Molshree Sharma
Chicago, Illinois
Partner
 
Phone: (312) 236-7085
Fax: (312) 236-0781
Email: msharma@mandellipton.com
 
 
MOLSHREE SHARMA
 
Molshree A. Sharma combines her legal experience and empathy for clients in family law matters. Often her client's marital assets are significant including real estate, investment accounts and retirement benefits. She has successfully represented clients, or clients married to individuals who own businesses, have interests in partnerships and receive different forms of complex compensation. Ms. Sharma also has significant experience with custody and visitation issues, with special expertise in international cases relating to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. She focuses on the best interest of the child, successfully interacts with professional experts and is sensitive to her client's unique situations. While Ms. Sharma skillfully reaches settlements, at the same time she is an aggressive advocate when a case must be litigated and has successfully tried many cases.
 
Ms. Sharma has been awarded the distinction of being an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Chicago Lawyer Magazine included her on their list of Emerging Lawyers in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and in 2017, Chicago Magazine included her in their list of Rising Star Attorneys. She received the Distinguished Service Award from Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and the Chicago Bar Association Award for Pro Bono Services.
 
Ms. Sharma is widely published. She co-authored an article in the IL Bar Journal on “Support Awards for Adult Disabled Children in Illinois” and a chapter on “Changing Strategies in Family Law” for West Law/Thompson Reuters. Her article “Maintenance in Immigrant Marriages” was published in the Newsletter of the International Bar Association in 2014 and “Affidavits of Support: Another Option for Divorcing Immigrant Spouses” was published in the Illinois Bar Journal in 2015. The American Bar Association’s journal Family Advocate published her article, “The Second Time Around: The Legal Implications of Remarriage versus Cohabitation” in 2017. Also in 2017, she published “Inter-country Child Abduction-Indian Legal Response,” a chapter in Private International Law, South Asian States' Practice. She is currently writing a chapter for a book to be published by the Journal of Private International Law and a law review article on the issues of defenses to the return of the child in the Hague Convention on Child Abduction and Protection. Ms. Sharma has also been a panelist and expert for a conference on the Hague Convention on Child Abduction and Protection in India which was attended by Diplomats and Judges from all over the world, and at the 2017 conference in Rio de Janiero hosted by the Journal of Private International Law . 
 
She successfully litigates, tries and settles complex cases in Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will and Kane Counties. 
 
Having lived and traveled all over the world from Hanoi to Vancouver she speaks Hindi and Urdu.
 
Specialties: Family law, adoption law, complex financial settlements, litigation and custody, including international custody and Hague Convention.