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Alan James Brinkmeier

Alan Brinkmeier’s Legal Guides

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  • TV on PC Offers! Be Careful

    Lots of these TV offers are being made in connection with NBA Playoffs, the basketball tournament that started this week. Be careful of the scam. Be Careful What You Ask For Even the offer of "try it

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  • How to Arbitrate a Dispute

    To avoid the expense and delays of litigation, many contracts require that the parties arbitrate any dispute. If you are the one initiating arbitration, you must determine any and all the facts that a

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  • Annulmnent in Illinois

    The reasons for marriage annulment in Illinois are very specific......so if one of these applies move quickly: - one of the parties lacked capacity to consent to the marriage because of mental incapacity or infirmity (e.g., dementia, retartdation or intoxication by alcohol or dru...

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  • How to Proceed Once Served with a Small Claims Summons and Complaint - The Answer

    1 File on Time As soon as you are served with process on the Complaint review the summons for the due date of your formal small claims Answer. Make sure you calendar that date and leave plenty of time to make sure you file your Answer with the court on or before that date. No ...

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  • Constiutional Law: Civil Rights and Your Mentally Unstable Conviction: May I Possess a Firearm?

    The gun laws from where you live will govern you. All 50 states must follow the federal gun law possession ban. In your state, when you are looking to possess a gun, you will run into it as well. If your were convicted of being mentally unstable, you may have a problem. Check wit...

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  • Why is the hourly rate between lawyers so varied? Is there a formula?

    Professionals like medical doctors and lawyers get paid commensurate to their skills. Some medical doctors do not make as much as surgeons do. Likewise, some lawyers do not make as much as others make because of experience, skill level and success rate. Because lawyers can save o...

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  • Who sets the hourly rate of pay of lawyers? Is there a law? Why so much per hour?

    Professionals like medical doctors and lawyers get paid commensurate to their skills. Some medical doctors do not make as much as surgeons do. Likewise, some lawyers do not make as much as others make because of experience, skill level and success rate. Because lawyers can save o...

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  • Criminal Background Checks for Employment in Illinois

    In Illinois, employers may not make adverse employment decisions based upon arrest records, sealed or expunged criminal histories, or arrests for which an individual has pleaded guilty to a crime, received supervision, complied with the supervision requirements, and received a ju...

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  • Don't Forget the Federal Ban on Convicts Possessing Firearms.

    The gun laws from where you live will govern you. All 50 states must follow the federal gun law possession ban. In your state, when you are looking to possess a gun, you will run into it as well. Check with a local lawyer to make sure you can reinstate your civil rights so you ma...

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  • Order of Protection: How to stop an abusive neighbor that lives next door in Cook County IL?

    A Cook County Order of Protection is a court order signed by a CookCountyjudge. It's designed to protect the person who is seeking the relief from the person the case is against. These are the categories by statutue ..... Spouses, former spouses, parents, children, stepchildren a...

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