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I Am In A Custody Dispute: What Should I Say to the Guardian Ad Litem?

In a contested child custody case, a guardian ad litem (GAL) serves as a representative for the best interests of the child. The GAL is typically an established attorney with extensive experience with child custody and family laws. This person will be appointed by the judge based on his/her knowledge and experience.  The judge will

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This change was made to increase access to mental health services, drug treatments, and rehabilitation for young people charged with a misdemeanor. However, individuals age 17 and older will still be tried as an adult for felony charges. Misdemeanor Charges The severity of a crime determines whether it is considered a misdemeanor or a felony.

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The Top 5 Questions to Ask When Hiring an Illinois DUI Attorney

If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges for a DUI, hiring the right lawyer is profoundly important.  Without expert legal representation, your penalties may include: Revocation of your driver’s license for a minimum of one year Possible imprisonment Hefty fines and other financial burdens Sentencing to community service Technically, any lawyer licensed

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Obtaining a Restraining Order – How Do I Get The Process Started?

An order of protection (also sometimes called a restraining order) is a civil court order that can be requested against a member of your family or household who is abusing, harassing or intimidating you, or interfering with your personal property.  A restraining order can also be obtained to protect a minor child or a disabled

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What Is Involved in Modifying My Child Support?

Child support modifications may be necessary for a variety of reasons.  If you have been considering modifying your child support payments, either as a custodial or non-custodial parent, there are several things you need to consider.  Child support is ALWAYS modifiable, but you need to understand the different types of orders for child support, qualifying

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How Do I File a Tax Return During a Divorce Proceeding?

Divorce proceedings can be complicated.  Filing a tax return can be complicated.  Filing a tax return in the midst of a divorce proceeding can be completely overwhelming. The attorneys at Sherer Law Offices regularly work with expert tax and accounting professionals to help our clients make sense of what can feel like chaos.  As you

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What Is The Difference Between Foster Care and Guardianship?

Foster care and guardianship are both designed to provide safe and healthy care to children if separation from the birth parent is either voluntary or involuntarily necessary. While adoption permanently severs the legal tie between birth parent and child, guardianship and foster care can allow some level of shared responsibility and parental rights.  There are,

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Making Your Estate Plan – Did You Remember Technology?

We live in a digital world where bank accounts, credit cards, media and an abundance of other personal information can be accessed through some means of technology.  While this accessibility can make life easier now, have you ever thought about what would happen to all your virtual content if your life suddenly ended? Most people

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Filing for Bankruptcy? You Still Have to Pay Child Support

When you file bankruptcy you’ll still be responsible for paying child support. Congress has declared child support to be a priority debt, meaning it’s too important to be “wiped out.” Though you will still be responsible for all child support debts and payments, there are ways filing bankruptcy can help. Bankruptcy Options There are two

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