power Rogers & Smith Retained in Chicago-bound Megabus Crash on I-65
    Partner Larry Rogers, Jr. has been retained to represent injured passengers on the Megabus crash which occurred on October 14, 2014. Multiple people were injured when a Chicago-bound Megabus overturned on northbound I-65 near Indianapolis.…
  • Oct 16

    Devon Bruce Settles Medical Malpractice Case for $7 Million

    Devon Bruce Settles Medical Malpractice Case for $7 Million
    Last month, Devon C. Bruce, a partner at Power Rogers & Smith, settled a medical malpractice case in Winnebago County, Illinois on behalf of a brain-damaged infant. The minor Plaintiff was born at 25.5 weeks at Rockford Memorial…
Rank this Week: 1971

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

Covers consumer and business bankruptcy, and mortgage foreclosure defense. By Lake Law.

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1802

Online Liability Blog

Online Liability Blog

Covers laws and litigation that regulate, challenge and in some cases immunize services offered by Internet websites, online subscription services. By Michael Erdman.

http://onlineliabilityblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Suing the Host: Probably a Bad Idea

    Suing the Host: Probably a Bad Idea
    On August 4, 2010 the Eighth Circuit ruled in Johnson v. Elizabeth Arden dba ComplaintsBoard.com (No. 09-2601), an action involving the posting of allegedly defamatory statements on an internet discussion board. Plaintiffs Mr. and Mrs.…
  • Apr 13

    Section 230 ICP Allegations: Plausible or Possible?

    Section 230 ICP Allegations: Plausible or Possible?
    At the very end of 2009, the Fourth Circuit ruled in Nemet Chevrolet v. Consumeraffairs.com.  Sadly, I’m just now getting around to blogging about it.
  • Oct 27

    Tenth Circuit: No Section 230 Immunity for Website that “Developed” Confidential Information by Publishing It

    Tenth Circuit: No Section 230 Immunity for Website that “Developed” Confidential Information by Publishing It
    I previously wrote about the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the Federal Trade Commission in an action alleging unfair practices against Accusearch’s Abika.com (a website advertising access to and selling personal…
Rank this Week: 3867

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

Features articles on real estate litigation and legal representation. By Alisa Levin.

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 23

    It's Not Fraud Just Because You Don't Like It!

    It's Not Fraud Just Because You Don't Like It!
    Good afternoon Blogosphere!  Happy Fall from Levin Law Ltd. presenting you with News You Can Use, about all things real estate.  Here is one from my phone logs... just in today: I get a call from a guy... we'll call him Steve.  Steve and…
  • Jul 21

    DISCOVERY and Your Lawyer: Necessary Steps In Successful Litigation

    DISCOVERY and Your Lawyer: Necessary Steps In Successful Litigation
    Hello All in the Blogosphere!  Coming right to you from the wonder and beauty that is Chicago in the Summer, I would like to bring you some news you can use on the subject of tracking your attorney and staying on top of your case, as a…
  • Jul 2

    A Blurb From Chicago Agent Magazine!

    A Blurb From Chicago Agent Magazine!
    Helloooooo!!!  What a beautiful day in Chicago!  At Levin Law, Ltd. we are especially proud to have partnered recently with Chicago Agent Magazine to work on their "Short List" series.  Here is the link! Happy Summer in the…
Rank this Week: 3647

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law. By Michael C. Rosenblat, P.C.

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Court Orders Re-sentencing for 15-year-old

    Court Orders Re-sentencing for 15-year-old
    Chicago, Illinois A fifteen year old was charged and convicted of aggravated criminal sexual assault, rape.  The defendant was tried as an adult and sentenced to 36 years in prison, of which he will have to serve 85%.  The Illinois…
  • Aug 5

    The Fourth Amendment’s Sliding Scale Protection

    The Fourth Amendment’s Sliding Scale Protection
    Chicago – On a Sunday night in Chicago around Armitage and Kildare and Wabansia and Karlov the Chicago Police received numerous 911 calls reporting gunshots in the area. The callers reported to 911 hearing between 5 and 9 shots and…
  • May 10

    Illinois Sentencing Serving 85%

    Illinois Sentencing Serving 85%
     Chicago – Many client and their families want to know if they will have to serve 85% of their sentence to the Illinois Department of Corrections.  Here is the rule from 730 ILCS 5/3-6-3   A prisoner serving a sentence…
Rank this Week: 3019

