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  • Chicago Real Estate Law Services at Law Offices of Gemma B. Dixon

    Due to the inherent nuances and complexities of real estate law and real estate transactions, trying to complete what seems like a simple procedure can be a headache unless you are well-versed in the legalese and regulations. Rather than trying to navigate the systems and processes alone, risking serious problems if something is mishandled, you should team up with a knowledgeable real estate ...
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  • New Laws Change Child Support Requirements

    Illinois’ updated child custody law, which went into effect on July 1 st , 2017, changes how the varying factors used in determining child support are weighed . Under the new law, a non-custodial parent who spends more time with their kids can pay less in child support than a non-custodial parent who spends less time with their children. The intent is to motivate both parents to stay involved in ...
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  • U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Child Support Payments Reduced

    Monthly child support payments from former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-2 nd ) to his ex-wife, former Alderman Sandi Jackson (D-7 th ), were reportedly reduced by a District of Columbia judge March 9 th for their two children, ages 13 and 16, from $1,529. 00 to $329. 00 . However, the judge also reportedly ruled that Jackson’s child support payments would be suspended until August because of ...
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  • Is Possession a Felony Offense in Illinois?

    Under Illinois laws, there are two different categories of drug possession , possession of a controlled substance (720 ILCS 570/402) & possession of marijuana (720 ILCS 550/4). Any illegal drug other than marijuana is categorized as a controlled dangerous substances (CDS). How much of a drug you have in your possession will dictate the kind of penalties that can follow. Common controlled ...
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  • What is the Difference Between Drug Possession and Drug Trafficking?

    Under Illinois state law, the possession and trafficking of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) is illegal and punishable as a criminal offense . Illinois identifies their CDS in one of five different “schedules,” which categorizes the drugs by their potential for abuse and if they are used for legit medical purposes. Possession of CDS in Illinois If you are found to be in possession of a CDS or ...
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