At Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and 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 Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and 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.
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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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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.