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What factors does a judge use in Illinois custody cases?

Custody of the children is often one of the most contentious areas of family law. Parents naturally have strong emotions about where their child will spend most of his or her time and who will be in charge of his or her upbringing.

Ideally, parents can come together and agree on a parenting plan that spells out each parent's responsibilities. When that isn't possible, however, the court will step in an allocate decision-making authority and parenting time according to whatever the judge thinks is in the best interests of the child.

Signs of nursing home abuse you should be mindful of

The future of multifamily housing developments are undoubtedly focused on senior citizens. After all, the number of baby boomers turning 65 continues to grow, and more elderly Americans are choosing to live independently. Nevertheless, the number of assisted living centers and nursing homes continues to grow as well. The proliferation of such facilities comes with an unintended difficulty: the lack of qualified staff.

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), more than one million Americans over the age of 65 have experienced some type of abuse, neglect or exploitation by their caregivers who usually fit this profile. Many suffer in silence because of fear and embarrassment, so countless elder abuse victims never see justice. Because of this, it is critical for family members and loved ones to recognize the signs of elder abuse so that something can be done sooner rather than later.

What to do after a motorcycle accident

What makes riding a motorcycle so enjoyable is the same thing that makes them dangerous. A motorcycle rider is fully exposed on their bike, making them more likely to be ejected from their vehicle in an accident and to come into contact with the road, another vehicle or other surfaces. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 80 percent of motorcycle accidents result in an injury or death.

While most motorcyclists are safe, licensed drivers, not everyone on the road shares that background. The other driver might be on a cell phone, intoxicated or needlessly aggressive. When a motorcycle and car collide, it's a perilous situation.

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