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Illinois Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

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

http://www.illinoisestateplanningandelderlawblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Illinois Long-Term-Care Estate Planning

    Illinois Long-Term-Care Estate Planning
    Like all insurance policies, Long-Term-Care insurance policies require a good deal of research before they are entered into. Often different insurance companies offer coverages that at first glance appear similar, but upon closer examination…
  • Sep 6

    The Role of Representative in Illinois Probate

    The Role of Representative in Illinois Probate
    A personal representative is the individual who handles the matters of an estate as it makes its way through the probate process. If there is a will, the personal representative is the executor. If there is no will, the personal…
  • Aug 28

    Illinois Children's Trust

    Illinois Children's Trust
    Children under the age of 18 cannot directly inherit more than a small amount of money. If you make no provisions in your Will, a court will appoint a property guardian to manage your child’s assets until he reaches 18. That property…
Rank this Week: 4356

Drug Recall Attorneys Blog

Drug Recall Attorneys Blog

Covers drug recalls and side effects, pharmaceutical litigation, and drug warnings. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.drugrecallattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Pregnancy, Anti-Depressants, and an Impossible Choice

    Pregnancy, Anti-Depressants, and an Impossible Choice
    It is a decision that too many women face, and that has no easy answer: to remain on antidepressants during pregnancy despite risks of abnormal development or birth problems, or to stop taking the medication, placing yourself and your child…
  • Aug 18

    Court Rules Pfizer Can Be Sued for Generic Drug

    Court Rules Pfizer Can Be Sued for Generic Drug
    In a controversial ruling, the Alabama Supreme Court allowed a man injured by a generic version of Reglan to sue the drug's brand-name manufacturer, Pfizer. Although this is not the first time a high court has taken this type of stand, it is…
  • Aug 12

    Drug Recalls Surge in U.S Making 2014 Record Year

    Drug Recalls Surge in U.S Making 2014 Record Year
    Due in part to increased federal oversight, this year has already seen record numbers in pharmaceutical recalls. The most common causes of drug recalls include contamination, packaging defects, safety problems and improper testing. Drug…
Rank this Week: 3578

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
  • 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…
  • Aug 12

    Essential Tips from a Real Estate Closing Attorney

    Essential Tips from a Real Estate Closing Attorney
    Outside of jackpot lottery winnings, real estate purchases tend to feature extraordinary numbers, and the application process alone is enough to cause anyone's head to swim in circles. If you're looking to delve into home ownership for the…
Rank this Week: 3696

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch…

Law Offices of Robert H. Glorch Blog

Illinois attorney blog for estate planning, wills, trusts and probate.

http://www.illinoisestateplan.com/blog
  • Sep 12

    Unmarried Couples Have Acute Need for Estate Planning

    Unmarried Couples Have Acute Need for Estate Planning
    I sometimes review and answer basic questions in online legal forums. Some questions are truly “off the wall”, while others are thought-provoking. The following question was recently posed in an online Q&A forum: QUESTION: A…
  • Sep 2

    New Illinois Law Questions Bequests to Non-Family Caregiver

    New Illinois Law Questions Bequests to Non-Family Caregiver
    On August 26, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a brand new section in the Illinois Probate Act, at 755 ILCS 5/4-a, entitled “Presumptively Void Transfers.” While the intent of the new law is aimed squarely at…
  • Aug 26

    5 Ways to Wreck a Good Estate Plan

    5 Ways to Wreck a Good Estate Plan
    You’ve taken the important step of working with an estate planning to attorney to create an estate plan tailored to your needs. Maybe you’ve created a trust, a will and powers of attorney. You feel a sense of peace of mind. And…
Rank this Week: 2645

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer…

Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog

Covers legal malpractice. By The Clinton Law Firm.

http://www.chicagolegalmalpracticelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 11

    A Troubling ARDC Prosecution

    A Troubling ARDC Prosecution
    BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD. The ARDC has asserted a problematic claim against a lawyer who split a fee with another lawyer who did some of the work on the matter. I believe that the claim represents a misreading of the text of Rule 1.5(e).…
  • Sep 3

    ARDC Claims Lawyers Engaged In Unauthorized Practice of Law in New Mexico, Georgia and North Carolina

    ARDC Claims Lawyers Engaged In Unauthorized Practice of Law in New Mexico, Georgia and North Carolina
    BEFORE THE HEARING BOARD. The ARDC has filed a complaint against two lawyers of a Chicago law firm and has alleged that they engaged in the unauthorized practice of law in New Mexico, Georgia and North Carolina. This is an unusual complaint.…
  • Sep 3

    A Recurring Theme – People Wait Far Too Long To Address Problems With Lawyer

    A Recurring Theme – People Wait Far Too Long To Address Problems With Lawyer
    One of the recurring themes that I see is that a client has a problem with a lawyer, but the client waits years and years before addressing what to do about it. Inevitably, the statute of limitations (2 years from discovery of injury) runs…
Rank this Week: 3074

