Archive, April 2016.

Often when there is a hint that a marriage may be heading toward divorce, one or both spouses may suggest several sessions with a marriage counselor. For better or worse, working with a marriage counselor may be advantageous but some experts hold a different position as to the benefits of this type of counseling and how it affects the marriage overall.
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Good Morning America (GMA), a daily morning television news broadcast and member of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) family, recently visited this very subject.n When interviewing a recently divorced Chicago couple with four children, the GMA team found that this type of living arrangement is not as peculiar as one may believe. GMA also reported that many divorce attorneys are finding this to be a new trend among recently divorced couples as a means to ward off further financial hardship often associated with a recent divorce.
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The warnings are all around us. “Arrive Alive; Don’t Text and Drive.” “Dnt txt n drv.” “Texting and Driving…It Can Wait.” Crash statistics from across the country indicate that texting while driving and other forms of cell phone-related distracted driving are extremely dangerous. Each year, distracted driving contributes to thousands of accidents, many of them causing serious injuries and even death.
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How long must I wait to get divorced in Illinois? How short is the waiting period to get divorced in Illinois?
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It is estimated that over 2.4 million people or 25 percent of all couples planning a wedding will opt for a destination wedding. As this popular trend continues to establish itself as a romantic and affordable option by economically combining both the wedding and honeymoon, it also provides family members and guests with a well-deserved mini-vacation. Studies also prove that couples who spend less on their wedding lessen their odds of facing a future divorce.
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Anyone who has experienced the unfortunate event of being involved in a car accident knows firsthand just how stressful the aftermath can be. Regardless of who caused the collision or how minor or major the damage, navigating the insurance claim process, tending to any injuries, and dealing with vehicle damage is often downright overwhelming.
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When you have been injured in a car accident or any other type of accident for which another party was responsible, you have the right to collect full reimbursement for your losses. The law in Illinois, as in most other states, also allows you to seek additional compensation in some cases based upon the actions and intent of the liable party. In certain situations, you may be able to collect punitive damages that are designed to punish the person or entity who caused your injuries and to deter others from engaging in similar conduct in the future.
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For anyone who follows the glitz and glam of the Hollywood crowd, there is no doubt prenuptial agreements have always been a mainstay on Hollywood Boulevard, but has the prenup finally traveled to Main Street, U.S.A.? The answer, yes as it is now notable that prenuptial agreements are not reserved for the rich and famous. It is estimated that more prenup agreements are being drafted at the request of 46 percent of women nationwide.
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Each year, more than 3 million workers are injured while performing their jobs in the United States. Such injuries cost American companies billions of dollars in lost productivity, not to mention the expenses associated with helping workers recover physically. The workers’ compensation system was created to provide injured employees with the benefits they need to cover medical bills, costs of retraining, and even a portion of missed wages. Despite the existence and suitability of workers’ compensation for most cases, injured workers often wonder if they are able to sue their employer to …
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