Podcasts

- Nov 18, 2014

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The decision to divorce your spouse is not one taken lightly by the parties involved.  Filing for a divorce can quickly become a complicated and confusing ordeal, especially when children are in the mix.  Another complication that could arise is a “missing” spouse.  The court allows for these types of divorce, called a default divorce.  If you have questions about or have considered a default divorce, listen to this podcast with Heidi Kuffel of Lavelle Law to learn more. 

- Nov 5, 2014

Most people have heard about estate and gift taxes, but may not understand exactly what they are and when they apply.  In this podcast with Brian Warens, untangle the mysteries behind estate and gift taxes and find out what creates an estate or gift tax return filing obligation and/or liability.

- Nov 5, 2014

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dentity theft has been in the news a lot lately. As the recent security breaches at Target and Home Depot show us, our personal information is more vulnerable than ever. But what are steps that you can take to protect yourself from identity theft and how can an attorney assist you if your identity is stolen?  This podcast with Courtney Kleshinski of Lavelle Law will discuss these points and more and provide clarity on how to protect yourself from Identity Theft. 

 
 
 

- Oct 31, 2014

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People often throw around terms like “sole custody,” “joint custody,” and “full custody.” But what does that really mean? This podcast with Kristina Regal of Lavelle Law explores different types of custody rights, and the implications of those rights over the lifetime of a child.

- Oct 31, 2014

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Due to changes in IRS reporting requirements for tax-exempt entities in recent years, many entities have lost their tax-exempt status, which can cause significant issues both for those entities and for any individuals donating to them. This podcast with Joshua Nesser of Lavelle Law will discuss what can cause an entity to lose its exempt status and what can be done to have this status reinstated.

- Oct 1, 2014

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Unemployment is not a free pass for unemployed workers – find out what defenses you may have to a former worker’s claim for unemployment benefits in this podcast with Lance Ziebell of Lavelle Law.

- Sep 24, 2014

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After you have filed a Complaint or responded to a Complaint by filing an Answer to the Complaint, the next phase of the litigation is called discovery.  Discovery typically begins by sending Interrogatories and Requests for the Production of Documents, Objects and Tangible Things (“Requests to Produce”).  Interrogatories are written questions and Requests to Produce are requests for documents, objects and tangible things.  This Podcast with Jennifer Burt of Lavelle Law will review the process and provide an overview of what to expect. 

  • discovery
  • interrogatories
  • requests for production of documents
  • objection

- Sep 23, 2014

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Through landmark legislation that passed in Springfield, IL last November, Same Sex Marriage has come in effect as of June 1, 2014. With this new legislation comes many questions and even more gray areas that have yet to be discussed or tested by the court and employers.  Questions such as: 

What benefits are there for same sex couples?  

How may business be affected by marriage equality? 

Now that there is marriage equality, how will these couples be impacted in the courtroom in case of a dissolution of their own?

To learn more about these questions and more, tune in to this podcast with Family Law attorney, Jenet Pequeno of Lavelle Law, Ltd. 

- Sep 23, 2014

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The Secretary of State has the authority to suspend the driving privileges of a motorist for any number of reasons, some discretionary.  The goal of this podcast is to acquaint the listener with some of the more common basis’ for these suspensions.  The podcast with James Doerr of Lavelle Law will also present some common methods used to clear up these suspensions and the role the lawyer plays in facilitating this process.

  • Driver’s license
  • Suspended license
  • DUI
  • Parking tickets
  • speeding tickets
  • Traffic offenses
  • Tollway violations

- Sep 11, 2014

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Whether you are going through a divorce and fighting over custody of your dog Snoopy, or you let your pet sit on your lap while you drive, or you purchased a new puppy that is deemed “unfit” by a veterinarian, there are things you need to know about your rights, your pets rights and protections, and laws protecting others from your pet.  This podcast will provide a broad overview regarding pet laws in Illinois. 

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