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The lawyers of the Law Offices of Leslie L. Veon practice matrimonial and family law, including divorce and dissolution of marriage; child support, custody and visitation; drafting of marital settlement agreements, premarital agreements and postnuptial agreements; paternity; and divorce appeals.On both the trial and appellate levels, the Firm’s attorneys handle cases involving substantial marital estates, valuation, tax, contested custody and issues of paternity.

Leslie L. Veon is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Admitted:
1978, Illinois

Law School:
University of Cincinnati
Class of 1978
J.D.

University:
Miami University
Class of 1975
A.B.
cum laude

Birthplace:
Kent, Ohio

Associations & Memberships:
Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations; Appellate Lawyers Association.

Bar Fellowship:
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Representative Cases
In Re Parentage of G.E.M., 382 Ill. App. 3d 1102, 890 N.E.2d 944, 322 Ill. Dec. 25 (3d Dist. 2008), cert. denied, 229 Ill. 2d 623 (2008); In Re Marriage of Singleteary, 293 Ill. App.3d 25, 687 N.E.2d 1080, 227 Ill. Dec. 598 (1st Dist. 1997); In Re Marriage of Schomburg, 269 Ill.App.3d 13, 645 N.E.2d 1005, 206 Ill. Dec. 753 (1st Dist. 1995); In Re Marriage of Leisner, 219 Ill.App.3d 752, 579 N.E.2d 1091, 162 Ill.Dec.277 (1st Dist. 1991); Licciardi v. Collins, 180 Ill.App.3d 1051, 536 N.E.2d 840, 129 Ill.Dec. 790, 57 USLW 2657 (1st Dist. 1989); In Re Marriage of Spomer, 123 Ill.App.3d 31, 462 N.E.2d 724, 78 Ill.Dec. 605 (5th Dist. 1984); St. Gemme v. Tomlin, 118 Ill.App.3d 766, 455 N.E.2d 294, 74 Ill.Dec. 264 (4th Dist. 1983)

Biography:
Phi Beta Kappa. Author: “Doctrine of Forum Non Conveniens and Divorce Venue,” Illinois Family Law Report, Vol. XIV, No. 8, August, 1991; “Verified Petitions For Exclusive Possession of the Marital Home,” Illinois Family Law Report, Vol. XIV, No. 3, March, 1991. Co-Author: “Hidden Assets,” A.B.A. Family Advocate, Summer 1989; “Illinois Child Custody Law: An Overview,” Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 76, No. 1, Sept. 1987; “Antenuptial Agreements and Malpractice: Is the Risk Worth the Reward?” American Journal of Family Law, Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer 1988; “Family Law in Illinois,” The Cambridge Institute, 1988. Chapter Author: “How to Handle Goodwill Valuation Of Professional Practices,” Handling Business Interest In Divorce Proceedings, Illinois Institute Of Continuing Legal Education, 1987; “Antenuptial Agreements: To Draft Or Not to Draft,” Seminar On Matrimonial Law, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1988; “Attorneys’ Fees in Divorce Actions: Judicial Intervention and the Contingent Fee Bar,” presentation to Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, June, 1989; “Valuations Of Closely Held Corporations,” Illinois Divorce Practice, Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1988. Seminar Lecturer: “Marital and Non-Marital Property: Issues of Transmutation, Reimbursement and Interspousal Gift,” Chicago Bar Association, November 1995; “His, Hers and Ours: Divorce Planning and the Use of Premarital and Postnuptial Agreements,” Chicago Estate Planning Council, April, 1995; “Professional Practice Goodwill,” February 1988 and “Antenuptial Agreements,” September 1988, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education; “Goodwill Valuation,” Professional Education Systems, Inc., May, 1988; “Illinois Family Law,” The Cambridge Institute, July, 1988, April, 1989

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