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Recovering delinquent child support payments in Illinois

Currently many people are experiencing financial difficulties due to today’s economy. When custodial parents do not receive the ordered child support their situations can become particularly dire. Though last year the state of Illinois collected $800 million in child support payments owed, close to $3 billion is owed to custodial parents in the state. Some of the […]

June 28, 2017, Uncategorized
Florida bicyclist thrown into bay and killed because of accident

Last weekend, a 46-year-old woman and her husband took their weekly bicycle ride on the Sanibel Causeway outside Ft. Myers, Florida, but the seemingly predictive bicycle ride quickly turned tragic and deadly when an approaching truck crossed road lanes and hit the woman bicyclist. The enthusiastic bicyclist and her husband celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary […]

June 26, 2017, Uncategorized
Daughters Help Mothers End Multigenerational Patterns of Abuse

Everywhere you turn you are reminded by hot pink accents that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but what is less known is that October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is a very serious problem that is prevalent across the nation and made even more dangerous by the fact that many instances […]

May 5, 2017, Uncategorized
Close but no cigar: husband gets creative in argument during property division

Different states follow different guidelines when it comes to dividing a marital estate upon divorce. Ohio, for instance, follows equitable distribution principles, meaning that the marital assets are divided as equally among the separating spouses as possible. To achieve a fair result during property division, a court will take into consideration many factors, including the duration […]

April 18, 2017, Uncategorized
Tony Hawk files for third divorce in San Diego County

When a couple makes the difficult decision to divorce, it can be an emotional time for everyone involved. Not only the couple, but the couple’s children and extended family can be severely impacted as well. Holidays are no longer the same and cherished family traditions suddenly become just memories. The divorces most heard about tend to come […]

April 12, 2017, Uncategorized
Deadly medical errors are often preventable

Patients in  and around the country suffer from medical negligence every day. Medical negligence can cause a patient’s medical condition to worsen, create new injuries (sometimes worse than Florida Lyft accidents), or even lead to patient death. The distinguished bioethicist Lori Andrews recently gave a lecture about the problem of medical malpractice in our nation’s hospitals. Andrews […]

February 16, 2017, Uncategorized
Court Decision on Vaccine Product Liability Case

We were talking about the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in a vaccine product liability case. The plaintiffs believe their daughter’s seizure disorder was triggered by a vaccine. Their claim was denied by the vaccine court, the adjudicative body created under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 to assess the validity of vaccine-related […]

December 6, 2016, Uncategorized