Divorce is difficult for any child to cope with, but for children with autism or other special needs, it can feel like the entire world is coming to an end. Their difficulty in handling change, troubles in communicating or expressing feelings, and the never-ending struggle to cultivate deep and healthy relationships can further compound this feeling and manifest itself in a number of ways, from regression of stemming behaviors to aggression, anxiety, or depression. Thankfully, there are ways that both parents can help their child cope with the divorce in the months leading up to it and the …
Whether you realize it or not, your 401(k), IRA, pension plan, or other retirement plan in Illinois is a marital asset—an asset to be divided with your spouse in the event of an Illinois divorce. In other words, your spouse becomes a “not so silent partner” with you in your retirement plan if you are divorced in Illinois; your soon-to-be ex spouse can claim part of that account or plan and receive part of your retirement savings even though he or she never contributed to your plan.
Everyone seems to ask this question when they are going through divorce. First of all, not every case is contested and requires deposition or courtroom testimony. In fact, it is less frequent than you might assume. However, let us say, for the sake of the argument, that you are called to testify in a case, either as a party to the case such as the husband or wife or as a witness to events in the case.
It was in the early 90s when the American Academy of Pediatrics first launched its “Back to Sleep” campaign. Designed to educate parents on how to best protect their infants and young children from the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), it has been highly successful at reducing the number of annual cot deaths. Yet, SIDS remains the single most common cause of death in children under the age of 12 months of age. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Southern Illinois Child Death Investigation Task Force are hoping to change that.
If you have children and have experienced the trials and tribulations often associated with a child’s adjustment to the changes of the nuclear family, the Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Research Center, Institute of Psychiatry, London, United Kingdom recently assessed the effects of divorce on both biological and adopted children.
Marriage is difficult, no doubt about it. American marriages tend to be doomed from the very beginning. With divorce rates as high as 3.6 percent per 1,000 per capita (44 states reporting, including Washington, D.C.), those entering into the bonds of matrimony may find themselves facing a continual uphill battle. Often, to make matters even worse, many couples tend to remain in failed marriages for all the wrong reasons.
In many ways, the concept of medical malpractice may seem rather vague and indeterminate. To a certain extent, it may even fall into the category of objective ideas that a person cannot really define but knows it when he or she sees it. Such uncertainty, as you might expect can create challenges for a victim who has been injured as the result of substandard medical care, often making just compensation extremely difficult. That is why is important to clearly understand how the courts in Illinois define medical malpractice and how to prove your case should the need arise.
When you are going through divorce, you will likely experience an extreme range of emotions, especially during the first several months. It is not uncommon for a person going through divorce to unexpectedly and completely lose control of his or her emotions — scenarios in which either you or the other person move on can be some of the most devastating psycho-social traumas an adult can experience. This can be true even for people who were expected or looking forward to divorce as a way to end or leave a bad or unhealthy marriage.
The moments immediately following a car accident can be extremely chaotic. Depending upon the seriousness of the wreck, there may be debris strewn about the area and injured victims still sitting in the involved vehicles. The first priority, of course, should be to ensure that everyone is able to get a safe location, out of the flow of traffic, if possible, and off to the side of the road. When obvious injuries are present, it is very important to notify emergency medical services right away, as the injuries may be severe or potentially life threatening. But what if you were not obviously …
You would think that your divorce is over when your lawyer prepared and entered the final Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage in your case. You and your spouse can shake hands and go your separate ways.
In January 2015, a new law was passed in Illinois. For the first time, a standardized formula for alimony, now called “maintenance,” as well as how long you are ordered to pay maintenance, was provided.
The knee joint is the human body’s largest joint. A complex hinge joint, the knee is the point where the thigh bone—the femur—and the shin bone—the tibia—meet and are connected by a series of ligaments, allowing a person to run, walk, and many other physical activities. Due to the intense weight-bearing properties of knee, it is very susceptible to injuries, particularly among athletes, but also in any type of car or motorcycle accident.
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