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
Schlesinger & Strauss Family Law Articles and Firm News
Schlesinger & Strauss Firm News and Articles
On January 7, 2022, Gary, Michael, Deanna, Britnee, and Amber all attended the 8th biennial Ethics Seminar presented by the Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County and the College Of Lake County Legal Studies Program. The seminar covered 6.5 hours of ethics education including mental health, diversity, and sexual harassment training. Deanna is the…Read More
Many Illinois parents wonder if their marijuana use can be used against them in a child custody dispute despite the legalization of both recreational and medical marijuana use in the state. Legal or not, irresponsible drug or alcohol use can indeed negatively affect a custody determination, so it is important for a parent to check…Read More
As part of a divorce, both spouses are expected to provide full financial disclosure in order to equitably divide marital property. However, it is not that uncommon for one spouse to conceal certain assets in an effort to keep more of the marital bounty. Hidden assets might include money temporarily transferred to a family member…Read More
When parents separate, affording groceries, child care, and other necessities for their child can be challenging. Child support payments can help unmarried and divorced parents cover child related costs, so it is important to establish an enforceable child support order to ensure regular payments. However, sometimes government agencies are overwhelmed with requests, and a custodial…Read More
Attorney Michael Strauss has been added to the College of Lake County Legal Studies Paralegal Career Advisory Committee.
The nominating committee of the ACES Alumni Board of Directors has selected Attorney Michael Strauss as the new HDFS Director. Congratulations Michael!
Congratulations to Attorney Michael Strauss on being recommended for placement on the Cook County’s approved list of attorneys who may represent minor children as a Guardian Ad Litem/Attorney for Minor Child/Child Representative in the Domestic Relations Division, State of Illinois. Michael’s “desire to represent children during an extremely difficult time in their lives is commendable”…Read More
Having a disabled child can be financially challenging for parents because they want to ensure their child has all the resources they will need. Many special needs children require specialized care and support, education, and assistive devices which can strain financial resources thin, needs which continue into adulthood. When parents of disable children divorce, child…Read More
When couples divorce, one spouse may worry that the other will lie about their financial situation or hide assets making it impossible to get a fair shake when it comes to child or spousal support or the division of marital assets. This fear is not unfounded as some spouses will go to great lengths to…Read More