Same Sex Marriage is Official in Illinois

Although the Illinois civil union law has for the past 2 years provided that any couple, regardless of their gender could be provided a civil union, same-sex couples did not get part take in the benefits of marriage itself. Under the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) signed into law in 1996, the federal government did

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What Can the Opposing Side Ask You During Trial?

Testifying under oath in open court, for most people, is an overwhelming experience. Most clients do not know what to expect during their testimony. The most common question I am asked about trials is “what questions is the other attorney going to ask me?” The answer to that question depends on the issues in your

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Gay Marriage Okayed for Terminally Ill

The Illinois law that allows same-sex marriage will take effect in June 2014, but gay couples who want to wed immediately because one partner is terminally ill can do so starting on Monday. U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman issued a final order yesterday in a hearing in Chicago that created this medical exception statewide.

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Don’t Worry About Your What Your Parenting Agreement is Called

Time and time again, I am faced with the mother in distress because she has found out that the father of her child seeks Joint Custody. Or if I represent the father, then he is convinced that unless he gets Joint Custody, somehow he has lost his parental rights. I know when they passed the

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Filing an Appeal

Once a trial is over and the Circuit Court renders a decision, most people think that is the end of the case and, in most instances, they would be correct. However, pursuant to the Illinois Supreme Court Rules, a party has a right to appeal any final judgment of the Circuit Court in civil cases.

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When is it Necessary to Appoint Guardianship?

A family can never emotionally prepare for an unexpected tragedy that leaves a loved one disabled. Typically when an adult relative with financial obligations is suddenly unable to work, provide access to assets, communicate, and make decisions, his or her family members struggle to meet those obligations. The family needs quick access to the disabled

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How to Modify Child Support

In Illinois, child support is always modifiable. There is no agreement that you can enter into waiving your right to receive child support. Some of the fundamentals of child support are: (1) Increase in support, (2) Reduction of support, and (3) Reductions cannot be retroactive. Modification of Support (Increase) A custodial parent may seek an

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