Steele Law Offices, Llc
Helping you with All Your Legal Matters
618-623-4358 Local
800-694-1911 Toll Free
View Our Practice Areas

July 2017 Archives

Know your rights if you are going through a military divorce

Serving your country in the military is an admirable thing to do. Unfortunately, this decision isn't always one that is easy on the family. Your spouse might get tired of the military life and decide that it is time to end the marriage. If you are a service member going through this situation, you need to make sure that you know your rights.

Student loan forgiveness could mean the end of financial woes

Today's graduates (and those in recent years) are getting out of school with more debt than ever before. This is due in no small part to the double-digit increases in tuition and fees for countless public and private colleges and universities across the country. The average 2016 graduate, for example, has come out of school with a diploma in one hand and about $38,000 in debt in the other.

A messy divorce could affect kids' health for years

A recent study by researchers at prestigious Carnegie Mellon University provides divorcing parents with another reason to work hard at civility. The study revealed that adults whose parents' relationship during their childhood had deteriorated to the point of not speaking following a divorce were over three times more likely to contract common cold and flu viruses than those whose parents were still married or had moved on and stayed civil following a divorce.

Charitable trusts provide tax benefits, flexibility and control

Establishing charitable trusts provides Illinois residents with a number of significant benefits. Charitable trusts can be important components of tax management and estate planning strategies, and they allow people to fulfill their philanthropic objectives while providing them with flexibility and control. Trusts can be set up to make charitable donations in the form of lump sums or income streams, and people are able to determine how and when these payments will be made.

Safety groups urge cautious approach to self-driving cars

The Illinois House Transportation Committee approved a bill in March that paved the way for fully autonomous vehicles to use the state's streets and highways. Several auto and technology companies have vowed to bring such a vehicle to the market within five years, and this has captured the attention of the nation's lawmakers and worried some road safety advocacy groups. Organizations like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration want the regulation of self-driving cars to be dealt with at the federal level, and proponents say that a patchwork of local laws could allow unproven and potentially dangerous technology onto the roads.

Uncontested divorces can help you end your marriage quickly

Divorces can take a lot of time to get finalized if you and your ex can't work out the terms of the divorce. Trying to take the case to a trial is possible, but you should understand that this means you will have wait for a trial date and prepare to show the court why you should get what you want.

Our Office

Steele Law Offices, LLC
200 West Main Street
P.O. Box 280
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Toll Free: 800-694-1911
Local: 618-623-4358
Fax: 618-288-9310
Directions

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close