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What rights do Illinois grandparents have?

Grandparents’ rights have a complex history in Illinois, and related laws have undergone many changes over time. Nowadays, however, you may, as an Illinois grandparent, lawfully seek visitation through filing a lawsuit in the state, but there are particular things you must demonstrate in order for the courts to consider granting it to you.

Will your dog be put down after biting someone?

If your dog bites someone in Illinois, you have quite a bit to be concerned about. You have to ensure the person is okay and gets the proper medical treatment. You also have to be concerned about what this could mean for your property or rental insurance because a claim is almost certain to be made. You also need to think about your dog's well-being. 

Don't let a bark turn into a bite re pet custody in divorce

You may be among many others in Illinois whose dog is a beloved member of your family. After all, your relationship began when your dog was a mere eight-week-old puppy and has continued for more than a decade. Bringing your puppy home together may be a cherished memory you have with your spouse. However, now that you've decided to divorce, discussions about your pet have grown quite contentious, namely, which one of you will have custody?

Can you move a vehicle after an auto accident?

Illinois motorists who get in a car accident will face a number of immediate questions. One of them is whether you can move your vehicle from the immediate location of an accident. Illinois law addresses this question, and as it turns out, the law does allow motorists to move an automobile from an accident scene, provided certain conditions are met.

Methods your spouse may use to conceal property

If you believe you and your husband or wife are heading for an Illinois divorce, you may no longer have the same level of trust in your partner you once did. You may suspect that your spouse is beginning to stockpile assets ahead of divorce proceedings, and if your spouse is like many others across America, your suspicions may have merit. At the Law Office of Kerley & Associates, we have a comprehensive understanding of the tactics spouses often rely on to hide assets from one another, and we have represented many clients wanting to ensure they receive their fair share in divorce.

Tips for trucker safety

Ever busier interstates and increasingly distracted drivers have placed the importance of traffic safety prominently on a national stage. More specifically, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has highlighted the need for caution among semitruck drivers, pointing out the occurrence of 3,346 injuries in accidents involving large trucks on Illinois highways in 2016.

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