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Underinsured Motorist Coverage in Illinois

In Illinois, a person is liable for an auto accident in which that person was negligent. If the liable party is insured, the financial responsibility will likely fall upon that party’s insurance company. However, as a practical matter, the negligent person’s financial...

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MPM in the Will County Community

Ron Fladhammer of McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC recently assisted Will County Deputy and candidate for Sheriff James Reilly in constructing a new ramp for a local resident in need. This ramp was completed with the generosity of Bob Vergo of Karges Realty, Kevin Calder...

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Net Income and Child Support

Under the new child support statute, (effective July 1, 2017), some of the usual deductions to be made from gross income to determine one’s net income for purposes of child support calculation, are no longer allowed.  Currently, a child support payor can not only...

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McNamara Phelan McSteen Announces Summer Hours

Beginning Monday, June 5, 2017, MPM's business hours will be Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, and Friday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.  We are also available on other times and days, by appointment. Call us with your legal concerns and questions.  We can...

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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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