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Woman Dies in Illinois Car Crash and Others Suffer Personal Injuries

It is a well-known fact that seatbelts can save lives when drivers and passengers are faced with a deadly car accident, and the following story is no exception. In Granite City, Edwardsville, ans Collinsville we hear about these types of stories all the time. Sadly a woman from Missouri has died following a fatal car crash.  The motor vehicle accident happened on Interstate 64 in Illinois near East St. Louis on Tuesday in the A.M. when the driver of a car lost control. If you or a loved one were injured in a motor vehicle crash, the skilled St. Louis area personal injury...

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Necessary Documents You Should Have When Preparing Information For Your Divorce Lawyer

Have you come to the conclusion of divorce, you need to start gathering documentation that will be required during the divorce process. Either you use an attorney or go the Pro Se route (Do-It-Yourself), the following is a listing of documents that you want to have ready for a divorce attorney to review:Complete addresses, list of phone numbers, and Social Security numbers of any kids that may be involved and both spouses.Full names of all involved, birth dates of children and spouses involved, Social Security numbers for all children and spouses involved, and addresses of children of the marriage, and...

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Pastor and Family Forgive Driver Who Killed Sons in Car Crash

Nothing is more devastating than the loss of a child, and the pain that lingers with surviving family members for life.  Unbelievably one North Carolina family is choosing to forgive a driver that struck and killed their two young children.  The fatal car crash happened Memorial Day weekend in Topsail, North Carolina when Gentry and Hadley Eddings and their young son Dobbs were involved in a four-vehicle accident.If you or a loved one were injured in a motor vehicle crash, the skilled St. Louis area personal injury attorney Deborah Besserman would like to help you.  Please contact me today for a free consultation.      ...

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General Points of Discussion When Working With Your Divorce Lawyer on Separating Agreements

So you and your spouse separate, you will need to draw up a separation agreement. Some states recognize a legal separation, some don’t. If your state acknowledges a legal separation, your divorce lawyer in Illinois or Missouri or court clerk will be able to guide you and help you set up an arrangement. If your state does not recognize a legal separation, you will need your lawyer to file a request for an interim order. The legal separation arrangement is put in place to protect all parties to the divorce within the event you separate, and the divorce is concluded.Understand...

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Do-It-Yourself Advice from a Divorce Lawyer in Madison County, IL

Family law attorneys, like Deborah Besserman in Granite City and Edwardsville, Illinois; help people by making use of problems that appear after a divorce and additionally with their divorces. Do-It-Yourself Resolution of post-divorce problems is regulated by the Marital Settlement Agreement, divorce agreement, which includes both parties' rights and obligations regarding financial and child-related problems. Contact Deborah right away if you have questions or you want legal advice on how to proceed with your divorce. Have a divorce attorney that can can handle all aspects of family is key. Maintenance (alimony), child custody, spousal support, custody agreements, visitations and child...

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Things to Consider When Hiring a Divorce Attorney

Getting a divorce is a demanding, emotional decision for the majority of couples. The process can not be more difficult if each of the divorcing spouses has trust in their own attorney.Most divorcing couples locate an attorney from a attorney whom they already understand, or from a lawyer referral service like that offered by the Illinois State Bar Association, lawyer online directories such as Avvo or Nolo , or by means of a referral from friends or family. Both parties are represented by a divorce attorney cannot concurrently - just the party who first contacted her or him.Each spouse should...

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Combined Residential Custody and Joint Legal Custody

In Illinois, in making custody decisions, the prevalent issue of the court is what is in the best interests of the child. Many variables must be weighed by the judge in custody choices. When one parent has sole custody, the other parent will most likely be given visitation.Parents can consent to joint custody, while joint custody is not consistently given or both parents can request joint custody. If a parent requests joint custody, it must be considered by the court into idea. Joint custody may be requested by the court on its motion. In case the people can consent to...

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Understanding Divorce – Top Reason Your Divorce Lawyer Files Motions

A motion is a legal move your divorce attorney uses to be able to get your specific problem into a court and in front of a judge. In Madison County cases centralized in Edwardsville, IL and St. Clair County cases are concentrated in Belleville, IL. Motions are filed based on the requirement to enforce a court order you already have or to gain a court order.Contact Deborah Besserman, a divorce lawyer in Granite City, IL and Edwardsville, IL, if you are contemplating a divorce or just need information on the best move to make pre-divorce.A motion to the court clearly...

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5 Steps an Illinois Divorce Lawyer Can Navigate For You in the Divorce Process

After the initial petition for your Illinois divorce is filed and before you go to court, you will navigate your way through the discovery process. The discovery process only takes place if the divorce is being challenged or you and your spouse are incapable of coming to an agreement during settlement negotiations.The discovery process is the best time treat each other with respect and honesty. This is the stage of your divorce that will fetch the most financially and emotionally. Fortunately for you Besserman makes it more affordable to get you an Illinois divorce lawyer. Deborah allows for a payment...

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Couple Killed in MA Car Crash

Tragically two young teens died as the result of a motor vehicle crash in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. These types of car accidents can happen right here in the Granite City, Edwardsville,  or Belleville area.  Furthermore, the teens that died were a couple and each other’s recent prom dates.  The first victim was 21-year-old Brooklyn Rodrigues, and their passenger was 18-year-old, Meghan Sargent.  The crash happened Monday night when the couple’s vehicle attempted to pass several cars, and then hit a curb near Rout 6.  Thus, Rodrigues lost control of the car, and it rolled over, which in turn collapsed the...

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