Family law cases of any type can be emotionally difficult and complicated. From divorces following long-term marriages to complex child custody or paternity cases, family law encompasses many different legal matters that impact families. Whenever you are going through a family law matter, it is critical to have an experienced Orland Park family law lawyer who can help you through the process. Our firm is here to assist you with a wide variety of family law issues.
At Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd., our family lawyers in Orland Park represent clients in many different kinds of family law matters, including but not limited to the following:
Our family law attorneys in Orland Park routinely represent clients in many different kinds of divorce cases, and we handle a variety of divorce issues that can include, for example:
We represent clients in contested and uncontested divorces, and we can provide you with more information about handling a specific divorce matter under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA).
Child custody and child support are common types of cases for our Orland Park family law lawyers. Under the IMDMA, courts do not use the term “child custody” any longer, however. Instead, courts allocate parental responsibilities to one or both parents. Those parental responsibilities include significant decision-making responsibilities and parenting time.
Child support in Illinois is calculated according to the income shares model, which means the court will consider the income of both parents when determining the child support obligation. Then, the court will apportion the child support obligation based on each parent’s net income, number of overnights or parenting time with the child, and other relevant factors.
Establishing paternity can be essential for many types of family law cases, including child custody and child support matters. The process of establishing paternity is governed by the Illinois Parentage Act of 2015.
If you are going through any kind of family law matter or have questions about any legal issue affecting your family, one of our experienced and dedicated Orland Park family law attorneys can help you. Our firm is committed to providing personalized representation to clients in Chicagoland. Contact Demetrios N. Dalmares & Associates, Ltd. today for more information about how we can assist you with your family law case.
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.