Child custody in Illinois consists of parental responsibility (previously referred to as legal custody) and parenting time (previously called visitation). Parental Responsibility A parent who is awarded sole parental responsibility in Illinois will be responsible for making decisions affecting their child – anything from where a child will attend school to what medical procedures they…Read More
Schlesinger, Strauss & Hoyt Family Law Articles and Firm News
Schlesinger, Strauss & Hoyt Firm News and Articles
Recently, one of my partners, Gary Schlesinger, and I represented a party in litigation at the trial court level regarding a disability benefit. We prevailed at the trial level only to see the ruling overturned at the appellate court level. The issue was regarding whether or not a disability pension is to be treated the…Read More
Happy New Year! January 1st, 2023, our new firm name is Schlesinger, Strauss & Hoyt LLC. We are excited to announce that attorney Susan Mock has joined our family law practice. Susan has experience with a wide range of family law matters, including parenting time, divorce, child custody and child support, reunification issues and enforcing…Read More
Sometimes when married couples go their separate ways they do not legally separate or divorce, but enter into an informal arrangement regarding property and finances. A higher earning spouse may volunteer to continue to make payments on a joint car loan or other debts accumulated during the marriage. They may even offer to send money…Read More
Victims of domestic abuse often leave the family home with or without children to escape to safety, or sometimes get a restraining order barring an abusive spouse from entering the home if they stay put. When couples separate due to domestic violence, a lesser earning spouse may be left without needed financial resources. During the…Read More
November 17, 2022, Attorney Gary Schlesinger attended a 3 hour ethics seminar by the North West Suburban Bar Association.
Every divorce is different. There are varying degrees of complexity ranging from an uncontested divorce, where a couple was married briefly, with no children, and few assets to divorces that involve contested child custody or complex financial assets. Because every situation is unique, it is crucial to work with an experienced attorney to reach a…Read More
On October 27 & 28, Michael Strauss and Deanna Hoyt attended the 2022 Child Representative Training. In addition, Deanna presented with Steven Rice, Assistant Lake County State’s Attorney, on the topic of Social Media in Guardian Ad Litem Cases and Michael presented with Daniel Bilsky, Beermann Law Group, Ltd, on Case Law Updates.
Divorce can be very traumatic, whether infidelity plays a role or one or both spouses decide to move on. Although healing from a divorce takes time, it is within your control now to work with an experience divorce attorney to avoid making mistakes that can have long term financial impacts. Be aware of common mistakes…Read More
During National Pro Bono Week, October 23-29, Prairie State Legal Services Honors the incredible work of pro bono attorneys and volunteers who have contributed to the Prairie State and its clients of over the year. Schlesinger, Strauss & Hoyt LLC is the recipient of the Community Honoree from the Waukegan office of Prairie State Legal…Read More