Criminal Defense, Family & Estate Law Firm in Palatine, Illinois

Law Offices of Michael A. Meschino

Law Offices of Michael A. Meschino
Harris Bank Building
800 East Northwest Highway, Suite 503

Palatine, Illinois 60074

Phone(847) 991-7090 or(800) 835-4202

Law Firm Overview

The 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.



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Articles Published by Law Offices of Michael A. Meschino

 Family Matters

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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