What is the required drug/alcohol evaluation in an Illinois DUI case?

In Illinois anyone arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs must undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation for sentencing purposes. Evaluations can also be conducted when requesting reinstatement of driving privileges. Joliet, Plainfield, and other Will County area residents should be informed of what this evaluation is because it can have serious

What to do if You Are Ticketed for Driving with an Expired Registration

If you are a Will County or Illinois resident who has been ticketed for driving with an expired registration, your first step should be renewing it to show you are now driving with a valid registration. In Will County or anywhere in Illinois, the penalty for driving with expired registration is a $90 fine. Additionally, a

Should I File For Bankruptcy Before or After I Get a Divorce?

A married couple living in Joliet or Will County, Illinois who is considering filing bankruptcy and divorce will have many factors to consider determining which they should file first. These factors include how much property needs to be divided, how much debt the couple has and what type of bankruptcy the couple plans on filing.

How Long Do You Have to Wait to Purchase a Home After a Foreclosure on a Previous Home?

If you are an Illinois resident living in Joliet or Will County who has been involved in a foreclosure or short sale of your home, you may want to know how long you have to wait in order to purchase a new home. The time a resident must wait will depend on many factors. A

Q. What Debts Are Not Dischargeable in a Will County, Illinois Bankruptcy?

Filing for bankruptcy can be a difficult thing to do. When you are filing in Joliet or Will County, Illinois, knowledge of the debts that may be dischargeable in the process is important to know, as it can contribute to your decision to file. In Illinois, there are two types of bankruptcies that you can

Can I File for Bankruptcy in Illinois Even if I’m Not Behind on My Bills?

An Illinois resident living in Will County or Joliet who is not behind on their bills but never feels like they are gaining any ground may consider filing for bankruptcy. However, many people assume that if you are not behind on your bills you either cannot file for bankruptcy, or filing for bankruptcy would not

Can I Get a Lower fine for a No Insurance Ticket?

Driving without in insurance in Joliet or Will County, Illinois could result in some very high fines. The minimum fine for traffic in Illinois is $500 for a first time offense. The maximum fine is $1,000 for a first time offense. An Illinois’ resident who is fined for driving without insurance will also have his/her

Can I Erase My Student Loans After Filing Bankruptcy in Will County, Illinois?

The general rule states that student loans will typically not be erased after filing for bankruptcy. There are two exceptions to this generalization. In order for the exceptions to apply, the court must decide that the particular facts in the case are worthy of such exception. The first exception states that student loans may be

What Happens if I Just Ignore Divorce Papers and Don’t Show Up in Court?

In Will County or anywhere in llinois, if you decide to ignore divorce papers and not show up in court, the case will proceed without you. Under Illinois law, if the spouse filing for divorce can prove that there are “grounds” for a divorce, the divorce will proceed. You will not go to jail or

Can We Use the Same Attorney in a Will County, Illinois divorce proceeding?

In Joliet, Will County and across Illinois, spouses are prohibited from using the same attorney in a divorce proceeding. There are typically no exceptions to this rule. It is simply unethical for an attorney to represent two people with competing interest and they are not allowed to do so. Even if the parties agree on