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DuPage Family Law Attorneys | Divorce Lawyers, DuPage County

DuPage Family Law Attorneys | Divorce Lawyers, DuPage County

DuPage Family Law Attorneys | Divorce Lawyers, DuPage County

Our DuPage community family attorneys provide exceptional legal work, aggressive representation, and above-and-beyond client service at affordable rates. Our family law and divorce teams are happy to assist you with any family law issues you may be experiencing, including divorce, child custody, child support, visitation rights, maintenance awards, and adoption.

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Our DuPage community family attorneys provide exceptional legal work, aggressive representation, and above-and-beyond client service at affordable rates. Our family law and divorce teams are happy to assist you with any family law issues you may be experiencing, including divorce, child custody, child support, visitation rights, maintenance awards, and adoption.

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In this video, our DuPage County divorce attorney describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your divorce or family law matter.

Our DuPage Family Law Attorneys Are Experienced!  

Our DuPage family law attorneys have the experience you need to put you in the best position to succeed.  We have built a reputation in DuPage County for excellent legal work.

Our DuPage County Divorce Lawyers Are Affordable!  

Our Dupage divorce lawyershave intentionally made our rates affordable in order to be in the position to assist more clients.  We work efficiently to provide cost effective solutions to your family law matters.  

Our DuPage Divorce Lawyers Provide Comprehensive Service! 

Our team of attorneys work together to bring experience in nearly every area of law to bear in your family law matter.  If your divorce requires experience in real estate or business law, we have an attorney in house who can help.  If you need assistance with any other legal issue after your family law matter is completed, you will never have to look elsewhere for an attorney. 

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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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O'Flaherty Law of Naperville

1515 Legacy Circle, Ste. 1
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After 5 pm by Appointment
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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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Illinois Legal Separation Versus Divorce

In Illinois, why would someone choose legal separation versus divorce?

In this article, we explain Illinois legal separation versus divorce and unpack the following questions: What is a legal separation?, In Illinois, why would someone choose legal separation versus divorce?, What are the benefits of legal separation versus divorce?, What is a separation agreement?, and How long does a separation agreement last in the State of Illinois?

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Current Child Support Laws and Recent Changes to Child Support Laws 

Dupage County family law attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes recent changes to Illinois child support law. In these articles, our Dupage County family law attorneys explain the current 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 will change from minimum guidelines based on the number of children to a model based on the amount of time each parent spends with the child and the relative incomes of each parent. 

Read the full article by our Dupage family law attorneys about recent changes to DuPage County child support laws.

Read the full article by our DuPage family law attorneys explaining recent changes to DuPage County child support laws.

Factors DuPage County Domestic Relations Courts Consider When Determining Child Custody Issues

In this article, our Dupage County family law attorneys discuss the factors that Dupage County domestic relations courts consider in determining child custody issues.  The rule of thumb is that courts have broad discretion to rule based on the "best interest of the child."  However, there are several specific statutory factors that the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act instructs courts to consider, such as the child's adjustment to his or her home and community and the 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.  

Read the full article by our Dupage County family law attorneys regarding factors courts consider in determining child custody issues

Collaborative Law Divorce and Cooperative Divorce Explained

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

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

Everything You Need to Know About Paternity Law in DuPage County

Our Dupage County family law attorneys explain everything you need to know about paternity law including, the different types of causes of action related to paternity available in Will County, how to establish paternity by mutual consent, who may file a paternity case, the burden of proof in paternity cases, who is the "presumptive father" and the process for presenting expert testimony regarding DNA tests. 

Read the full article by our Dupage County family lawyers regarding everything you need to know about Illinois paternity law. 

Asset Division in Dupage County Divorce Cases

In our article on asset division in Divorce, our Dupage County divorce attorneys explain which types of assets are marital assets subject to division by the divorce courts, and which types are non-marital assets.  We then discuss the factors that divorce courts consider in determining how to divide the assets in the marital estate. ​

Read the full article by our Dupage County Divorce attorneys on how assets are divided in a divorce.

Petitions for Dissolution of Marriage in DuPage County Explained

In this article, our Dupage County divorce attorneys explain how to file a petition for dissolution of marriage in Illinois, including the required contents of the petition and how to serve it on the respondent. 

 Read the full article by our Dupage County divorce lawyers regarding divorce petitions. 

Marital Settlement Agreements In DuPage County Divorces

Our DuPage divorce attorneys work hard to resolve as many issues as possible through settlement outside of court.  When the parties are able to reach a settlement, both sides will save on the legal fees that would be required should a trial be necessary.  When some or all of the issues in a divorce case can be resolved, the parties will execute a Marital Settlement Agreement.  In the Marital Settlement Agreement, the parties will come to terms on child custody, child support, maintenance issues, property division, and division of marital debt.   The court will typically honor the parties' decisions laid out by the parties in a Marital Settlement, with two exceptions:

  • The court is not obligated to honor the parties' decisions regarding child-related issues such as child support, child custody, and visitation.  The court has an independent responsibility to look out for the "best interest of the child.
  • The court will not honor the Marital Settlement Agreement if it is "unconscionable,"  meaning that it is either unreasonably unfair to one spouse, or it was made under circumstances in which one of the spouses did not have a meaningful choice.

After the Marital Settlement Agreement has been executed and submitted to the court, the court will draft its terms into the order of dissolution, and a trial will not be necessary to decide any issues covered by the agreement.  Typically, divorce orders may be modified by showing a change of circumstances.  However, the parties can agree in their Marital Settlement Agreement to limit the modification of the divorce order, except as it relates to child custody, child support, and visitation.  Even if this limitation on modification is in place, either party can vacate the marital settlement agreement and divorce order if they can show by "clear and convincing evidence" that the agreement was unconscionable.   Our DuPage Divorce attorneys will make every effort to favorably resolve as many of the issues in your case as possible in order to make your divorce cost-effective.  

Read an article by our DuPage County Divorce Attorneys about Marital Settlement Agreements.

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