Archive, February 2016.

Big News for Divorcing Parents in Illinois 2016: Governor Rauner Signs Family Law Overhaul Including Child Custody and Visitation.
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Every year thousands of people are injured when they slip and fall. Many of these slip and fall cases happen on someone else’s property and subsequently become premises liability cases. Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere from a hotel to a grocery store to the front sidewalk at a person's home. Getting the compensation you deserve from a slip and fall case can be difficult.
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Recent reports reveal that the U.S. may be experiencing an optimistic surge on the state of divorce in America. National statistics reveal that even though the majority of the U.S. still believes that 50 percent of all American marriages dissolve each year, the true statistic is lower and has not increased either. The divorce rate is actually declining.  In the recent post, it is suggested that the divorce rate of the 1970s and early 1980s may have presented as a “historical anomaly” rather than an unruly trend.
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Chilly winter weather has parents bundling up their babies and toddlers before heading outside. Unfortunately, the coats designed to keep them warm can actually pose a danger if they are going to be riding in a car seat, especially in the unlikely event of a crash. Because of this, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has issued a warning for this winter: remove the coat before buckling up, every time, and every ride.
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Divorce is never easy. It is a difficult decision to dissolve any marriage and once a partner secretly makes the decision to consult with a qualified divorce attorney, it may be due time the secret is shared with an unsuspecting spouse. With divorce rates steadily holding at 3.6 percent for 1,000 individuals, 44 states reporting, including the District of Columbia, one would believe telling a spouse that a divorce is imminent would have become “old hat” by now, but as many divorce attorneys know, that is not often the case.
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All medications come with the risk of adverse side effects. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the general public expect that drugmakers will fully disclose what those side effects may be. A Chicago couple alleges that Johnson & Johnson, the makers or the antibiotic Levaquin, failed to do so, and now one of them is suffers from irreversible side effects. They are suing for damages based on the manufacturer's failure to warn.
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I am already paying child support to the mother of my first child. Now I have a second child by my new girlfriend. How does the Illinois Court decide how much child support I should pay?
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With the statistical measurement of divorce in the United States continually teetering at the 50 percent mark, mathematically that equates to more than one million children also affected by this steadfast statistic.  Statistically and historically, children of divorce tend to experience difficulties in academics, social situations and psychological problems, often following them well into adulthood. Often these children also feel a great sense of abandonment by the absent parent, but, according to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), although some may find it rare, instances …
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College is expensive and it is not getting any cheaper. While the law is not clear on a parent’s general duty to pay for college, Illinois does allow family court judges to order a parent to pay for college as a form of child support.
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Lawyers like everyone marketing on the Internet likes a "catch phrase." Here is one of the more interesting lawyer catch phrases  I found in an ad: "Prepared To Die?"
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In the majority of states, including Illinois, a teenager can can get his or driver’s license at the age of 16. However, there is much debate over whether or not someone that age is actually mature enough to handle the responsibility of being behind the wheel of a vehicle.
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