Archive, December 2015.

It is common knowledge that the month of June is the most popular month for weddings, a tradition that actually dates back as far as ancient Rome. With two thousand years in the making, June still reigns as the most coveted time to tie the knot. So if June is the most popular month for marriage, one may wonder what is the worst month for divorce?
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When you entrust the care of an elderly loved one to a nursing home or long-term residential facility, it is with the understanding that he or she will be provided with the appropriate level of care and attention. Of course, even under the best of circumstances, accidents can happen, and the elderly may be especially vulnerable to falls and other injury-causing mishaps. In recent years, however, allegations of nursing home negligence and abuse have dramatically increased, and states around the country are beginning to take notice.
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Regardless of the weather, the winter holiday season is a dangerous time to be on the road. Increased traffic, distracted drivers, and those who have had too much to drink can make getting your family home quite the adventure. When accidents happen, it is important to know how to handle them. If you have been injured in an accident in which you were not at fault, you are likely eligible for compensation by filing a personal injury claim.
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For the 95 percent of Americans who celebrate the prodigious holiday known to Christianity, the season of wonderment can prove challenging, especially for the four million women and three million men who are routinely caught in the cycle of domestic violence. Domestic violence or the cycle of abuse used to dominate another person through fear or intimidation, increases during what is highly promoted as the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year."
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For those Illinois citizens who are not quite ready for divorce but need time to contemplate the future status of their marriage, legal separation may be an alternative. Under Section 402, Part IV of Illinois Public Law, 750 ILC, legal separation is defined as any person who is currently living apart from his or her spouse but maintains the right to reasonable support and maintenance while doing so.
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As the calendar flips over to December, winter is just a few short weeks away. For many in the Chicagoland region, this means increased driving in much more dangerous weather conditions. According to most sources, this year’s winter will not be as brutally cold as last year, but the area will certainly get its share of ice of snow. To avoid falling victim to a weather-related car accident, it is important to take the time to review some safe winter driving practices.
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The U.S. Census Bureau reports that although the marriage rate has deceased in the U.S., the national divorce rate remains high and for many newly divorced couples, the approaching holiday season will certainly bring about new challenges.
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Despite the relatively mild temperatures thus far, and a forecast of a gentler winter than a year ago, the snow and ice will still likely reach the Chicagoland area at some point. When it does, it will be accompanied by an increased risk of slip and fall accidents, as walkways, parking lots, and floors are often much more dangerous with the addition of slush and freezing conditions. Every year, thousands of people are injured in falls caused by icy sidewalks and steps, and while many result in minor bumps and bruises, some are extremely serious and can cause problems that last a lifetime. If …
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