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Illinois Family Law Attorneys Representing Clients Near New Lenox

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. 


New Lenox Family Law Issues

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, including divorce for business owners and divorce after a long-term marriage;
  • Property division, including complex property division in a high asset divorce;
  • Spousal support, including calculations of spousal support or maintenance based on Illinois formulas;
  • Child custody, or the allocation of parental responsibilities;
  • Child support based on the Illinois income shares model;
  • Domestic abuse, including its effect on child custody cases and seeking protective orders;
  • Paternity, or determinations of parentage; and
  • Modifications of family law court orders.


Divorce Near New Lenox

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.


Child Custody Near New Lenox

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.


Contact Our Family Law Attorney Near New Lenox

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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