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March 24, 2021

Salaries Converted to Cryptocurrency Becoming a Big Trend in Professional Sports

Bitcoin Salary Bumps NFL’s Russell Okung Up to One of the Highest-Paid NFL Players The first NFL player to direct the conversion of half of his $13 million annual salary in the form of the volatile cryptocurrency has become of the NFL’s 30 highest-paid players. Carolina Panthers tackle Russell Okung last December signed a contract […]

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March 22, 2021

Co-Parents May Be in Standoff over COVID-19 Vaccinations

Chicago Family Law Attorney Encourages Parents to Find Common Ground about Protecting Their Children’s Health Co-parents with opposing views may find themselves in a standoff over COVID-19 vaccinations. Whether it’s each parent agreeing to get vaccinated or their children once a COVID-19 vaccine is approved for children, this medical decision can become a new key […]

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March 17, 2021

Believe it or not, even Stimulus Checks Could Stimulate Divorces

COVID-19 Relief Payments Could be the Newest Factor Leading to Divorce Rate Spike As another round of stimulus checks are going out soon to most Americans, the next relief payment may be a mixed blessing for married couples. Divorce is on the rise as we recently passed the one year mark of the pandemic and stimulus […]

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March 12, 2021

March Madness May Look Different Next Season

U.S. Supreme Court to Review NIL Case Later this Month. The Case Could Change College Sports as We Know it. The U.S. Supreme Court will review a case on March 31, 2021 related to college athletes receiving compensation for the first time for their names, images, and likeness (NIL).  The decision in this case could change […]

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April 22, 2019

Betrayal Can Lead to an Ending or New Beginning

A common reason why relationships end is that one partner has cheated on the other. But once revealed, must the transgression lead to a divorce or can it lead to a new beginning? The short answer is, it depends. It depends on whether the cheater thinks he or she is in love with their paramour, […]

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February 22, 2019

New Illinois Law on Spousal Maintenance

The Illinois law related to spousal maintenance (formerly called alimony) changed on January 1, and here’s what it means for divorcing spouses. The Illinois courts now follow “guidelines” on spousal maintenance which will likely be more equitable for both spouses. The income threshold changed to a combined income of $500,000, up from $250,000. The wording […]

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February 15, 2019

Is Art Briles, Formerly of Baylor University, Worthy of a Second Chance?

Sports enthusiasts will recall the May 2016 Baylor University scandal and the removal of Art Briles, the winningest coach the program has had since the legendary Grant Teaff stepped down in the mid-90s. Baylor retained an outside law firm, Pepper Hamilton, to investigate the university’s response to the alleged misconduct within the athletic department. This […]

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