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When you’re getting divorced, you need to know everything about your spouse. This includes assets, liabilities, and other, vital information that’s necessary to divide property like bank accounts, the marital residence, and more. This is where a process called discovery comes in. The discovery process typically begins soon after the divorce is filed. Below, we’ll […]

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Child support is common in most Illinois divorces. If you are going to receive child support, there are two ways to do so: You can arrange for your spouse to pay you directly; or You can enter an order garnishing your former spouse’s wages and be paid through the state disbursement unit. As you can […]

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5 Tips for Testifying at Your Hearing

It’s almost guaranteed that you’ll have to testify at some point in your divorce proceedings. Most often, this occurs at your final court date, or “prove up.” During this court date, both you and your significant other will stand before the judge and testify to certain facts in your Judgment and Marital Settlement Agreement. Your […]

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I Don’t Like My Case Outcome: Now What?

Like any case in court, a divorce can be risky. If you don’t settle – meaning you don’t come to an agreement with the other side about issues in the case before trial – you’re leaving it entirely to the judge to decide your fate. And, while a pre-trial conference can give your DuPage County […]

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In almost any divorce, spousal support isn’t designed to last forever. In fact, it’s designed to provide temporary relief to an individual who needs it after a divorce. The key word here is temporary. Maintenance in Illinois is calculated according to a statutory formula. The formula directs attorneys to take 30 percent of the paying spouse’s gross income and subtract 20 […]

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July 1 is quickly approaching and when it hits, child support calculations in Illinois will be based on an income shares model rather than the current, net income model. There are multiple reasons for this switch, all of which are beneficial not only for both parents, but children as well. In this article, we’ll discuss […]

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The Dangers of Dissipation and Divorce

Divorce involves the division of joint accounts, joint property, and other assets. This process almost always involves one spouse believing they’re entitled to more than they’re going to receive as part of their final judgment. This often opens the door to something called dissipation. In this article, we’ll discuss what dissipation is, why you may […]

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Who Pays for What After Divorce?

The final judgment from your divorce – specifically the marital settlement agreement – will govern how property, including debts, are divided after the marriage is over. This means that when you walk out of your prove up, which is the final court date on which you’ll actually “get divorced” from your spouse, you’ll know what […]

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Summer Schedule Concerns After Divorce

Creating a parenting schedule can be difficult enough when your kids are in school. However, once summer vacation hits, it can be even more complicated, especially for parents who have recently divorced. Many parents are concerned over summer vacation for good reason: With the kids no longer in school, it’s difficult for parents to manage […]

annulment-vs-divorce-in-illinois-what-you-need-to-know

Regardless of why you choose to end your marriage, there are several ways how to do so. Annulment and divorce are two separate options to do so legally, however both function in different ways. In this article, we’ll explore the various similarities, and differences, between both an annulment and divorce and other legal options you […]

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About Attorney Lawrence R. Surinak Ltd.

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.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at any time. We look forward to offering our expertise and support to you throughout your case and after.