By Gary L. Schlesinger In September 2016, the First District Appellate Court decided the case of Knoll v. Coyne, 2016 IL App. (1st) 152494. The case involved a mother who did not permit the father to have his court ordered visit with their child. The trial court found that the mother willfully violated the court…Read More
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Firm founder Gary L. Schlesinger is a frequent speaker and writer on various family law topics. Many of his articles are included here. We have also posted a variety of summaries and information regarding Illinois family laws.
There is an Appellate Court Opinion entitled Knoll v. Coyne, 2016 IL App. (1st) 152494. It was decided September 30, 2016. The case involved the mother who did not permit the father to have visitation with the child. He filed a petition for rule to show cause. The Court found that the mother willfully violated…Read More
Attorney Michael Strauss presented at the 2016 Symposium for a Safer Lake County last week and, by all accounts, the event was a success! The Symposium serves as a resource to professionals such as clergy, attorneys, medical and human services professionals on safe and appropriate ways to respond to and advise victims of violence and…Read More
Under present law, child support is based on the net income of the child support payer. It is 20% for one child, 28% for two, 32% for three, and 40% for four. Net income is defined in 750 ILCS 5/505 as gross income minus certain specified deductions. One of the factors is NOT the amount…Read More
In 1979, the Illinois Supreme Court, in a case entitled Hewitt decided that based on the prohibition in Illinois Statutes against common-law marriages, unmarried people who lived together could not bring claims against one another to enforce property rights if the rights asserted are based on a marriage-like relationship between the parties. Very recently, August…Read More
Effective January 1, 2016, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act was significantly revised. That was the first comprehensive revision since it first took effect October 1, 1977. Between then and the January date, the legislature tinkered with the Act changing certain parts of it almost annually. This is the first time in 37…Read More
Attorney Michael Strauss has been appointed to the Domestic Violence and Supreme Court Rules Sub Committees of the ISBA Family Law Section.
Attorneys Gary Schlesinger and Michael Strauss have completed the required thirty hours of continuing legal education over two years by attending and presenting at various CLE seminars.
Saturday, June 20, attorneys Michael Strauss and Gary Schlesinger will attend the annual meeting of the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly, the legislative body of the association. Both Michael and Gary are elected members to the assembly from Lake County.
Friday, June 19, Gary Schlesinger will attend a meeting of the ISBA Committee on Liaison to the Attorney Registration Commission. Gary has attended 20 years running.