While Illinois residents are celebrating summer with family activities, many sheriffs’ departments across the nation are gearing up for deadbeat raids in an effort to snare unsuspecting parents who are behind on child support payments. Child support debt in the U.S. has increased by 1000 percent, reaching over $114 billion last year. As debt skyrockets,…Read More
On June 15, 2018, Attorney Michael Strauss was honored by the Lake County Housing Authority at their annual Black Tie Gala with the Outstanding Community Achievement Award. Other honorees include, Marc Jones who received the Unsung Hero Award; Mayor Kristina Kovarik (City of Gurnee), the Distinguished Leadership Award; David A. Northern, Sr., recipient of the…Read More
Deanna Hoyt has been appointed to the Women and the Law Committee of the Illinois State Bar Association by James F. McCluskey, the incoming president of the ISBA.
According to numerous reports, there are hundreds of cell phone apps that can be used to stalk a current or former romantic partner, putting victims of domestic abuse at increased risk. Ostensibly, companies claim that the apps are merely tools to keep tabs on a phone or an errant teen by monitoring location and activities….Read More
The recently enacted tax law, effective January 1, 2019, will have a number of impacts on divorcing couples. The new tax law not only eliminates the tax deductible allowance of spousal maintenance for payers, but will also have implications on the valuation of closely held businesses and property tax deductions. Alimony Under the New Tax Law…Read More
Deanna Hoyt was sworn in on May 2, 2018 as the new Co-Secretary of the Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County. The Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County (AWALC) was founded more than 25 years ago by women who were pioneers in the legal profession.
Pursuant to 750 ILCS 5/506 (a) “in any proceedings involving the support, custody, visitation, allocation of parental responsibilities, education, parentage, property interests, or general welfare of a minor or dependent child, the Court may, on its own motion or that of any party, appoint an attorney to serve in one of the following capacities to…Read More
Attorney Gary Schlesinger has been appointed to serve as a Member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council for 2018-2019. As an appointee, Gary will contribute to various activities and programs of the association. Gary has also been appointed to the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC), whose mission…Read More
April 17, 2018, Attorney Gary Schlesinger attended the monthly meeting of the board of directors of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – he is on the board. Upcoming Events for Schlesinger & Strauss Attorneys Attorneys Michael Strauss, Rachael Bernal and Deanna Hoyt are all attending the Lake County Bar Association…Read More
When parents divorce, there is no one parenting plan that fits all families. There are many issues to consider such as a child’s ability to adapt to the new arrangement, the geographical distance between parents or even the potential for domestic violence, particularly in families with a history of abuse. Every family has a unique…Read More