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Divorce and Disabled Children

Navigating through a Divorce with a Disabled Child The term “disabled” refers to a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially inhibits major life activities, someone who has a record of impairments, or is known to have an impairment.  Divorce is hard no matter what the situation, however, when it involves a disabled child it be trickier.  Likewise, deciding support for a non-minor child with a disability can be equally as mentally and emotionally taxing as the actual divorce.  When a couple divorces and have a non-minor child with a disability, the court may award money out of the...

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Relocation After Divorce

Parent’s Rights to Relocation After Divorce Even when a divorce is final, that doesn’t mean complications and complexities with the situation can’t arise.  Furthermore, if one parent seeks to relocate with the child, there are certain procedures that must be followed.  Likewise, since relocation of a parent means substantial change in circumstances for a child, the following must be kept in mind for the party seeking to move:Date and address of parent’s relocationLength of time the relocation will last60-day written notice of the relocation to be filed with the court Rights of the Non-Relocating Parent If the...

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Help with Estate Planning

What is Estate Planning? ​Estate Planning is something everyone should be prepared for no matter what his or her background or amount of money.  Likewise, although not everyone realizes it, each person that owns possessions of some sort has an estate.  Such items are included in an estate are:Real estateBanking accountsInvestmentsLife InsuranceFurniturePossessionsIt is a wise decision to execute a will or trust with a skilled Edwardsville estate planning attorney so you can know what will happen to your things after you are gone.  That way you can ensure all of your wishes are carried out the way you want them, and...

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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 Governor’s 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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School Bus Kills Pedestrian in O’Fallon

Police in O’Fallon, Illinois are investigating a school bus accident that injured one pedestrian and killed another. On Tuesday afternoon, a school bus transporting several elementary school students was traveling westbound on Highway 50 in O’Fallon when the bus struck two pedestrians. The pedestrians, 36-year-old Junu Rai and 45-year-old Dal Mager, were also walking westbound on the roadway when the accident occurred. Authorities claim they were walking on the roadway where there is little to no shoulder available. Both pedestrians were transported to the hospital where Rai was pronounced dead, and Mager remains in serious condition. The bus belongs to...

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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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