Lori Levin Blog

Lori Levin Blog

Covers Illinois criminal justice, juvenile justice, guardianship and mental health law issues.

http://www.lorilevinlaw.com/blog.html
  • Sep 11

     Assistance for students facing university disciplinary hearing

     Assistance for students facing university disciplinary hearing
        As a criminal defense attorney, I have been called upon to advise students facing disciplinary bodies within their university or college. Recently, due, in part, to the United States Department of Education investigating a…
  • Aug 7

    Temporary Visitor Driver's License

    Temporary Visitor Driver's License
          As previously stated in this blog, undocumented immigrants living in Illinois may now apply for a driver's license under Illinois law,…
  • Jun 25

    United States Supreme Court rules a warrant necessary to secure cell phone data following an arrest

    United States Supreme Court rules a warrant necessary to secure cell phone data following an arrest
         Today, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police officers must secure a warrant before searching a arrestee's cell phone. The Court issued an opinion in Riley v. California,-- U.S. --, (No 13-132)…
Rank this Week: 3590

FMLA Insights

FMLA Insights

Covers the Family Medical Leave Act. By Franczek Radelet.

http://www.fmlainsights.com
Rank this Week: 3898

Fahnert Family Law Office

Fahnert Family Law Office

Discusses how to avoid mistakes and obtain a better outcome in your divorce. By Marie Fahnert.

http://www.justdivorceblog.com/
  • Sep 10

    DIVORCE LAWYER CHICAGO

    DIVORCE LAWYER CHICAGO
    Marie Fahnert is a divorce lawyer in Chicago, Illinois. She has devoted her career exclusively to family law and the associated financial and child-related issues of maintenance (spousal support), child-custody, child-support, division of…
  • Aug 5

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  • Aug 1

    Does ethnicity matter in a divorce?

    Does ethnicity matter in a divorce?
    When I saw Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED speech, The danger of a single story, it brought back memories of case I dealt with last year. Maybe if the people involved in the case had seen this video, they would have been more aware of…
Rank this Week: 2555

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Michael A. Meschino Blog

Covers Illinois family law.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelaw.org/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Divorce and the Small Business Owner

    Divorce and the Small Business Owner
    Small business owners have a number of unique challenges and concerns when going through a divorce. For these reasons, it is highly recommended that small business owners enter into a premarital agreement, or at a minimum a buy-sell…
  • Sep 8

    How Comingling of Assets Impacts Divorce Property Division

    How Comingling of Assets Impacts Divorce Property Division
    When spouses divorce, an essential component of the divorce decree will be the division of assets and debts. In fact, property division is one of the biggest questions that people have about divorce. Pursuant to Illinois law, all marital…
  • Sep 6

    Back-to-School Tips for Divorced Parent

    Back-to-School Tips for Divorced Parent
    Students across Illinois are heading back to school. A new school year can be an exciting, but challenging, time for children and divorced parents alike, as all members of the family work their way through the transition period and figure out…
Rank this Week: 2508

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
  • 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…
  • Sep 2

    Can I keep my home after divorce in Illinois?

    Can I keep my home after divorce in Illinois?
    As a divorce lawyer in Chicago Skokie and Evanston, people often ask me if they can keep their house after a divorce. The answer? It depends. If you want an answer to the question what happens to the house after divorce, read this article…
Rank this Week: 3405

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Chicago Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers Business Law and Employment Law. Published By The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.chicagosmallbusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 7

    Three Reasons Not To Fire An Employee

    Three Reasons Not To Fire An Employee
    Breaking up is not always easy, but sometimes an employer has to part ways with an employee. In general, Illinois is an at-will state which means that an employer can terminate an employee for almost any non-discriminatory reason. Some…
  • Aug 31

    Employee Breaks: How Much Control Do You Really Have?

    Employee Breaks: How Much Control Do You Really Have?
    Draconian break policies can create a public relations nightmare for your company. This post suggests several less extreme ways in which an employer might help prevent employee abuse of break time.
  • Aug 27

    Licensing Agreements: Protecting the Brand You’ve Built

    Licensing Agreements: Protecting the Brand You’ve Built
    You know that there are customers your in-house distribution and marketing efforts still cannot reach. Now is the time when licensing your product may help take your business’s success to the next level.
Rank this Week: 3452

BIZ LAW DDS

BIZ LAW DDS

Law blog for Wisconsin and Illinois dentists. By the Gauthier Law Group, LLC.

http://www.bizlawdds.com
  • Sep 5

    How to Negotiate a Dental Office Lease

    How to Negotiate a Dental Office Lease
    One of the most valuable assets of a health care practice is its location. If you do not own that location, it is extremely important that you secure the value of this key asset through a well-drafted medical office lease. … Continue…
  • May 8

