Family law is a broad area of law that includes many kinds of legal issues that can affect couples, parents, and other family members. At Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd., we regularly assist clients with a wide variety of family law issues, and we are committed to providing tailored representation to each and every client we serve. When you are seeking a family law lawyer near New Lenox, you should get in touch with our firm to learn more about how we can assist you.
At Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd., we represent clients near New Lenox in many different kinds of family law cases. The following are some of the common types of family law cases we handle:
Divorce is among the most common types of family law cases we handle in and near New Lenox. Most legal issues in divorce cases are governed by the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA). Under the IMDMA, to grant a divorce a court must find that “irreconcilable differences have caused the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage.” There is a presumption that this requirement has been met when parties live separately for at least six months.
In a New Lenox divorce, all assets and debts will need to be classified as marital or separate property. All marital property will be divided equitably between the spouses. This is known as “equitable distribution.” It is important to know that it does not mean that property will be divided equally between the spouses, but rather that the property will be divided fairly between them based on their personal circumstances and the circumstances of the marriage.
Under the IMDMA, child custody in New Lenox is known as the “allocation of parental responsibilities.” Rather than awarding child custody to one or both parents, courts instead allocate parental responsibilities. There are two types of parental responsibilities: significant decision-making responsibilities and parenting time.
Parents can reach an agreement about how they will share parental responsibilities in a parenting plan, or the court can allocate parental responsibilities through an allocation judgment. Both must focus on what is in the best interests of the child.
When you need assistance with a family law issue, it is critical to work with an experienced lawyer who can provide you with the counsel you need. An experienced family law attorney near New Lenox is here to assist you. Contact Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd. today for more information about how our firm can help you with your family law case.
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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.