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 Demetrios N. Dalmares & 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 Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd. to speak with one of our Orland Park family law attorneys.