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If you have minor children, you’re going to have a parenting plan as part of your divorce. Typically, this parenting plan is called a Joint Parenting Judgment or, more commonly, an Allocation of Parental Responsibility Judgment. The Right of First Refusal is going to be part of your parenting plan as part of Illinois law. This […]

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Divorce Q&A: What is Dissipation?

You and your spouse may have had to compromise on how to save and spend money during your marriage. However, some spouses consider divorce a free-for-all where they can spend money as they like. As you can imagine, this isn’t the case. If a spouse begins to spend money on lavish trips or other expenses […]

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Divorce is designed to give both parents roughly equal parenting time with their children. Doing so is for the benefit of the children and each parent in remaining an active, involved influence in their children’s lives. However, divorce is inherently contentious. And, unfortunately, this often means one parent will try and withhold parenting time from […]

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Child and spousal support are both familiar topics for most divorcing couples. You understand that if you get divorced, you or your spouse may be required to pay support for a set period of time depending on a number of factors set forth by the court. However, few divorcing couples are as familiar with the […]

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Divorce tends to bring out the worst in people. And, now that Illinois family law has changed, spouses are turning to more creative ways to “get back at their spouse” during the divorce process. One way they’re doing so is by making false allegations of abuse against their former spouse. Child abuse is the most […]

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At a basic level, divorce proceedings seem straightforward. However, there are a number of uncommon issues that may surface that can make it more difficult to get divorced. One of these issues is that your spouse refuses to participate in the divorce process. One of the first questions you may wonder in this scenario is […]

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The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) was updated on January 1, 2016. With it came changes we’ve discussed in other articles on the blog – including child custody, spousal support calculations, and more. However, one area many don’t think to look for change is in the alternatives to traditional divorce. One of […]

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Accounting for every financial asset in a divorce is complicated. Accounting for every financial asset correctly is even more challenging. After all, most couples receive gifts, loans, and other shared property throughout their marriage. And, should the time for divorce come, accurately sorting through all this property can be a greater challenge than most couples […]

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All parents love their children but few are happy to pay child support following a divorce trial or settlement. However, to the receiving parent, these expenses are necessary for childcare, basic needs, education, and more. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that some individuals don’t pay child support on time. When this happens, it isn’t […]

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There are many terms common to the divorce process. Alimony, also known as maintenance, is one of them. Another is custody and in many divorces or divorces depicted in popular culture, it’s one of the most contentious issues. In Illinois, custody no longer exists. Instead, there’s something called parental responsibility and it’s removing some of […]

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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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