The weekend of June 16, Attorneys Deanna Hoyt, Michael Strauss and Gary Schlesinger all attended the annual meeting of the Illinois State Bar Association. Deanna was at a meeting of the Women and the Law Committee to which she had been appointed by the president of the Illinois Bar Association. Michael attended a meeting of…Read More
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On June 15, 2018, Attorney Michael Strauss was honored by the Lake County Housing Authority at their annual Black Tie Gala with the Outstanding Community Achievement Award. Other honorees include, Marc Jones who received the Unsung Hero Award; Mayor Kristina Kovarik (City of Gurnee), the Distinguished Leadership Award; David A. Northern, Sr., recipient of the…Read More
Deanna Hoyt has been appointed to the Women and the Law Committee of the Illinois State Bar Association by James F. McCluskey, the incoming president of the ISBA.
Deanna Hoyt was sworn in on May 2, 2018 as the new Co-Secretary of the Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County. The Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County (AWALC) was founded more than 25 years ago by women who were pioneers in the legal profession.
Attorney Gary Schlesinger has been appointed to serve as a Member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council for 2018-2019. As an appointee, Gary will contribute to various activities and programs of the association. Gary has also been appointed to the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC), whose mission…Read More
April 17, 2018, Attorney Gary Schlesinger attended the monthly meeting of the board of directors of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – he is on the board. Upcoming Events for Schlesinger & Strauss Attorneys Attorneys Michael Strauss, Rachael Bernal and Deanna Hoyt are all attending the Lake County Bar Association…Read More
When parents divorce, there is no one parenting plan that fits all families. There are many issues to consider such as a child’s ability to adapt to the new arrangement, the geographical distance between parents or even the potential for domestic violence, particularly in families with a history of abuse. Every family has a unique…Read More
As a result of the December 2017 federal income tax bill, starting January 2019, alimony payments, which Illinois calls maintenance, are no longer tax deductible by the payer and taxable to the recipient. In response, the Illinois State Bar Association Family Law Section Council, of which Attorney Michael Strauss is Secretary, created a small committee…Read More
Schlesinger & Strauss is pleased to announce that associate attorney Deanna Hoyt will be installed as co-secretary of The Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County (AWALC) on May 2, 2018. The Installation of Officers and Directors is May 2, 2018, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 210 Live, 210 Green Bay Road, Highwood, IL. …Read More
February 7, Attorney Michael Strauss testified before a committee of the Illinois House of Representatives regarding House Bill 4113 that deals with the best interest of the child concerning parenting time with each parent.