DuPage County Family Law and Divorce Lawyers

Glen Ellyn complex divorce lawyer for asset division and spousal maintenance

Wheaton Law Firm Providing Legal Help With Child Custody, High Conflict Divorce and Family Law Cases

At McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C., we are passionate about family law, and our attorneys believe in providing high-quality legal representation individualized to our clients' unique needs. With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, we have managed a wide variety of pre-decree and post-decree divorce cases. Our strategy is zealous advocacy for our clients, helping them understand their options for reaching a settlement while being prepared to aggressively represent them during courtroom litigation.

Divorce Representation in Wheaton

If you are considering ending your marriage, or your marriage has irretrievably broken down, we will take the time to understand your needs and help determine the type of divorce you may wish to pursue, as well as your options for using mediation or collaborative law. We will work to protect your rights and interests whether you expect an amicable, uncontested divorce or a more acrimonious litigated divorce. We can also help you understand whether a legal separation or annulment may be the right choice for your situation. Regardless of the approach you plan to take, we will provide the legal help you need throughout the divorce process

With our understanding of the financial issues involved in divorce cases, we can ensure that your interests are protected when dividing assets and debts, and we can determine whether you or your spouse will be eligible to receive spousal maintenance. We will help you address complex assets and financial concerns, including engaging experts to perform business valuations, protecting family wealth, dividing retirement savings and benefits, and uncovering hidden assets, utilizing forensic accounting when needed.

We are dedicated to advocating for our clients' rights and interests, and we can help you decide on the best approach to take in high conflict divorce cases involving infidelity, asset dissipation, or high profile individuals who want to avoid public scrutiny. During and after your divorce, we can address any violations of the court's orders by your spouse, including asking for your spouse can be held in contempt, if appropriate in the circumstances. After your divorce is complete, we can assist with any post-divorce modifications or enforcement that may be needed.

Resolving Child Custody Matters in DuPage County

We know the importance of maintaining positive relationships between parents and children, and we work with divorcing or unmarried parents to resolve disputes related to their children. We can help create a parenting plan that addresses the allocation of parental responsibilities (formerly child custody) and parenting time (formerly visitation), and we will ensure that your children's best interests are protected in the agreements we negotiate. With our experience serving as court-appointed guardians ad litem and working in complex child related matters, we can make sure you understand how to approach situations and navigate the process when guardians ad litem or child custody evaluators have been assigned to your case. We can also ensure that child support is determined correctly in your case, including the allocation of child-related expenses such as childcare, health insurance, medical expenses, and extracurricular activities, as well as non-minor support (college expenses) as defined under Section 513 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.

Addressing Family Law Matters and Other Types of Cases

We work to provide our clients with legal counsel and advice as they address the difficult and emotional issues involved in family law cases. We ensure that all legal requirements are met when adopting a child, establishing paternity, or addressing guardianship of minor children or adults with special needs. When necessary, we can create valid legal agreements to protect your rights, including prenuptial or postnuptial agreements and surrogacy or egg or sperm donation agreements

Our experience working with the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program in Cook and DuPage Counties has helped us understand the legal issues involved in abuse and neglect cases within family courts and the juvenile court system. This ensures that we can help your family address issues related to domestic violence, juvenile law, and DCFS hearings and appeals when you have been wrongfully accused of abuse or neglect.

We are also experienced in handling bankruptcy and other complex financial issues, and this provides us with an understanding of how financial concerns can affect divorce and family law cases. We also assist families with estate planning, including the preparation of wills, trusts and powers of attorney, and we provide representation to buyers and sellers during residential real estate transactions.

Contact Our Kane County and Cook County Family Law Attorneys

For skilled and dedicated legal help to meet your needs, contact McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, P.C. at 630-407-1200 to schedule your free consultation. We work with individuals and families throughout DuPage, Will, Kendall, Kane, and Cook Counties, including Wheaton, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Naperville, Winfield, Glen Ellyn, and Warrenville.

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