Family Law and the Guardian ad Litem in Will County

Recently, the Will County Circuit Court has been relying on Guardians at Litem to assist in investigating and making recommendations in order to resolve disputes between parents centered on the issues of parenting time, the determination as to who will make major...

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Every day, people find themselves injured due to the negligence of another, whether it be in an auto accident, at the grocery store, or walking into an office building. Illinois law allows an injured person to be compensated financially for his or her damages under...

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Understanding Illinois Seizure and Forfeiture Law

Asset forfeiture is the legal process where property which has previously been seized may permanently be confiscated. When faced with a potential forfeiture issue it is important to understand some basic principles: First, a forfeiture action is civil in...

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What should I expect at my Social Security hearing?

Social security hearings are designed to be much less formal than hearings in court. Although this is an informal hearing, there are a couple of procedures that are necessary to follow. All witnesses are required to testify under oath, so each individual who testifies...

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Happy Labor Day!

The attorneys and staff at McNamara Phelan McSteen, LLC wish all of you a happy and safe Labor Day weekend. Please note that MPM will return to normal office hours, beginning Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  Beginning that date, our office will be open Monday through...

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Pre-Divorce Checklist

There are a number of things that you should accomplish before you begin divorce proceedings.  First, make sure that you have secured all of your personal property such as jewelry, photo albums, family heirlooms, children’s keepsakes, etc.  Personal property is...

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Liability in an Illinois Personal Injury Case

It is important to remember that not every accident resulting in injuries results in a successful lawsuit. In Illinois, a successful personal injury claim may only be made where the injured party can establish the liability of one or more others, as well as the...

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