BREAKING BAD: PARTITION SUITS IN ILLINOIS

The ownership of real property by unmarried people can ultimately become problematic.  Examples of non-married ownership can occur when: couples that are dating decide to purchase real estate; when siblings inherit property; or when an investment is made in a...

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Damages in an Illinois Personal Injury Case

In Illinois, a person is liable for an accident in which that person was negligent.  Where a person has been injured as a result of the negligence, the negligent person is obligated to make financial payment to the injured one.  If the liable party is insured, the...

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MPM Welcomes New Attorney

McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC is proud to announce that Todd J. Polito is joining the firm as an associate attorney.  Todd has been practicing primarily in Will County for the past five years, and will continue to do so in the areas of divorce and family law, as well...

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Illinois Child Support

On July 1, 2017, the State of Illinois will join a majority of states that calculate child support based on both parents' income (among other factors), instead of just the noncustodial parent’s net income.  However, the new statute explicitly states that the new law...

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Comparative Fault in an Illinois Personal Injury Case

The State of Illinois has adopted modified comparative negligence as the standard for recovery of damages in a personal injury case. Specifically, the Illinois statute provides: In all actions on account of bodily injury or death or physical damage to property, based...

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What to Know Before Testifying in a Deposition

Should you find yourself facing the somewhat daunting task of providing sworn testimony in a deposition, there are two primary rules to remember: First, tell the truth.  Second, keep your answers short.  While there are many other things that the witness should...

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Can I lose my Social Security benefits?

Millions of Americans rely on Social Security benefits, and most find themselves in a position where they cannot afford to lose their monthly checks. Unfortunately, there are a few situations in which the Social Security Administration can and will take away benefits...

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