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Chicago Family Law Attorneys | Divorce Lawyers, Cook County IL

Chicago Family Law Attorneys | Divorce Lawyers, Cook County IL

Our skilled Chicago divorce attorneys provide exceptional legal work, aggressive representation and above-and-beyond client service at affordable rates. We will provide you with the best representation for any family law issues including divorce, maintenance awards, adoption, child custody and support.

Our skilled Chicago divorce attorneys provide exceptional legal work, aggressive representation and above-and-beyond client service at affordable rates. We will provide you with the best representation for any family law issues including divorce, maintenance awards, adoption, child custody and support.

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In this video, our Chicago Divorce and Family Law attorney describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your family law matter.

  • Our Chicago Divorce Attorneys are Proven Advocates!  Our Chicago divorce lawyers have the experience and skill to put your legal matter in the best possible position to succeed:
  • Our Chicago divorce attorneys were named among the 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in 2016 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.
  • In 2016, due to the overwhelming feedback from our clients, we received Avvo's 2016 Clients' Choice Award for Divorce.  
  • We have an A+ Rating with the better business bureau and have never received a BBB complaint.  
  • Kevin O'Flaherty was honored to be named one of Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40 for 2015.   
  • We look forward to the opportunity to building our representation for excellence by providing you with quality legal service you deserve!
  • We Are Cost-Effective!  Our divorce attorneys work efficiently and cost-effectively to make your law matter as affordable as possible.  We are proud of our rates and value we bring to our clients. Our Chicago Attorneys Provide Comprehensive Representation!Because our attorneys collaborate to bring together their different areas of expertise, we provide you with expert representation in nearly every area of law.   If your case requires a wider range of expertise than family law, our broad experience can put you in an advantageous position. 

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Our  Office Locations: 

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Downers Grove

5002 Main St, Ste. 201 Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Naperville

105 Jackson Avenue, Ste. 4b Naperville, IL 60540

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Elmhurst

​110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 220B ​Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107, ​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B, Tinley Park, IL 60477

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St. Charles

210 S Fifth St, Ste. 107B, St. Charles, IL 60174

Meet Our Owner

Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."

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"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."

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An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.

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John Paul Clancy
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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."
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Kevin Sender
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"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."
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Illinois Divorce Forms Explained

We explain the forms necessary for a couple to file for a divorce in Illinois, including “where to find the required forms for an Illinois divorce,” “What are the Required Forms for an Illinois Divorce?” and “How to Fill Out Illinois divorce forms.” #IllinoisDivorce #Divorce #FamilyLaw #IllinoisFamilyLaw Have any questions that weren't answered here? Let us know in the comment section! Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4Q...

In this article we will explain the forms necessary for a couple to file for a divorce in Illinois, including “where to find the required forms for an Illinois divorce,” “What are the Required Forms for an Illinois Divorce?” and “How to Fill Out Illinois divorce forms.” 

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In this article we will explain the forms necessary for a couple to file for a divorce in Illinois, including “where to find the required forms for an Illinois divorce,” “What are the Required Forms for an Illinois Divorce?” and “How to Fill Out Illinois divorce forms.” 

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Maintenance Awards in Chicago Divorce Cases

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Chicago divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains spousal maintenance.

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In this article, our Chicago divorce attorneys discuss factors courts could consider when determining the awarding of maintenance during a divorce case, the amount of the award, and how it will be paid.  Maintenance can be paid in lump sum or continuing payments on a temporary or permanent basis.  Courts attempt to place the parties in a relatively equal position close to the standard of living they enjoyed during the marriage.  Some of the most important factors are the length of the marriage, earning capacity of each spouse, and any sacrifices one spouse made during the marriage for the other spouse's career.

 Read the full article by our Chicago family law attorneys regarding factors courts consider in determining maintenance. 

Collaborative Law Divorce & Cooperative Divorce

In this article, our Chicago Collaborative Divorce attorneys explain Collaborative Law Divorce and Cooperative Divorce.  Both are alternatives to litigating the issues of your divorce in court and with each Collaborative Divorce and Cooperative Divorce, the parties agree to the exchange of information freely out of court and attempt to negotiate in good faith.  The difference between the two is that with Collaborative Divorce, the attorneys for both sides must withdraw if negotiation becomes unsuccessful and litigation becomes necessary.   Both Collaborative Law Divorce and Cooperative Divorce are potential options to save your family significant money and stress throughout the divorce process.  

Read the full article by our Chicago Collaborative Divorce attorneys on Collaborative Divorce and Cooperative Divorce. 

