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How do I find the best immigration lawyer in Chicago, Illinois, for me?

Immigration matters, especially if it involves potential removal or deportation, are almost always complicated because of the many laws and rules …

Answered by Christopher Helt, 12 months ago

Where do I find the source of my asbestos exposure in Illinois?

Asbestos was once widely used in construction and other industries for insulation and fire-proofing. However, all new uses of the material …

Answered by Randy L. Gori, 1 year ago

What do I do after being diagnosed with mesothelioma in Illinois?

Your doctor recently gave you some life-changing news. You’ve been diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer known as mesothelioma. With more …

Answered by Randy L. Gori, 1 year ago

When should a trustee hire an attorney in Illinois?

If you are chosen to be the trustee of someone's estate, you've been given a great honor, a big responsibility and, sometimes, a tremendous …

Answered by Daniel J. Voelker, 3 years ago

Do I need a lawyer if I was injured in a car accident in Illinois?

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, a lawyer can be essential in helping you sort out the endless number of problems that can …

Answered by Michael J. Frost, 3 years ago

Do I have a case for Medical Malpractice in Illinois?

Preventable medical errors cause hundreds of thousands of injuries and deaths each year. When a preventable medical error happens, and causes …

Answered by Timothy McArdle, 3 years ago

Under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act, does my employer have to take me back to work after my doctor releases me from medical care due to a work-related accident?

No, your employer does not have to provide you with employment after you are released by your doctor.  However, if your doctor releases you to …

Answered by Arnold G. Rubin, 3 years ago

How do I know if an Illinois doctor or hospital has committed medical malpractice?

You should see a lawyer who is experienced in medical malpractice trials for a consultation. He will need to get a detailed history from you and …

Answered by Bruce D. Goodman, 3 years ago

Why does my child who was born in Illinois have a birth injury such as cerebral palsy or erbs palsy?

During labor and delivery, a child may be deprived of oxygen, and the failure to recognize fetal distress or timely perform a C-section may be …

Answered by Bruce D. Goodman, 3 years ago

What are tips for selecting a lawyer to handle my divorce in Illinois?

As soon as you realize that your marriage is in danger of coming apart, it is important to find an experienced divorce lawyer who can and will fight …

Answered by Jeffery M. Leving, 3 years ago

How can I modify my visitation order in Illinois?

Once you have obtained a court-ordered visitation schedule, any modifications to the arrangement should generally only be made by a judge. This is …

Answered by Jeffery M. Leving, 3 years ago

How can I get joint custody of my child in Illinois?

In most situations, Illinois courts favor parents working out some form of joint custody arrangement with their children.  Additionally, …

Answered by Jeffery M. Leving, 3 years ago

How do I get a visitation order in Illinois?

Obtaining a court-ordered visitation schedule in Illinois is critically important to protect your rights to see your children. Without a court order …

Answered by Jeffery M. Leving, 3 years ago

How is child support determined in Illinois?

Any parent who has custody of a child can seek child support. Specific child support levels are generally determined on a case-by-case basis, and are …

Answered by Jeffery M. Leving, 3 years ago

Am I entitled to maintenance/alimony and child support in Illinois?

If you relied mainly on your spouse for financial support during your marriage, then after divorce you may be entitled to maintenance (also called …

Answered by Brian J. Blitz, 3 years ago

What can I do if I think my spouse is hiding assets or money in Illinois?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions in divorce, and one for which there is no “one-size-fits-all” answer. There are a …

Answered by David P. Kirsh, 3 years ago

Is mediation or collaborative law an option for me in Illinois?

It depends. Both mediation and collaborative law provide consensus-driven alternative means of resolving divorce disputes without going to court. But …

Answered by Dina Warner, 3 years ago

Can a pre-nuptial (antenuptual) agreement address issues of child support, child custody, maintenance (alimony), marital and non-marital property and property division in Illinois?

Marrying couples who desire to go into their marriage with eyes wide open regarding their future financial and property arrangements can enter a …

Answered by Sharon S. Mobley, 3 years ago

How is marital property divided in Illinois?

When spouses are getting divorced in Illinois, they can agree to divide their property any way they want. However, if they cannot agree, Illinois law …

Answered by Claudia Gallo, 3 years ago

How do custody disputes and child support issues get resolved in Illinois?

When parents have a dispute over the custody of their children, Illinois law requires them to try mediation to resolve the disagreement. Illinois …

Answered by J. Alex Jacobson, 3 years ago

The mother of a friend of mine from church went to an Illinois hospital to have an angioplasty, and then died from the procedure. My friend said her mother had actually bled to death in the hospital. Is this even possible?

Sadly, it is. Many cardiac procedures, such as angioplasty, angiography, insertion of catheters, and the like, require the doctors to insert their …

Answered by William Cirignani, 4 years ago

My child just got diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Could this have been something caused by medical malpractice in Illinois or any state?

First, let me say that we know how devastating those words can sound to a parent, but as you learn more you’ll learn that there are different …

Answered by William Cirignani, 4 years ago

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