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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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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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Why You Should Always Settle in Divorce

The word “settlement” has a bad connotation in the realm of divorce. No spouse wants to “settle” and assumingly take less than what he or she is owed or perhaps even compromise with a spouse that he or she no longer gets along with. However, the truth of the matter is that settlement should almost […]

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Stay-at-home dads comprise 16 percent of the stay-at-home parent population whereas mothers comprise the other 84 percent. And, while statistics continue to evolve, one thing is certain: any stay-at-home parent faces potential financial difficulty after divorce. In most stay-at-home parent arrangements, one spouse is the sole breadwinner and the other remains at home to care […]

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What to Know About Divorce and Taxes

If you’re considering divorce, you’re considering all the financial factors that go along with it. For many, this means considering big things like property, bank accounts, retirement savings, and more. But, what about taxes? Few people are familiar with tax law. Even those who are sometimes struggle to make sense of what it’s going to […]

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This title is counterintuitive to how you feel about the divorce process. After all, why would you want to draw out the fighting, litigation, costs, and other negative processes that necessarily come with divorce? The reason: Faster doesn’t always mean better. Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, working out a fair arrangement for […]

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Many individuals who file for divorce are surprised that when it comes to dividing property, animals get only as much consideration as non-living items. Many people consider their pets a part of their family and as such, many owners are distraught when an animal is awarded to one spouse just as the furniture and other […]

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How Your Location Affects Divorce

Across Illinois – from Wheaton to Joliet, from Aurora to St. Charles – Does your location change the way you approach divorce? Do you live in Wheaton? Or, how about North Aurora? Or, maybe even Oswego? How about South Naperville or even further South into Plainfield or Romeoville? Do you think this affects your case? It […]

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3 Tips to Make Divorce Less Contentious

Whether in the movies, through friends in real life, or common knowledge, it’s no surprise that divorce is a contentious process. Spouses fight over property, kids, and almost every other issue you can imagine. And, if you’ve been putting off divorce to avoid all of this, there’s good news: It doesn’t have to be this […]

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Child support in Illinois is currently calculated according to percentages. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act sets forth a percentage of the paying parent’s net income that must be paid according to the number of children a family has. For example, if there are three children, the parent paying child support must pay […]

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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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