Spousal Maintenance in Illinois

Posted on May 4th, 2020 by Danielle Giannola

A spousal maintenance award, formerly known as “alimony”, is a potential consequence of getting divorced that is important to be aware of. In Illinois, spousal maintenance is intended to help financially dependent spouses transition to life after divorce and become financially independent. To see whether you are entitled to maintenance, or would be required to […]

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Warrants 101: What Are They & What to Do if I know I Have One?

Posted on April 14th, 2020 by Danielle Giannola

What is a Warrant? A warrant is just a legal document that gives law enforcement officers the power to do something that they otherwise are not allowed to do. There are three different kinds of warrants: arrest, search, and bench warrants. Each type of warrant allows law enforcement to take a different type of action. […]

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What to do if You’ve Been Wrongfully Arrested

Posted on April 6th, 2020 by Danielle Giannola

We’ve all heard horror stories about innocent people serving years and years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. A fortunate few are eventually exonerated and released, but many innocent people remain in prisons all across the United States for crimes they did not commit. If this has happened to you or a loved one, […]

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Getting Your License Back After a DUI

Posted on March 3rd, 2020 by Danielle Giannola

If you find yourself charged with a DUI, you should always consult a lawyer to help you get the best outcome possible, such as Giannola Legal LLC’s knowledgeable Will County, and the surrounding counties, criminal defense attorneys IL.. But, what if you’ve already been convicted of a DUI and your driver’s license has been taken […]

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What are Miranda Rights?

Posted on February 24th, 2020 by Danielle Giannola

We’ve all heard about Miranda rights from TV shows like Law and Order. But what are Miranda rights really? And what happens when the police don’t read you your Miranda rights? Miranda Rights Explained Under the Constitution, you’re protected against forced self-incrimination. That means the police can’t make you give them evidence that you committed […]

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Child Support in Military Families

Posted on January 20th, 2020 by Danielle Giannola

Figuring out child support is never an easy process, but military families face a special set of challenges and considerations. According to federal regulation, all U.S. service members are required to financially support their children. Contact Giannola Legal LLC to speak with our family law lawyers in Cook County, Illinois, and the surrounding counties. Calculating […]

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Expunging Marijuana Arrests & Convictions in Illinois

Posted on January 15th, 2020 by Danielle Giannola

Illinois’ new law related to legalization of marijuana use doesn’t just legalize recreational marijuana use – it also allows some marijuana arrests and convictions to be expunged from your criminal record. For specific questions on your prior arrests and convictions, contact Giannola Legal LLC to discuss your case with one of our trusted and experienced […]

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Legalization of Marijuana in Illinois

Posted on December 20th, 2019 by Danielle Giannola

As of January 1, 2020, recreational marijuana use is legal in Illinois. While this is a significant change in policy, the new law does not completely decriminalize marijuana. It’s important to be aware of what is now legal and what is still illegal under Illinois’ new law. As always, it is important to consult an […]

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Can I Change My Mind After Signing Divorce Papers?

Posted on December 17th, 2019 by Danielle Giannola

Getting divorced is one of the most momentous decisions a person can make in his/her life. While some people know it’s the right step for them, others understandably have second thoughts. Contact one of our knowledgeable divorce lawyers in Lemont, Illinois, Illinois to get informed about the divorce process to determine if this decision is […]

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What Changed About Child Support in Illinois in 2017?

Posted on November 27th, 2019 by Danielle Giannola

Before July 1, 2017, Illinois calculated child support payments based only on the non-custodial parent’s net income. The non-custodial parent had to pay a certain minimum percentage of his/her income to the custodial parent. That percentage was determined by how many children the couple had (20% of income for one child, 28% for two children, […]

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