During the divorce settlement process, it is important for each spouse to only agree to the terms they are comfortable with, agreeing to some issues and disagreeing on others is par for the course, as is responding with counter offers in an effort to find common ground where possible.
Getting a divorce can be costly, especially if there are unresolved conflicts or areas of disagreement that can only be resolved in court or if there are complex issues related to the division of marital property and debts. Certainly high conflict child custody battles can result in additional legal fees, where the best interests of…Read More
Please join Schlesinger & Strauss LLC in celebrating Attorney Gary Schlesinger’s 50 years of practice. Congratulations Gary!
Schlesinger & Strauss LLC legal clerk, Britnee Hart, graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, May 15th with a Juris Doctor degree. Britnee will spend the 2021 summer preparing for and taking the Illinois bar examination. Congratulations Britnee!
An expert witness is a professional qualified as having the knowledge, skill, experience, training or education in a particular area beyond that of an average person, who may testify in court based upon sufficient facts or data. When a couple is embroiled in a child custody dispute, an expert witness such as a mental health…Read More
After securing an attorney to handle your divorce, the divorce officially begins when either you or your spouse files a dissolution of marriage petition with the court in the county where one or both parties reside marking the legal start date of the divorce. The spouse who files the petition or complaint is the plaintiff…Read More
On April 22, 2021, Attorney Gary Schlesinger was a presenter at a Lake County Bar Association Law Seminar on Ethics and Order of Protection cases.
Congratulations to Attorney Michael Strauss on his recent appointment as a Member of the ISBA’s Family Law Section Council for 2021-2022! Michael’s contributions to the Illinois State Bar Association are appreciated!
We are pleased to announce that Gary Schlesinger has been appointed to serve as a Member of the ISBA’s Registration & Disciplinary Commission and the ISBA’s Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council for 2021-2022. Gary’s willingness to contribute to the very important work of the Illinois State Bar Association is much appreciated!
Sometimes couples are not sure if they want a divorce and may decide to take a break, separating for a period of time to consider where they stand. A trial or informal separation – living apart for a short period – may be appropriate for couples who do not have children, are both self-supporting, and…Read More