Criminal Defense, Family & Estate Law Firm in Palatine, Illinois
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Law Firm OverviewThe Law Offices of Michael Meschino handle a wide range of legal services from family law to estate law. We have represented clients all over the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, including Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Arlington Heights, Wheeling, Barrington, and Buffalo Grove.
Our law firm was established in 1982. We are committed to providing every client with the attention they need and deserve. Our lead attorney is acknowledged throughout the local legal community for his extensive knowledge.
You deserve to have an experienced lawyer by your side. We understand that when a person needs a lawyer, the underlying legal matter is important. Our firm will work hard to secure the results you need to move forward with your life.
Year this Office was Established: 1989
Areas of Law
Areas of Law Description
- Family Law
Whether you are going through a contested or uncontested divorce, involved in a child custody dispute, or seeking financial assistance for your child’s needs, our dedicated family law attorney can help and guide you through the process efficiently and effectively.
- Domestic Violence
Our lawyer brings more than two decades of legal experience, expertise and aggressiveness to handle any Illinois domestic violence matters.
- Criminal Defense
We are available to provide aggressive and effective criminal defense against a broad range of criminal charges including drunk driving, traffic violations, drug offenses, theft, guns and weapons charges.
- Estate Law
For more than 25 years of experience helping people resolve their legal matters, our law office has the experience needed to help you with your estate needs. We will work hard to ensure that your estate is administered properly.
Mr. Michael A. Meschino
Adoption, Alimony, Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Criminal Law
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Prior to the enactment of the 2003 Parentage Act, there was a problem for non-custodial parents in cases where the parties were never married in attempts to prevent the removal of a child from the State of Illinois, during or after there had been an establishment of a parent/child relationship.Read Article
Amendment to the Cook County Mandatory Disclosure Statement
That recently, the Circuit Court of Cook County Amended Rule 13.3.1 the Rule relates to mandatory disclosures. Previously, the Rule provided that a party seeking child support, maintenance, modifications of child support or maintenance, Section 513 hearing attorneys fees or any other matter involving the sharing, splitting or allocating of expenses must include a Disclosure Statement prior to the Hearing.Read Article
Accepting Credit Card Payments for Attorney Fees in Illinois
That approximately fifteen (15) years ago on a suggestion from Wendy Morgan, my partner at the time, Louis Capozzoli, and I decided to take payments from clients through credit cards.Read Article
Post Decree Contribution Actions for Attorneys Fees
The Illinois Supreme Court appears to have finally clarified the issue of the timeliness of a Contribution Action for Attorneys Fees in Post Decree proceedings in a Dissolution case.Read Article
Illinois Family Law and Divorce: Calculating Net Income of a Small Business Owner, a Sole Proprieror, or a Shareholder in a Closely Held Business
Calculating the net income of a small business owner, a sole proprietor, or a shareholder in a closely-held business presents more complex issues than doing so for a W-2 employee. In particular, there are allowances which are permitted as a deduction on a corporate, partnership, or limited liability company tax return which are not necessarily allowed as a deduction in determining the net income of the non-custodial parent.Read Article
Child Support in Illinois
Interpretation of the Illinois Child Support Guidelines. Determining the net income of the non-custodial spouse is rarely an easy task. Unsettled issues such as the deductability of non-reimbursable business expenses require that the custodial parent's attorney exercise greater due diligence in the discovery process.Read Article