Chicago Divorce Attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, explains collaborative divorce and cooperative divorce as alternatives to traditional divorce.

In this article, our Chicago Collaborative Divorce attorneys explain Collaborative Law Divorce and Cooperative Divorce.  Both are alternatives to litigating the issues of your divorce in court and with each Collaborative Divorce and Cooperative Divorce, the parties agree to the exchange of information freely out of court and attempt to negotiate in good faith.  The difference between the two is that with Collaborative Divorce, the attorneys for both sides must withdraw if negotiation becomes unsuccessful and litigation becomes necessary.   Both Collaborative Law Divorce and Cooperative Divorce are potential options to save your family significant money and stress throughout the divorce process.  

Read the full article by our Chicago Collaborative Divorce attorneys on Collaborative Divorce and Cooperative Divorce. 

Changes to Illinois Divorce Laws

Chicago Divorce Attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, explains the changes to Illinois spousal maintenance laws.

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In 2016 the Illinois Marriage and Defense of Marriage Act (the "IMDMA") saw several changes.  The intent of these changes was to reduce the likelihood of disputes and to bring the language of the Act in line within the modern realities and understanding of marriage, divorce and parenting.  

Irreconcilable differences will now be the only grounds for divorce in Illinois.  Previously, parties could list irreconcilable differences or one of several specific statutory grounds when filing for a divorce.  However, irreconcilable differences used to require a time of living separate and apart than specific grounds (2 years).  Now, the time of living separate and apart is 6 months, and can be waived if both parties agree.  

The terms "custodial parent" and "visitation" have now been replaced by "allocation of parenting time and responsibility."   Also, four categories of parenting responsibility will be divided among the parents, those being religious, educational, extra-curricular, and medical responsibility.Parents were previously permitted to move anywhere in-state without leave of court, but required court permission to move out of state.  Now the determination is based on distance instead of state lines.  Parents may now move within 25 miles without a court order, regardless of in-state or out.  Moves of more than 25 miles will require permission of court.  Outside of the Chicago metro area, parties can move within 50 miles without leave of court as long as it is in-state.  

Read the entire article by our Chicago Divorce & Faily Law Attorneys

Asset Division in Chicago Divorce Cases

Our Chicago divorce attorneys explain asset division and which assets are marital assets subject to division and which types are non-marital assets.  In this article we also discuss factors that courts consider when determining the division of assets from a marital estate. ​Read the full article by our Chicago attorneys on how assets are divided in a divorce.

Everything You Need to Know About Marital Settlement Agreements

Marital Settlement Agreements are agreements made between parties of a divorce that deal with issues like division of property, marital debt, child support, maintenance payments, and parenting time and responsibility.  Our Chicago divorce attorneys in this article, explain how they work, when they can be made invalid by the court, what elements are reviewable by the court, and how they can be modified based on changed circumstances after they are entered.  

Read the full article by our Chicago divorce attorneys regarding Marital Settlement 

Factors Chicago Domestic Relations Courts Consider in Determining Child Custody Issues

Our Chicago child custody attorneys discuss factors Cook County courts could consider when they determine child custody issues.  Courts generally have broad discretion to rule based on their belief in what would be in the "best interest of the child." However, there are statutory factors that the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act instructs courts to consider, like the child's adjustment to his or her home, community and living situation of the parents.  There are also several common law factors that are not listed in the IMDMA, but which courts have considered previously.  

Current Child Support Laws and Changes to Child Support Laws for 2017

Chicago divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes the changes to Illinois child support laws that will go into effect in July of 2017.

In these articles, our Chicago Child Support attorneys explain guidelines for determining amounts of child support payments and changes to Illinois child support laws which will become effective on July 1, 2017.  ​The new law changes minimum guidelines from the number of children a couple has to one based on the amount of time each parent spends with the child and relative incomes of both parents. 

Everything You Need to Know About Paternity Law In Chicago

Our Chicago paternity attorneys examine the different types of causes of action related to paternity law.  This includes establishing paternity by mutual consent, who ca file paternity cases, burden of proof, who the "presumptive father" is and the process for presenting expert testimony regarding DNA tests. Read the full article by our Chicago paternity lawyers regarding everything you need to know about Illinois paternity law. 

Petitions for Dissolution of Marriage in Chicago Explained

In this article, our Chicago family attorneys explain filing for a dissolution of marriage in Illinois.  We discuss the process for filing, the requirements of the petition and how to serve it to the respondent.  Read the full article by our Chicago divorce lawyers regarding divorce petitions. 

Further Reading from our

Chicago Divorce & Family Law Attorneys