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Join the attorneys at Lavelle Law, Ltd. as they discuss legal concepts and issues affecting individuals and small businesses. Submit your legal questions to podcast@lavellelaw.com! We will answer your questions in future podcasts.

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What does the Court need to finalize a divorce decree? What, if any items can be dealt with at a later time? Listen to Attorney Jenét Pequeño from Lavelle Law describe the process of getting the final documents that the court... more

Often at odds with each other, the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild finally crafted some sweeping and overdue changes to craft brewing laws in Illinois loosening up tight restrictions on how and... more

Often times, employment contracts contain restrictive covenants which operate to restrict the employee in some way upon the employee's termination or resignation. The question of whether a restrictive covenant is enforceable is one of law and... more

This podcast focuses on the steps necessary to clean up a person's public record of a criminal arrest. Attorney James Doerr explains expungements and sealings of records.

In this podcast, attorney Steve Migala discusses what a "deed in lieu of foreclosure" is and its advantages. A "deed in lieu of foreclosure agreement" is a contract between a defaulting borrower and a lender who has filed or is... more

Creditors are never required to accept a settlement offer. What can you do to improve your chances? In this podcast, attorney James Voigt discusses when to engage in a lump sum settlement and what to consider before making such a... more

Relying on his 25+ years of experience in operating his own practice, attorney Kerry Lavelle has authored a new book on law practice management that has been published by the American Bar Association. The Business Guide to Law:... more

As our loved ones age, many factors such as physical illness, diminishing mental capacity, and dementia can make them vulnerable to neglect, abuse, and exploitation by caregivers, family members or others. There are a number of... more

This podcast addresses name change petitions in Illinois for both adult and children. Attorney Amil Alkass explores the process of obtaining a name change and the legal requirements that must be met.
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