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Downers Grove Divorce Attorneys | Family Lawyers, Downers Grove IL

Downers Grove Divorce Attorneys | Family Lawyers, Downers Grove IL

At O’Flaherty Law, we realize legal matters pertaining to the family can be especially emotional and stressful for everyone involved. Our Downers Grove family law attorneys will guide you through this process with open lines of communication, aggressive advocacy, and a focus on personalized client care.

At O’Flaherty Law, we realize legal matters pertaining to the family can be especially emotional and stressful for everyone involved. Our Downers Grove family law attorneys will guide you through this process with open lines of communication, aggressive advocacy, and a focus on personalized client care.

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Why O'Flaherty Law for My

Family Law and Divorce

Matter?

In this video, Downers Grove Family Law attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains some of the qualities you should look for when choosing a family law lawyer.

  • We are Excellent at What We Do!  Our Downers Grove family law attorneys were honored to be named one of 2016's 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys and to be the recipient of the 2016 Avvo Client's Choice Award for Divorce. Our attorneys are experienced advocates for our clients, and we will do everything in our power to get the best result possible for you.
  • We are Affordable!  Divorce is difficult enough without a mountain of legal fees.  We will aggressively represent you in an efficient manner in order to minimize the expense of your representation.  We also work with you to manage these expenses.  If you can find a more affordable fee in our area, we would like to hear about it!
  • We are Comprehensive!  In addition to our dedicated family law attorneys, we have several other attorneys with focuses on nearly every area of law, working together as a team to serve your needs.  When your divorce overlaps with business, real estate, bankruptcy, or estate planning, we have the experience in-house to handle your case comprehensively.  
  • We are Accessible!  You have an emergency when our office is closed?  No problem!  Calls route directly to Kevin O'Flaherty's cell phone during off hours to make sure your needs are taken care of day or night. 
  • Your Case Matters to Us!  We have the man-power of a large firm, but the client service of a small firm.  We truly care about each of our clients and will give you the personalized service that you deserve.   We will fight to get you the best possible result, and to be the helping hand you need to start your new life. 

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Downers Grove Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

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Please contact our friendly

Downers Grove Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

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O'Flaherty Law of Downers Grove

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

"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
Says...

"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
Says...
"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."
DuPage Family Law AttorneyDowners Grove Estate Planning Attorney
Kevin Sender
Says...
"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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Mike Stehlik
Says...
"Kevin and his team are my "Go To" resource for clients that need estate planning"
Kevin Koc
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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!
Stephen Petersen
Says...
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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Changes to Illinois Child Support Laws for 2018

In this Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, attorney Kevin O'Flaherty of O'Flaherty Law discusses upcoming changes to Illinois Child Support Laws in 2017.

On August 12, 2016, Governer Rauner signed into law Public Act 99-0764, which will change the manner in which Illinois divorce courts calculate child support.  The law became effective on July 1, 2017 and modifiedtwo sections of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act ("The IMDMA"), specifically 750 ILCS 5/505 and750 ILCS 5/510.  

According to the current child support law, which you can read about here, courts are directed to award as child support certain minimum percentages of the non-custodial parent's net income, regardless of the income of the custodial parent.  The new law replaces these minimum guidelines with an "income shares" model, which is already in use in most other states.   

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On August 12, 2016, Governer Rauner signed into law Public Act 99-0764, which will change the manner in which Illinois divorce courts calculate child support.  The law became effective on July 1, 2017 and modifiedtwo sections of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act ("The IMDMA"), specifically 750 ILCS 5/505 and750 ILCS 5/510.  

According to the current child support law, which you can read about here, courts are directed to award as child support certain minimum percentages of the non-custodial parent's net income, regardless of the income of the custodial parent.  The new law replaces these minimum guidelines with an "income shares" model, which is already in use in most other states.   

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Changes To Illinois Divorce Laws

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Downers Grove family law attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses recent changes to Illinois Divorce Law.

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2016 brought many changes to Illinois Divorce Law, which were intended to reduce the likelihood of disputes and modernize the divorce process.  Below are some of the most important revisions to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act:

  • Grounds for Divorce:  Prior to 2016, grounds for divorce could be either irreconcilable differences or a myriad of more specific statutory grounds, such as adultery or substance abuse.  The waiting period during which couples were required to live separate and apart was longer for irreconcilable differences than if the party seeking divorce pled one of the specific statutory grounds for divorce.  Now, the only ground for divorce in Illinois is irreconcilable differences.  The parties must live separate and apart for 6 months prior to divorce.  However, this requirement can now be waived by agreement of the parties. 
  • Custody and Parental Responsibility: The terms "custodial parent," "non-custodial parent" and "visitation" are no longer used.  Instead of determining custody, the divorce court now determines the "allocation of parental time and responsibility." By no longer referring to the parent who receives less time with the child as the "non-custodial" parent, the legislature hoped to soften the blow on that party and reduce disputes.  Responsibility for major decisions is also now divided into four categories, which will be divided among the parents: medical decisions, educational decisions, religious decisions, and extra-curricular decisions. 
  • Parental Relocation: Prior to 2016, the custodial parent could move anywhere in the state of Illinois without a court order, but needed court approval to move out of state.  According to the new law, parents can move within 25 miles in-state or out-of-state without seeking court approval.  Outside of the Chicagoland area, parents are permitted to move 50 miles without court approval, unless the move is out of state. 

Read the entire article by our Downers Grove Family Law Attorneys on recent changes to Illinois divorce law.

Filing A Petition For Divorce

Our Downers Grove family law lawyers explain how to file a petition for dissolution of marriage in DuPage County, Illinois including how to determine the proper venue for your divorce petition and what information needs to be included in the divorce petition.  Your petition for dissolution of marriage should inform the court as to the factual background of the marriage, the assets and debts of the couple, and any other issues between the parties.

Read the full article by our Downers Grove family law lawyers on how to file a divorce petition.

Downers Grove Family Law Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses divorce petitions.

Downers Grove Divorce Lawyer

Our Downers Grove family law lawyers explain how to file a petition for dissolution of marriage in DuPage County, Illinois including how to determine the proper venue for your divorce petition and what information needs to be included in the divorce petition.  Your petition for dissolution of marriage should inform the court as to the factual background of the marriage, the assets and debts of the couple, and any other issues between the parties.

Read the full article by our Downers Grove family law lawyers on how to file a divorce petition.

Maintenance Awards In Divorce: Factors Courts Consider

Downers Grove family Law lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty discusses the division of property in divorce cases in Illinois

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Our Downers Grove family law attorneys explain the factors that courts consider in determining whether spousal maintenance is appropriate, how family law courts calculate the amount and duration of spousal maintenance under Illinois guidelines, and how Illinois family law courts determine when to deviate from the guidelines for amount and duration of spousal maintenance.

Read the full article by our Downers Grove family law lawyers explaining Spousal Maintenance in Illinois.

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