Archive, July 2015.

Although the Millennial generation statistically appears hesitant to rush down the marital aisle, Peter Pearson, couples therapist and co-founder of the Couples Institute of Menlo Park, California has a word of advice for those choosing to make the leap. In agreement with social scientists who believe that married couples lead a happier existence, evident by a recent 2015 research paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, Pearson’s first word of advice, ensure that the chemistry is clearly evident. Although, Pearson eludes that chemistry is not everything, he does believe…
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Last weekend, millions of Americans participated in a wide variety of Independence Day celebrations. Many, of course, involved food and beverages, games, and spending time with family and friends in recognition of our nation’s birthday. A large number of these celebrations concluded with a display of fireworks, an explosive and colorful demonstration that, when conducted safely, is often the highlight of the day. When fireworks go wrong, however, serious injury can occur and the consequences can be severe.
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The Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio is pleased to welcome Attorney Mark R. Imielski to the firm. DuPage County family law attorney Mark R. Imielski obtained his J.D. from Northern Illinois University College of Law and obtained a B.A. in creative writing from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. He concentrates his legal practice on all aspects of family law including child custody litigation, removal issues in pre and post-decree divorce cases, and asset identification and division. Imielski is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association and DuPage …
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My girlfriend left Illinois with our son. Is there any way for me to get him back it Illinois? She left with our son without even telling me. I have never been involved in a paternity case with her and I did not sign a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity at the time my child was born because she never told me that I was the father until after his birth.
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This is how my wife saved "Chewie" from certain death – well near-death anyway. My wife and I went to lunch in St. Charles Illinois yesterday. When we came back to our car, a little Chihuahua dog that was running in the street and was almost hit by several cars.
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Cell phone use behind the wheel, including texting while driving, contributes to thousands of accidents among teen drivers every year. Distracted driving, in all its various forms, has been estimated to play a role in nearly 60 percent of all moderate-to-severe crashes involving teen drivers. There have been a number of initiatives and efforts in the last several years aimed at combating the dangerous practice of texting while driving, including stricter laws with harsher penalties and a number of social-awareness campaigns. While there is reason to believe such efforts may be having a …
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As you probably already realize, if you slip and fall on a wet floor inside a grocery store and are injured, there is a good chance that the owner of the store will be held liable for your injuries. You were on his or her property legally, you had the right to expect a safe experience, the grocery store failed to provide that safe experience, and you were subsequently injured as a result. The basics of premises liability are fairly straightforward. What if, however, you go to pull out of the store’s parking lot, and a delivery driver employed by the store crashes into your car and injures …
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What is an annulment?
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The social media explosion in the last decade has created vast, new environment for sharing stories, pictures, and information with family, friends, and even complete strangers. It can certainly be a lot of fun to jump on Facebook after or during an exciting adventure and to share the experience.  Before you click the “post” button, however, it is important to keep in mind that, if you are currently pursuing a personal injury claim, the things you post to social media sites—to borrow from the Miranda warnings—can and will be used against you in a court of law.
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Suppose that you invented a toy: a Web Blaster that shoots foam string from a glove. And you sell it to Marvel Comics, the company that owns the Spiderman character. They pay more than $6 million for rights to your patent under your agreement with them, but then your patent expires. Do they have to continue to pay you?
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that for every 68 live births in the United States, one child and their family will be facing the lifelong challenges associated with autistic spectrum disorder or ASD.Many have raised the question of whether or not raising a child with ASD contributes to the breakup of a marriage.
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When you have been injured in an auto accident, a slip and fall, or any other type of situation, you will likely seek immediate medical attention for your injuries. You will probably comply with the doctor’s recommendation for care, rehabilitation, and recovery to greatest extent possible.
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Recently, The Huffington Post consulted with Rosalind Sedacca, founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network for parents and a certified divorce and relationship coach, to discuss the relationship complexities of marriage and what may be the tell-tale signs it may be time to dissolve the union.In response, Sedacca voiced that only when a marriage begins to unravel is when couples reflect on their marital mistakes. Sedacca further stresses that if a relationship has lost its loving feeling or operates without mutual love or respect, it may be time to either consult with a marriage counselor or…
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Summer is a time for enjoying outdoor activities with family and friends. Barbecues, pool parties, or even just walks in the park can help reduce stress and be sources of relaxation for many people. Understandably, it is not uncommon for dog owners to want to include their furry friends in many of these leisure activities. In many cases, this turns out just fine, but sometimes, dogs will bite and when they do, owners may be held fully liable for any injuries sustained.
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In many personal injury cases, one party is very clearly responsible for the actions or negligence that caused the claimant’s injuries. For example, a claimant may have been driving his car under the speed limit in the right lane of a highway when a speeding truck, driven by operator in violation of mandatory rest protocols, swerves into the car’s lane and forces it off the road. The truck driver, and possibly the carrier company, would likely be held fully liable for any injuries caused as a result of the accident. What if, however, the car driver was also speeding and was texting in the…
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If you have been injured in the course of doing your job, filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits may seem like your only option for covering your injuries. In many cases, this may be true and employers are required to provide workers’ compensation coverage in the event of a workplace injury. However, there may be situations in which workers’ compensation is not available, and others in which the payable benefits are insufficient to meet your needs. Such cases may require you to file a third-party workplace injury claim against any potentially liable party.
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