If you have been considering filing for divorce, it is likely that you have a lot of questions. That is where an experienced Cook County Divorce Lawyer can help. Our attorneys understand what you are going through, and we can help explain your options and give you an idea of what the process requires.
At Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd., our attorneys will work hard to protect your rights during divorce proceedings, especially when children are involved. Our office will strive to ease the transition as much as possible.
The State of Illinois is a no-fault divorce state, which means that the only “grounds” for divorce are irreconcilable differences. However, previous grounds for divorce may have an impact on the way the divorce is handled, including the following:
In order to file for divorce in Illinois, the person seeking the dissolution of the marriage must have resided in Illinois for no less than 90 days immediately prior to the filing of their divorce. The divorce action can be filed in a county where either party resides, as long as they have fulfilled the residency requirement.
The divorce will be filed in circuit court and the documentation to start the divorce proceedings is called a Petition for Dissolution, or Petition for Divorce. The person who files for divorce is called the Petitioner and the other spouse is the Respondent. After the divorce has been finalized, a Judgement for Dissolution of Marriage will be completed and signed by the Judge ending the marriage, along with an Allocation of Parental rights, responsibilities and time, if there are children involved.
If you are considering filing for divorce, or you have received divorce documents that your spouse has already filed, you need to speak to an experienced family law attorney as soon as possible. The Cook County divorce attorneys at Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd. know the ins and outs of divorce and can help ensure your rights are protected. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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Thank you, Demetrios, for your tenacity, attentiveness and patience in working with me in finalizing my divorce. God Bless
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I recommend Demetrios Dalmares with the highest praise as a divorce attorney. My divorce was settled quickly and without any unnecessary drama. I was updated regularly regarding the progress of my case. He was extremely knowledgeable, diligent and persistent. Demetrios Dalmares was clearly working in my best interest and the best interest of my three children. He is definitely the attorney you want on your side when going through a divorce. I cannot thank or recommend him enough!
In a case where Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd. represented Husband: Couple shared ownership in a business, resulting in complex property division issues. After investigation of the couple’s financial history, our client received a much more equitable divorce agreement than what was originally offered.
In a case where Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd. represented Mother: Father became aggressive and violent toward Mother during their separation, prompting her to seek full custody of their children. At trial, the court granted Father supervised parenting time only and Mother was awarded child support.
In a case where Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd. represented Husband: Couple had been locked in a contentious divorce for nearly three years and changed lawyers several times. Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd. provided the experience and organization needed to resolve the case within months, avoiding a trial for our client.
In a case where Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd. represented Wife: Wife left a successful career to raise children. When Husband denied spousal support based on Wife’s previous earnings, Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd. countered with evidence that retraining was needed, and our client was awarded spousal support.
In a case where Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd. represented Wife: Husband tried to intimidate Wife into a divorce settlement that heavily favored his interests by drawing out the case. Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd. represented Wife through trial, where she received an equitable share of marital assets.
In a case where Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd. represented Father: Mother began cohabitating with a new partner who made significantly more than our client. Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd. successfully demonstrated that the new relationship justified a modification and obtained a favorable outcome through negotiation.