Archive, February 2018.

In most cases, the at-fault driver is liable for damages after an accident. However, sometimes, the victim of an accident can hold the owner of the vehicle liable for their damages even if they were not driving when the accident occurred. Here are three examples of situations where you can be liable for damages if someone else was driving your vehicle.
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Grey divorce is a term commonly used to describe when couples age 55 and older decide to end their marriages. Despite their years together, older couples can develop differences that make them unhappy in their relationships. Friends and family may be shocked at the timing of the divorce, but the spouses may have seen it coming long ago. All divorce agreements center on dividing properties and establishing support payments. However, grey divorce may require more focus on retirement accounts and spousal maintenance.
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Divorce can become very difficult when you have to co-parent with your ex who you do not get along with. Fortunately, there are ways that you can make co-parenting easier and become a great role model to your children. Here are five co-parenting tips you should keep in mind to make parenting a pleasant rather than daunting experience:
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More than half of the states in the U.S., including Illinois, are considering proposals that would make equal parenting time after divorce the standard. Illinois law currently presumes that children are better off living a majority of the time with one parent. An Illinois court will allow a 50-50 split of parenting time if the parents can show why it is in the children’s best interest. Because fathers are less likely to have a majority of parenting time, fathers’ rights groups have led the efforts for equal parenting time. However, critics argue that equal parenting time is of greater …
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After months of negotiating a divorce settlement, it is frustrating when your former spouse decides to ignore the terms of the agreement. Fortunately, a divorce agreement is a legally binding document that neither of you is allowed to disobey without first legally modifying it. If your former spouse is violating your divorce agreement, you can take him or her to court in order to enforce your agreement. The court may order a non-compliant party to compensate the other party and penalize him or her.
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Money ranks near the top of the list of disputes that can lead to divorce. Spouses with different values related to money will eventually be at odds with each other. The difference may cause a minor argument when the marriage is financially stable. However, financial hardship caused by different spending habits can create great conflict between the spouses. The two parties may feel distrust and resentment towards each other that grows to the point that they can no longer cooperate in a marriage. There are several monetary habits that can cause discord in a marriage:
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Most people are aware that divorce proceedings lead to a great deal of emotional distress. However, many do not realize how much a divorce can damage their personal finances, especially if they are close to retirement age or have stayed at home rather than worked for years.
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If you marry someone with a child, you may want to adopt their child. This is considered a stepparent adoption and involves a different process than adopting a child through private adoption or an agency. Fortunately, this process is far easier to complete. Let’s take a closer look at how the stepparent adoption process works in Illinois:
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Marriages are full of happy and tragic events. Unfortunately, some of the tragic events cause spouses to question what they really want and whether they are living their life to the fullest. Our divorce lawyers have noticed that these six life events are the ones that often lead to divorce because they distance couples rather than make them stronger:
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Many people choose dogs as pets because they bring them joy and companionship. While dogs can make you happy, they can also be dangerous when they attack you and leave you seriously injured. If you have been bitten by a dog, you should take these nine steps to recover safely and ensure your rights are protected.
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Speeding is dangerous and one of the most common causes of car accidents. The speed at impact is what determines the severity of car accidents and the injuries and property damages that come with them. Let’s dive deeper into the role of speed in car accident damages.
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According to the National Center for Health Statistics, car accidents are the leading cause of death among 15 to 20 year olds. If you are the parent of a teen driver, there are certain ways you can protect them while they are on the road to reduce their chances of getting into an accident. Here are six ways you can protect your teen driver:
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