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.
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.