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Whether you are going through a divorce, injured in an accident, need to file a workers' compensation claim, charged with a crime, immigrating to the United States, or need to file for bankruptcy, Mevorah Law Offices LLC can help. Our trial lawyers have over 40 years of experience helping clients throughout Northern Illinois from five offices in Lombard, Bloomindale, Naperville, St. Charles, and Chicago.

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People who are preparing to take the naturalization test required to become a U.S. citizen are often very anxious about passing. It is quite normal to feel worried, as this is likely the most high-stakes exam you will ever take. Students are often very anxious about taking tests that come with far less serious repercussions should they fail. While the naturalization test may not be easy, it is designed so that most people who make an effort to study will be able to pass. There are classes you can take to help you prepare, or you can study independently using
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In recent years, there has been increasing awareness of the dangers that professional athletes face due to the high risk of serious brain injury. The risk is heightened if you play a sport with a higher chance of repeated trauma to the head, like in hockey, wrestling, and football for example. The repeated hits to the head suffered by someone who has been playing a particular sport professionally for several years can lead to the development of what is known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which can result in severe disability. If a loved one suffered brain trauma that
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Parents who have had a teenager or preteen child living in their home know that kids this age tend to be secretive. Social studies suggest that this is a normal part of teenage development as children seek to create some distance from their parents and establish an independent identity.
Although this may be a normal stage of human development, most parents understandably have concerns about their children’s behavior during teenage years. This is especially true in the age of the internet and smartphones, where other teenagers and even adults can have direct access to children without parents being aware of
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A child does not need to be born inside the United States or in one of its territories to become a natural-born citizen. If your child has at least one parent who is a United States citizen, there is a good chance that he or she can be granted citizenship at birth or based on one parent’s citizenship status. However, simply having one parent who is a U.S. citizen is not always enough. You will also need to prove that the parent with U.S. citizenship meets certain residency requirements. The requirements also vary depending on whether the child’s mother
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Being injured in a pedestrian accident can be a traumatizing experience. You could be walking outside enjoying the fresh air, and suddenly, a car or truck strikes you down. Without the protection of a metal outer shell like a car has, a person is likely to suffer serious injury all over their body if they are hit by a car driving at full speed. The injuries could result in a very long and expensive recovery process including surgeries, therapies, and a great deal of time spent away from a paying job. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, speak
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Low-income families in Illinois can apply for financial assistance from the state. This help is given through the Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF) program, which is run by the Illinois Department of Human Services. To qualify for financial benefits, you must:

  • Be pregnant or live with a child under 19
  • Live in Illinois
  • Be a United States citizen or meet certain immigration requirements

If you share joint custody with your co-parent, the state will consider only one of you to be “living with the child” for the purpose of receiving benefits. This article will discuss what joint custody is
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Lawful permanent residency and U.S. citizenship are both legal statuses that allow you to remain in the United States indefinitely. However, citizens and permanent residents have different rights and privileges. It is easier to become a lawful permanent resident than to become a citizen but to retain your status as a permanent resident, you must be cautious about how often and for how long you leave the country. A citizen, however, may travel or live anywhere in the world without risking his or her citizenship status. Citizenship, once granted, is permanent. If you are unsure which status to pursue, a
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A mistake commonly made among divorcing couples is posting about their divorce on social media. Many things you say online can be used as evidence against you in court, and it is best to consult with an experienced family law attorney before discussing your divorce, or marriage, on social media.
This article will discuss three ways social media can impact your divorce in Illinois.
Parenting Time
In Illinois, “parenting time” refers to the time that a parent spends with the child during which he or she is responsible for the child’s care. By default, Illinois law prefers to split parenting
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In Illinois, being so close to Lake Michigan means that many people own boats and go out on the water whenever they have the chance. Boating accidents are very common and can be extremely dangerous, but they often go unreported. Sometimes, if people on the boat were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident, they prefer not to report it so as to avoid any legal repercussions. Even if one of them gets seriously injured or the boat is significantly damaged, the people might agree to cover the costs amongst themselves rather than calling
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One of the most potentially contentious issues in a divorce is child custody. In Illinois, child custody is legally referred to as the allocation of parental responsibilities. When parents cannot reach an amicable parenting agreement, the court may require a custody evaluator to be assigned to the case. A custody evaluator’s role is to assess the situation and provide recommendations that prioritize the best interests of the child. Having an Illinois family lawyer advocate for you in this process is critical.
What Does a Custody Evaluator Do?
Custody evaluators play a crucial role in helping the court make informed
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Adjustment of status refers to the process by which an individual changes their immigration status from non-immigrant to immigrant while residing in the United States. This legal procedure offers a pathway for individuals already present in the U.S. to obtain lawful permanent resident status, also known as a green card, without the need to return to their home country for visa processing. Knowing when to seek adjustment of status is crucial for immigrants navigating the complex U.S. immigration system.
To apply for adjustment of status, an individual generally needs to meet specific eligibility criteria, including having entered the U.S.
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Brain bleeds, also referred to as intracranial hemorrhages, are a grave consequence of car accidents. The immense force and abrupt deceleration involved in crashes can inflict severe trauma upon the delicate structures of the brain, leading to various types of bleeding within the cranial cavity. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain bleed injury in a vehicle accident, it is important to speak with an Illinois personal injury lawyer to understand what legal options you may have.
How Do Brain Bleeds Occur?
Although encased within the protective confines of the skull, the brain is particularly
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According to statistics from the American Medical Association (AMA), the United States could see a physician shortfall of more than 100,000 over the next decade and a shortfall of nurses by almost 200,000. These shortages carry into other healthcare professional areas, as well. This is why non-immigrant visas for healthcare professionals are critical for addressing the nation’s healthcare needs and ensuring the availability of skilled medical personnel. Several options are available for coming to the United States to work, depending on the individual’s circumstances. An Illinois immigration lawyer can help with this process.
H-1B Visa
The H-1B visa is one
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Truck accidents caused by inexperienced drivers are a significant concern on the nation’s roads. This issue has become even more alarming given the recent data showing that the United States is facing a truck driver shortage. According to a recent study, the country needs to employ more than 80,000 truck drivers this year to compensate for the current shortage. By 2030, it is estimated that the shortage will spike to more than 160,000 drivers. This shortage has led to hiring inexperienced drivers who lack the training to operate these massive vehicles, resulting in more truck accidents and loss of
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Divorce can be an emotional process as it is, but when you are divorcing a narcissistic spouse, it can be an incredibly emotionally exhausting and psychologically taxing experience, fraught with complexities and challenges. Narcissistic individuals often exhibit traits such as grandiosity, manipulation, lack of empathy, and a constant need for admiration. When navigating a divorce with such a person, it is essential to prepare for a tumultuous journey filled with manipulation, gaslighting, and attempts to control the narrative.
If your spouse is narcissistic, then it is important to understand the nature of narcissism and its implications in the context of
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Getting married is a significant life event filled with love, excitement, and hope for the future. While contemplating the possibility of divorce may not be a pleasant thought, considering a prenuptial agreement can offer numerous benefits and provide peace of mind for both partners. The following are some of the most common reasons couples draw up a prenup. To learn more, contact an Illinois family law attorney.
Asset Protection
One of the most common reasons a couple decides to sign a prenuptial agreement is to protect their assets. Whether you have built substantial wealth before marriage through investments, real
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