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Estate Planning: What’s the Difference Between a Will and Trust?

Wills and TrustsThe terms will and trust seem to often be used interchangeably, however, most people are unsure what the difference is, and how they are used with estate planning. Likewise, although estate planning is something that should be done, the grim thought of looking into the future when you’re gone is not something most people want to do.  On the other hand, when wills and trusts are skillfully executed by a professional Illinois estate planning attorney, you can rest assured that your family members will be well taken care even after you’re gone.  What...

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Visitation by Non-Parents During Divorce 

Visitation Rights by Non-Parents During a divorce, custody and visiting arrangements can be complex and confusing, especially in such an emotionally charged time.  Likewise, many don’t realize that certain people who are non-parents can still have rights to visits with children as well.  Certain appropriate people who can be granted non-parental visitation include: Grandparents Great grandparents Siblings Step parents​ Means of Visitation: Non-parental visitation during or after divorce can include electronic communication facilitated by the phone, electronic mail, instant messaging, video conferencing or other technology such as the Internet.  Likewise, visitation means in-person time as well spent between the child and...

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Illinois Divorce and Maintenance Laws

Maintenance and Divorce During a divorce, legal separation, or declaration of invalidity of marriage occurs one of the spouses may be entitled to maintenance.   Likewise, when divorce proceedings occur and maintenance is awarded for either spouse, the amount and period of time it is paid out to the spouse is determined by the court without regard to marital misconduct.   If you are in the process of needing help with a maintenance issue, help from a skilled Illinois divorce attorney can greatly help you through the process. How is Maintenance Paid?Maintenance during a divorce may be allocated...

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Reckless Driving Caused IL Auto Accident

Illinois State Police are investigating an auto accident that injured two people on Saturday morning. The accident occurred at 8:30 a.m. in Saline County, Illinois which is located in the southeast part of the state. According to authorities, 27-year-old Kristen Lee Day was operating a passenger vehicle on Illinois Route 13 westbound when her vehicle veered off the right side of the roadway. Day overcorrected the vehicle causing it to overturn and land on the median. Day was ejected from the vehicle and her passenger, a 17-year-old, sustained minor injuries in the crash. Day was transported to a hospital in...

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Divorce Selfie Making Headlines

A couple in Canada has become famous for posting a photo to social media of themselves after filing for their divorce. The photo is considered unique because the couple, Chris and Shannon Neuman, appear to be happy in the photo by smiling. Shannon posted the picture to her Facebook account stating her and her husband, Chris, had made the decision to divorce and are happy because they choose to do so amicably with the best intentions for their children. Shannon claims they decided to end their marriage without being bitter and putting their children in the middle of a nasty...

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Carnegie Deli Owners Divorce

After 25 years of marriage, the owners of the famous restaurant Carnegie Deli have reached a settlement agreement finalizing their divorce. Sandy and Marian Levine owned the deli after Marian inherited the franchise from her father. Marian sued to divorce Sandy after discovering he had been having an affair with one of the deli’s employees. Marian claims Sandy was giving his mistress money along with the deli’s recipes because the woman was planning to start her own business. The couple reached a settlement agreement this week terminating the marriage and resolving a separate lawsuit accusing Sandy of stealing from the...

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Alabama Governors Divorce Making Headline

The wife of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley filed for divorce on August 28 as an attempt to end their 50-year marriage. Once the First Lady Dianne Bentley’s attorneys filed the divorce papers, it began drawing national attention. Although the judge assigned to the case has sealed the divorce documents, rumors are circulating to what has lead to the divorce. One speculation is that the governor had an affair with a staffer and possibly misused state funds. On Wednesday, a member of the Alabama Republican Executive Committee suggested that Bentley resign from office due to the allegations. Neither Bentley nor the...

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Celebrity Chef Gloria De Laurentiis Ordered to Pay Child Support

Celebrity chef Gloria De Laurentiis has finalized her divorce to designer Todd Thompson. The couple was married for 11 years and have a 7-year-old daughter. The couple will share joint custody, and Laurentiis was ordered to pay Thompson $9,000 a month for child support. The couple did not have a prenuptial agreement, and a judge ordered that their bank accounts totally $2 million will need to be split. Thompson also kept their home worth $3.2 million and home furnishings and art work valuing over $300,000. Laurentiis will keep her GDL Foods Inc. and production company rights, but will have to...

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IL Motorcycle Accident Kills Woman

A motorcycle accident on Sunday night has claimed the life of an Illinois woman. The accident happened in Clinton County, Illinois around 9:15 p.m. The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department reported that a man was operating a motorcycle along Illinois 127 when a collision occurred with a passenger vehicle. The accident site was near County Farm Road, and it is not yet known what caused the crash. The motorcyclist was transported to a hospital by the Arch Medical Services helicopter, and his female passenger was transported by ambulance to a St. Louis hospital where she was pronounced dead. The driver of...

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Another Politician Files For Divorce

Just a couple weeks after Alabama Governor filed for divorce, Maine’s 1st Congressional District U.S. Democratic Representative Chellie Pingree has also filed for divorce. Pingree has been married to hedge fund manager, Donald Sussman, for four years and says the decision to divorce has been mutual and amicable. The couple married in 2011 and a year later, Sussman bought the Portland Press Herald, and the sister newspapers, saving the business. Financial agreements have not yet been made public regarding the divorce. When a decision to divorce is reached by both individuals in a marriage, the...

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