Michael Strauss elected as the Chair of the ISBA Assembly Agenda & Program Committee for 2020-2021.
Busy time at Schlesinger & Strauss. On October, 21st, Gary Schlesinger presented a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar, titled, Ethics in Lawyer Marketing, a discussion of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct. Gary discussed how and what lawyers may communicate to prospective clients, judges, and other lawyers to the Lake County Illinois Bar Association Family…Read More
The YWCA’s “Week Without Violence” wrapped up over the weekend, a global movement to end violence against women and children. Every year in October, a week is set aside to acknowledge victims of violence by sharing events, information and personal stories while reaching out to local, state and federal agencies with the common goal of…Read More
A deposition is a legal process to obtain sworn testimony outside the courtroom. In a family law matter, a party to a lawsuit, expert witnesses, family, friends or others may deposed if they have knowledge or information relevant to a case. The deposition provides an opportunity for counsel to glean the scope of a party’s…Read More
Schlesinger & Strauss is proud to announce that on September 24, 2020, attorney Deanna Hoyt graduated as part of the ISBA Leadership Academy’s Inaugural Class. The ISBA Leadership program is designed to train the next generation of professionals to become effective leaders in the Illinois legal community. Congratulations Deanna!
Many saw the story break last year about a California woman who was awarded child support 50 years after her ex-husband hightailed it to Canada, leaving her to raise their 3 year old without the benefit of financial support. Fifty years later, realizing California did not have a statute of limitations on child support payments,…Read More
Infidelity is among the top reasons couples divorce and social media has made cheating on a spouse more prevalent. Social media platforms such as Facebook allow spouses to communicate emotionally or sexually with others outside the marriage, which can signal the beginning of the end for many marriages. Research points to the fact that heightened…Read More
Medical divorce is becoming more common in situations where one spouse requires extensive medical and long term care. Families faced with tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical costs may look to Medicaid as an option when their private insurance runs out. While those with limited income and assets typically qualify for…Read More
Marriage is not only an emotional pact you make with a significant other, it is a legal and financial commitment that requires trust in order to last. Among the reasons someone might file for divorce is financial infidelity, spending money without a spouse’s knowledge that can quickly lead to divorce. Financial infidelity is an outright…Read More
Sharing child rearing expenses can be challenging. Divorce almost always means that parents will have to tighten their belts as they begin to maintain separate households. When structuring a divorce settlement agreement, it is important to consider the personal finances involved in co-parenting so that you are not on the losing end of financial arrangements…Read More