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Related Adoptions
Agency Adoptions
Unrelated Non-Agency Adoptions
Adult Adoptions

Annulment
What is an Annulment

Auto Accidents
Stop your car
Give aid to the injured
Call the police
The law requires information
Obtain protective information

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See your doctor
File accident reports
Arrests
Your rights
Damages
The law requires insurance

Bankruptcy for Individuals
More than one kind of bankruptcy?
What can I keep in a Chapter 7?
What debts are not discharged?
What happens in a Chapter 13?
Bankruptcy affect my credit or job?
If I own a home, will I lose it?

Buying a Home
The Offer to Purchase
Insurance
Financing
Title Documents

Buying on Time
Credit Cards
The Security Agreement
Rights of Seller upon Default
Defective Goods
Merchandise sold “as is”
Door-to-Door Sales
Limits on Finance Charges

Estate Planning and Living Wills
Wills
Probate Administration
Joint Tenancy
Trusts
Powers of Attorney for Health
Power of Attorney for Property
Living Wills
Payable on Death

Family Law
Dissolution of Marriage
Legal Separation
Annulment
Illinois Child Support Guidelines
Custody and Visitation
Permission to Leave Illinois
Order of Parentage (paternity)
Request for College Expenses
Orders of Protection
Restricted Visitation
Grandparents’ Rights

How a lawyer computes fees
How does a lawyer set fees?
What are hourly charges?
What is a contingent fee?

How to work with your lawyer
Be honest and up-front
Your information is privileged and protected
Be available and easy for your lawyer to contact
Keep your lawyer informed
Follow all instructions carefully
Be reasonable about what your lawyer can and cannot do
Your lawyer must also be reasonable

Know Your Lawyer
Who can practice law?
When do I need a lawyer?
How do you select a lawyer?
How do lawyers set fees?

Landlord-Tenant
Type of Leases
Termination of the Lease
Termination for breach
Service of demand notice
Sublease or assignment
Remedies of a tenant
Breach by the tenant
Lease provisions
Security deposits

Legal Separation
What is the difference between a divorce and a legal separation?

Power of Attorney
Why have a power of attorney
Power of attorney for property
What Decisions can an Agent make on the Principal’s behalf?
Power of attorney for health care
Why have a POA when guardianship is available?

Your Rights if Arrested
Who can make an arrest?
Citizen’s arrest
What not to do if arrested
Your rights after arrest
Obtaining release on bail
Your rights in court

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