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Fourth Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule – Utah v Strieff

On June 20, 2016, the United States Supreme Court decided on the case of Utah v. Strieff, 579 US__2016, ruling in favor of Utah. The case marked a vital point in determining when the Fourth Amendment’s exclusionary rule is applicable. Searches and Seizures and the Fourth Amendment The Fourth Amendment of the United [...]

How Far Can I Move with Kids after Divorce | 2016 IL Child Relocation Law

Relocation of Children with the New Illinois Law The year 2016 brought about some striking changes to Illinois child custody laws with revisions to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5). Some of these revisions include removal of the term custody in favor of allocation of parental responsibilities, the introduction of [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|Categories: Family Law|Tags: , , , , |

2016 New IL Child Custody Law

Last year, 2015, we saw significant changes in Illinois family law with the amendments to Section 504 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. In 2016, we not only see additional revisions to Section 504 of the IMDMA, but also what many consider to be a complete overhaul of the way child support [...]

By | January 12th, 2016|Categories: Family Law|Tags: , |

2015-2017 New Standardized Formula to Determine Illinois Divorce Maintenance | Alimony Calculator

Amendments to Sections 504 and 505 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, which standardizes the way maintenance (a.k.a. alimony) is calculated, have gone into effect in Illinois as of January 1, 2015. If you are considering filing for divorce in Illinois, it is important to understand how these changes [...]

Arrested for Retail Theft: Know Your Rights – Illinois Retail Theft / Shoplifting Laws

Being arrested for retail theft is not something that should be taken lightly, as there can be severe penalties, but with the help of an experienced retail theft attorney it is possible that charges can be lessened or potentially dropped. Retail Theft: Detained by Store Security vs. Arrested [...]