When couples separate, there are no issues that are more contentious than those that involve the children. If you are getting divorced or splitting up in Illinois, you need to be able to protect your child custody rights. Even if you are separating on relatively amicable terms, you must still remain proactive about protecting your parental rights.
At Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd., our Orland Park child custody lawyers are ready to help. When it comes to child custody disputes, we never take a ‘cookie cutter’ approach. Our law firm is committed to giving each and every family law case the full and undivided attention that it deserves. To get immediate assistance with your child custody case, please contact us today.
As of January of 2016, the state of Illinois no longer uses the term ‘child custody’ in an official capacity. Instead, custody is now referred to as the allocation of parental responsibilities. Notably, Illinois law now mandates that divorced parents create a parenting plan. In the simplest terms, a parenting plan is just a legal document that lays out the rights and responsibilities of each party. As a separated parent, you need a parenting plan that fully protects your best interests. Our Orland Park child custody lawyers can help you negotiate with your former partner to craft a parenting plan that is truly the best fit for your individual needs.
Under Illinois law, family law courts are required to resolve child custody and child visitation disputes using the state’s ‘best interests of the child’ legal standard. This means that the court will look to approve a shared parenting arrangement that is best for the child’s overall physical and psychological well being. The preferences of the parents are secondary. To prevail in a child custody or visitation case, you need be ready to show evidence that demonstrates that you can provide the best environment for your kid. In applying the best interests of the child legal standard, Illinois family law courts will consider many different factors, including:
At Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd., our Orland Park child custody lawyers are standing by, ready to hear your case. If you need child custody advice in Cook County, Illinois, please contact our office today at (708) 403-0200 to arrange your free, fully confidential 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.