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How do you choose a trucking accident lawyer in Illinois?

When searching for a lawyer to help you after a trucking accident, it is crucial to look at their experience. You want a lawyer who goes to trial …

Answered by Joseph A. Power, Jr.

How can I fight a criminal charge of possession of a controlled substance in Illinois?

Illinois law makes a distinction between unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent …

Answered by Zaid M. Abdallah

What constitutes a criminal charge of unlawful use of a firearm in Illinois?

Too often, individuals who face a charge of unlawful use of a firearm in Illinois get hung up on the word “use.” In Illinois, the charge …

Answered by Zaid M. Abdallah

How is spousal support calculated in Illinois?

Before explaining how spousal support is calculated, it is important to distinguish between the two types of maintenance. Temporary maintenance is …

Answered by Monika M. Blacha

When Should I Appeal an Illinois Criminal Conviction?

The short answer is virtually always. Except in rare circumstances, you will not receive a stiffer sentence and the worst that can happen is to have …

Answered by Richard J. Dvorak

Can I Sue if Falsely Arrested or Hurt/Denied Treatment in Illinois Police Custody?

Yes, you can file a civil lawsuit requesting financial compensation. When ongoing practices or policies caused the harm, you may also ask for …

Answered by Richard J. Dvorak

How much is my Illinois workers’ compensation case worth?

When a worker is hurt on the job and unable to work, he or she is entitled to payment to cover all medical bills fully as well as temporary total …

Answered by Anthony Ivone

How do I select a personal injury law firm following a car accident in Illinois?

In law, as in investment services, the disclaimer “past performance is no guarantee of future results” applies. That said, there are some …

Answered by James L. Bizzieri

How Much Does A Divorce Cost In Illinois?

If you are contemplating filing for divorce or learn that a spouse recently filed, you likely have many questions and concerns about the divorce …

Answered by Dion U. Davi

What Factors Do Illinois Family Courts Take Into Consideration When Making Child Custody Determinations?

In Illinois, matters related to child custody and visitation are referenced using the term parental responsibility, which encompasses issues related …

Answered by Dion U. Davi

What Penalties Do I Face If I’m Ticketed For Aggravated Speeding In Illinois?

Every year, thousands of drivers in Illinois are pulled over by law enforcement officials and ticketed for traveling over the speed limit. Speeding …

Answered by Dion U. Davi

How Will The New Federal Tax Law Affect Ex-Spouses Paying And Receiving Spousal Maintenance In Illinois?

Many spouses earn far less or much more than their significant other. If there is an income disparity between you and your spouse and you are going …

Answered by Dion U. Davi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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