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation

    Wisconsin Senate Approves Non-Covered Services Legislation
    Yesterday, the Wisconsin Senate, by an overwhelming vote of 30 to 3, passed a bill that prohibits insurers from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by their policies.  This non-covered services bill was approved by…
  • Apr 18

    Wisconsin Assembly Approves Limits on Price Setting by Dental Insurer

    Wisconsin Assembly Approves Limits on Price Setting by Dental Insurer
    On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, the Wisconsin Assembly, by a vote of 89 to 8, passed a bill that prohibits insurers who provide limited-scope dental benefit policies from setting fees for dental and related services not covered by those…
Rank this Week: 3053

duilawyerskokie.com

duilawyerskokie.com

Covers Illinois DUI law. By Matt Keenan.

http://duilawyerskokie.com/
  • Sep 3

    ILLINOIS GETS TOUGH ON TRAFFIC TICKETS WITH NEW LAW

    ILLINOIS GETS TOUGH ON TRAFFIC TICKETS WITH NEW LAW
    A new Illinois law makes it tougher to ignore those routine traffic tickets. Before the new law, your ticket could be dismissed even if you didn’t show up for court. As long as the arresting officer or complaining witness were ……
  • Aug 4

    CAN I BE ARRESTED FOR AVOIDING A POLICE ROADSIDE CHECKPOINT IN ILLINOIS?

    CAN I BE ARRESTED FOR AVOIDING A POLICE ROADSIDE CHECKPOINT IN ILLINOIS?
    You were driving home from a party when you noticed several cars up ahead and spotted a police checkpoint. You really didn’t want the hassle, so you turned your car around and drove away. Next thing you know, a police … Continue…
  • Jul 22

    The Crime of Obstructing Identification in Illinoi

    The Crime of Obstructing Identification in Illinoi
    While it may hardly seem like a crime, under certain circumstances, you can be charged with a Class A Misdemeanor for failing to give your correct name, address or birthdate to police. In Illinois, Obstructing Identification involves…
Rank this Week: 2556

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Insurance Policyholder Law Blog

Covers legal developments affecting policyholders. By Neal Gerber Eisenberg.

http://www.policyholderinsurancelaw.com/
  • Aug 28

    What Peppers Counsel Needs to Know Before Agreeing to Follow Insurer Litigation Guideline

    What Peppers Counsel Needs to Know Before Agreeing to Follow Insurer Litigation Guideline
    Seth D. Lamden, a partner in the Insurance Policyholder practice group, authored an article entitled "What Peppers Counsel Needs to Know Before Agreeing to Follow Insurer Litigation Guidelines” for the IDC Quarterly (Q3…
  • Aug 28

    Seth Lamden Presenting on Coverage Dispute

    Seth Lamden Presenting on Coverage Dispute
    Seth D. Lamden, a partner in the Insurance Policyholder practice group, will present at Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education's (IICLE) event, Handling Insurance Coverage Dispute. Lamden's presentation, taking place from 1:15-2:00…
  • Aug 19

    Seth Lamden Presenting on Construction Defects and Insurance Dispute

    Seth Lamden Presenting on Construction Defects and Insurance Dispute
    On September 11, 2014, Seth D. Lamden, a partner in the Insurance Policyholder practice group, will present to AACE International - Chicago Midwest Section. His presentation is titled "Construction Defects and Insurance…
Rank this Week: 3864

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/
  • Aug 28

    Truck Driver Charged with Reckless Homicide Following Fatal Crash

    Truck Driver Charged with Reckless Homicide Following Fatal Crash
    As Trucking Accident Attorneys, we are well aware of the hazards faced by motorists who are forced to share our roadways with truck drivers that operate semi-tractor trailers. Big-rigs are massive, heavy, dangerous vehicles, capable of mass…
  • Aug 25

    Divvy Bikes: What to do After a Crash

    Divvy Bikes: What to do After a Crash
    As bike sharing continues to expand throughout Chicago, the Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. take note of the growing number of bicycle accidents involving Divvy bikes. Being involved in a bike crash can be stressful…
  • Aug 22

    Distinguishing between Accident / Injury Claims involving Bike Sharing, Bike Rental, & Bike Sale

    Distinguishing between Accident / Injury Claims involving Bike Sharing, Bike Rental, & Bike Sale
    Bicycle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. The Attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. represent the victims and family members of bike crashes that occurred in Chicago or a neighboring suburb. As bicycling increases throughout…
Rank this Week: 4315

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

DuPage County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kollias & Giese.

http://www.dupagecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2342

Pope & Jaburek, P.C.

Pope & Jaburek, P.C.

