The general rule of pleading is that one must state sufficient facts to support a cause of action. Illinois is a fact pleading state, not a notice pleading state. People ex rel. Fahner v. Carriage Way West, Inc., 430 N.E.2d 1005, 1008–09 (Ill. 1981). See also Hadley v. Doe, 34 N.E.3d 549, 556 (Ill. 2015)….Read More
Schlesinger & Strauss LLC will be recognized as the 2018 Prairie State Pro Bono Recipient at the Lake County Bar Association Membership Luncheon held at Waukegan City Hall, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 12p.m. Pro Bono Award Letter
In a case entitled Nichols v. Fahrenkamp, the Fifth Appellate District decided a case involving negligence of a guardian ad litem in probate court. 2018 IL App (5th) 160316. It was decided July 9, 2018. The facts are that David Fahrenkamp, a lawyer, was appointed guardian ad litem for a minor in probate court who…Read More
Attorney Michael Strauss will be presenting at the 2018 Lake County Bar Association Child Representative Training Conference, Thursday, October 4th and Friday, October 5th at the College of Lake County, Grayslake Campus. Michael will speak on the topic of case law updates in the area of family law.
Couples contemplating divorce may decide to separate to determine if that is what they really want to do. It is an opportunity for couples to get a taste of what it will be like to live independent of one another – managing separate households, finances and many other aspects that make up one’s individual life….Read More
Attorney Michael Strauss was reappointed by the Chief Judge of the Family Law Division as a Lake County Mediator for 2018-2020. Our associate, Attorney Deanna Hoyt, was appointed as well. Congratulations to both!
Divorce mediation is an alternative to traditional litigation which can be less adversarial and costly to couples seeking a divorce. When seeking the services of a mediator, it is important to choose one with experience who possesses complete familiarity with the divorce laws in your state and is able to assist you with necessary court…Read More
On September 8, Attorney Gary Schlesinger attended a meeting of the Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. He is a member appointed by the ISBA president. September 13, Gary attended a meeting of the ISBA committee that is the liaison between the ISBA and the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary…Read More
Many parents who decide to end their marriage have questions regarding child support because they want to provide for their children after a divorce. In Illinois, child support is determined by considering several factors such as parenting time arrangements, whether there are other children in the household or from previous relationships, the income of both…Read More
If your spouse is cheating and you want a divorce, you may wonder what impact the infidelity will have on the divorce proceedings. Is there some comeuppance your spouse will suffer under Illinois divorce law for wrecking your married life? Illinois Property Division in a Divorce Where couples divide marital assets in a divorce, the…Read More