Archive, March 2016.

Beginning January 1, 2016, Illinois has dramatically changed on whether parents can relocate their children both beyond the borders of Illinois as well as within the State of Illinois.   Changing the child's residence to another State was previously known as "removal" which has now become known as "relocation".   The laws of removal or relocation of the child outside the State of Illinois, have had a roller coaster history in the last 35 years. Sometimes the Courts permitted relocation by the custodial parent by merely asking for it, whereas other times it was almost impossible …

By now you have probably heard about—or been personally involved in—the massive recall of cars and light trucks related to dangerous and potentially deadly airbag inflators. Every few weeks, it seems, another few thousand makes and models are added to the already staggering number of recalled vehicles. Most recently, Toyota announced the recall of 330,000 more cars, addressing concerns over passenger-side airbags. Even the head of the federal agency overseeing the recall has been directly affected, according to reports. But now, there seems to be quite a delay in fixing the problem, …
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Important Update 2016 Sticker shock:  Don't Get Caught Driving in Illinois Without a Current Vehicle Sticker!
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Earlier this week, journeyman quarterback Matt Hasselbeck announced his retirement from the National Football League this week after an 18-year career. The announcement marks the second from a veteran quarterback in recent days, as surefire Hall of Famer Peyton Manning announced he was leaving the game last week, following his own 18 years in the NFL. Players retiring after nearly two decades playing an extremely violent sport is hardly unusual, but several others have decided to call it quits this offseason as well, a number of whom have yet to reach their 30th birthdays. Experts are …
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With study after study highlighting the negative and possible long-lasting effects of divorce on a child, some parents may feel compelled to avoid seeking the services of a qualified divorce attorney for as long as possible.  Although one parent or even both are confident that the marriage no longer meets their personal expectations, haunting questions on how the divorce may affect their child arise. Will the child suffer academically, discover new-found behavioral issues or turn to substance abuse as a way to cope with the breakdown of the nuclear family?
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When you are injured in any type of motor vehicle accident, every detail of the events leading up to the accident can be extremely important in recovering compensation for your injuries. Most people understand the necessity determining fault, at least as far as insurance companies and claims are concerned, but when injuries are part of the equation, the process can become even more complicated.
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"A marriage only works if you work it." Simple and sound advice from licensed relationship counselor, Barbara J. Peters. Peters, a couples counselor and author of three books chronicling relationships, has been helping couples rediscover love and fulfillment to avoid facing off in divorce court.
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As Match.com recently celebrated it’s 20th anniversary, the PEW Research Center conjects that online dating has evolved tremendously since Match first launched on April 21, 1995. When Match first met the Internet as an alternative to the traditional ways of seeking the lasting love of that special someone, only 14 percent of American adults spent time on the online. Today, nearly nine in 10 Americans are involved with the world wide web and the relationship is growing as many cyber relationships have even forged marriages, but after 10 years of this new form of dating revolution, are cyber …
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First comes love, then comes marriage, but for 3.6 percent of all 1,000 marriages in the United States, then comes divorce. Forgotten are the memories of wedding preparation and hopeful bliss as many couples strive to reach marital milestones but fall short. One unfortunate aspect of the divorce epidemic in the U.S. is for those couples who threw caution to the wind and spent upwards to $30,000 to commemorate their special day, never imagining that divorce would ever grace their front door.
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Every year, millions of Americans are injured in car and truck accidents, slip-and-falls, and countless other types of incidents. These injuries result in billions of dollars in medical expenses, lost wages, and negative impacts to the injured parties and their families. In many cases, fortunately, accident victims are able to obtain compensation from those responsible for causing their injuries, but the process of recovering damages can often be complex. If you have been injured and are considering filing a personal injury action, it is important to understand the two basic phases involved …
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President Obama has the power to nominate a proposed Justice of the Supreme Court since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, 2016. The United States Constitution Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 provides that the president "shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint ... Judges of the Supreme Court."
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