At the Law Office of Demetrios N. Dalmares & 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 the Law Office of Demetrios N. Dalmares & 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.