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Month: April 2020

Illinois Mandates Teaching LGBTQ

Illinois Mandates Teaching LGBTQ+ History Beginning With The 2020-2021 School Year

In 2019, Illinois legislatures enacted a bill requiring public schools to include the historical contributions of members of the LGBTQ+ community in their annual curriculum. Specifically, the new law requires public schools to incorporate the positive contributions of members of the LGBTQ+ community in the history curriculum for grades kindergarten through twelve. Illinois is the …

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Privacy Rights In A Digital Age

Today, individuals are connected nearly every second of the day. This has only increased with the recent COVID-19 restrictions, which have caused people to work, learn and interact through technology even more than before. While this technology allows for increased human connection, it can also create issues regarding an individual’s ability to maintain privacy. Modern …

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incapacity

Planning For Incapacity

When most individuals think of “estate planning,” their mind immediately turns to documents addressing the death of a person. This belief, however, captures only part of estate planning’s purpose. One of the most significant aspects of estate planning is planning for the incapacitation of an individual. Everyone should have a legal document detailing their wishes …

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CARES act

CARES Act Raises Questions For Overdue Child Support and Newly Divorced Couples

On March 27, 2020 Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, as a measure to assist Americans in navigating through the uncertainty wrought by COVID-19. The Act provides a number of remedies from expanding unemployment assistance to addressing medical supply shortages. The provision that have garnered …

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