Covers personal injury law.

http://www.personalinjurylawyerchicago.biz/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Nursing Home and Retirement Community Slip and Fall Accidents are Preventable

    Nursing Home and Retirement Community Slip and Fall Accidents are Preventable
    Falls cost big money.  In 2010 alone, older Americans falling cost the U.S. health care system $30 billion in direct medical costs according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  If that wasn’t alarming…
  • Jul 3

    Speed to Blame for Accident That Killed Four Young Chicagoans and Seriously Injured Another

    Speed to Blame for Accident That Killed Four Young Chicagoans and Seriously Injured Another
    Speed played a factor in a recent crash killing four young Chicagoans and sending another to the hospital with serious injuries. Police said that the alleyway behind a Lowe’s store in Montclare is where the victims were found. The BMW…
  • Jun 17

    A Deadly Boating Accident Has the Coast Guard Asking Why It Happened

    A Deadly Boating Accident Has the Coast Guard Asking Why It Happened
    The Chicago legal community has lost one of its own. Ashley Haws of Davi Law Group was one of six people on board a boat that capsized late May. The group was headed from Burnham Harbor to New Buffalo, Michigan where it let off two of its…
Rank this Week: 2438

Startup Blawg

Startup Blawg

For Wisconsin and Illinois startups. By the Gauthier Law Group, LLC.

http://startupblawg.com/
  • Aug 26

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease

    4 Tips on Negotiating Startup Office Lease
    Ready to move your startup out of the garage and into real office space? Here are 4 tips on negotiating your startup office lease: 1.  Don’t lease too much, or too little, space. For a startup, one of the most … Continue…
  • May 20

    How to Close a Startup LLC

    How to Close a Startup LLC
    In the excitement of starting a business, no one wants to think about ending it, but knowing how to make a safe exit, as well as a grand entrance, is a skill every startup founder should have.  Most startup founders … Continue…
  • Feb 27

    The Pros, Cons and (Surprisingly) High Cost of Using Online Legal Form

    The Pros, Cons and (Surprisingly) High Cost of Using Online Legal Form
    Startup founders often wonder if they should use online legal documentation services, rather than hiring an attorney. There are many online providers out there, and the temptation to save on legal fees by using this seemingly low-cost…
Rank this Week: 3098

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
  • Aug 22

    Return of Retail Part Two

    Return of Retail Part Two
    I recently speculated that retail must be back. I just attended the ICSC Idea Exchange in Columbus, Ohio and got further support for this idea. Robert Myers, Chief Operating Officer of Philips Edison & Company, said they were now seeing…
  • Jul 16

    Return of the New Shopping Center

    Return of the New Shopping Center
    For quite a while there has been very few new shopping centers being developed. Many people may have even questioned whether there would ever be any new significant shopping centers. Apparently, times have changed. In rapid succession, I have…
  • Jul 14

    Golf Courses Changing their Swings !

    Golf Courses Changing their Swings !
    While the rest of the real estate industry recovers from the downturn of the last several years, the golf course industry is struggling to emerge; it remains a buyer's market.  Some golf courses are converting to…
Rank this Week: 4040

Family Law Topics

Family Law Topics

Covers family and divorce law. By Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP.

http://www.familylawtopics.com/
  • Aug 21

    Back-to-school tips for divorced parent

    Back-to-school tips for divorced parent
    Effective, amicable communication with your ex-spouse about your children’s needs is always the goal, but achieving it can be a tall order in times of stress—and the beginning of the school year can be one of the most stressful.…
  • Aug 1

    Custody Awards to Stay at Home Fathers – Myth or Reality

    Custody Awards to Stay at Home Fathers – Myth or Reality
    Most people would like to believe that custody laws in Illinois are gender neutral. While earlier case law favored mothers of young children under “the tender years doctrine”, in an effort to be more gender neutral, the custody…
  • Jul 23

    A Major Blow to Obamacare? Depends on who you ask

    A Major Blow to Obamacare? Depends on who you ask
    In an odd twist, just hours apart, two Federal Appellate Courts came out with different answers to the same questions, regarding a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, (also known as the “ACA” or…
Rank this Week: 4754

McLean County Divorce

McLean County Divorce

Covers Illinois family law. By Jon D. McLaughlin.

http://mcleancountydivorce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Spousal maintenance guidelines become law in Illinoi

    Spousal maintenance guidelines become law in Illinoi
    A new public act dramatically changes how spousal maintenance is determined for divorcing couples whose combined gross income is less than $250,000. The law, P.A. 98-0961, which was crafted by the ISBA Family Law Section Council,…
  • May 9

    Interesting Postnuptial Agreement Case in Illinoi

    Interesting Postnuptial Agreement Case in Illinoi
    In re Marriage of Iqbal Illinois Appellate Court http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/Opinions/AppellateCourt/2014/2ndDistrict/2131306.pdf Postnuptial agreement (PNA) signed by parties was unenforceable as it violates public policy. PNA gives…
  • Mar 20

    Eavesdropping Statute

    Eavesdropping Statute
    People v. Clark and People v. Melongo Today, in two separate decisions, People v. Clark, 2014 IL 115776, andPeople v. Melongo, 2014 IL 114852, the Illinois Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of several…
Rank this Week: 4437

