Wheaton Family Law Attorneys

Winfield DCFS and order of protection attorney

Lawyers for Adoption, Paternity, and Prenuptial Agreements in DuPage, Kane, and Will Counties

Family law cases are some of the most important matters addressed in the court system, and the decisions made in these situations can have a huge impact on the lives of parents, children, and other family members. While many of these cases involve the dissolution of marriage through divorce, there are a wide variety of other situations in which family members may need to enter family court or address legal issues. In these cases, it is important to work with an attorney who can help protect the rights of everyone involved and ensure that these matters are resolved correctly.

At McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C., we provide knowledgeable and dedicated representation in family law cases. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience, and we understand how the laws in Illinois will apply to your situation. We will answer any questions you may have and make sure you know the best steps to take to address your concerns and resolve your legal issues successfully.

Family Law Cases in DuPage County

Our attorneys can provide the legal help you need in a wide variety of situations, including:

  • Adoption - Whether you are planning to adopt a child as a step-parent or same-sex parent, through an adoption agency, through the DCFS foster care system, or internationally, we can help you complete the process successfully while protecting the rights of all parties involved.
  • Paternity/Parentage - We can help establish legal parentage for a child born to unmarried parents or in cases where the identity of the biological father is disputed or in doubt. This will ensure that parents can have a relationship with their child while providing child support and affording other rights to the child.
  • Surrogacy and Reproductive Rights Agreements - In cases where a person will be serving as a surrogate mother or when a child is conceived through sperm or egg donation, we can draft legal agreements that protect the rights of all parties involved.
  • Domestic Violence/Orders of Protection - A person who has been the victim of domestic abuse or who fears for the safety of themselves, their children, or other members of their household can obtain an order of protection to help prevent any further acts of abuse. We also provide legal representation if a restraining order has been issued against you based upon false accusations.
  • Guardianships and Probate - We can assist in helping a person be named as the legal guardian of a minor child or disabled adult, as well as other matters handled in probate courts.
  • Juvenile Law - If a minor is charged with a crime, their case will be heard in juvenile court, and in some situations, an adjudication of delinquency can result in the minor being made a ward of the court or being placed in a detention or mental health facility. We can provide representation in these cases, helping families meet the court's requirements and avoid consequences that could affect a child's future.
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements - We work with couples to create legal agreements either before or after getting married that will make decisions about how certain matters will be handled in the case of divorce.
  • DCFS Hearings and Appeals - If a parent has been accused of child abuse, or if it is suspected that a home is not a safe environment for a child, the Department of Children and Family Services may conduct an investigation to determine whether the allegations are substantiated. If they are, DCFS will make a finding of indicated, meaning there is credible evidence to support a finding of abuse or neglect. If the allegations are insufficient to support a finding of abuse or neglect, the case will be unfounded. If DCFS indicates you for abuse or neglect, you have the right to appeal the finding with an administrative law judge.
  • Name Changes - We can help you complete the process of legally changing your name after getting married or divorced, or in other situations, including name changes for minor children.

Contact a Naperville Family Law Attorney

When you need to address family law issues, McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C. can provide the legal help you need, and we will work with you to resolve your situation as quickly and effectively as possible. To arrange a free consultation and learn more about how we can help, contact us at 630-407-1200. We serve clients throughout DuPage, Will, Cook, Kendall, and Kane Counties, including Wheaton, Warrenville, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Naperville, Winfield, and Carol Stream.

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