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June 1, 2021

What Happens to My Will After I Die? 

After a person dies, their will does not automatically become effective or enforceable. Namely, once a person dies, their named executor, the person designated at the […]
May 19, 2021

Calculating and Changing Child Support – Money Math

Halle Berry’s child support payments to her ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry, have been reduced to $96,000 per year. Before the reduction the actress was paying her ex-boyfriend […]
May 5, 2021

Can I Change My Judge?

In Illinois, the law is clear and succinct about whether or not you can change your judge. Each party is entitled to one substitution of judge […]
May 3, 2021

Family Planning Protections and Coverage for LGBTQ and Single Parents

Illinois has made starting families much more accessible and affordable for LGBTQ couples and single individuals. State Representative Margaret Croke, D-Chicago, has recently introduced a bill […]
April 27, 2021

Amidst a Pandemic, the American Rescue Plan Makes Advance Payments to Families Who Need It Most

The COVID-19 pandemic is historic not only in and of itself, but also in the responses to it that it has elicited. Most salient among these […]
April 26, 2021

State of Illinois Clean Slate Program

In an effort to reduce debt burdens on Illinois citizens as well as encourage parents to make their child support payments, the State of Illinois has […]
March 24, 2021

Filing Taxes During a Divorce

Couples filing taxes in the midst of a divorce have a lot to consider, starting with establishing the correct filing status for both spouses. Choosing the […]
March 10, 2021

A Case Study on Orders of Protection: The Murder of Stacia Hollinshead

On March 23, 2019, Ulisses Medina Espinosa murdered his ex-wife, DeKalb County Assistant State’s Attorney Stacia Hollinshead. Previously, Hollinshead had won sole custody of the couple’s […]
January 21, 2021
New Illinois Privacy Protections for Assault and Stalking Victims

New Illinois Privacy Protections for Assault and Stalking Victims

A law 20 years in the making took force with the new year. Illinois now provides privacy protections for individuals who have suffered sexual assault, domestic […]
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