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Chicago Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy. By Leeders & Associates.

http://chicago-bankruptcy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Chicago Bears in Bankruptcy Court

    Chicago Bears in Bankruptcy Court
    The Chicago Bears have filed a proof of claim for an unsecured debt owed them in Edison Mission Energy's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, claiming that Edison owes them $114,240 for use of an executive suite.  Read about the matter…
  • Aug 19

    Study: 1/3 of Americans don't have anything saved for retirement

    Study: 1/3 of Americans don't have anything saved for retirement
    Can you believe it? 1 in 3 Americans have no savings?1 in 5 nearing retirement age have no savings either.This does not bode well, especially when they turn to the government for support.But bankruptcy can help get people back on track.There…
  • Aug 4

    bankruptcy law clerk position available -Job listing

    bankruptcy law clerk position available -Job listing
    We are a small, loop law firm with an immediate opening, seeking to hire a legal assistant/receptionist/law clerk for our bankruptcy practice.Candidate must be a motivated self starter, be able to pay attention to detail and show…
Rank this Week: 4468

Illinois Criminal Defender Voice

Illinois Criminal Defender Voice

Offers news, updates and insight on Illinois criminal law. By Donald Delbert.

http://www.illinoiscriminaldefendervoice.com
  • Aug 18

    MMA Fighter?

    MMA Fighter?
    I’ve always love MMA fights… I know that that’s a kind of sadistic taking pleasure from watching someone inflicting pain on others… but I love it. Well fighters know all the risks and they’re paid to do it! But…
  • Aug 12

    Reason to Lose Weight

    Reason to Lose Weight
    I have a very close friend that likes to eat a lot… The problem is that he doesn’t like activity… So whenever I see him… he’s with a beer on one hand and a burger on the other. Yesterday I had a huge…
  • Jun 6

    I need to… slim down!

    I need to… slim down!
    Me, myself and I need to slim down… The summer is coming and I need impress the ladies… I was thinking of using one of does miracle weight loss supplements like saffron extract… This one was featured on Dr. Oz show. I…
Rank this Week: 3904

Lakeblawg

Lakeblawg

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

http://www.lakelaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 11

    I’m going to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Should I Still Do a Short Sale?

    I’m going to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Should I Still Do a Short Sale?
    We had a client come in worried last week about her home.  She was already thinking of filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but was concerned what would happen if she tried for a short sale. Melissa, as we’ll call her, …
  • Jun 30

    I inherited an IRA from a family member, can I protect it in bankruptcy?

    I inherited an IRA from a family member, can I protect it in bankruptcy?
    Starting an Individual Retirement Account, or IRA, is pretty easy. You can call a financial adviser, or even do […] The post I inherited an IRA from a family member, can I protect it in bankruptcy? appeared first on LakeLaw.
  • Jun 30

    I inherited an IRA from a family member, can I protect it in bankruptcy?

    I inherited an IRA from a family member, can I protect it in bankruptcy?
    Starting an Individual Retirement Account, or IRA, is pretty easy. You can call a financial adviser, or even do it online. You can avoid paying tax on the money when you contribute it (in a traditional IRA) or when you withdraw it…
Rank this Week: 4474

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Illinois Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois divorce law. From Michael Roe.

http://www.illinoisdivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    Kane County Divorce: Co-Parenting Strategie

    Kane County Divorce: Co-Parenting Strategie
    In my practice there are many cases where a co-parenting outcome is not appropriate. Behavioral issues, parenting deficits, or mental health issues require that the fit and healthy parent be awarded the primary custody of the minor children,…
  • Jul 11

    Shared Parenting Challenges and Benefit

    Shared Parenting Challenges and Benefit
    My practice centers, in part, on complex custody litigation, sometimes involving psychological issues, addiction issues, domestic violence, and negative parenting behaviors. In some cases, I need to aggressively manage a custody case for my…
  • Jul 2

    How to Spot a Narcissist: Illinois Divorce

    How to Spot a Narcissist: Illinois Divorce
    Marriage and Family Therapist Holly Brown has written a spot on article about identifying and avoiding a long term relationship with a narcissist. If you are in a marriage with a narcissist, and need counsel as to how to end...
Rank this Week: 3086

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

Chicago Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.chicagoimmigrationlawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 7

    New Executive Action on Immigration Coming Soon

    New Executive Action on Immigration Coming Soon
    The President is preparing to announce a new set of Executive Actions he plans to take on immigration since Congress has yet to pass a comprehensive immigration reform package. Speaking during a press conference yesterday in Washington D.C.,…
  • Aug 5

    Evidence for Asylum

    Evidence for Asylum
    As we've pointed out in previous blog posts, the Asylum process is a long and complicated one. In order for your asylum application to be successful, you will need a lot of evidence. This blog will focus on the kinds of evidence you will need…
  • Jul 28

