Monthly Archives: January 2015

How does getting a divorce effect my will?

Many people do not think to change their wills after they get a divorce; I mean getting a divorce is enough stressful enough.  When you get divorced in the State of Illinois your ex-spouse will be deemed to have predeceased you.  But what does this really mean? Illinois law provides that for those who do…
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The Five Most Important Deposition Rules

Many people have heard of a deposition but know nothing about what a deposition is or what the rules are when giving your disposition.  A deposition is the oral testimony of a witness or a party to a case given under oath.  This is the opportunity for attorneys to be able to question the deposing…
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What am I entitled to when I get an annulment rather than a divorce?

When you get an annulment you are not entitled to alimony or any sort of property distribution.  An annulment is different from a divorce in the fact that divorces tend to allow for a property distribution and some sort of alimony payment, in the court’s discretion.  However, if the marriage that is being annulled includes…
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The Law Office of Keith Short helps family in Joplin, MO.

Over the holiday season The Law Office of Keith Short donated to help a single mother with two children who were in desperate need of help.  Last year Crystal faced one crisis after another.  Crystal soon started to lose hours at her job once the new healthcare laws went into effect.  She was living without…
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