At the Law Office of Demetrios N. Dalmares & 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 the Law Office of Demetrios N. Dalmares & 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.