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Why Do I Need a Guardian Ad Litem?

If you’re in the process of divorcing or planning for divorce, you may need a guardian ad litem. This is just a fancy way of saying that your children will have an independent professional who represents your children’s best interests. It’s important to know what a guardian ad litem is, what he or she will […]

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Court-ordered support is peace of mind if you’re getting divorced or are divorced and rely on maintenance or child support to survive. There’s just one problem: Any order for support is just a piece of paper, and former spouses don’t always comply. Most people will wait a couple of weeks, or even a few months, […]

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The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act is undergoing many changes in recent years. Now, the most recent change coming is to maintenance law, which was last changed in July 2015. HB 2537 was introduced In February 2017 and is designed to, amongst other things, change the threshold for statutory support and the duration […]

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Today marks the first day where divorcing couples can now petition Illinois courts for custody of their pets! Public Act 100-0042 is effective as of January 1, 2018, which amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) to award ownership of, and responsibilities for, any companion (service animals not included) animal a couple […]

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Retirement assets are a significant concern for most when a divorce is pending. After all, you’ve worked hard for your pension, or are young and are planning to contribute to it for a long time for long-term security. So, when you decide to get divorced, it’s natural to wonder: how is the pension going to […]

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On November 2, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee introduced H.R.1, also known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Several provisions within are set to impact divorce, and property settlement. And, though its passage into law is still far away, and the bill is likely to undergo several revisions and changes between now […]

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Though there are sometimes issues when it comes to children and a parenting schedule in divorce, there are almost always more issues when it comes to property division. After all, property division – which also means placing values on everything you own and are going to divide as marital property – comes with its fair […]

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In divorce there are two types of property: Marital property and non-marital property. It’s obvious what marital property is: it’s all of the property both you and your spouse purchase or acquire together during your marriage. However, the guidelines for what makes property non-marital aren’t always as clear. In this article, we discuss non-marital property […]

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When it comes to divorce in Illinois, most individuals know of two types of support: spousal support, also known as maintenance or alimony, and child support. This means that when people hear that there’s another type of support, they get confused. In this article, we cover the basics of unallocated support and the benefits of […]

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Non-Parent Visitation in Divorce

Only parents have visitation rights with their children after divorce. This means that the Illinois statute that governs divorce procedure, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA), only grants parents the right to see their children, provided there isn’t a compelling reason to keep a child from a parent. Other relatives, like grandparents […]

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Lawrence R. Surinak Ltd. is a law firm concentrating solely on family law and has served clients in DuPage, Will, Kane, and Kendall counties for over 35 years.

We continue to work with clients in Naperville, Wheaton, Lisle, Oswego, Downers Grove, and the surrounding areas to provide one-on-one support and attention that will help you through this difficult time.

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