At Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and 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 Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and 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.
This place is 1000% recommendable! So far the process has been super smooth and easy to deal with. They placed all my worries out the window and I've slept better knowing they are on my team. Currently in tears knowing I'll be able to resolve this but sad that it's never going to be the family I thought I could have had. It's ok though, it's time to move forward. Thanks DnD.
Demetrios saw my case to the end. Great outcome! Justice prevailed!
I would absolutely recommend Demetrios to anyone! He is all for his clients and most importantly honest. He helped me deal with a very difficult situation and got me what I deserved. I already have referred a few people to him and each one so far is very satisfied and happy with their results.
Demetrios is honestly the best attorney to help through any divorce situation or custody battle. He will go above and beyond to make sure to guide you through it all. I have referred many people to him, and every person has been more than impressed. I even referred someone that needed immediate attention after hours, and he contacted her right away! I can promise you one thing he knows his stuff, and you won’t be disappointed!
Demetri is extremely knowledgeable and confident In what he does. He is everything I searched for in a lawyer, I thank him for his determination and courage. I don’t see many lawyers leveling up with him in court, wouldn’t have wanted anyone else by my side during such a tough time.
Demetrios is at the top of his profession. The combination of his knowledge and experience along with his experienced and dedicated staff guided me through my legal needs in a timely and compassionate manner. Certainly a monumental task during a pandemic. Thank you, Demetrios.
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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
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.