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Family Law on Denial of Visitation Rights Explained

Ending a marriage in divorce undoubtedly produces a host of social and emotional problems. Depending on the decision of the family court, the parent who loses custody will have to go through an added emotional burden. They have to live without their child or children by their side. While the law requires the courts to […]

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Drunk Driving in Illinois: Implied Consent Theory, DUI Offenses, and Penalties

If you’ve been arrested for driving under influence (DUI) in Illinois, it’s important to understand your state laws. If an arresting officer stops you due to suspicious driving behavior, you’ll have to undergo a blood alcohol test. The test may check your breath, urine, or blood and will confirm your exact intoxication level. The Implied […]

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Prime Reasons to Have a Family Lawyer on your Side

Battling legal cases without the assistance of a professional is counterproductive. You need to have an expert who understand all the legal proceedings and can interpret and relate various legal clauses to your case. Here are some of the main reasons why you should hire a professional family law lawyer like Lewis & Matthews, P.C. […]

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Law and Order: What Happens if I’m Charged with Statutory Rape in Texas?

Under the sex crime laws in Texas, it is illegal for an adult or an individual older than 18 years to have sexual relations with a minor – regardless if the sex act is consensual or not. Breaking this law means that you have committed statutory rape. Statutory Rape Basics and Penalties Under Texas’ criminal […]

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Hypoxia and Medical Malpractice Law

Hypoxia is caused by insufficient oxygen to a baby’s brain before, during, or after the birth. While hypoxia does not necessarily result in permanent injury, if addressed or treated improperly, it can cause permanent conditions like cerebral palsy, HIE or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, or cognitive abnormalities. In addition, although majority of babies born with a mild […]

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What Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Weaker: Defective Medical Products

Nothing can be more devastating than realizing that you are now suffering a life-threatening condition after getting treatment for a less serious disease. Unfortunately, thousands of American women suffer consequences after undergoing sling procedure for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI), a pelvic disorder that can be bothersome but not entirely fatal. Danger to […]

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A Final Decision on Marriage Equality Coming Soon

The question of marriage equality has been a hot topic for at least the past two decades. This particular legal question is unique in the way that everybody knows the most likely conclusion; it’s just that we haven’t reached that point yet. But, after all these years, it seems like the circuit courts are finally […]

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Microsoft Wants US Government to Follow EU Privacy Laws

Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, published a blog post about the effects of a collapse of the Safe Harbour agreement between the US and EU. In the blog post, Smith asks the US government to comply that “it will only demand access to private information stored in the United States and is […]

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