Monthly Archives: December 2014

THE MADISON COUNTY HELLHOLE-MALPRACTICE MYTH

Madison County is supposed to be a “hell hole” for defendants.  That’s the lie perpetuated by insurance companies and corporate America to sway jurors to hate lawsuits and plaintiffs before the case is even heard.  But Madison County isn’t a hell hole at all.  In 2014 the total amounts awarded in all civil trials was…
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How do I modify a child custody order after divorce?

In order to modify a child custody order two years must have passed since the order was entered and there must be a substantial change in circumstances.  A substantial change in circumstances includes the custodial parent moving to another state, a substantial increase in the child’s age, a dramatic change in one parent’s income, a…
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VEHICLE SEIZURE BECAUSE OF A DUI????

Illinois law states that if you are arrested for DUI at a time when your license is suspended due to a prior DUI, the State’s Attorney of the county in which the arrest took place can bring a civil forfeiture proceeding to seize your vehicle.  If successful, the vehicle can be sold and the county…
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