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Does Your Divorce Lawyer Answer the Phone? Things to Consider when hiring a Divorce Lawyer.

7 things to consider when choosing a Divorce Attorney I really liked this Huff Post article about 7 things to consider when choosing a divorce attorney.  I would add an 8th thing/act to consider/do when shopping for a divorce attorney–call the… Read More
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Practice Valuation: Special Considerations for Physician’s Seeking a Divorce

A great deal of what is done in divorces (ones that don’t involve custody disputes) is the equitable distribution of the marital assets and debts.  When one, or both spouses owns a business, the importance of proper representation is magnified. Wh… Read More
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DON'T MISPRONOUNCE "JOLIET"! IT'S AGAINST THE LAW!

Joliet is a little touchy about their name.  They don’t like it when you mispronounce the city’s monicker.  Don’t say “jal-ee-et,” or “juliet,” or Jo-lee-ot.”  Officially it is pronounced “jo-l… Read More
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Frenemies—The Doctor Lawyer Dynamic

Lawyer Jokes Lawyer Jokes—I’ve heard them all.  It’s not the most beloved profession.  The predominant reason for that is because in any lawsuit—best case scenario—a person will only like 50% of the attorneys involved.  Makes sense, the… Read More
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CHANGES TO CHILD SUPPORT CALCULATION

                New Changes Coming July 1S to Child Support Effective July 1, 2017 Public Act 99-0764 will substantially change how child support is calculated.  Illinois has adopted an income shares model for child support which… Read More
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FIVE THINGS YOU MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN WERE ILLEGAL IN ILLINOIS; AND ONE THING YOU MAY NOT HAVE KNOW WAS LEGAL

  It is not against the law to “date” your first cousin In the criminal statutes, rules of consanguinity address the varying degrees of blood-relatives with regard to prohibited sexual relations and marriage.  Obviously, a brother and siste… Read More
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Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado: Impeaching a Jury Verdict for Racial Bias

Rule 606(b) and the “no-impeachment” rule It is a long-established rule that the sanctity of a jury’s verdict would not be breached.  A jury verdict free from extraneous comment and critique was critical to reinforce impartiality.  … Read More
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What it means to “lawyer up” and what exactly are you supposed to tell the police?

The case, Miranda v. Arizona, is easily one of the most recognized U.S. Supreme Court decision—holding its own with Roe v. Wade, Brown v. Board of Education and Marbury v. Madison.  It would be a difficult to find any Police/Detective movie or tel… Read More
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THE VOICE OF ILLINOIS CYCLISTS HEARD DOWN IN SPRINGFIELD

I implore all my biking friends to read this article. It is great news to see the lawmakers in our great state protecting the rights—and lives!—of us cyclists. House Bill 5912 is an important first step. The job is not down, however! We have to k… Read More
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PASSING A SCHOOL BUS

A person who does not stop before reaching a school bus stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging students is guilty of Passing a School Bus. One must stop when the lights are activated on the school bus and the driver shall not proceed unt… Read More
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