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Mediation is a process which allows the parties in a domestic relation or family law case to attempt to settle their case without judicial intervention. This is generally the last step the parties take before they need the Court to begin to make decisions as it relates to their divorce, finances, and parenting issues.…
Do you need to change your will and other estate documents following your divorce to keep your ex-spouse from receiving anything? In this article, we discuss what to do with your estate plan after going through a divorce to ensure that your assets are still protected.…
In this article, we will explain any recent employment law changes that have gone into effect in Illinois. This could be because of recent changes in Illinois or Federal statutes. With the advent of Covid-19, there are some protections for workers that businesses should be aware of to avoid liability and to protect their bottom lines.…
The Illinois statute which requires the state police to maintain a sex offender database does not specifically outline any procedure to remove a person’s name from the data base. In fact, Section 7 of the statute, “duration of registration” specially states that a person who has been adjudicated to be sexually dangerous and is released or found to be no longer sexually dangerous and discharged, shall register for the period of their natural life.…
On March 9, 2021, the Secretary of Homeland Security issued a statement announcing that they would no longer defend the previous administration’s rule in Court because doing so is neither in the public interest nor an efficient use of limited government resources. The Supreme Court allowed the dismissal of the two cases in front of it that dealt with the public charge rule that very same day.…
Going through bankruptcy is stressful enough, but when you think you’re doing something perfectly legal like paying down debt to a family member, the wrong decision can raise red flags and place your bankruptcy discharge in jeopardy. Below are some of the more common mistakes people make before filing for bankruptcy.…
An estate plan usually contains a trust, last will and testament, power of attorney, healthcare proxies, beneficiary descriptions, account information, and many other entries dealing with assets and where they should end up. But not many people think about the nonmaterial aspect of their legacy that can be transferred through an ethical will.…
Illinois recognizes and has legalized same-sex marriage. This legalization allows for the same rights and protections afforded to traditional couples. With same-sex couples afforded the right to marry, undoubtedly there will also be divorces bound to happen. Read more about how divorce law applies to same-sex couples in Illinois.…