    Affirmative Asylum Proce

    Affirmative Asylum Proce
    The Affirmative Asylum process is a complicated, multistep process. Below are the various steps you must complete to have a successful asylum application, according to USCIS. 1) Arrive in the United States: In order to claim asylum in the…
Rank this Week: 3205

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Attorneys Creative Roundtable

Covers the legal profession including the future of the profession, legal careers and law schools. By George S. Bellas.

http://www.attorneyscreativeroundtable.com/
  • Aug 7

    The Rise of the Machine

    The Rise of the Machine
    Rise of the Machine – Are Lawyers about to be Replaced? We have no need to fear machine overlords anytime soon, at least according to Steve Rattner, an investment advisor writing for the New York Times.  Though as an investment…
  • Jul 26

    The Future Law Firm – High Tech Robot

    The Future Law Firm – High Tech Robot
    Is this what the future lawyer will look like?      - Lex Machina      - Modria      - Ravel      - Rocket Lawyer      - LegalZoom      - Judicata…
  • Jul 14

    What is Average for a Lawyer?

    What is Average for a Lawyer?
    Sunday mornings … reading Thomas L. Friedman’s columns in the NYT is just the best.  He titillates the mind, which is particularly dangerous when I’ve been over caffeinated on a peaceful summer morning on the back…
Rank this Week: 2916

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

Chicago Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.chicagocriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • 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…
  • May 10

    Court allows anonymous tip to justify stop – Denies Motion to Suppress Evidence

    Court allows anonymous tip to justify stop – Denies Motion to Suppress Evidence
    Chicago – The Supreme Court in the case of Narvarette v. California, 188 L.Ed. 2d 680, April 22, 2014, ruled that an anonymous report of a traffic violation justified the stop of a vehicle.  In this case, a five to four opinion,…
Rank this Week: 2959

Chicago Securities Lawyer Blog

Chicago Securities Lawyer Blog

Covers FINRA and securities fraud. By Thomas F. Burke, P.C.

http://www.chicagosecuritieslawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Steven Stahler Under FINRA Investigation

    Steven Stahler Under FINRA Investigation
    On March 25, 2014 the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA"), through a Wells Notice, made a preliminary determination to recommend that disciplinary action be brought against Steven Stahler for potential violations of NASD Rule…
  • Jul 16

    Regulators Concerned About High Frequency Trading and Timestamp

    Regulators Concerned About High Frequency Trading and Timestamp
    The United States securities regulators, the Securities Exchange Commission ("SEC"), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") and the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") are tightening rules to impose…
  • Jul 9

    SEC Trying to Even the Field for Bond Market

    SEC Trying to Even the Field for Bond Market
    The Wall Street Journal reported that the Securities Exchange Commission ("SEC") wants to even the field in the bond market between small investors and Wall Street's biggest banks. The SEC unveiled plans to make real time pricing information…
Rank this Week: 3776

Chicago Law Source

Chicago Law Source

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

http://chicagolawsource.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 24

    Pro Se? Translation: Pro Pay. Better Get Your Wallet Out!

    Pro Se? Translation: Pro Pay. Better Get Your Wallet Out!
    Good afternoon Blogosphere!  I'm rekindling an old article from a different forum on Chicago Law Source, for some good old fashioned news you can use, 2014-style. Have you ever thought that for a legal matter it would be simpler and…
Rank this Week: 4181

TCB's Legal Blog

TCB's Legal Blog

Criminal defense news. By Thomas C. Brandstrader.

http://chicagofelony.com/legal-posts/
  • Jul 16

    Crisis on the Border…

    Crisis on the Border…
    Of all of the problems and travails our society faces today, the gathering of refugee children on the Texas border seems the most depressing and frustrating to this writer. I speak not to the reasons these young children risk life ……
  • May 10

    Paul Krugman writes….

    Paul Krugman writes….
    The top twenty five hedge fund managers made a total of 21 billion dollars last year. This is twice as much as all of the kindergarten teachers in the country combined. Those teachers are smart, highly educated and work hard … Continue…
  • May 6

    Enough is enough…we have wasted too many lives and too much money…

    Enough is enough…we have wasted too many lives and too much money…
    Economists Slam the War on Drugs in a New London School of Economics Report The ‘singular approach’ to fighting drug abuse isn’t working—and it’s time for a change, says a new report produced by the London School…
Rank this Week: 2434

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Springfield Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury, medical malpractice and workers compensation law. By Ackerman Law Office, P.C.

http://www.springfieldinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 24

    Lady Commits Suicide When Her Landlord Destroys Her Building Around Her

    Lady Commits Suicide When Her Landlord Destroys Her Building Around Her
    In one of the weirdest fact patterns in a long time the appellate court ruled on intentional infliction of emotional distress is a suicide case. Obviously, the law must accommodate even extremely weird fact patterns and this case is weird.…
  • May 25

