On the scale of stressful life events, divorce is ranked second in terms of the level of upheaval and trauma (both physical and emotional) that one can experience. This is true even if your split will be largely amicable; so much is changing in your life that it can feel disorienting and even scary. In spite of all this, people often attempt to get through a divorce without legal help; generally, the result is that their spouse comes away with a better deal in terms of marital assets and parenting time. Seeking out the help of a Mokena divorce lawyer can make an enormous difference for you.
Divorce lawyers need to be prepared to assist their clients with ALL of the many different issues that can arise from a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. The dissolution of a marriage is, in reality, the concurrent happenings of about five different processes:
People hear that in Illinois, all divorces are “no-fault,” meaning the only ground for divorce that is necessary is “irreconcilable differences,” and think that the process will be quick and easy. In reality, all these issues have to be settled in a way that is fair to both spouses and to the children, and that can take a long time and require experienced legal help.
In addition to guiding you through the process of divorce itself, sometimes a good attorney can be invaluable in unique situations, especially high-conflict situations. Some spouses may not take a wish to divorce very well, and things can escalate quickly. An experienced divorce attorney can help you with issues of this nature, including mental health concerns or any criminal behavior like stalking or other forms of harassment (which often qualify as domestic violence). You have the right to be protected from harm, and a good lawyer will work hard to ensure that.
Even if your situation is not physically precarious, it can become difficult in other ways, and having an experienced divorce attorney on your side can help avoid some of those issues. For example, some spouses may attempt to hide assets from their soon-to-be ex before the divorce gets going; a good lawyer will be able to spot signs of such underhanded behavior and save you significant time and trouble you would otherwise have to expend.
If you are considering filing for divorce, you should know that it is not a process that most people can handle alone. Having an experienced attorney on your side to help answer questions and guide you through to the end of the line is invaluable. The dedicated Mokena divorce lawyers at the firm of Dalmares Law are ready, willing, and able to try and assist you. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.
Demetrios, I cannot thank you enough for you diligence, patience, knowledge, concern and determination to represent my best interest. From the bottom of my heart, you are amazing and thank you for all you have done for me. Robin
With Demetrios, you don't have to worry about anything. He knows what he's doing. I have two lawyers before him. It was a long case and messed up for 2 years. Since Demetrios took my case, he finished it in a couple of months. He is very organized and smart, and he will take you through that very smooth process. Thank you so much Demetrios, I owe you a lot.
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Demetrios has helped me through a very difficult time in my life. He is not intimidated by increased levels of challenges. He has been able to adapt to my unique circumstances and get over every hurdle with confidence. He's intelligent, kind and a good listener. I wholeheartedly recommend Demetrios and his excellent staff to all my family and friends. I assure you that his commitment to helping others is reassuring, and I hope it sets your mind at ease.
Mr. Dalmares was great to work with. He walked me through the process and kept me updated on any updates that had occurred. Highly recommended!
Thank you, Demetrios, for your tenacity, attentiveness and patience in working with me in finalizing my divorce. God Bless
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I recommend Demetrios Dalmares with the highest praise as a divorce attorney. My divorce was settled quickly and without any unnecessary drama. I was updated regularly regarding the progress of my case. He was extremely knowledgeable, diligent and persistent. Demetrios Dalmares was clearly working in my best interest and the best interest of my three children. He is definitely the attorney you want on your side when going through a divorce. I cannot thank or recommend him enough!
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.