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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 […]


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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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 […]


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 […]


Property division is a major focus in any divorce. And, while some property is obvious – like the marital residence, vehicles, and other, personal property – some isn’t. After all, it’s significantly more difficult to “see” bank accounts, retirement accounts, and other assets. With this comes a problem: how do you know if your spouse […]


Property division is typically the most complicated issue in a divorce. And, while it can be relatively straightforward to place a value on vehicles, a home, and other assets, it can be difficult to value others. And, without a fair valuation, you might agree to a settlement that isn’t fair, especially when you consider the […]


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 […]


Divorces are often messy because they mean separating all of the assets, property, and more that you’ve built with another person. Often, the messiest, most difficult part of this process is separating your finances with someone who is likely the joint holder of most accounts, vehicles, properties, and more. As you prepare to file for […]


It seems like common sense that in divorce, you should be able to keep property in your name and your partner should get to keep property in his or her name. Likewise, you may think that your debts are yours and his or her debts are his or hers. However, this isn’t really the way […]


When couples think about property division in divorce, they think about tangible goods: The marital residence, cars, and furniture. However, there is something significant most overlook: Retirement accounts. Retirement accounts – at least a portion of them – are often considered marital property. As such, you may be entitled to a portion of your spouse’s […]

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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.

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