Planning for divorce and going through a divorce in Illinois can be extremely complex, but an experienced Orland Park divorce attorney at our firm can assist you every step of the way. From the early stages of preparing for your divorce and either filing a petition for the dissolution of marriage or responding to divorce papers you have received, to going through the process of property division and the allocation of parental responsibilities, our firm is here to help. We remain committed to our clients after divorces are finalized, and we also routinely assist with modifications, including relocations and support modifications. Do not hesitate to get in touch with Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd. to learn more about the divorce and family law services we provide in and around Orland Park.
At Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd., we represent clients in many kinds of divorce cases that include a wide range of legal issues. Examples of divorce issues we handle under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) include but are not limited to the following:
Under the IMDMA, all divorces in Illinois are no-fault divorces. Accordingly, you should never plan to raise fault-based grounds for divorce, and you should know that the court will not consider fault-based grounds to grant a divorce. Instead, you will only need to plead no-fault grounds for divorce, or that irreconcilable differences have caused the breakdown of your marriage. You will also have to show that trying to reconcile would not be in anyone’s best interest.
When the spouses have lived separate and apart for a continuous period of six months or longer, then there is an irrebuttable presumption that the no-fault requirement of “irreconcilable differences” has been met, according to the IMDMA.
When spouses are getting divorced and have minor children from the marriage, the divorce case will need to include child custody. It is important to know that Illinois courts no longer award child custody but instead allocated parental responsibilities under Illinois law. There are two types of parental responsibilities:
Whether you want to learn more about filing for divorce or you need assistance with your divorce case, an experienced Orland Park divorce lawyer at our firm can speak with you today and can provide you with more information about how we can help with your divorce. Our firm is dedicated to representing clients in a wide range of divorce cases, and we can answer any questions you have today. Contact Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd. for more information about the services we provide in Illinois.
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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.