Partner Marc Bangser to give MCLE Basic Skills presentation to newly-admitted lawyers

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The Minimum Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of Illinois requires that every newly admitted attorney take a Basic Skills Course (or undertake a mentoring program), and partner Marc Bangser was asked by the DuPage County Bar Association to do part of this year’s presentation!  On December 8th from 2:30-3:30 p.m, Marc will be...
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Bennett & Bangser, LLC Attorneys Named to Top Two Percent for Third Straight Year!

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Bennett & Bangser, LLC is proud to announce that partners Brad Bennett and Marc Bangser have once again been named “Rising Stars” by SuperLawyers.com and “Emerging Lawyers” by LeadingLawyers.com for the 2017-2018 calendar year – the third straight year that both Brad and Marc have earned such honors!  Rising Stars designations reserved for the top...
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Downtown Chicago Family Law Firm Seeking Motivated Legal Secretary!

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We are a multi-award winning and highly-respected divorce/family law firm located in the Loop, looking for an self-starting, team-oriented and talented legal secretary to join our already stellar support staff. We handle a wide array of litigation including pre-decree divorces, post-decree modifications, child support, orders of protection, pre-marital agreements and a variety of other family...
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Jackson’s battle over Illinois v. Washington D.C. jurisdiction in contentious divorce case

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Sandi Jackson launched her political career from the South Side home she shared with Jesse Jackson Jr., paid the sewer and water bills while her husband was in prison — and let her sister stay in the house for extended periods of time – evidence that the couple’s increasingly contentious divorce case should be heard...
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Think Your Spouse is Cheating? You May Want to Take Pause Before Auto-Forwarding Their Emails…

Putting an auto-forward on your husband or wife’s email account when you suspect that they’re cheating may amount to a violation of the federal Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act, the Chicago-based Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided in December 2016. Paula Epstein, the defendant in the case, was sued by her husband, Barry Jay Epstein.  The couple...
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Illinois Attorney General: Winning A Divorce Case Was A Motive For Murder

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During an appeal to the highest court in the State of Illinois involving one of the most notorious convictions in recent memory, the State has alleged that Drew Peterson, the former Bolingbrook sergeant who made headlines when his fourth wife went missing in 2007, was motivated to kill his third wife because of a messy split.  Assistant Attorney General...
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Cub Fever! Divorcing Wife Files Emergency Petition for World Series Tickets at Wrigley Field

The frenzy among Chicago Cubs fans to snag tickets to the World Series games at Wrigley Field between October 28-30 has also reared its head in domestic relations court in Cook County.  Last week, the wife-petitioner in a pending divorce case filed an “Emergency Petition For World Series Tickets” to see the Saturday, October 29 game...
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Joint Custody v. Joint Allocation – What’s The Real Difference?

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In general, prospective divorce or family law clients are fairly certain they know what the term “joint custody” means before they speak with a divorce or family law attorney – knowledge that appeared to be outdated after the massive changes to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act that took place on January 1, 2015.  ...
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Sperm Donor Not Required to Pay Child Support After Mother Discontinues Efforts

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A Cook County judge on Wednesday dismissed a woman’s bid to collect child support from her contracted sperm donor, after she declined to proceed with the necessary investigation to determine whether her children were conceived through in vitro fertilization, or during the few overlapping months when the two were intimately involved. Circuit Judge James L. Kaplan dismissed Karina...
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