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Retail Theft Can Mean Big Trouble

Retail Theft Can Mean Big Trouble

You’ve probably heard about how shoplifting, which some states refer to as “retail theft” and "concealment of merchandise," is regarded by some as a victimless crime, and therefore should not be punished under the law. In Illinois, this act is called retail theft and...

The Average Cost of Divorce in 2018

The Average Cost of Divorce in 2018

Home > Blog The Average Cost of Divorce in 2018 By Hope Nickel | Divorce The average cost of divorce varies considerably depending on the state you live in, the type of divorce, and how contentious the proceedings become. Even though these variables can swing...

Two Steps To Take When Considering Divorce

Two Steps To Take When Considering Divorce

Ending a marriage is one of the biggest and most difficult life decisions one could make. Even seemingly simple divorces can be legally complicated. If a couple has accumulated significant assets or have kids, the process of dissolving a marriage can become...

Do You Need a Lawyer for Your Divorce in Yorkville?

Do You Need a Lawyer for Your Divorce in Yorkville?

Many people who are considering getting a divorce question whether they need to spare the time and expense associated with retaining an attorney. A divorce in Yorkville, IL can be one of the most challenging life experiences you will have. The question you need to ask...

It’s Never too Early to Speak to a Divorce Attorney

It’s Never too Early to Speak to a Divorce Attorney

People divorce for a wide variety of reasons, but divorces do not tend to happen without any warning. In many cases, married couples have problems for months or even years before one of them finally decided to file for divorce. As a result, it is often difficult to...

Illinois Vehicle Forfeiture Law

Illinois Vehicle Forfeiture Law

A recent article I read described the plight of a 70-year-old woman who loaned her car to her grandson. He was revoked for DUI, even though he told her he had cleared up his license. When he was stopped and arrested the car was impounded and the State filed a...

New Gun Legislation in Illinois

New Gun Legislation in Illinois

An article was recently published in The State Journal-Register regarding an Illinois lawmaker who recently proposed legislation designed to keep firearms out of the hands of certain criminals and mentally ill individuals. It also prohibits people on the FBI terror...