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