At Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd. our Palos Hills divorce lawyer provides reliable, attentive family law representation. We understand that ending a marriage is one of the most challenging things that a person can do. Our law firm will guide you through the process and protect your rights. To arrange a free, completely confidential consultation with a top-rated Illinois divorce attorney, please contact us today.
Under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/), the exclusive ground for divorce in our state is ‘irreconcilable differences.’ Indeed, Illinois is a ‘pure’ no-fault divorce jurisdiction. The most straightforward way to prove irreconcilable differences is by demonstrating a six-month separation from your spouse. That being said, there are also other ways to demonstrate the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage.
Marital property in Illinois is subject to equitable distribution. A Cook County court will divide those assets in a ‘fair’ manner. In contrast, individual property is not subject to distribution. Of course, disputes can arise over what constitutes marital property. Our Palos Hills, IL divorce lawyers help clients dealing with the full range of property division issues, from negotiating mutually agreeable settlements to representation in litigation.
Depending on the length of your marriage, your financial circumstances, and other relevant factors, you may either be required to pay or entitled to receive spousal maintenance (alimony) after your divorce. In Illinois, spousal maintenance is more likely to be awarded after long marriages in which one party has a significantly higher income or earning potential. If you need help with spousal support, our Palos Hills divorce lawyer will protect your financial interests.
Under Illinois law (750 ILCS 5/600), all child custody cases are resolved in the best interests of the child. Though, it should be noted that Illinois has phased out the use of the terms ‘custody’ and ‘visitation’ in favor of ‘allocation of parental responsibilities’ and ‘parenting time.’ Still, the core issues remain largely similar. If you are a parent who is separating in Palos Hills, we are here to help.
At Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd. our Illinois divorce attorneys are committed to providing exceptional, solutions-focused family law representation to our clients. To request a free 30-minute initial consultation, please contact our legal team today. We handle divorce cases in Palos Hills and throughout the surrounding communities, including in Oak Lawn, Hickory Hills, Chicago Ridge, Palos Park, and Palos Heights.
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!
I would absolutely recommend Demetrios to anyone! He is all for his clients and most importantly honest. He helped me deal with a very difficult situation and got me what I deserved. I already have referred a few people to him and each one so far is very satisfied and happy with their results.
Demetrios is honestly the best attorney to help through any divorce situation or custody battle. He will go above and beyond to make sure to guide you through it all. I have referred many people to him, and every person has been more than impressed. I even referred someone that needed immediate attention after hours, and he contacted her right away! I can promise you one thing he knows his stuff, and you won’t be disappointed!
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.
Super professional legal services law office. Highly strong communication skills and clients representation. Point-oriented legal path and service. More specifically, I had a very good experience upon hiring and dealing with Attorney Demetrios Dalmares as he understood all I wanted and walked me through all details required to achieve the desired goals with minimal losses. Good job Demetrios! Highly recommended. Good luck and will definitely refer if asked. Thank you
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
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.