When couples split up, there are many difficult issues that will need to be resolved. For most Illinois couples, no issues are more challenging than the ones that involve children. As a parent, you need to be ready to take action to protect your legal rights. Even if you or your partner are breaking up on relatively agreeable terms, you should still be ready to seek professional child custody help.
At Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd., our compassionate Homer Glen child custody lawyers have the skills and experience needed to protect your parental rights. No matter the specific circumstances of your child custody dispute, our legal team is standing by, ready to assist you with your case.
In 2016, Illinois enacted major child custody law reforms. In our state, the term ‘child custody’ is generally no longer used in official proceedings. Instead, child custody and visitation issues are referred to by the term ‘allocation of parental responsibilities’. This is notable for a few different reasons.
To start, the language change reflects the fact that the state increasingly favors joint custody, and shared parenting. In addition, Homer Glen parents are also required to create a parenting plan. In essence, a parenting plan is a court-approved agreement or a court order that establishes each parent’s rights and responsibilities. Our Homer Glen child custody lawyers can help you craft a parenting plan that is truly best for you and your child.
Illinois operates under what is known as the ‘best interests of the child’ standard. As a parent, it is important that you understand what this means: family law courts will decide child custody disputes based on what the evidence shows will be best for your children. What you want is secondary. You need to be able to prove that you can provide a great environment for your child’s safety and their overall social development. Family law courts can look at many different factors to reach a custody determination, including:
At the office of Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd., our Homer Glen child custody lawyers are committed to protecting the rights of Illinois parents. If you are a parent who needs child custody advice in Will County, please call our office today at (708) 403-0200 for a free, no obligation legal consultation.
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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.