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How is property divided in an Illinois divorce?

Getting divorced can be an incredibly painful process. Not only are people struggling with the emotional impact of ending a marriage, they also need to deal with physically dividing their things. For many people, dividing assets turns into the most upsetting and contentious part of a divorce because it is tangible proof that one household is becoming two.

Are you prepared to navigate post-accident insurance in Illinois?

Good drivers master understanding of traffic regulations and remain alert and cautious behind the wheel to keep themselves and all who share the road as safe as possible. However, if you've ever been involved in a motor vehicle collision, you likely learned firsthand how even a minor fender bender could lead to a very complicated aftermath when it comes to navigating the auto insurance system. Therefore, it's typically beneficial to research steps to take following an accident before you actually need to take those steps.

Woman killed by drunk driver in front of her kids

Illinois residents who work hard to drive safely and obey the law should be able to trust that others will do the same. Sadly, that is not the case. Even when much research has been done and effort given to increasing awareness about the danger of certain behaviors, some people are simply too selfish to make good choices. Drinking and driving is an ideal example of this.

What should I do if a dog bites me?

If you have ever been bitten by a dog in Illinois, you understand the fear of injury and disease that comes with the wound. While the experience can be a scary one, there are things you should know that can keep you as safe as possible. Cesar’s Way provides helpful tips if you have suffered a dog bite.

Distracted driving realities

Illinois residents who are concerned about their safety and the safety of those they love when on the road should educate themselves about distracted driving. This term and concept is not new but has grown to be more prevalent in recent years. What really constitutes distracted driving? How serious of a problem is it really?

Government aims to crack down on impaired truckers

As you drive down any road or highway in Illinois and come upon a semi truck or other large commercial vehicle, you cannot help but be very aware at how much smaller the average passenger car is. That can put people in other vehicles at a serious disadvantage when accidents involving these big rigs and other cars, trucks or SUVs occur. The reasons for these crashes vary greatly and sadly sometimes involve truck driver impairment. 

What do the new child support and custody laws mean?

While fewer people are getting divorced each year, the laws governing what will happen in these cases are constantly being analyzed and adjusted to ensure that you and your family will receive the best decision possible. This is especially true when it comes to children. The Daily Journal has reported that child support and custody laws in Illinois recently went through a major overhaul that could have a big effect on divorcing couples.

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