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.
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.