Family law in Illinois is complicated, and family law issues can be particularly emotional. At Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd., we know how difficult it can be to go through a divorce, especially when there are children from the marriage, or when there has been violence in the home. Our team is committed to providing personalized legal representation to each of our clients, and handling every case with the compassion it deserves. Our focus is on family law, and legal matters concerning your family are at the heart of our cases.
To learn more about how our firm can assist with your case, please contact our experienced Illinois family law attorney.
At Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd., we handle a wide range of family law cases, from divorce to child custody, to domestic violence. The following are some of the areas of family law in which we regularly assist clients:
In addition, our firm can also assist you with other legal areas that are impacted by family law issues. For example, when you are getting divorced, the division of marital property can mean that complicated real estate issues arise. Or, if you and your spouse are currently business partners, you may need assistance in dissolving or transferring an LLC or an S Corp. Moreover, filing for divorce likely means that you will need to redraft your will and change beneficiaries. Our team can help at every stage of the process. We have experienced attorneys on staff which handle cases in the following areas of the law:
One of the most common reasons to hire a family law attorney is because of divorce. There are many complex features of every divorce case, from the division of marital property to matters of spousal maintenance, child support, and the allocation of parental time, rights, and responsibilities (formerly known as custody and visitation). Generally speaking, most areas of divorce in Illinois are governed by the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/501-513.5 and 600-610.5). We can help with all stages of your divorce and any modifications that need to be made.
Divorce and other family law matters often give rise to complex financial issues, such as spousal maintenance and child support. In recent years, Illinois has enacted changes in how it handles both spousal maintenance (also known as spousal support or alimony), and child support. Illinois is one of a growing list of states that now looks at an “income share model” in determining your rights and obligations, and which both parents contribute to the child support obligation.
When it comes to spousal maintenance, there are guidelines used by the court for determining a maintenance award and its duration if the parties’ combined gross income is less than $500,000 (increased from $250,000 in 2018). This way, spousal maintenance awards are more streamlined and objective.
Do you need assistance with a family law matter? Our dedicated Illinois family law attorneys can help. Contact Law Office of Demetrios N Dalmares and Associates Ltd. today for more information about our family law experience and the services we provide to Illinois residents.
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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.