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Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

Your attorney should not speak in legalese.

Finding an attorney that 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.

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.

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, concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.


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Our Champaign County attorneys offer cost-effective rates, amazing client service, and a wide range of expertise, and we always put our clients first. We provide comprehensive representation that you can rely on in the areas of Downers Grove Divorce & Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Civil Litigation, Guardianship, Corporate & Contract Law, DUI & Criminal Law and all other legal matters. Trust O'Flaherty attorneys to help you achieve any legal goals on your radar in the most systematic approach possible. Get in contact with one of our Champaign County lawyers today to learn more about how we can help you or your loved ones.

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Our Champaign County family law attorneys recognize how important family is. That is why we provide the most comprehensive solutions to all family legal matters.

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See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.

Please contact our friendly Champaign County Guardianship Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation.

O'Flaherty Law of Champaign

10 E. Main St., Ste. 101A

Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 803-8679
champaign.il@oflaherty-law.com

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
11:00am - 2:00pm

Why O'Flaherty Law of Champaign?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Champaign?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Champaign?

Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

Cost-Effective

When we started our firm in the midst of the recession, we learned to survive in a lean environment and pass the savings on to our clients.  As the economy has improved, we have not changed our philosophy.  We are hungry to grow our client base, and so we have intentionally set our rates below what the market will bear.  Our mission is to make each client walk away feeling that they got more value than they paid for.  This is easier to do when we make our prices affordable.

Client-Focused

The secret to our success as a firm is incredibly simple: we build a personal relationship with each of our clients and treat them with the respect that they deserve.  We pride ourselves on our open lines of communication, frequent check-ins with our clients, and our accessibility.  We are here to help you in any way we can, often leveraging our network of resources to assist you with non-legal issues that you may be having.  We are your one-stop problem-solver and trusted adviser.  All attorneys say that they provide excellent client service, but, unlike other attorneys, we practice what we preach.  We make sure every client walks away happy . . . period.

Comprehensive

We are your community law firm.  Our business is built on long-term relationships with our clients.  Our clients have the luxury of building trust over time with one team of attorneys, rather than having to find a new attorney for each different type of matter that arises over the course of their lives.  No one attorney can be an expert at everything.  That is why we have worked hard to assemble a team of attorneys with extensive experience in different areas of expertise.  Our attorneys work together closely to bring our collective experience to bear on any issue that may arise for our clients.

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Great at What We Do

Since our business comes entirely from referrals and community involvement, our reputation for quality legal work is our greatest asset . . . and it is extremely important to us.  Each of our attorneys is truly experienced in his or her practice areas, with the highest personal standards of excellence.  We are proud of our reputation in the community, and we did not achieve it by accident.  Our reputation for excellence comes from hard work, continuing education, and an above-and-beyond approach to our clients’ cases.

Our Champaign County Guardianship Attorneys provide excellent service in the following areas of law:

Our attorneys work as a team to provide comprehensive has experience in:

We are Experienced and Great at What We Do!  Our Champaign County guardianship attorneys have the skill, experience, and dedication to educate you on your options and create the best plan for you and your family.  In 2015 Kevin O'Flaherty was honored to be named one of Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40.  In 2016, we received Avvo Clients' Choice Award for Estate Planning.   Kevin is a founder and proud member of Main Street Senior Resources. This is a group of professionals who collaborate to provide superior and comprehensive service to seniors.  We look forward to bringing our experience to bear in order to help you and your loved ones.  

We are Efficient and Cost-Effective!  We're proud of our affordable rates that allow us to build relationships with more clients.  We invite the comparison to other Champaign County  guardianship attorneys and would like to hear about it if you can find a more affordable solution to your family's planning needs. 

We Go Above and Beyond For You and Your Family! Our Champaign County  guardianship attorneys are accessible to our clients and provide prompt communication regarding developments in your case. We consider ourselves educators, allowing you to make informed decisions with an understanding of all of your options. Many of our clients have been so "amazed" by our above-and-beyond service that they have taken time out of their busy schedules to leave us glowing reviews.

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Please contact our friendly lawyers to Schedule a Consultation.
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O'Flaherty Law of Champaign

10 E. Main St., Ste. 101A

Champaign, IL 61820

champaign.il@oflaherty-law.com

What to Expect From a Consultation

The purpose of a free 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. Although most consultations are complimentary, some may carry a charge depending on the type of matter and meeting location.

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Check Out Articles and Videos from our Champaign County Guardianship Attorneys

In this Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, Champaign County Guardianship attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses some common types of guardianship and how a family can solve these disputes.

In this Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, Champaign County Guardianship attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses some common types of guardianship and how a family can solve these disputes.

What are some conflicts that can arise when deciding guardianship?

In this video, our Champaign County guardianship attorneys explain common legal disputes that may arise an Illinois guardianship for either a disabled adult or a minor, including disputes over who will service as guardian, disputes over whether guardianship is necessary, breach of fiduciary duty in guardianship cases, termination of a biological parent’s rights in order to appoint a guardian, and removal of a guardian based on changed circumstances.


In this episode of Learn About Law, our Champaign County contested guardianship attorney discusses what happens when a guardianship is contested.

How to Contest a Guardianship in Illinois

Our Champaign County guardianship litigation attorneys explain what takes place when a guardianship is contested in Illinois when a guardianship is not working out or is no longer needed. When taking a look at minors in specific, the biological parents of the minor who is under guardianship may petition to terminate the guardianship. Once the petition has been filed, a date for a court hearing will be set. The parents of the minor must prepare sufficient evidence in support of their claim before the court hearing. They must gather evidence that proves they are fully capable of caring for their child and that there has been a material change in circumstances since entry of the guardianship. Upon hearing each party’s evidence, the court will decide whether to terminate the guardianship, modify the appointment in any way, or leave the guardianship appointment as is.


In this Learn About Law video, our Champaign County guardianship litigation lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty discusses how a guardian is appointed and what powers and responsibilities that person has.

Powers and Duties of a Guardian in Champaign County Adult Guardianship Cases

In this article, our Champaign County contested guardianship attorneys discuss the powers and duties of a guardian in Illinois adult guardianship cases. The article outlines the "substituted judgement" rule and how it affects the guardian's decisions based on the disabled adult's moral, philosophical, or religious beliefs. The guardian should also keep "substituted judgement" in mind when making medical decisions or any other decisions the court deem necessary.


Further Reading from our Champaign County Guardianship Attorneys

What the Free Britney Act Means for Britney Spears' Conservatorship | The FREE Act

Britney Spears has been one of the world's most famous and popular pop performers since her breakthrough single, "...Hit Me Baby One More Time," when she was a teen. Despite her celebrity status and immense wealth, Britney, who is now 39, has never really had complete control over her life, a fate most of us cannot imagine for a person of her age.

Madison Clark

July 27, 2021

Serving As A Guardian For An Adult With Disabilities: Part Two

This article discusses the Basics of Guardianship for Incapacitated Adults. We will discuss the following topics:

  • Court preparation
  • Procedures in court

May 5, 2021

Recent Changes to Illinois Guardianship Law 2021

This article discusses recent changes to Illinois Guardianship Law, including the following topics:

  • Adult Protective Services Act
  • Testamentary Capacity for Persons with Disabilities
  • Temporary Guardians
  • Disposition of Remains Act
  • “Persons with Disabilities”

April 2, 2021