Before we begin, you and our legal team will discuss your situation so we can learn about the details of your case. This strategy session allows us to build a strategy to resolve your case based on your marriage, children and any other key information.
After you decide to continue to the next stages of a divorce or custody case, our attorneys will ensure you meet all requirements, such as proper residency status. If you fulfill these requirements, we will prepare paperwork and draft a petition outlining your circumstances to file with the court.
Next, we will schedule your first court hearing, which typically takes place a few weeks after filing your petition. During the hearing, a judge will resolve temporary issues as your divorce pends alongside you, your attorneys and your spouse. The conference will also identify existing issues that need to be resolved.
Both sides of the divorce case need to present complete, accurate information to the other. This way, each party can negotiate based on all relevant information. Formal depositions or interrogatories, as well as informal requests, are possible discovery techniques. In complicated cases, the process may involve appraisals, psychiatric evaluations and more.
The court may issue a temporary order for custody and support schedules if you and your spouse have shared children. If one spouse cannot earn an adequate living immediately, the court may order temporary spousal support.
You and your partner may decide to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) approaches such as mediation or early neutral evaluation before taking a contested matter to court.
If negotiations and ADR methods prove to be unsuccessful, a pretrial hearing in court will be held. The judge will determine which topics will be discussed at trial, as well as guidelines for the trial, such as timelines, testimony and witnesses.
The case will continue to trial before a judge if contested issues continue to remain. Our attorneys will meticulously prepare for trial so that we can make solid arguments in your favor. If your case goes to trial, you’ll want an accomplished litigator at your side.
The final divorce degree will be issued by the court, and it may be based on the agreements made between you and your spouse or the judge’s verdict from the trial. You’ll have to divide your property, update names on titles, review your financial statements, start your custody plan, and more as a result of the decree. Our attorneys will confirm the court’s orders are fairly executed.
We will meet with you again after the case has been settled. This provides us the opportunity to confirm there are no additional questions or loose ends to address. We will also identify potential legal problems that might occur in the future, such as the need for decree amendments. We will wrap up your current case so you can move forward after the divorce.
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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.