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Should I Retain a Real Estate Lawyer in Illinois?

Today, O’Dekirk, Allred & Associates in Joliet discusses why you should retain a real estate lawyer in Illinois. We know that buying a home is one of life’s most significant purchases, involving a lot of paperwork and various legal issues. Even as a seller, it’s not as easy as finding a buyer and collecting a…
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Defining Illinois Law on Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection

O’Dekirk Allred and Associates in Joliet knows how important it is that you understand domestic violence and orders of protection in Illinois. If you are involved in a case involving these issues, we can help whether you’re facing a threatening situation or have an order of protection filed against you. During an initial consultation with…
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Need a Criminal Law Attorney? Here’s How to Tell

If you have found yourself with a criminal charge, it can be a very stressful and anxious time. But you are not alone. Each year there are over 10 million arrests in the US, and many of these cases will end up in court. Depending on the offense, some of the penalties can be very serious, including imprisonment.…
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Steps to Get Your License Back After an Illinois DUI

Did you know in Illinois, if your driver’s license is revoked, there is no automatic reinstatement of your driving privileges? If you are convicted of driving under the influence the Secretary of State is required to revoke your driver’s license. Once your license is revoked, you can only have your license reinstated through the Formal…
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How to Calculate Child Support in Illinois

On August 12, 2016, Governor Rauner signed Illinois House Bill (HB) 3982 which amended the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA). The passage of Public Act 99-764 created significant changes in child support obligations for Illinois families. In July of 2017, the new rules on how to calculate child support in Illinois went into effect and has…
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Welcome to our new website and blog

After a couple of months of planning and work, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new website.  We wanted a website that was geared to our clients and informing them of our products and services. We value your opinion We hope you like the look of the website, so feel free to…
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5 Things You Should Do When Facing a First Offense DUI

Imagine this scene: you’re having happy hour cocktails with friends from work, and the night is winding down. You’re a little buzzed, but don’t feel drunk. You know you should probably not drive, but home isn’t far, so you decide to go for it. You only get a few miles down the road when you…
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The Latest on Pot Laws in Illinois

Here at O’Dekirk, Allred & Associates in Joliet, we wanted to share a bit about the latest on pot laws in Illinois. With laws changing frequently state by state, it’s easy to be confused about what’s going on here in Illinois. So, to provide clarity, medical marijuana is legal and recreational marijuana is not –…
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Is a DUI a Felony in Illinois?

Is a DUI a felony in Illinois? In our state, most DUIs are a misdemeanor. Today,  O’Dekirk, Allred & Associates in Joliet shares a bit about DUIs so you understand what happens if you are facing such charges. You’re also welcome to contact our attorneys to discuss your case and determine if our knowledgeable legal…
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What Are Some of the New Illinois Laws for 2018

If you’ve been wondering about the new Illinois laws for 2018, our legal experts at O’Dekirk, Allred, & Associates in Joliet would like to share a few highlights. More than 200 new laws took effect on January 1, 2018. This may or may not affect a legal issue you’re involved with, so if anything we…
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