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.
We handle a wide range of divorce matters, such as:
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.
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.
In any divorce involving minor children from the marriage, your divorce will also involve the allocation of parental responsibilities, which include:
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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Thank you, Demetrios, for your tenacity, attentiveness and patience in working with me in finalizing my divorce. God Bless
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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.