If you are a parent who is getting separated or divorced in Cook County, Illinois, you need to be ready to take action to protect your rights. Child custody and visitation cases are deeply complex. No matter how amicable your split is, you should still be represented by a skilled family law advocate. Your lawyer will be able to ensure that your parental rights are respected.
At Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd., our experienced Palos Hills child custody attorneys always give our clients’ cases the full and undivided attention that they deserve. We know that there are no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solutions to family law disputes. If you need child custody advice in Illinois, please contact our legal team today for a free case evaluation.
In January of 2016, Illinois phased out the term child custody. Under the current law, custody and visitation issues are officially referred to as allocation of parental responsibilities. The state requires parents involved in such disputes to craft a parenting plan. This type of plan is a legal agreement or legal order that details the rights and responsibilities of each parent. When accepted or ordered by a family law court, a parenting plan becomes binding. In many cases, parents can create this plan through collaborative negotiation. In other cases, the court may need to step in to resolve certain disagreements. Regardless, you need a parenting plan that truly protects you and your parental rights. Our Palos Hills child custody lawyers will help.
Under the Illinois state statutes, child custody disputes are resolved under the ‘best interests of the child’ standard. Essentially, this legal standard centers on the child’s needs. Whatever custody or visitation arrangement will be best for your child’s overall well-being and social development will be instituted by the court. While parental wishes matter, they are always secondary to the child’s best interests. Put another way, to get the custody arrangement that you want, you need to be ready to prove that you can provide the best possible environment for your child. Our Palos Hills custody lawyers can help you prepare and present a compelling legal case.
At Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd., our Palos Hills child custody lawyers are standing by, ready to fight for your parental rights. If you need family law guidance in Cook County, Illinois, please call our law firm today at (708) 403-0200 to set up a free, no strings attached review of your case.
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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.