At Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd., our Cook County divorce attorneys understand that ending a marriage can be one of the most difficult, complicated experiences of a person’s life. Our law firm is committed to protecting the rights of our clients and helping them find solutions. To set up a free, completely confidential consultation with an experienced Illinois divorce lawyer, please call us today.
Your divorce—and most of the legal issues arising out of it—will likely be governed by the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/). Notably, Illinois is a ‘pure’ no fault divorce state. To get a divorce in Cook County, neither party is required to prove that their spouse did anything “wrong” that led to the breakdown of the marriage. Since 2016, the only ground for divorce in Illinois is irreconcilable differences.
In Illinois, a divorcing couple’s marital property will be divided in an equitable manner. Individual property (non marital property) is not subject to distribution. Our Cook County, IL divorce lawyers have extensive experience advising clients dealing with complex property division matters—from business interests to retirement assets.
Previously known as alimony, spousal maintenance is awarded in some divorce cases in Illinois. Depending on each party’s financial circumstances and the length of the marriage, one spouse may be required to make ongoing payments to their former partner. If you have questions or concerns about spousal maintenance, our Cook County, IL divorce lawyers will get you answers.
Parents going through a divorce face some unique challenges. Our Cook County divorce lawyers will protect your parental rights and your family. Notably, under Illinois law (750 ILCS 5/600), the term child custody has been replaced with the phrases “allocation of parental responsibilities” and “parenting time”—still, many of the issues remain similar. Disputes will be resolved based on the best interests of the child. If you have questions about child custody, child visitation, or your parental rights, our Cook County divorce lawyers are here to help.
At Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd., our Illinois divorce lawyers take a disciplined, focused approach to help clients resolve their issues and achieve effective and efficient results. To set up a free, completely confidential initial consultation, please contact our law firm right away. We serve communities throughout Cook County, including in Chicago, Des Plaines, Evanston, Orland Hills, Palos Hills, La Grange, Rolling Meadows, and Prospect Heights.
Demetrios, I cannot thank you enough for you diligence, patience, knowledge, concern and determination to represent my best interest. From the bottom of my heart, you are amazing and thank you for all you have done for me. Robin
With Demetrios, you don't have to worry about anything. He knows what he's doing. I have two lawyers before him. It was a long case and messed up for 2 years. Since Demetrios took my case, he finished it in a couple of months. He is very organized and smart, and he will take you through that very smooth process. Thank you so much Demetrios, I owe you a lot.
Demetrios Dalmares is a very good attorney. He did a great job in assisting me through my divorce. This is the attorney who will get the job done!
Demetrios has helped me through a very difficult time in my life. He is not intimidated by increased levels of challenges. He has been able to adapt to my unique circumstances and get over every hurdle with confidence. He's intelligent, kind and a good listener. I wholeheartedly recommend Demetrios and his excellent staff to all my family and friends. I assure you that his commitment to helping others is reassuring, and I hope it sets your mind at ease.
Mr. Dalmares was great to work with. He walked me through the process and kept me updated on any updates that had occurred. Highly recommended!
Thank you, Demetrios, for your tenacity, attentiveness and patience in working with me in finalizing my divorce. God Bless
5-star team, very helpful, very friendly, punctual. Hired for a paternity case and was very pleased with the outcome. Demetrios is great; I highly recommend!
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.