    Setoff

    Setoff
    In Segovia vs. Romero the first district appellate court clarified what money a defendant may set off against a judgement. The case is somewhat unusual procedurally. The plaintiff in this case was the wife of a State Farm insured. The…
  • Mar 24

    Stacking Underinsured Policie

    Stacking Underinsured Policie
    Underinsured Stacking The first District Court of Appeals decided an interesting case about stacking as applies to uninsured and underinsured policies. In Allstate vs Trujillo 2014 Il.App (1st) 123419, the court decided that parties can…
Rank this Week: 3657

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

Offers tips and techniques for trials lawyers. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Jun 19

    From the Archives: Self-Editing Tips for Legal Writer

    From the Archives: Self-Editing Tips for Legal Writer
    When you're close to a final draft, use this self-editing checklist to add a bit of polish--or give it to your assistant to do the same. Are the headings correctly numbered? Are acronyms explained? Are the parties referred to in...
  • Apr 7

    Legal Writing: Bookmark This Site

    Legal Writing: Bookmark This Site
    Raymond Ward's blog, the (new) legal writer, is billed as "a collection of resources for lawyers and other writers." And that's exactly what it is--you can always find a useful link. Ward's latest post, "The Redbook (3d ed.)," concludes…
  • Mar 26

    The Cost of Medical Records: Are You Getting Scammed?

    The Cost of Medical Records: Are You Getting Scammed?
    Here's a great post from Max Kennerly at Litigation & Trial: "Defeating The Medical Records Paper Copy Scam." If you want to find out whether doctors and hospitals are overcharging you for your client's medical records--and they probably…
Rank this Week: 2812

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

Uncontested Divorce in Illinois

By David Wolkowitz.

http://uncontesteddivorceinillinois.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 24

    No to Divorce Business Partner

    No to Divorce Business Partner
    If you want an uncontested divorce in Illinois, you probably realize it’s the quickest and most affordable way to get divorced in Illinois. That’s the great benefit of actually amicably handling matters with your spouse. As an…
Rank this Week: 2786

Illinois Injury Attorney Blog

Illinois Injury Attorney Blog

By Crossen Kooi Law.

http://www.indyinjurylawfirm.com/category/illinois-injury-attorney-blog/
  • Jun 9

    Trucker Charged in Trucking Accident, Tracy Morgan Critically Injured

    Trucker Charged in Trucking Accident, Tracy Morgan Critically Injured
    New information has been released about the truck driver who is charged with causing the fatal 6-car pile up in which comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured.  Kevin Roper, a Wal-Mart employee driving a company semi-truck, is…
  • May 8

    Downtown Chicago High-Rise Fire

    Downtown Chicago High-Rise Fire
    Are you and your family prepared in case of a fire in your high-rise building?  While many laws have changed in Illinois regarding requirements for updated sprinkler systems, many buildings have “grandfathered” sprinkler…
  • Apr 7

    Construction Worker Falls from Roof

    Construction Worker Falls from Roof
    A construction worker in Huntley, Illinois slipped and fell from a roof where he was installing sheeting today.  He was wearing a safety harness but somehow slipped out of it and hit his head as he fell.  He was airlifted to…
Rank this Week: 3131

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/
  • 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!
  • Feb 13

    FOUR LOVE AND LEGAL LESSONS LEARNED FROM LOVE & HIP HOP NEW YORK SEASON 4

    FOUR LOVE AND LEGAL LESSONS LEARNED FROM LOVE & HIP HOP NEW YORK SEASON 4
    FOUR LOVE & LEGAL LESSONS LEARNED FROM LOVE & HIP HOP NEW YORK SEASON 4  This season of Love & Hip Hop New York played out like the title of cast member, Brian “Saigon” Carenard’s sophomore album, The…
  • Jan 8

    What Can You Learn From Necole Bitchie About Licensing!?! A Lot!

    What Can You Learn From Necole Bitchie About Licensing!?! A Lot!
    Necole Bitchie Interview with the Breakfast Club Power 105.1   Happy New Year! In 2013, I was a little lax about updating the J. Paye in Brief blog due to the deamnds of being a lawyer.  My goal for this year is to be more…
Rank this Week: 3825

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: 4353

HR Law Guy

HR Law Guy

Covers employment relationships in business, sports, the armed forces, and other odd places.

http://hratty.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Rebuffed Coworkers With Influence Create Liability

    Rebuffed Coworkers With Influence Create Liability
    If you read this blog enough, you will know that intra-office romances seem to come up frequently as a catalyst for some type of lawsuit. In fact, sexual attraction between coworkers is a dominant theme in any number of workplace problems,…
  • May 22

    Is Telecommuting Now A Mandatory Accommodation for Disabled Workers?

