Monthly Archives: September 2014

Settlement: Woman struck by machinery dropped by salesman

The Law Office of Keith Short was able to secure a $45,000.00 settlement for a woman struck by a piece of machinery that had fallen off an elevated display rack and struck her back and hip. This case only took 5 months from beginning to end.  Our client was reasonable in her demands and our…
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Will Cohabitating With Another Person Affect Alimony?

The purpose of alimony is to provide support for the spouse seeking the alimony. This support will usually last until the seeking spouse can adequately provide for themselves.  The court will look at many factors to determine the amount of alimony, including the standard of living the spouses enjoyed throughout their marriage, and each spouse's…
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Naked Rituals Lead to a Mother’s Loss of Custody

An Illinois woman lost custody of her children due to placing them in within the “immediate risk of physical harm” when she became involved in a church that participated in “naked rituals with its followers.” There was testimony from other followers that the woman brought her two female children, ages 10 and 13, into the…
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Cars are safer than ever…but

359,000 Americans were killed in car accidents (see link below) There were 10.8 million car accidents. There were 4,500 people killed on motorcycles. The U.S. has over 254 million registered passenger vehicles. Drivers are more and more distracted: Cell calls, texts, emails, flashing ad signs, screaming children…sensory overload! Distraction leads to accidents. Accidents alter lives. …
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