Federal Criminal Lawyer

Federal Criminal Lawyer

Covers federal crimes, sentencing guidelines, and procedure. By Lewis Gainor.

http://www.federalcriminallawyer.us/
  • Oct 19

    Keeping your record clean after an arrest for retail theft

    Keeping your record clean after an arrest for retail theft
    Getting arrested for retail theft can have serious consequences on someone’s future. If someone is caught committing retail theft, they will typically be approached by a loss prevention specialist or an agent of the store after they…
  • Oct 5

    Summary suspension of a driver’s license after DUI arrest: an explanation of Illinois law

    Summary suspension of a driver’s license after DUI arrest: an explanation of Illinois law
    Getting arrested for a DUI can be a scary ordeal. In most cases, a driver is driving late at night and suddenly pulled over for a traffic violation. Once the police officer approaches the vehicle and detects even a slight odor of an alcoholic…
  • Dec 22

    Driving under the influence of alcohol: a summary of Illinois law

    Driving under the influence of alcohol: a summary of Illinois law
    While driving under the influence is a misdemeanor offense, the consequences may be more serious than a felony. This is because a conviction has additional penalties not seen for other crimes. A conviction for DUI results in a revoked…
Rank this Week: 3854

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 19

    False Allegations of Domestic Violence in a Child Custody Case

    False Allegations of Domestic Violence in a Child Custody Case
    The State of Arizona considered recently an addition to its list of factors in determining the award of custody to a parent in a divorce case. This proposed addition addresses an issue that I have seen many times in my...
  • Oct 8

    Spousal Support in Divorce: The New Law in Illinoi

    Spousal Support in Divorce: The New Law in Illinoi
    A new law in Illinois as of January 1, 2015 changes how spousal support is determined for divorcing couples whose combined gross income is less than $250,000. This new law raises some interesting issues with respect to the global finances...
  • Oct 6

    DuPage Divorce: Mediation

    DuPage Divorce: Mediation
    One of the interesting aspects of divorce litigation is the requirement that parents mediate their child custody issues, with the judge assigning a mediator in the initial weeks of the case should the parents not have an agreement as to...
Rank this Week: 2660

Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago Family Law Blog

Covers child custody, child support, divorce and property division. By Alan Pearlman.

http://www.chicagofamilylawblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce

    Inheritance Rights of Spouses after Separation and Divorce
     Most people are aware that a surviving spouse is usually entitled to inherit all or a large portion of the estate of a deceased spouse. Fewer understand the effect on estates if one spouse dies during a legal separation or after a…
  • Oct 16

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor

    Keeping Assets in a Custodial Account for a Minor
     Minors have no legal capacity to manage property. Thus, transferring property and other assets to minors can be problematic. For example, parents or other adults may wish to convey a small amount of property to a minor without investing…
  • Aug 13

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman

    DOMA Defines "Marriage" as Union of Man and Woman
     The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law by President Clinton on September 21, 1996. DOMA defines “marriage” to consist exclusively as a heterosexual union of a man and a woman. Further, DOMA directs…
Rank this Week: 3328

Chang Carlin Legal Blog

Chang Carlin Legal Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Illinois.

http://www.changandcarlin.com/_blog/Chang_Carlin_Legal_Blog
  • Oct 8

    Declaring Bankruptcy with Student Loan

    Declaring Bankruptcy with Student Loan
    One of the first questions you might have about bankruptcy is whether bankruptcy will take care of your student loan debt. Unfortunately, the waters aren't so clear on this topic because several factors influence how student loans are treated…
  • Sep 12

    Cleaning Up Your Credit Report After Bankruptcy

    Cleaning Up Your Credit Report After Bankruptcy
    After receiving a "fresh start" through bankruptcy, you may want to return to the world of credit or start rebuilding your financial health. Bankruptcy is a life-changing event that will impact your credit report for at least a decade, but…
  • Aug 22

    Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy With a Bankruptcy Attorney in Chicago

    Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy With a Bankruptcy Attorney in Chicago
    Filing for bankruptcy is a last resort for families in economic straits, but the process is also one of renewals and provides an opportunity to get a fresh start away from endless bills, harassment from debt collectors, and the emotional…
Rank this Week: 3355