Attorney Michael Strauss is one of the authors of the new Illinois child support law that becomes effective July 1, 2017.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled on a case, Howell v. Howell, that may affect a military spouse’s entitlement to their ex’s retirement funds following a divorce. The details of the case involve a Air Force veteran who elected to take non-taxable disability benefits resulting in an off-set to a portion of his military retirement…Read More
When a parent who is paying child support becomes disabled and is unable to work, it not only impacts the disabled parent, but also the parent who is counting on child support to make ends meet and ultimately the child. Although a disabled parent may not be getting a regular paycheck while they are recovering,…Read More
We are very excited to announce that Attorney Michael Strauss has been appointed as Secretary of the ISBA Family Law Section Council for 2017-2018, a very distinguished position in the Illinois State Bar Association. The very prestigious and important Family Law Section Council reviews and comments on all family law legislation introduced in the Illinois…Read More
We are pleased to announce Attorney Gary Schlesinger has been appointed to serve as a member of the ISBA Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council for 2017-2018, where he will have the opportunity to contribute to the very important work of the Association. Congrats Gary!
If you have concerns about your child spending time with your estranged spouse for safety reasons or their emotional well-being, you may be wondering if supervised visits are possible following your divorce. If the court finds a preponderance of evidence that a parent engaged in conduct that seriously endangered a child’s mental, moral, or physical…Read More
New changes to the Illinois child support calculations will take effect this summer, July 1, 2017. Please see the attached PDF files for more information. Income Shares Schedule Based on Net Income Income Conversion Table If you have questions regarding Illinois child support, contact the family law offices of Schlesinger & Strauss LLC at 847-680-4970.
There are two main provisions that govern whether to award attorney fees in an Illinois divorce case: The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, which directs the court to consider a number of factors when deciding whether and in what proportion to award attorney fees, and the Schneider decision, which requires that a party…Read More
Schlesinger & Strauss LLC law clerk, Rachael Bernal, has been awarded the Rickert Award for advocacy from the University of Illinois College of Law. The Rickert Awards are the most prestigious awards conferred upon students in recognition of excellence in student achievement. The Rickert Award Program was established in 1976 in memory of Joseph W….Read More
Sometimes in an Illinois divorce proceeding, one side will allege domestic violence, child abuse or child neglect, with or without proof or foundation, in order to influence the court’s decision on child visitation or child custody. When you are considering filing for divorce and there are domestic violence, child abuse or child neglect issues involved,…Read More