Mr. Strauss joined the Law Office of Gary L. Schlesinger in March, 2006, and he... more
Mr. Strauss joined the Law Office of Gary L. Schlesinger in March, 2006, and he became a partner on September 1, 2010, when Schlesinger & Strauss, LLC, was formed. Michael has handled family law cases in seven counties in the state of Illinois. Michael also serves as a mediator and is frequently appointed to represent children as well.
The often emotionally charged areas of Divorce and Child Custody require an attorney... more
The often emotionally charged areas of Divorce and Child Custody require an attorney that can stay focused on the client's goals. To that end, the client's goals must be clearly identified and a strategy must be developed, from the onset, that will enable the client and the attorney to accomplish those goals. We are skilled, knowledgable, aggressive, resourceful, dedicated attorneys. We hav... view profile
I have been in private practice for the past 40 plus years. In the first 20 years... more
I have been in private practice for the past 40 plus years. In the first 20 years there was extensive experience in the areas of GENERAL CIVIL LITIGATION, REAL ESTATE, PROBATE, FEDERAL STATE TAXATION, CORPORATE, PARTNERSHIP, ESTATE PLANNING, BANKRUPTCY, and GENERAL PRACTICE. All this occurred before my practice began a concentration in the FAMILY LAW LITIGATION ISSUES.As a result of my back gr... view profile
Stuart A. Reid is an experienced family law attorney and mediator with offices in... more
Stuart A. Reid is an experienced family law attorney and mediator with offices in Deerfield, Illinois. From 1997 until April of 2004, Mr. Reid practiced family law with Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck, the nation’s largest family law firm. While with Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck, Mr. Reid handled hundreds of family law matters ranging from straightforward post-decree child support adjustments to complex... view profile
I have been licensed in Illinois since 1974, practicing in the Cook County State's... more
I have been licensed in Illinois since 1974, practicing in the Cook County State's Attorney's office for 3 years (1974 - 1977); My family lived on Long Island, New York for several years, so I also became licensed in New York in 1981 and worked for several years in the Queens District Attorney's Office (1985-1986); we returned to Illinois in 1986 and I worked in the Lake County State's Attorney... view profile
I try to help my clients through a very difficult time in their lives. Whether it... more
I try to help my clients through a very difficult time in their lives. Whether it involves procuring their share of the marital estate, or ensuring quality time with their children, I use the skills that I have developed over the years to further my client's best interests. I am also cognizent of trying to ensure that my clients have sufficient assets left over after the process to enable the... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.