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.
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.