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Category : Law Articles

Category : Law Articles

car accident

What if you are hit by a driver without car insurance?

By Aaron Novasic Being in a car crash is one of the scariest things someone can go through. Illinois law requires that all motorists carry car insurance for moments like that, not just for property damage, but also for any injuries someone might sustain as a result of the crash. Now, if you are involved

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asylum eligibility

Recent changes to employment authorization eligibility for asylum seekers

Recent changes to employment authorization eligibility for asylum seekers By Ann Fischer In September, the federal government amended its regulations relating to employment authorization based upon pending asylum applications. The effect of the decision removes regulations put in place during the Trump administration and restores prior procedures and eligibility requirements.  According to the U.S. Citizenship

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communication parents divorce

How to improve communication between parents during and after divorce

How to improve communication between parents during and after divorce By Blake Austin Culver Communication between parents can be challenging, particularly during and after the divorce process. What should a parent do when the other parent attempts to demean, disparage, criticize, blame, or otherwise badmouth him or her, including in writing on social media and

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Starting a Business

Starting a new business? Should it be LLC or corporation?

Starting a new business? Should it be LLC or corporation? How company is registered with state depends on goals By Paul Koontz Starting any business can be nerve racking, especially if you don’t fully, or at all, understand the process and the legal ramifications that entails. There are two main business entities: the limited liability

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small business steps

What you should consider when buying a small business

By Thomas Haught Be your own boss. Make your own hours. You call the shots! Have you ever considered purchasing a small business? Here is a non-exhaustive review of the documents you should expect to receive at your small business closing. Seller resolution. The owner of a small business will almost certainly be an entity,

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Property Management Agreement’s Indemnity Provision Held Void and Unenforceable Under the Construction Contract Indemnification for Negligence Act

Property Management Agreement’s Indemnity Provision Held Void and Unenforceable Under the Construction Contract Indemnification for Negligence Act By Eric Dobradin Owners of rental properties commonly rely on third-party property managers to handle the day-to-day aspects of leasing. Many property managers not only list available units, enter into lease agreements on behalf of the property owner,

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Workers Compensation Claims

Buckle up as backlog of Illinois workers compensation claims clog the system

Buckle up as backlog of Illinois workers compensation claims clog the system By Aaron Novasic In Illinois, workers compensation claims are governed under the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission (IWCC). Each claim that is filed with the commission is assigned to an arbitrator, who handles certain areas of Illinois. Illinois has implemented mandatory pre-trials during the

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Rising Interest rates

Rising interest rates affect both buyers and sellers of real estate

By Tara M. Grimm Since the start of the pandemic, the economy has been impacted in a tremendous way and this has led to interest rates rising and falling. Specifically, the real estate market has been significantly impacted by recent interest rate increases. The cost of lending is rising as mortgage rates continue to climb,

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evictions

COVID-19 pandemic affected more than health, it impacted the terms of eviction

By Paul Koontz When March 2020 rolled around, I would wager that not a single soul would understand what was about to come next for over 19 months—an eviction moratorium. When COVID-19 was designated a worldwide pandemic and a national emergency in the United States, federal and state governments decreed that in order to keep

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Force Majeure Clause

The Force Majeure Clause: Are you protected?

by: Gardi, Haught, Fischer & Bhosale On March 15, 2020, an event occurred which very few people thought possible. The United States of America closed. Almost every business closed its doors, affecting a nationwide economic shut down. Millions of commercial business owners wondered how they were going to maintain operations and pay their bills, as

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Home Remodeling Contractors

5 Things Homeowners Need to Know When Dealing with Home Remodeling Contractors

By Eric Dobradin If you are like most people, your home is your most valuable asset, next to your spouse, children and, perhaps, a pet. You agonized over the listings looking for it. You spent countless hours viewing properties before you found it. You also may have had a couple of contracts fall through before

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college expenses divorce

Not so fast, know the basics: Do you owe college expenses under your foreign divorce registered in Illinois?

Not so fast, know the basics: Do you owe college expenses under your foreign divorce registered in Illinois?  By Blake Austin Culver   College expenses are complicated, especially when parents are divorced and have relocated, due to new employment or being in the military. In initial divorce cases in Illinois, the payment of post-secondary educational

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visa appointments

Here’s how you can seek visa appointments to maximize your chances of working with consulates

By the American Immigration Lawyers Association, document No. 22041450 The COVID-19 pandemic has made international travel unpredictable. The conditions in every country are different and change quickly, making getting a visa appointment more complicated. Consulates must balance expanding routine visa services with limited resources, other responsibilities, and country conditions. As a result, timely visa appointments

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ukraine temporary status

What the crisis in Ukraine means for Temporary Protected Status

By Ann M. Fischer  On Feb. 24, Russia invaded Ukraine and, subsequently, on March 3 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the designation of Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. A country may be designated for TPS when conditions in the country fall into one or more of the three statutory

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medical malpractice

Can the COVID-19 pandemic impact your personal injury claim?

By Parag P. Bhosale  Now that we are pulling ourselves out of the pandemic, it is important to consider how the short-term and long-term effects of COVID-19 will have on personal injury claims.  We have already seen and will continue to see far fewer claims in the next couple of years. The primary source of

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