Many people assume the only reason to hire an Orland Park family law attorney is for a divorce. However, family law encompasses much more than just a divorce, including child custody modifications, domestic violence, post-divorce judgment enforcement, spousal support modifications, and more. To learn more about how an attorney can help with all your legal needs, contact the Orland Park family law attorneys at Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd..
When a family court judge issues an order, parties are obligated to abide by it. However, courts also recognize that circumstances can change. Therefore, some situations will make it necessary to modify an existing court order. Getting the court to hear your request for modification is not always easy. The process can be complicated, especially because Illinois has strict guidelines on what qualifies for modifications. For example, Illinois courts will only agree to modify a child support case if the person applying for the change can prove they have undergone a significant change in circumstances.
If the request for modification is in your child’s best interests, it may be easier to get it approved. Courts look at what is in your child’s best interests but also that:
Do not try to handle a modification to a family law order on your own. Instead, contact our experienced legal team for help navigating all the legal challenges.
Our Orland Park family law attorneys can help with some domestic violence matters, as well. This is applicable even when the domestic violence allegations are not combined with a divorce proceeding. If you are alleging domestic abuse and requesting an Order of Protection, we may be able to help get your request approved. A family court judge in Illinois could take any of the following steps:
To understand what rights you might have under an Order of Protection, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
If you are planning to file for divorce in Illinois, you must meet the residency requirements of living in the state for the last 90 days and show irreconcilable differences. We can help you resolve all outstanding issues like child support, alimony, parenting time and responsibility, property settlement, etc.
If you need assistance with divorce or any other potential family law matter, contact Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd. to speak with one of our Orland Park family law attorneys.
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.
Demetrios Dalmares is a very good attorney. He did a great job in assisting me through my divorce. This is the attorney who will get the job done!
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
5-star team, very helpful, very friendly, punctual. Hired for a paternity case and was very pleased with the outcome. Demetrios is great; I highly recommend!
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.