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Mother files birth injury lawsuit

A birth injury lawsuit has been filed by a mother who claims that her child was left with permanent brain damage and other injuries as a result of medical negligence during the birthing process. According to the lawsuit, the mother, a gestational diabetic woman pregnant with her third child, was admitted to the hospital approximately three weeks before her due date, with ruptured membranes. According... 

Say No to Abuse and Yes to Divorce!

Domestic abuse though disliked and discouraged by the society at large continues to prevail in some limited sections of society even today. In our practice, we come across a number of cases where abuse is one of the primary or even the only reason that a spouse wants to divorce their spouse. This is something that needs to be encouraged more than it is being encouraged in this day and age. Reluctance... 

Divorce Mediators Are The Neutral Facilitators Of Settlements

Mediation in general and divorce mediation in particular are not one way procedures that have their techniques defined and laid out in particular patterns. The style of mediation and the direction that your divorce mediation will take depends largely on the course of action that is adopted by the particular mediator. There are many types that can be adopted, a facilitative approach, a transformational... 

Another Fatal Austin Wrong Way Driving Wreck

Yesterday, Austin saw yet another fatal wreck caused by a driver going the wrong way on one of our highways.  In this round, driver John McClintock was arrested for driving the wrong way on Mopac, where he is alleged to have hit and killed Domonick Turner. Sadly, this type of thing happens way too frequently. It seems like this should be a scenario that never plays out.  But over the years, Austin... 

Parenting Tips To Follow During & After Divorce

Even when parents go through a divorce, the first thing on their mind is always the best interests of their children. Parenting is one of the most important aspects in your post-separation and post-divorce life and making sure that your children are not neglected once the two spouses have separated is a big challenge. When parents go through divorce mediation as opposed to contentious litigation, they... 

Getting Your Spouse to Work With A Motion for Vocational Examination

If your spouse is not working or not working to his or her full earning capacity, you can request that a vocational examination of that spouse to be conducted.  However, the parties have to agree to it or otherwise the spouse seeking to have one done needs to have the court’s permission in order to proceed with this form of discovery. Filing A Motion to Request That Your Spouse Submit to a Vocational... 

Thank You for the Amazing Turnout at Our Estate Planning Seminars!

Gilfix & La Poll would like to thank everyone who attended our recent Asset Protection and Estate Planning seminars in Palo Alto, California. We also would like to thank our good friend, Len Tillem, for being a part of the afternoon session. (We apologize to all who wanted to attend the afternoon session with Len but could not once registration was full — we will try to book a larger space next... 

15 Ways to Be Happy Post-Divorce

Going through a divorce may be hard, but getting over a divorce is not easy either. Once you have gone through a divorce with your spouse, usually you’ll feel tired, bogged down or even emotionally unstable to some extent. These are indications that your divorce has left you drained to the core. Irrespective of the divorce procedure adopted, once you have gone through a divorce, you’ll need to... 

More Common Questions About Divorce Settlements

Will spending a weekend with my spouse put my divorce in trouble? Answer: The reason people file for divorce is typically because they feel that they are no longer able live their lives alongside the same person for some reason or the other. There is time during the divorce proceedings for spouses to reconcile and dismiss the case and that can definitely happen during divorce cases.  Doing so will... 

Lawsuit alleges medical malpractice at nursing home

An Illinois nursing home has been sued by the estate of a woman who died in 2013. The lawsuit was filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court by Edward McDonald, administrator of the estate of Evelyn McDonald, against Caseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Inc., Caseyville Property and SW Financial Services Co. According to the lawsuit, Evelyn McDonald died in July 2013. Caseyville Nursing and Rehab... 
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