Archive, January 2016.

Well, the answer now is an overwhelming: Yes! This is good news for anyone who pays child support in Illinois—good news for doctors, lawyers, and other professionals as well as anyone who must pay student loans for undergraduate and professional educations as child support in Illinois.
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According to a recent report published by the United States Census Bureau, marriage is alive and well as 55 percent of all Americans have been married at least once in stark comparison to the 30 percent who have declined to walk down the aisle.  Although these statistics prove somewhat promising, the findings of the number, timing and duration of marriages and divorces, supported by data pulled from the Survey of Income and Program Participation, it remains evident that America still grapples with one of the highest divorce rates in the world.
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Following your divorce, you may need to relocate—move your children to another state or town.  Frequently, remarriage to someone living in another location or the offer of employment for yourself or your new spouse triggers your need to move. But can you?
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lists construction as one of the ten most dangerous professions. Indeed, of all the worker fatalities in 2013, more than 20 percent occurred on construction jobs. The “fatal four”—falls, being struck by an object, electrocution, and being caught in or between objects—are the highest risk to workers, but there are also less common risks. In some instances, those injuries are caused by accidents, but there are also times in which they could have been prevented. One recent example involves the citing of a construction company for …
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In Illinois, many motorists wait until they receive a written notice from the Illinois Secretary of State that their license plate sticker is about to expire and then buy a new Illinois vehicle sticker. The alternative is that you can be charged with driving on an expired plate. Most motorists still continue to wait until this reminder notice is received before purchasing their sticker. However, beginning this year, 2016, that notice will not come. Surprise!
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E-Filing Has Finally Come for Illinois Divorce and Other Cases
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Parents have a duty to support their children in Illinois. Commonly, child support is Ordered by a Domestic Relations Judge or through the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. To reduce a Child Support Order you will need to file a Petition for Modification of Child Support. What you write in your Petition and use as a basis for asking for that reduction makes all the difference as to whether your child support will be reduced.
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According to a recent report, as many as 15 percent of drivers in the state of Illinois are driving without vehicle liability insurance. That report also found that the number of uninsured drivers tends to fluctuate along with the unemployment rate, as people who lose their jobs and are struggling financially are forced to choose which priority bills get paid. Auto insurance is often not high on the list that includes shelter, food, and utilities.
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It is a fact, Millennials, or Generation Y as they are sometimes referred to, may not be classically feigning illness to escape marital duty or work but they are shying away from accepting the urgency for marrying. The hesitancy to say “I do” by this influential generation is producing the lowest rates of marital unions today. Marriage rates for those marrying before age 40 are expected to be the lowest percentage ever.
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It was once believed that becoming a licensed practicing physician led those who committed to this taxing profession soon became less than committed to their marriages due to long hours and a stressful job description.  Not so, according to Anupam B. Jena, MD, Ph.D., an assistant professor of health care policy and medicine at the acclaimed Harvard Medical School.  To squash the continual jokes and stereotypical notions attached to physicians and divorce, Jena decided to test the murky waters of this hypothetical truth.
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Domestic violence does not discriminate. It can happen to anyone, both women and men, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social standing, leaving a person vulnerable to face the terror of domestic violence.
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A horrifying scene in the Bronx, New York, last fall once again brought national attention to the seriousness of dog attacks. Fortunately the victim survived, but with horrific injuries that required several hours of surgery.
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Personal injury lawsuits are meant to compensate victims for their injuries, loss, and suffering. Unfortunately, even with a verdict, some companies find their way out of paying damages. Among the most recent to do so is The Yellow Cab Company which allegedly filed for bankruptcy immediately after being hit with a $26 million verdict. Even more concerning to many is that, despite filing for bankruptcy, the company plans to continue operating.
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Can I create a postnuptial agreement to stop my husband from cheating on me? My husband and I have been married for more than 20 years. He's developed a bad habit of finding other women and having affairs with them. I'm sick of that. I don't really want a divorce since I have a big investment in this man and he is the father of my children. What can I do?
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