Going through a divorce is often one of the most stressful experiences of a person’s life, even when the divorce moves forward smoothly and the parties are on relatively amicable terms. Ending a marriage and dissolving a legal relationship, especially when there are children from the marriage, can be difficult for so many reasons. Our divorce law firm Orland Hills is dedicated to representing clients in many different types of divorce cases in Illinois, and an experienced divorce lawyer at our firm can speak with you today about your divorce case.
Our Orland Hills divorce law firm has years of experience serving Illinois residents in a wide variety of divorce matters under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA), such as:
Many people who are planning to file for divorce in Orland Hills want to know how long their case will take. While the timetable for your divorce will depend upon a variety of factors that are particular to your circumstances, whether you will have an uncontested or contested divorce is a factor that is most likely to have an effect on the length of your case.
Uncontested divorces are cases in which both parties have come to an agreement about all matters pertaining to the divorce, including property division and child custody if there are children from the marriage. As soon as the parties cannot agree about one or more issues, then the divorce is a contested divorce, and the dispute must be resolved by the court. It is possible for parties to resolve disputes through family mediation, for example, in order to avoid the cost and time of court hearings.
In an Illinois divorce, all property belonging to the parties must be classified as separate or marital property, including assets and debts. Separate property will not be divided, but marital property will need to be divided between the spouses according to the theory of equitable distribution. As an equitable distribution state, Illinois divides marital property between the spouses in a manner that the court considers to be fair or equitable based on the circumstances of both parties and various factors from the marriage.
If you are considering divorce, or if you have questions about moving forward with divorce in Illinois, one of our experienced Orland Hills divorce attorneys can talk with you today and provide you with more information. Contact Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd. to learn more about how our firm can assist you.
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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.