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Cook County Family Law Attorney | Divorce Lawyer, Cook County IL

Cook County Family Law Attorney | Divorce Lawyer, Cook County IL

At O'Flaherty Law, you'll find Cook County divorce attorneys who will go above and beyond to agressively represent you with their skilled legal work and exceptional client service at rates you can afford. We provide you with the best representation for any family law issues including divorce, maintenance awards, adoption, and child support and custody.

At O'Flaherty Law, you'll find Cook County divorce attorneys who will go above and beyond to agressively represent you with their skilled legal work and exceptional client service at rates you can afford. We provide you with the best representation for any family law issues including divorce, maintenance awards, adoption, and child support and custody.

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Why O'Flaherty Law for My

Family Law and Divorce

Matter?

In this video, Cook County Divorce divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your family law matter.

Our Cook County Divorce Attorneys are Proven Advocates!  Our Cook County divorce lawyers have the experience and skill to put your case in the best possible position to achieve a favorable outcome:

  • Our Cook County divorce attorneys were named among the 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in 2016 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.
  • We have never received a BBB complaint and have an A+ Rating with the better business bureau.
  • In 2016, due to the overwhelming positive feedback from our clients, we received Avvo's 2016 Clients' Choice Award for Divorce. 
  • Kevin O'Flaherty was honored to be named one of Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40 for 2015.   

We look forward to providing you with the excellent legal service you deserve and the opportunity to build our representation for excellence!

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Cook County Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

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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.

Please contact our friendly

Cook County Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation:

O'Flaherty Law of Tinley Park

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

Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri

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

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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.

Here's What Our Clients Have to Say:

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."

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."

Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!

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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"Kevin and his team are my "Go To" resource for clients that need estate planning"
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Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!
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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.
Troy Golden
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Kevin is an excellent attorney. He helped me incorporate by business and provides legal counsel as need. I highly recommend him.

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Illinois Spousal Maintenance Explained

In this Learn About Law podcast & video blog, attorney Kevin O'Flaherty of O'Flaherty Law discusses the division of property in divorce cases in Illinois. In this video, we will provide an overview of the twelve factors that Illinois courts consider in determining the amount of maintenance to award to a spouse in a divorce proceeding. 1) Income of each spouse. 2) Needs of each party. 3) Present and future earning capacity. 4) Whether Marriage caused educational delays. 5) Time necessary for spouse to obtain education opportunities. 6) Standard of living of each spouse. 7) Duration of the marriage. 8) Age, Emotional and physical condition of each. 9) Tax consequences of property division. 10) Contribution of ones spouse to the other's education or career. 11) Agreements between parties. 12) Courts discretion

Prior to July 1, 2015, the amount and duration of spousal maintenance awards in Illinois divorces, also known as alimony or spousal support, were determined at the discretion of the court by the judge weighing several factors specifically listed in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/101, et seq.) (the "IMDMA").  However, in 2015,  law was passed that changed this calculation.  

According to the new law, the court will weigh these factors to determine whether maintenance is appropriate.   However, if maintenance is appropriate, the court is now instructed to use specific formulas to determine both the amount and the duration of the award in most cases.  In certain cases, courts are permitted to deviate from the statutory formulas, in which case the divorce court will use the statutory factors to determine the amount and duration of the maintenance award.  

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Prior to July 1, 2015, the amount and duration of spousal maintenance awards in Illinois divorces, also known as alimony or spousal support, were determined at the discretion of the court by the judge weighing several factors specifically listed in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/101, et seq.) (the "IMDMA").  However, in 2015,  law was passed that changed this calculation.  

According to the new law, the court will weigh these factors to determine whether maintenance is appropriate.   However, if maintenance is appropriate, the court is now instructed to use specific formulas to determine both the amount and the duration of the award in most cases.  In certain cases, courts are permitted to deviate from the statutory formulas, in which case the divorce court will use the statutory factors to determine the amount and duration of the maintenance award.  

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Cook County Maintenance Awards in Divorce Cases

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Cook County divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains spousal maintenance.

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In this article, our Cook County family law attorneys explain the factors courts consider when determining whether to award maintenance in a divorce case, the amount of an award, and how it will be paid. Maintenance can be paid in lump sum or continuing payments on a temporary or permanent basis.  

Divorce courts try to put parties as close to the standard of living they enjoyed during the marriage as possible.  Important factors considered are the duration of the marriage, earning capacity of each spouse, and the sacrifices one spouse made during the marriage for the other spouse's career. 

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

Differences Between Collaborative Law Divorce & Cooperative Divorce

In this article, our Cook County divorce attorneys explain Collaborative Law Divorce and Cooperative Divorce.  Both are ways to substantially reduce the cost of divorce. With each it offers the opportunity for you and the opportunity to come to agreements on issues including:

  • Property
  • Stocks, Mutual Funds & other accounts
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Child Custody & Support

While they are similar, some have different stipulations.

Read the full article by our Cook County divorce attorneys on Collaborative Divorce and Cooperative Divorce. 

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

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In this article, our Cook County divorce attorneys explain Collaborative Law Divorce and Cooperative Divorce.  Both are ways to substantially reduce the cost of divorce. With each it offers the opportunity for you and the opportunity to come to agreements on issues including:

  • Property
  • Stocks, Mutual Funds & other accounts
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Child Custody & Support

While they are similar, some have different stipulations.

Read the full article by our Cook County divorce attorneys on Collaborative Divorce and Cooperative Divorce. 

Changes to Cook County Divorce Laws

Cook County Divorce Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the changes to Illinois divorce laws.

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In this article, our Cook County family law attorneys discuss the changes to Illinois divorce laws that occurred in 2016.These changes were meant to reduce the likelihood of disputes.

Irreconcilable differences will now be the only grounds for divorce in Illinois.  Now, the time of living separate and apart is 6 months, and can be waived if both parties agree.  

O'Flaherty Law will defend your rights and be on your side.

Read the entire article by our Cook County Family Law Attorneys

Our Cook County divorce lawyers are happy To meet with you in Tinley Park, Elmhurst, Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Alsip, Bellwood, Bensenville, Blue Island, Bridgeview, Brookfield, Buffalo Grove, Burbank, Burr Ridge, Calumet City, Chicago, Chicago Heights, Chicago Ridge, Cicero, Des Plaines, Dolton, Elgin, Elk Grove, Elmwood Park, Evanston, Glenview, Hanover Park, Harvey, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Homewood, Lansing,Melrose Park, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Oak Park, Orland Park, Palatine, Park Ridge, Skokie, South Holland, Wilmette or any other location convenient to you.

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