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Attorney sentenced in fatal drunk driving crash

Many people in Illinois may hear about how strict the law is when it comes to drunk driving, especially if a serious accident occurs due to the actions of an impaired driver. The definition of strict may well be subjective as some people may think that the laws are not strict enough or perhaps that they are not always evenly applied. The reality is that it can be difficult to assign a value on a human life which makes it difficult to determine an appropriate penalty for someone who makes a decision that ends up claiming the life of another person.

A look at joint-custody: What is best for kids

When parents decide to terminate their marriage, there are a host of factors to negotiate. One of the most stressful may be that of child custody. The judge presiding over the case will make the decision based on what is best for the kids. Traditionally, people thought children favored best when kept in the sole custody of one parent. That way, kids were not tracked back and forth from home to home and were able to spend the majority of time in one home. Yet studies show that kids who are raised in joint-custody homes may have advantages over those who are kept in sole-custody situations.

Traffic crashes and road construction workers

Road construction workers encounter a number of hazards every day. Not only can this be a physically demanding job, but they may also be exposed to extreme temperatures and other job-related hazards. Moreover, they may find themselves in the middle of a traffic accident, which could occur for various reasons. Whether they are struck by one of their co-workers who is operating a truck, or they are hit by a negligent driver, someone who works on a road crew may be injured or even killed in a traffic collision.

Fathers, child custody and fighting for rightful parenting time

When parents divorce, it is often the children who experience the most significant impact. Naturally, you want to protect your kids from experiencing undue hardship and emotional trauma, and one way you can do this is by providing your children with a sensible custody plan. Kids benefit when allowed regular access to both parents and as much continuity of lifestyle as possible.

What Illinois courts consider when awarding spousal maintenance

Divorcing your spouse in Illinois leads to inevitable change, and while you might welcome some of those changes, you may have concerns about how you are going to support yourself, post-divorce, if you have not been a part of the workforce for some time. If this describes your situation, you may be thinking about pursuing spousal maintenance as a method of getting by and maintaining your standard of living. At the Law Office of Kerley & Associates, we understand the types of factors courts consider when awarding spousal maintenance, and we have helped many clients navigate this and numerous other divorce-related issues.

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