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December 2017 Archives

Roadside drug testing set to begin in Illinois in 2018

According to a Governors Highway Safety Association report regarding fatal accidents nationwide, more drivers tested positive for drugs in their systems than for alcohol in 2015. Law enforcement officials in Illinois have claimed that they can often see the effects of drugs on drivers but cannot identify the precise substance or measure the exact amount that is present in the body during a traffic stop. In February 2018, however, police in the northwestern portion of the state will begin conducting a new roadside test that is designed to determine both.

Illinois man facing drug and gun charges was recently paroled

Police in Illinois have reported that a 27-year-old man who was taken into custody on drug and weapons charges on Dec. 9 had been released from prison four months ago. Media accounts indicate that the man was apprehended after losing control of his vehicle while fleeing law enforcement. He faces a raft of charges, including the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, the possession of a firearm by a felon and aggravated fleeing and eluding.

President Trump draws attention to DUIs with a proclamation

Illinois residents may be interested in what president Donald J. Trump said about drunk driving when he declared December 2017 National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. President Trump included statistics showing that, every 50 minutes, one person dies in an automobile accident connected to driving while impaired in the United States. The president discussed how driving impaired is a choice and encouraged people to pledge to drive sober.

How to spot parental alienation

Parental alienation generally occurs after a divorce when parents decide that winning a battle with a former spouse is more important than the best interests of the child. There are many signs that a parent in Illinois has engaged in parental alienation. One sign may be that a child has asked a parent to not to take part in some aspect of his or her life, such as not attending sporting or other events.

Choosing the right support team in a divorce

People in Illinois who are getting a divorce may want to seek assistance from a group of professionals. A therapist who specializes in divorce along with family and friends can help with the emotional side of the divorce. Other professionals can assist with the financial and legal side of things.

The necessity of a prenuptial agreement

Couples in Illinois, and around the country, who are planning to get married may be uncertain about whether they should first complete a prenuptial agreement. While the idea of a prenuptial agreement may make both parties uncomfortable, it is a conversation that couples should have when they get engaged, particularly if they have substantial assets.

Separating credit and accounts in a divorce

Illinois couples who are getting a divorce may need to establish individual accounts and credit for themselves. This will help protect a person from a spouse's spending and allow that person to begin building up an individual credit rating. If a spouse is on an account as an authorized user, that spouse should also be removed.

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