How to Prepare for a DCFS Investigation

15 Apr 2024

While a neighbor might mean well and only have children's best interests at heart, a call to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) can throw your family for a loop. Even if perceived child abuse was misinterpreted as such, dealing with DCFS can be significantly nerve-racking and stress-inducing. As essential as DCFS's work is, they are…Read More

Orders of Protection Illinois

1 Feb 2024

Understanding Orders of Protection in Illinois If you’re in a situation where you feel your safety is at risk, you may want to take extra precautions to protect yourself. In Illinois, you can file a protective order to stop harassment or abuse that you may be experiencing. If you are a victim of abuse, take a moment to…Read More

Most Common Drug Crimes in Illinois

31 Oct 2023

Illinois has some of the toughest drug laws in place. They were designed to fight major drug abuse in the United States. However, many of these laws have disproportionately affected black and brown individuals. Therefore, there has been a growing need for legal representation from those facing the stiff penalties involved in drug charges. Some of the most…Read More

Moving Homes and Child Custody Agreements: What Can You Do?

10 Jul 2023

After a divorce, it’s understandable if you want to close this chapter of your life and move on. Sometimes, physically moving is one of the best ways of doing so. However, moving homes becomes a more challenging prospect in Illinois if you are divorced with children. With previously agreed-to custody and visitation agreements, picking up and moving might…Read More

Should You Fight a Traffic Ticket?

17 May 2023

If you spend any time driving, you’re likely to have a run-in with an officer at least once in your life, and unfortunately, for reasons you’re not likely to be happy about: traffic tickets! As good at driving as you claim to be, mistakes are sometimes made. Otherwise, the mistake might be the officer’s handling of your pull-over…Read More

How to Obtain a Restraining Order

1 Mar 2023

How to Obtain a Restraining Order in Illinois If you have been a victim of abuse, you are under certain protections in the State of Illinois. That’s for good reason, too. Domestic violence is a serious crime, and it’s considered a public health issue that affects 42 percent of women and 26 percent of men in Illinois. One…Read More

Getting out of an Abusive Relationship

23 Dec 2022

6 steps to take for getting out of an abusive relationship If you are considering getting out of an abusive relationship, it’s important to know that you are not alone. The Centers for Disease Control reports that domestic violence and intimate partner violence has a profound effect on the well-being of people across the United States. It’s considered…Read More

Understanding Child Custody Evaluations and How to Prepare

10 Aug 2022

During the divorce process, one of the most crucial aspects of a case is doing what's in a child's best interest. While many legal separations can agree on custody and visitation, this isn't always possible for especially contentious cases. Moreover, if the safety and wellbeing of a child might be at risk, further action might be required. In…Read More

Bringing Divorce to Court: Is it Necessary?

18 Apr 2022

When discussing the topic of divorce, our clients often ask whether or not going to court is a necessary part of the process. The short answer is: it depends. No two divorce cases are the same, each one requiring specialized attention and care. So, while we can't tell you at the outset of your case whether you'll need…Read More

A Positive Outlook on the Legalization of Cannabis

21 Mar 2022

It's been nearly three years since Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law the legalization of recreational cannabis. And at the beginning of 2020, legalization took effect throughout the state. However, with these changes in drug law for Illinois, has there been a significant impact on drug crimes throughout Peoria and Central Illinois? It would reason to believe numbers…Read More