    Is Telecommuting Now A Mandatory Accommodation for Disabled Workers?
    It’s been an axiom of disability discrimination law that the courts will not overrule an employer's legitimate workplace judgment and that employers can structure jobs and establish job qualifications as they see fit.  But some…
  • May 22

    The Tricky Case of the Third Party Harassment Claim

    The Tricky Case of the Third Party Harassment Claim
    Actually, this is not that tricky.  The 4th Circuit recently affirmed something that employment lawyers have been telling their clients for years – an employer's work environment extends throughout the span of the company’s…
Rank this Week: 3992

Bed Sore FAQs

Bed Sore FAQs

Provides medical-legal information concerning the development of bed sores. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

http://www.bedsorefaq.com/
Rank this Week: 3318

Bed Sore FAQ

Bed Sore FAQ

Features articles, FAQs, and medical-legal resources on the development of bed sores while at a medical facility. By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers.

http://www.bedsorefaq.com/
Rank this Week: 3634

Illinois DUI Law Blog

Illinois DUI Law Blog

Covers the ever changing landscape of Illinois DUI Law. By Steven H. Fagan.

http://www.illinoisduiblog.com/
  • May 23

    Proposed Illinois DUI law to allow those with lifetime DUI revocation a permit fail

    Proposed Illinois DUI law to allow those with lifetime DUI revocation a permit fail
    A common-sense effort for a solution to a real problem has eluded the Illinois legislature yet again, most likely because of fear.Representative Elaine Neikritz proposed legislation that would have allowed a carefully Restricted Driving…
  • Aug 2

    Don't keep secrets from your Criminal or DUI defense lawyer. Espescially not about the good stuff.

    Don't keep secrets from your Criminal or DUI defense lawyer. Espescially not about the good stuff.
    I suppose nothing should really surprise me. But this week I had an hour-long conversation with a client about his Chicago DUI case. It was our first meeting, but it was obvious within a few minutes we were a great fit.I was going to be his…
  • May 28

    Think you have to prove you are not guilty? Not in this country

    Think you have to prove you are not guilty? Not in this country
    If you've been arrested for an Illinois criminal offense or DUI, whether a felony or misdemeanor, you probably feel like your back is against the wall. You probably are turning it over in your mind in the middle of the night, worried you're…
Rank this Week: 3751

Quad Cities Injury Lawyers

Quad Cities Injury Lawyers

Covers personal injury, workers compensation and medical malpractice issues for Illinois and Iowa lawyers. By Michael J. Warner & Associates.

http://qcinjurylawyers.wordpress.com
  • May 15

    440,000 People Die from Medical Errors in Hospitals Every Year

    440,000 People Die from Medical Errors in Hospitals Every Year
    I’ve been doing this long enough that articles like this one from Consumer Reports don’t surprise me anymore. The number of deaths from preventable medical errors is astonishing. That’s why we do what we do. Quite frankly,…
  • Feb 14

    Understanding Illinois’ New Settlement Statute

    Understanding Illinois’ New Settlement Statute
    Illinois recently enacted a new settlement statute, with the goal of alleviating some of the hassles of the personal injury practice.  We’ve all had cases that have settled but still sat on the shelf for weeks or months due to…
  • Jan 23

    Juror Collapses in Med Mal Trial – Defendant Doctor saves her. What happens next?

    Juror Collapses in Med Mal Trial – Defendant Doctor saves her. What happens next?
    This is one of the most common war stories you hear in the medical malpractice world – someone in the courtroom collapses during a medical malpractice trial, and the defendant doctor runs in to render aid and save the day. ……
Rank this Week: 2997

Kane County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Kane County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Comments on DUI and criminal law. By Timothy Lloyd Esq.

http://www.kanecountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 14

    Dude, where’s my weed? or The problem with politics.

    Dude, where’s my weed? or The problem with politics.
    “You got it buddy: the large print giveth, and the small print taketh away” – Tom Waits. “Step Right Up.” Small Change. 1990. CD. Back on August 2, 2013 I was happy to report that medical marijuana was…
  • Sep 20

    New Illinois expungement and sealing of records law, an experienced defense attorney explains the law.

    New Illinois expungement and sealing of records law, an experienced defense attorney explains the law.
    Illinois has just recently passed a law which makes more convictions eligible to be expunged.  The law is Public Act 97-1120, and it went into effect on January 1, 2013.  The criminal law section regarding expungements and sealing…
  • Aug 2

    Medical Marijuana in Illinois, a summary by a Kane county defense lawyer.

    Medical Marijuana in Illinois, a summary by a Kane county defense lawyer.
    On August 1, 2013 Governor Quinn signed House Bill 1 into law.  This bill allows doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients with certain conditions.  Those patients will be allowed to purchase and use marijuana from state…
Rank this Week: 2684

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers Illinois personal injury and wrongful death law and news. By Strellis & Field.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4775

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

Illinois Expungement Lawyer Blog

By Jorie K. Johnson.

http://www.illinoisexpungementlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4904