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Illinois Divorce Attorneys Serving Clients in Orland Park 

Are you planning to file for divorce in Illinois, or has your spouse recently served you with divorce papers? It is time to begin working with divorce lawyers Orland Park on your divorce case. Illinois divorce law can be extremely complicated, and it is essential to have an experienced advocate on your side to guide you throughout the divorce process. We can represent you from start to finish in your divorce case, from filing a petition for the dissolution of marriage to seeking a modification once a divorce order has been entered.

Issues We Handle in Orland Park Divorce Cases

We handle a wide range of divorce matters, such as:

  • Division of marital property;
  • High net worth divorce;
  • Complex property division issues;
  • Spousal support;
  • Child custody, or the allocation of parental responsibilities;
  • Child support; and
  • Modifications.

No-Fault Divorce in Orland Park, Illinois 

Under Illinois law, all divorces in the state are no-fault divorces. What this means is that you should not plan to allege any grounds for divorce, and the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) does not actually recognize fault-based grounds for divorce any longer. Instead, in order to move forward with your divorce, you will need to plead that irreconcilable differences have caused your marriage to break down, and that the current state of your marriage is beyond repair.   

You might be wondering how the court ultimately determines that efforts at reconciliation have failed. This requirement is actually quite easy for you to meet. When the spouses have lived separate and apart for six months or more prior to the divorce filing, the IMDMA says the court assumes that you have met the requirements to prove that irreconcilable differences exist in your marriage. 

Orland Park Contested Versus Uncontested Divorce

Divorces in Orland Park can be uncontested or contested. An uncontested divorce is one in which both spouses have come to an agreement about all issues in the divorce, including the division of marital property and any matters pertaining to support and child custody if there are minor children from the marriage. A contested divorce is one in which the parties disagree about one or more issues. Those disputed issues can be negotiated through divorce mediation, and it may still be possible to have an uncontested divorce.

Generally speaking, uncontested divorces tend to take less time and to cost less money than contested divorces since contested divorces require a judge to decide any issues in dispute.

Minor Children from the Marriage and Orland Park Divorces

In any divorce involving minor children from the marriage, your divorce will also involve the allocation of parental responsibilities, which include:

  • Significant decision-making responsibilities; and
  • Parenting time.

Contact Our Orland Park Divorce Attorneys

If you are going through a divorce in Orland Park, or if you are planning for divorce and need assistance with your case, an experienced Orland Park divorce lawyer at our firm can begin working with you today on your case. We have years of experience representing clients in various legal matters pertaining to divorce, from high net worth property division to complex child custody cases. Contact Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd. to learn more about how we can assist you.

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