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Mary Szudarek

Mary Szudarek

Practical & Compassionate Mediator and Family Law/Collaborative Attorney
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Illinois
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Biography

Mary Beth Szudarek has been a licensed Illinois attorney since 2008 and has practiced exclusively in Family Law. Prior to joining The Law Offices of Janusonis & Szudarek, P.C., Mary worked for Prairie State Legal Services/Will County Legal Assistance Program assisting the less fortunate with their family law issues. Her experience allowed her to counsel hundreds of Family Law clients with legal problems that impacted all areas of their lives. Family law cases so often involve bankruptcy, tax, foreclosure, credit, social security, insurance, and pension issues; Mary's skills and confidence with financial matters brings a unique and aggressive approach to the economic aspects of your case. Mary is currently enrolled in Northwestern University School of Professional Studies and is working towards her Certificate in Financial Planning.

In addition to her role as an attorney, Mary is also a Mediator and a Guardian Ad Litem. Mary also practices Collaborative Divorce Law and is a Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois. She can act as a counselor and facilitator for parties wishing to obtain a mediated divorce.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Mediated Divorce
  • Collaborative Divorce
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Professional Experience
Managing Partner
The Law Offices of Janusonis & Szudarek, P.C.
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Staff Attorney
Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
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Law Clerk
Tameling & Associates, P.C.
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Law Clerk
Sheats & Kellogg, P.C.
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Education
Northwestern University
Certified Financial Planning Certificate Program (2019) | Financial Planning
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DePaul College of Law
J.D. (2008) | Family Law
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Honors: Law Merit Scholarship Dean's List Family Law Certificate
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Northern Michigan University
B.S. (2003) | Pre-Law
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Professional Associations
Financial Planning Association
Member
- Current
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Collaborative Law Instiute of Illinois
Certified Collaborative Divorce Attorney
- Current
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International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Member
- Current
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Illinois State Bar Association  # 6297751
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Illinois Appellate Court Win
Illinois Appellate Courts
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Illinois Appellate Courts
Certifications
Certificate in Family Law
DePaul University College of Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Law Offices of Janusonis & Szudarek, P.C.
Blog
Tumbler Illinois Divorce Updates
Contact & Map
The Law Offices of Janusonis & Szudarek, P.C.
16612 West 159th Street, Suite 202
Lockport, IL 60441
Telephone: (815) 836-2600