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Family Law Attorneys Tinley Park

Although many people associate family law with divorce, this area of the law actually encompasses a much wider range of legal matters, including child custody, spousal support, domestic abuse, prenuptial agreements, and adoption. For help with your own family law matter, please contact our office to speak with one of the experienced family law attorneys in Tinley Park today. 

Family Law Matters

In addition to divorce, our firm has experience handling a wide range of family law matters, such as:

  • Paternity-related conflicts;
  • Child custody and visitation issues;
  • Child support matters;
  • Post-divorce modifications;
  • Spousal maintenance issues;
  • Domestic abuse and orders of protection;
  • Complex property division;
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; and
  • Adoption. 

How these types of legal matters are resolved can have far-reaching consequences for those involved, making it especially important for Illinois residents with questions about one or more of these areas of family law, to contact an experienced legal team of Tinley Park family law attorneys who can advise them accordingly.

Divorce in Illinois

Illinois is a purely no-fault divorce state, which means that divorcing couples are not required to provide evidence of fault in order to legally end a marriage. Instead, divorcing couples need only assert to the court that irreconcilable differences have led to the irretrievable breakdown of their marriage and that:

  • Attempts at reconciliation have failed; and
  • Future attempts at reconciliation are either impractical or would not be in the family’s best interests. 

Unfortunately, filing for divorce can still be an emotionally draining and complex process, as couples are required to contend with a number of related issues, including how marital property will be divided, whether one of the parties will be obligated to pay spousal maintenance, and if the parties have children, how they will share parenting time. 

Modifying a Court Order

Once a court order is put in place, the parties involved are required to comply with it. It is possible, however, to modify these agreements, including child support and child custody agreements, alimony awards, domestic violence orders, and property settlement agreements at a later date. Illinois does have strict guidelines when it comes to changing family law court decrees. For instance, in order to modify a spousal maintenance order, the petitioning party must be able to provide evidence of a substantial change in circumstances. 

Domestic Violence

Family law covers a wide range of legal matters, including domestic violence, which, under Illinois law, includes not only allegations of physical abuse, but also harassment, interference with a person’s liberty, and intimidation of a child or other dependent. When a person suffers this type of violence at the hands of a family or household member, he or she can seek an Order of Protection from the court, which then has the discretion to take the following steps:

  • Prohibit the accused from committing any further violent acts;
  • Bar the accused from entering a residence shared with the victim or the victim’s place of work;
  • Require the accused to attend counseling or therapy;
  • Require the accused to give up all of his or her weapons; and
  • Specify the couple’s parenting time rights. 
  • To learn more about the process of filing a request for an Order of Protection, please contact one of our experienced Tinley Park family law attorneys today. 

Experienced Family Law Attorneys Tinley Park

If you need assistance or advice with a family law matter, please do not hesitate to call one of the dedicated Tinley Park family law attorneys at Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd.. A member of our team can be reached by phone or online message.

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