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Cedar Rapids Family Law Attorneys

Our Cedar Rapids divorce attorneys work efficiently to win you the results you want in an affordable manner. We keep a close eye on expenditures and communicate realistic expectations regarding the cost of accomplishing your goals before you hire us. Our Divorce Attorneys all have extensive experience which they bring to bear as they collaborate on your case.
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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.

We believe your attorney should be accessible

The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

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We believe your attorney should be realistic with you about costs and outcomes

Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.

Regardless of the nature of your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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Kevin's firm handled setting up my will and trust recently. They took something that seemed intimidating and made it easy to understand. I've also referred a couple clients to Kevin - he's trustworthy, approachable and very fairly priced.

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"I've used Kevin and his firm's services since 2011. He gave undivided attention to my cases, advised me on different options and..."

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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

About Cedar Rapids Family Law Attorneys:

How can our Cedar Rapids Family Law Attorneys help you?

We Are Proven Advocates! 

We are proud of the experience, skills, and experience of our Cedar Rapids Divorce Lawyers & Family Law Attorneys.  We consistently achieve the best possible outcome for our clients and their family law matters.  Just take a look at our clients' testimonials.  We have also been recognized by many industry professionals for our proficiency in Divorce law specifically.  O'Flaherty Law was ranked one of the 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in 2016 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.  We received Avvo's 2016 Clients' Choice Award for Divorce. You can also check out this article written about Kevin O'Flaherty when he received Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40 Award for 2015.  

We Are Cost-Effective! 

If you hire the wrong family law attorney for your Divorce or various family law issues, the process can be incredibly expensive.  Our experienced attorneys work efficiently to win you the results you want and address all family related issues at an affordable rate.  We keep a close eye on expenditures and communicate realistic expectations regarding the cost of accomplishing your goals before you hire us.  We never want you to be surprised by a legal bill from our law firm.  Our goal is to have you walk away feeling great about your representation . . . that is hard to do if you have monstrous unexpected bills from your legal counsel.  

Our Cedar Rapids Divorce Attorneys Work As a Team!

Our Cedar Rapides family lawyers all have extensive experience which they bring to bear as they collaborate on your case. Whether it be enforcing existing court order, legal separation, establishing premarital agreements, spousal support, division of marital property, pushing for sole custody or primary physical custody, establishing general custody arrangements, or child custody issues, our full service law firm can provide adequate legal representation in all areas that come up within family matters.  They also rely on the experience of other attorneys at our firm with skills in other practice areas when other areas of law come into play in your divorce, which they often do. Firms without a team of attorneys who have experience in different practice areas are operating with a blind spot when other issues arise in the divorce, such as bankruptcy, business representation, estate planning, guardianship, and litigation. As a firm, our Cedar Rapids attorneys are experienced in all of these practice areas, giving you an advantage through your legal services. We Are Your Shoulder to Lean On! Divorce is inevitably an emotional time involving unexpected emergencies. Our attorneys are accessible and reachable day and night. We are compassionate as we educate and guide you through the process of the family court system. You will not be alone, because we will be by your side as your advocate to ensure you can make informed decisions as it relates to all family disputes.

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What to Expect From a Legal Consultation

The purpose of a consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us.

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Location

Office Address

616 4th Ave. SE, Ste. 108

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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Hours of Operation

Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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Meet the Owner

I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

Check Out Articles and Videos from our Cedar Rapids Family Law Attorneys

Iowa Child Support Law Explained

In this episode, our Cedar Rapids family law attorneys explain child support law in Iowa for 2020. There are a couple of minor changes that have been approved for 2020.  The most notable change began on October 1st, 2019, at the beginning of the fiscal year.  Federal law now requires the Child Support Recovery Unit to deduct an annual fee of $35 from the family’s support payments.  The fee is withheld after the family has received $550 in support payments.  Exceptions and adjustments may be made, depending on the family’s circumstances.  For example, if the payee or any child of the payee has received cash assistance from Iowa or any other state, the fee will be waived.  If you have more than one child support obligation, the fee may be deducted from each case.


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In this episode, our Cedar Rapids attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses the laws surrounding child custody in Iowa.

In this video, our Cedar Rapids family law lawyers explain how Iowa Law requires that the court consider the best interests of the child and order​ a custody​ arrangement​ that will allow the child to maintain consistent physical and emotional contact with both parents whenever possible to encourage parents to share the rights and responsibilities of raising the child, so long as doing so will not cause physical or significant emotional harm to the children, other children, or either parent.  Child custody is broken down into three parts: “joint legal custody,” “sole legal custody,” “physical placement.”

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Iowa Collaborative Divorce Law vs. Cooperative Divorce Laws Explained

In this video, our Cedar Rapids family law attorney explains the differences between collaborative divorce and cooperative divorce in Iowa. When divorcing parties decide on a collaborative divorce, they each hire their own attorney and meet one-on-one to discuss any disputes and what they hope to accomplish. A signed Participation Agreement is required by both parties and their attorneys. This commits them to the collaborative divorce process where they will attempt to avoid litigation by resolving their issues through cooperation and transparency. The agreement also states that should an agreement not come to terms, both parties must hire new attorneys to represent them in court.

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