Sometimes, marriages break up because one parent suffers from mental illness, which often manifest in behaviors that erode the relationship. Aggression toward a spouse or other family members, excessive spending putting a family at financial risk, or issues of addiction to drugs or alcohol may be related to a spouse’s struggle with mental health. Custody…Read More
Schlesinger & Strauss Family Law Articles and Firm News
Schlesinger & Strauss Firm News and Articles
Michael, Deanna, and Gary were all elected to the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly from and for the 19th Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Illinois. This is a three year term, to start June 1, 2022, to the legislative body of the Association which votes on pending and proposed state legislation, court rules, other policy matters.
In some divorce cases, an Illinois court will award spousal maintenance, also known as alimony, to a financially dependent spouse either temporarily or permanently. Temporary or periodic support usually terminates when a recipient acquires the education or skill necessary to be gainfully employed, and both temporary and permanent alimony may terminate if the recipient marries…Read More
When only one spouse contributes to a retirement account through their employer, they are often surprised that their retirement nest egg is subject to property division in a divorce. Any portion of a pension earned during the marriage is marital property subject to equitable division. Tax Consequences When Dividing Retirement Accounts in a Divorce Whatever…Read More
It is not uncommon for couples to separate before they divorce, which often means living under separate roofs and leading separate lives until they start the divorce process. A question that comes up frequently from separated couples is whether their financial activities during the separation period will affect property division in a divorce. For example,…Read More
April, 2022 firm news: Attorney Deanna L. Hoyt was reappointed to the Civil Practice Section Council and the Liaison Committee to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.
Debt accrued during the marriage will be divided in a divorce. As part of the division of property, even balances on credit cards in only one spouse’s name will figure into the division of marital debt if purchases were made during the marriage. If you are considering divorce and are worried about continued spending on…Read More
On February 7, 2022, Gary L. Schlesinger and Britnee Ann N. Hart attended the Northwest Suburban Bar Association’s Matrimonial Law CLE. Gary and Britnee worked together to prepare a presentation on Dissipation for the CLE. Britnee conducted case law research and prepared the materials. Gary spoke at the seminar and answered questions. On February 14,…Read More
October 19th, 2021 Attorney Gary Schlesinger attended the annual meeting of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Gary is a continuing member of the board of directors for the upcoming year which goes from November 1, 2021 to October 30, 2022. Gary Schlesinger gave a presentation to the AAML regarding…Read More
Parents across the U.S. have been greatly impacted by the measures to contain Covid-19 from school closures to mandates requiring their kids to mask up in school or get a vaccination. Over the course of the last two years, divorced parents first had to cobble together new parenting time arrangements on the fly, sometimes running…Read More