At the Law Office of Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd, our Orland Hills divorce lawyers take a disciplined, solutions-focused approach to protect the interests of our clients and help them resolve complex family law matters. We have handled divorce cases in Cook County for more than two decades. To request a free, completely confidential 30-minute initial consultation with an experienced Illinois divorce lawyer, please contact us today.
If you are getting divorced in Orland Hills, your case—and most of the family law issues arising out of it—will be resolved under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/). As of 2016, the state of Illinois no longer recognizes fault-based grounds for divorce. Indeed, the only ground for divorce in Illinois is ‘irreconcilable differences.’ You can demonstrate irreconcilable differences by proving that you have lived separately from your spouse for at least six months.
One of the most challenging questions that any divorcing couple has to deal with is “Who gets what?” In Illinois, marital assets are subject to the state’s equitable distribution rules, whereas non-marital property avoids division. Our Orland Hills divorce lawyers have deep experience handling complex property division matters, including representing clients locked in disputes.
In Illinois, one spouse may be required to make financial payments to their ex following a divorce. These payments—known officially as spousal maintenance—are only required in certain cases. Illinois courts will consider a wide range of different factors when considering spousal maintenance, including the duration of the marriage and the current and future economic prospects of each party. If you have questions about alimony/spousal support, our Orland Hills divorce attorney will protect your rights.
In Illinois, the term child custody is no longer used in official legal proceedings—now it is known as “allocation of parental responsibilities.” Under Illinois law (750 ILCS 5/600), these cases are resolved using the best interests of the child standard. In a dispute, courts will always center the needs and interests of the children. If you are involved in a custody or visitation case, our Orland Hills, IL divorce lawyers can help.
At the Law Office of Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd, our Illinois divorce lawyers have the skills, experience, and diligence to protect your rights and help guide you through your divorce. To set up a free 30-minute initial consultation, please contact us today. We handle divorce cases in Orland Hills and throughout the surrounding communities, including in Orland Park, Tinley Park, Mokena, Oak Forest, and Homer Glen.