When you make the decision to enter into a marriage, you, like those before you, believe that the union will last forever. You have visions of your happily ever after and holding the hands of your loved one well after your hair loses its color. However, for a significant portion of the population, life happens, and the plans change. Especially due to high divorce rates, more couples inquire about entering into a prenuptial agreement, also known as a prenup, before tying the knot. For most Illinois cases, this contract is enforceable. However, this is not true for all situations.
When a loved one is in a nursing facility, you have every reason to assume that he or she will receive a higher level of care than would be possible at home. In most such facilities, staff members are available 24 hours a day to monitor patients, dispense medication, and generally follow all care instructions provided by the patients’ attending physicians. But, what happens when the staff does not follow a doctor’s instructions? As a case from Cook County shows, the outcome can be tragic.
The technological advances made in the past 20 years have been unprecedented. We now live in an age where we can communicate with each other instantly—from anywhere in the world! Our phones have everything from the internet to GPS navigation to video chat capabilities. However, there have been some downsides to this rapid technological growth. For example, many of us have become so reliant on our mobile devices phones that we cannot seem to ignore the familiar “ding” of an incoming text message, even when we are behind the wheel of a car.
During the divorce process, a lot is going on. Not only are you dividing up visitation schedules, living arrangements, and possessions, you are coping with your life adjustments. It is easy to see why everyday tasks can slip through the cracks. Between changing addresses, packing boxes, and updating billing information monthly bills often go unnoticed, at no fault of either party. However, there are several reasons why it is imperative that the monthly bills remain paid each month, especially during divorce negotiations.
Summertime has finally reached the American Midwest, and for many, that means that motorcycle season is in full swing. Even non-riders can appreciate the appeal of a cruise on the open road with the sun shining down and the wind blowing across one’s face. In cities and towns around the state, motorcycles also offer a fuel-efficient, fun mode of transportation. Illinois, however, is rather unique in its statutory requirements for motorcycle riders—specifically regarding the use of helmets. As it currently stands, Illinois is one of just three states, along with Iowa and New Hampshire, that…
One of the very basic tasks to be completed during an Illinois divorce proceeding is for the parties to indicate the assets they have and to either divide these assets amongst themselves or to submit the list of assets to the court and allow the judge to divide the assets . If this duty of asset division falls to the court, the judge will divide the assets in a way that appears to treat both parties fairly. The general idea behind property division is that both parties should obtain a fair share of the property and assets they accumulated during the marriage (there are some important …
One of the most contentious areas of developing a parenting plan is how the holidays will be shared between parents. When most of us think of the holidays, it is often just the events during November and December that come to mind. But a solid parenting plan also addresses the holidays that occur throughout the year, such as Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. Another issue that may need to be addressed is what happens if Mother's Day or Father's Day falls on a day that the child is scheduled to be with the other parent?
When you have been injured in an auto accident, the road to recovery may be long and difficult. Depending on the circumstances, however, you may be entitled to collect compensation for the injuries you have suffered and their effects on your life. Unfortunately, many car accident claims take months or even years to finalize, but there are some things you can do to give yourself the best chance of success.
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