For many married couples, divorce will likely be one of the most difficult decisions they will ever make during their lifetime. During a divorce, a couple is likely to go through a multitude of feelings as divorce often impacts many aspects of one’s life. Going through a divorce does not only affect you financially, as leading medical experts have proved that getting divorced can also significantly negatively impact your health. Ultimately the unfortunate fact of the matter is that many relationships, unfortunately, have a statistical chance of failing.
Even in the most loving relationships, a divorce could be the best option for both parties’ continued happiness. If you have found yourself considering initiating divorce proceedings, divorce attorneys in Frankfort can help you. At the law practice of Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd., we aim to assist clients in their divorce cases to ensure they receive the compensation and continued happiness they deserve.
It was challenging for married couples to get divorced in Illinois due to many complicated laws and regulations in previous years. Before 2016 couples had to prove grounds for divorce by showing that one spouse was at fault for the marriage’s dissolution. Additionally, a married couple would need to be living apart for a minimum of two years before divorce proceedings could be initiated.
Post-2016, Illinois became a no-fault divorce state. Now the period for which couples need to be separated before filing for divorce is only six months. As Illinois is now a no-fault state, couples wanting to divorce now only need to prove irreconcilable differences caused their marriage to dissolve with no way for the marriage to be reconciled. The parties wishing the divorce will need to prove that previous attempts at reconciliation failed and that future reconciliation attempts would not be beneficial to either party.
Unlike states like California, which conducts divorce proceedings based on a community property concept, Illinois is an equitable distribution state. Essentially, in an equitable distribution state, all Illinois divorcing couples need to divide all marital assets equitably, which means fairly and not necessarily 50/50. It’s important to note that any assets the couple had before getting married might not be divided when the couple divorces.
When a child or children are involved in a divorce, the case can get complicated, especially when determining custody, which is now referred to as parenting time and parental responsibility in Illinois. A divorcing couple will have a parenting plan from their divorce case, which will address two components:
A divorce is never an enjoyable time in one’s life, as it often causes untold emotional stress and steep financial pressure. With the help of an adept Frankfort divorce lawyer, you can have peace of mind knowing your case is in qualified hands. Contact the law practice of Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd. to discuss your divorce’s various aspects. At our law practice, we can help you attain the outcome you need and the closure you deserve.
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.