Whether you are getting a divorce or simply breaking up, ending a relationship is difficult. Things become even more challenging if you and your partner have young children. No issues are more contentious and emotionally challenging than those involving children. If you are involved in a child custody or child visitation dispute, you should not go through the process alone. You need skilled legal representation.
At Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd., our compassionate Palos Park child custody attorneys are here to help. We never take a ‘cookie cutter’ approach to family law problems; all our clients always get the fully personalized legal attention that they deserve. If you need child custody assistance in Palos Park, please contact a member of our law firm today to schedule a free consultation.
Illinois no longer uses the term child custody in official proceedings. Instead, custody and visitation issues are now referred to as the allocation of parental responsibilities. In addition, state law requires divorced and separated parents to craft a parenting plan to resolve any dispute. A parenting plan is a valid legal document that highlights the rights and responsibilities of the parents. Whether you and your former partner want to work towards a mutually beneficial parenting plan, or you are locked in a fierce dispute over such a plan, our Palos Park child custody lawyers can assist you.
Under Illinois law, family law courts will make and approve custody arrangements using the ‘best interests of the child’ legal standard. If you are a parent in Palos Park who is going through a child custody dispute, it is important that you know how this standard will apply to your case. Your preferred custody or visitation arrangement will not decide the dispute. Instead, you need to work with a lawyer who can help you prove that you can provide the best home for your child. In assessing custody cases, family law courts will take a comprehensive view. Factors that may be considered include:
At Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd., our family law attorneys are standing by, ready to protect your parental rights. If you need child custody advice in Palos Park, Illinois, please call us today at (708) 403-0200 to schedule a free, no obligation review of your legal case. We look forward to assisting you.
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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.