Attorney Michael Strauss has been appointed to the Bar Elections Supervision Committee. This committee has full responsibility for overseeing ISBA elections, and specifically the upcoming 2023 elections cycle, which begins October 1, 2022.
Schlesinger & Strauss Family Law Articles and Firm News
Schlesinger & Strauss Firm News and Articles
One question that frequently arises during a divorce is ‘what rights does a spouse have to a house owned by the husband or wife prior to marriage if they divorce?” When couples marry, many cannot fathom their marriage might end in divorce, and as a result few consider what the financial consequences will be if…Read More
Pet ownership is at an all-time high, with upwards of 65% percent of U.S. households counting a dog or cat as a family member. When couples divorce, they are often faced with the heart wrenching decision of who will get the family pet, dogs and cats long-viewed as property to be divided in a divorce….Read More
There are a number of reasons why divorced couples may seek a post judgment modification, including matters that involve the custody and support of children. Not surprisingly, with the passage of time, adjustments to child support or parenting time may be needed. A substantial change in circumstances since the entry of the last order may…Read More
Schlesinger & Strauss, LLC is proud to announce that Deanna Hoyt has been named a Partner effective July 1. Deanna is the Co-Treasurer of the Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County and is a member of the Associations’ Biennial Continuing Legal Education Committee. Additionally, Deanna is active in the Illinois State Bar Association (“ISBA”)….Read More
Attorney Gary Schlesinger recently joined a round table discussion hosted by Chicago Lawyer regarding “what is unique about owning a boutique law firm.” See the full article here. Gary Schlesinger was recently featured in the Get to Know by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. June 10, 2022, Attorneys Gary Schlesinger,…Read More
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
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