Author Archives: Karen Pinkert-Lieb

Karen Pinkert-Lieb

About Karen Pinkert-Lieb

Karen Pinkert-Lieb is a senior partner with the matrimonial law firm of Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP. Her courtroom skills and ability to resolve difficult issues have brought her extensive recognition. Ms. Pinkert-Lieb was chosen as the #1 female divorce attorney in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Network. She has also received an AV designation by Martindale-Hubbell for having the highest possible ratings in both legal ability and ethical standards.

Far Reaching Effects of New York’s Legalization of Gay Marriage

The New York State legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo legalized same-sex marriage for the state of New York on June 24, 2011. A same-sex marriage bill known as the Marriage Equality Act passed the State Senate by a vote of 33-29 on June 24, 2011.  Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the measure that night, allowing the […]

First Divorce Filing For Same Sex Couple in Illinois

As of June 1, 2011, same-sex couples are permitted to apply for civil union licenses under the new Civil Union Act.  On the same historic date, another same-sex couple was filing for a divorce. On Wednesday, June 1st, Mark Bayer filed his Petition for Dissolution at the Peoria County Courthouse, the first of two such […]

Divorce Among Professional Women

A recent post titled “Women Breadwinners More Likely To Divorce” cited a new 25-year study that was published in October’s issue of the Journal of Family Issues.  According to the study, among 2,500 women married between 1979 and 2002, those who brought home 60% or more of their household income were 40% more likely to […]

Breaking Law in Illinois: Social Security Income Not Exempt from Payment of College Expenses

The Second District Appellate Court recently found that social security disability income can be used to satisfy an obligor’s duty to fund college expenses. In re Marriage of Truhlar, 2010 WL 3667117 (2nd Dist. Sept. 17, 2010), the parties had agreed, at the time of their divorce in 1994, to contribute to the cost of […]