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Consider the insurance needs of the parties in a divorce

With all of the issues that require resolution when an Illinois marriage ends, it could be easy to miss the need to deal with insurance issues. Car insurance and health insurance are just two types of insurance that require consideration in a divorce. Each party needs to consider the fact that they may go from combined policies to individual policies, which could cost more.

Woman gets 30 months probation in DUI-related crash

The lives of several people took an unexpected turn on May 18, 2016 at around 2:10 a.m. That is when a multiple-vehicle accident occurred due to a wrong-way driver. The driver responsible for the crash recently received a sentence of 30 months' probation after pleading guilty to DUI in an Illinois court.

What happens to an inheritance in a divorce?

Either before or during  marriage, many Illinois residents receive inheritances from loved ones who passed away. They might not want to consider what would happen to that windfall during a divorce, but it is something to consider. There may be exceptions to the general rule that assets received as an inheritance are not subject to distribution during the divorce process.

Incarceration is not always the best way to handle drug crimes

Addictions take a toll on families, friends and -- especially -- the individual who suffers from it. In the vast majority of cases, many of those addicted to drugs need help more than they need to be incarcerated for drug crimes. Getting the help they need could require the services of a compassionate Illinois criminal defense attorney.

Teenagers facing DUI charges could feel impact for years

Driving under the influence is a bad decision. Unfortunately, teenagers are notorious for poor decision-making, vulnerability to peer pressure and failure to consider consequences for their actions. Combine that with a zero tolerance law, and you have a very dangerous situation for your teenager.

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