When considering a divorce, it is essential to understand the process and what to expect. In Illinois, a divorce is known as dissolution. The divorce judgment will contain the parties’ agreement regarding parental responsibilities for the children, parenting time schedules, support, and property/debt division. If the parties cannot agree on these matters, a judge will make the decisions after a trial.
Divorce can be challenging and complex, and a Homer Glen divorce lawyer can help you navigate the process and ensure that your parental and spousal rights are protected.
A qualified family law attorney will be able to assist you with the various steps in a divorce proceeding, including:
One of the first steps a couple will take in a divorce proceeding is establishing grounds for divorce. Illinois uniquely recognizes grounds for divorce as irreconcilable differences. This means an “irretrievable breakdown” of marriage is classified as “no-fault.” A “no-fault” divorce must meet diverse circumstances, including spousal separation for six months or irreconcilable differences.
The state of Illinois strives to provide the utmost care and maintain a parental bond with a child or children. By law, a couple, regardless of marital status, protects the rights of responsible parents and allows fair Illinois law to maintain a strong bond between a parent and their child, which fosters a healthy parent-child relationship, regardless of the parent’s marital status. Terms like “child custody” and “visitation” are no longer referenced in custodial agreements. Instead, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) uses terms like “parenting time” to foster responsible guardianship and guard parental rights.
Even if you are ending a relationship on good terms, a child’s best interest should always be considered. Our attorneys will fight for fair representation of your rights during a divorce.
Homer Glen divorce lawyers handle various property and asset division divorce cases. Although assets seem straightforward, some items like family heirlooms and artwork require a valuation to ensure a fair division.
Property division is complex, and in a divorce, the division of multiple properties can become increasingly difficult, given exceptional circumstances. Suppose a couple has owned various properties, owns the land, inherited property during a marriage, or holds substantial property. In that case, a divorce attorney is crucial for fair representation and organization.
If you are considering filing for divorce, it is important to speak with an experienced Home Glen divorce lawyer as soon as possible. We understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family. That’s why we offer free initial consultations so that you can discuss your case with us and find out how we can help.
We have successfully represented clients in a wide range of divorce cases, from those who are seeking a no-fault divorce to those who are fighting for custody of their children. We know what it takes to get the best results for our clients, and we will fight tirelessly on your behalf.
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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.
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