At the Law Office of Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd, our La Grange divorce lawyer provides effective, personalized legal representation to clients throughout Cook County. We can assist you with the full range of divorce issues—from property division to child custody. For a free, strictly confidential consultation with an experienced Illinois divorce attorney, please contact us today.
The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/) controls the overwhelming majority of the legal issues arising out of divorces. In 2016, Illinois law was amended to make the state a pure no-fault jurisdiction. If you are filing for divorce in La Grange, IL, ‘irreconcilable differences’ is the only available grounds. You can prove irreconcilable differences by demonstrating that you have lived separately from your spouse for at least six months.
Illinois is an equitable distribution state. A divorcing couple’s marital property will be divided in a ‘fair and just’ manner—which is often, but not always, an even split. Our La Grange, IL divorce lawyers help clients with complex property division issues. Whether you are dividing real estate, investment holdings, retirement assets, business interests, or property with intangible value, we can help.
Also known as ‘alimony’ or ‘spousal support’, spousal maintenance is ongoing payments made by one spouse to their financially disadvantages former partner following a divorce. To be clear, spousal maintenance is not always awarded in Illinois. It must be deemed appropriate given the unique circumstances of the case. If you are seeking or may be required to pay spousal maintenance, our La Grange, IL divorce lawyers will protect your financial interests.
Under Illinois law (750 ILCS 5/600), the legal terms child custody and child visitation are now referred to respectively as ‘allocation of parental responsibilities’ and ‘parenting time’. If you are a parent of young children and you are going through a separation in La Grange, it is imperative that you protect your rights and your family. We know how challenging and stressful it can be to go through a custody or visitation dispute. Most parents desire amicable, low-conflict resolutions. Our legal team will help you understand the best interests of the child standard in Illinois and take action to protect your interests.
At the Law Office of Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd, our Illinois divorce lawyers are skilled, solutions-focused advocates for our clients. For a free, fully private family law consultation, please do not hesitate to contact our law firm today. We handle divorce cases in La Grange and throughout the surrounding communities, including in Brookfield, Westchester, Western Springs, and McCook.