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GREAT NEWS FOR THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY

shutterstock_125245661On November 20, 2013, Governor Pat Quinn signed the bill allowing marriage equality in Illinois into law. Illinois became the 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage. The law was to take effect statewide on June 1, 2014, but due to a ruling in Federal Court, marriage licenses for same-sex couples have been available at the Cook County Clerk’s office since Febr...
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TOP 10 COMMON FMLA MISTAKE EMPLOYERS MAKE

Although enacted more than 25 years ago in 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) still presents numerous challenges for employers. In light of changes in the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) FMLA regulations over the past several years, many employers are making mistakes that put them at risk for violations and fines through the Department of Labor. This article will cover some of the most common ...
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DO I HAVE TO PAY MY EX-SPOUSE’S CREDIT CARD DEBT?

16572959_sThousands of Illinois marriages end in divorce each year, leaving couples to figure out how to deal with any marital debt that they have incurred over the duration of their relationship. Many couples are unable to work together amicably to come up with a solution that works for both parties, leaving it up to the courts to determine which spouse should be responsible for thei...
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COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT MARITAL PROPERTY IN ILLINOIS

Property distribution is a critical part of any divorce proceeding. In order for a property distribution to be effected, the court must first determine the nature and value of the marital estate, which consists of all marital property. Determination of the marital estate can be a complicated process, wrought with disagreements and misconceptions. The following article describes Illinois marital property laws, and corre...
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START OFF YOUR NEW YEAR WITH A PLAN

2018 is behind us and many are looking forward to a brighter, happier, healthier 2019.  There is so much happening in the world right now that we can’t control -- the government shutdown, Brexit, stock market fluctuations, to name just a few.  What can we each do in our own lives to ensure our own family is protected if an unexpected crisis happens in 2019 or future years? We can...
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