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Family Law Attorneys

Our Lake County family law practice is devoted entirely to representing and protecting the rights of children, parents, grandparents, and spouses. At Strauss & Hoyt, LLC, Michael Strauss, Deanna Hoyt and Susan Mock accept clients in all family law matters. Our Libertyville law firm handles routine and complex divorce and property division matters. We also assist family members in juvenile court matters and domestic violence issues.

To discuss your legal concerns regarding a family matter, please contact our Lake County family law attorneys.

Representing Lake County Families in Divorce, Child Custody, Adoption, and Child Support

We offer effective legal counsel and a strong voice in Illinois family court in matters, including:

  • Divorce /dissolution of marriage
  • Complex divorce
  • Legal separation
  • Division of marital property
  • Child custody and visitation agreements
  • Child support
  • Spousal support/alimony
  • Adoptions
  • Domestic violence/abuse
  • Paternity and fathers’ rights

We also offer dedicated services for veterans with family concerns, as well as resolve issues regarding grandparents’ rights.

Children’s Rights

We act as a children’s representative in child custody cases. In some custody disputes the family court will appoint a family law attorney to represent the best interests of the child. In this role we speak to the best interests of the child. When the child is old enough to articulate his or her wishes in a custody case, we present these concerns to the court.


In some cases families may be able to resolve issues without the need for traditional divorce court litigation. Our Libertyville divorce and custody lawyers represent clients in family law mediation efforts in Illinois.

Frozen Embryos

New developments in reproductive science have led to new and challenging family law issues. We help divorcing couples resolve matters involving the legal control or rights to possess frozen embryos.

For effective representation in an Illinois divorce, child custody or child support matter, please call or email a Lake County family law attorney. We offer free initial consultations and flexible office hours.