Wheaton Divorce Attorney

Protecting Your Rights During Divorce

Many people who are divorcing are not only concerned about how it will affect the children, but how it will affect their finances and standard of living. If one party is a homemaker, is he or she expected to jump-start a career? If both parties work outside the home, is child support and spousal support or alimony still a factor? What happens to the retirement savings? Is one spouse allowed to freeze all the financial accounts during separation?

These are just a few of the hundreds of questions someone will have during a divorce proceeding. At the Law of Office Elizabeth J. Chacko, P.C., one of our first tasks is to complete a financial form or statement of assets. We then walk through the steps of the divorce process, including your desired goals. Finally, we develop options for you and thoroughly explain those options so that you can make an informed decision.

Elizabeth Chacko is a Wheaton divorce lawyer who can help you with the following divorce-related issues:

  • Financial support during separation agreement
  • Property division of marital property, including retirement assets and business valuations
  • Determination and protection of premarital assets
  • Strategies for division of debts, including underwater mortgages
  • Maintenance or alimony determinations
  • Child custody determinations
  • Discovery of hidden finances and temporary restraining order on accounts as necessary
  • Divorce for GLBT couples

Lombard Child Support Lawyer

The state of Illinois has a statute that determines child support. It is the court’s discretion whether there is a basis to deviate from this. While there is a trend toward parents requesting equal parenting time, that does not necessarily mean that one parent won’t have to pay for child support. The most import factor is determining the child custody. At our law office, we not only provide legal advice, we act as a resource for literature and professional referrals as necessary for counseling and other family support during this difficult time. The impact of divorce on children is just as great, or greater, than the impact on the adults.

At our law firm, our first approach is always to work with the parties for an agreeable solution that is in the best interest of the children.

Contact Our Attorney

The initial consultation is always at no charge. Please call (630) 580-9645 for any family law services, including mediation. Or send our law office an e-mail. We look forward to helping you.