Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Law and “Right” isn’t always the same thing

I’ve always wanted to be a judge… One time I was standing in line at a restaurant when I ran into a very good local judge.  We talked about the law and life and what is what like being a judge.  I mentioned to the judge that I thought it would be great to be…
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Duty: the backbone of all negligence cases

If you want to sue for an injury one of the things your lawyer has to prove is that the defendant owed you a duty to either not harm you or to do something to prevent your harm.  Example:  A lifeguard owes swimmers the duty to use all reasonable efforts to protect them when swimming…but…
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CHARGED WITH DISORDERLY CONDUCT??

Illinois law states that a person can be charged with disorderly conduct when he or she “knowingly does any act in such unreasonable manner as to alarm or disturb another and to provoke a breach of the peace.” Seems like an extremely vague statute, right? The statute goes on to list specific actions that are…
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Equitable does not always mean “Equal” in a Divorce.

Many people have a misconception that when they get divorced they will be entitled to “half” of the marital property.  Marital property is the property that is obtained during the marriage.  Unlike equitable division, an equal split of the property would be a 50-50 split.  So, what exactly is equitable division? Equitable division is the…
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