3652 Hector Lane
Naperville, IL 60564

(630) 470-9990
Contact us, today!

now-a-dog-can-have-his-day-in-court-new-pet-custody-law-in-illinois-is-effective-january-1-2018-700x400

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 […]

Deposit photos

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 […]

wage-garnishment-and-support-how-it-works

You’re getting divorced and your soon-to-be former spouse is ordered to pay either child support or maintenance, or perhaps both as separate or unallocated support! This alone might cause some to worry. After all, who’s to say that your spouse will pay the support he or she was ordered to pay? Wage garnishment is the […]

whats-in-a-parenting-plan

What’s in a Parenting Plan?

If you have minor children, you’re going to have a parenting plan as part of your divorce. However, not all parents understand what a parenting plan is going into their divorce. And, more importantly, not all parents understand what to expect as parenting plans are drafted, finalized, and implemented. In this article, we explore the […]

dont-let-short-term-thinking-impact-your-retirement-after-divorce

When you first begin the divorce process, it’s difficult to think about the long-term implications of your decisions. You may want to litigate certain issues, or fight with your spouse over items or issues that, in the future, are inconsequential. However, divorce is about more than just the money you have sitting in your bank […]

my-spouse-wont-sign-the-divorce-papers-now-what

There are complications that arise throughout divorce cases. However, few complications arise well before the case even starts. But in a select few cases, there are spouses who refuse to accept the divorce and try to refuse, even if the case appeared to be an uncontested divorce. Don’t fret: Your spouse’s refusal to sign the […]

the-3-biggest-financial-mistakes-in-divorce

Most couples encounter two major issues in a divorce: parenting time and financials. Typically, parenting time is resolved well before the end of a case, leaving the property and debt division center stage. There’s just one problem: the financial issues are what push many cases from settlement to litigation. In fact, the most significant mistakes […]

5-tips-for-testifying-at-your-hearing

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 […]

i-dont-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 […]

what-terminates-spousal-support-in-illinois

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 […]

Concentrated on Family Law

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.

Schedule a Free Consultation

If you need advice, help, want your questions answered or need representation, complete the form below and click the Submit button to request a free 30 minute confidential consultation.

A member of our firm will review your information and contact you within 48 hours to schedule in your consult.

If your request is urgent or time critical, please call our office on (630) 470-9990

Contact Us

  • We will not contact you by email unless you specify this as your preference.
  • Please describe your situation or the legal services you're interested in.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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.