Are you a parent who is going through a divorce or separation in Cook County, Illinois? If so, you need to be ready to take proactive measures to protect your legal rights. Child custody disputes are deeply complex. Do not let the child’s other parents dictate the terms of your relationship with your child: work with a skilled legal advocate who has a comprehensive understanding of Illinois family law.
At Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd., our Palos Heights child custody lawyers can help. We have extensive experience handling a wide range of child custody and visitation cases. Whether you and your partner are splitting on mostly amicable terms, or you are locked in a fierce dispute, our legal team is prepared to represent you.
Under the state’s 2016 family law reforms, Illinois now uses the term the ‘allocation of parental responsibilities’ instead of ‘child custody’. In addition, Illinois law also requires parents who are going through a split or a custody issue to create a parenting plan. This plan can be agreed to in an out-of-court settlement, or one instituted by the court.
In the simplest terms, your parenting plan will establish your rights and responsibilities going forward. When approved by the court, parental plans are legally binding. Whether you and your former partner are interested in working together to create a parenting plan, or if you are in a difficult dispute with a former partner who refuses to be reasonable, our Palos Heights child custody lawyers can protect you.
Under Illinois law, child custody and visitation cases are resolved under the state’s ‘best interest of the child’ legal standard. This is a comprehensive standard and it can be challenging to apply to real-world cases. The most important thing that you need to know is that you need to be ready to prove to the Illinois family law court that you are prepared to provide the best, most stable living environment for your child. Our Palos Heights child custody lawyers have the skills and experience needed to help you put together a strong case, so that you can protect your parental rights.
At Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd., our Palos Heights child custody lawyers are committed to providing high-quality legal services to our clients. We never take a ‘cookie cutter’ approach. When our legal team takes on a case, it will always get individualized attention. To schedule a free, fully confidential case evaluation, please call us today at (708) 403-0200.
This place is 1000% recommendable! So far the process has been super smooth and easy to deal with. They placed all my worries out the window and I've slept better knowing they are on my team. Currently in tears knowing I'll be able to resolve this but sad that it's never going to be the family I thought I could have had. It's ok though, it's time to move forward. Thanks DnD.
Demetrios saw my case to the end. Great outcome! Justice prevailed!
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Demetri is extremely knowledgeable and confident In what he does. He is everything I searched for in a lawyer, I thank him for his determination and courage. I don’t see many lawyers leveling up with him in court, wouldn’t have wanted anyone else by my side during such a tough time.
Demetrios is at the top of his profession. The combination of his knowledge and experience along with his experienced and dedicated staff guided me through my legal needs in a timely and compassionate manner. Certainly a monumental task during a pandemic. Thank you, Demetrios.
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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.