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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.


Regardless of the nature your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of expertise to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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Family Law & Divorce

Our Illinois attorneys have the skill and experience to put you in the best position to succeed. With cost-effective rates and excellent client service and communication, we take a team approach to Divorce & Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, Civil Litigation, DUI & Criminal Law, Corporate & Contract Law and more.

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Family Law & Divorce

Our Illinois family law attorneys have the experience and skill to protect your rights in your divorce, child support, child custody or paternity case. With affordable rates, a team approach, and above-and beyond client service, we will be your advocate and your shield.

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Probate & Estate Administration

If you are the executor or administrator of a loved one's estate, our Illinois probate attorneys will guide you through every step of your probate, trust administration, and estate administration needs. We will be your advocate and handle your legal matters with skill and efficiency. You will be able to focus on your family while our Illinois probate lawyers do the heavy lifting and guide you through the probate process in a cost-effective manner.

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Guardianship Law

Our Illinois guardianship attorneys have experience in both contested and uncontested guardianship proceedings. We offer affordable rates, accessibility and peace of mind in our years of experience to ensure that you receive the best representation possible for your guardianship case.

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Estate Planning

Our Illinois estate planning attorneys will work relentlessly to help you with your estate planning and probate needs. We will implement your estate planning based on your needs and preferences, ensuring that your loved ones are taken care of after you pass. Our experienced attorneys will learn about your goals and educate you on the estate planning documents we can use to accomplish them including revocable living trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and living wills. Our Illinois estate planning lawyers also have knowledge in estate tax planning, special needing planning, asset protection, elder law and medicaid planning.

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

At O'Flaherty Law, our Illinois litigation attorneys have a wide range of experience in civil and commercial litigation matters. We have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court and regularly handle cases both inside and outside of Illinois. From the beginning of a dispute, we prepare long-term strategies while focusing on achieving a favorable resolution for our clients and their cases as quickly as possible.

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DUI, Criminal & Traffic Defense

Our Illinois DUI criminal defense lawyers will vigorously fight for your rights, exploring every avenue to give you the best opportunity to succeed in your DUI or criminal matter. With experience, skill, and open lines of communication, we will be your shield.

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Business, Corporate & Contract Law

Our Illinois business attorneys have what it takes to help your business succeed. The cost-effective fees and a committed, experienced team of corporate representation lawyers make us an excellent and efficient choice for your business.

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Immigration

Our Illinois immigration attorneys will fight for your right to stay in the United States for your family, for your job, and for your life. With affordable rates and excellent communication, we have the skill and experience to explore every option in order to obtain your green card, achieve citizenship, or assert asylum.

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Bankruptcy & Debt Resolution

Our Illinois bankruptcy attorneys will help you start fresh through debt negotiation, Chapter 7, Chapter 11 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Our Illinois debt resolution attorneys make the process efficient and expedient so you can move forward in your life.

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Please contact our friendly lawyers to Schedule a Consultation.
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 Illinois Real Estate Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation.

O'Flaherty Law of Naperville

1515 Legacy Cir., Ste. 1

Naperville, IL 60563

(331) 330-7466
info@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
Closed

Why O'Flaherty Law of Naperville?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Naperville?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Naperville?

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 Illinois Real Estate Attorneys provide excellent service in the following areas of law:

Our attorneys work as a team to provide comprehensive has experience in:
  • ​​We Get the Job Done Smoothly and On Time!  Our skilled Illinois real estate attorneys make each client a priority, taking the time to communicate with your realtor, your lender, and the other party's attorney to ensure that your transaction proceeds smoothly from contract to closing and that your best interests are protected.
  • We Provide Amazing Client Service!    Our Illinois real estate lawyers have built a reputation in the community for providing above-and-beyond service to our clients.   Many of our clients have taken the time to leave us glowing reviews.  We have received such a positive response from our Clients that we were awarded  Avvo Client's Choice Award for 2016. We have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau and have never received a BBB complaint.   In 2015, Kevin O'Flaherty was honored to receive Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40 Award. We can't wait to show you how different it can be to work with an attorney that puts you first. 
  • Establish a Lifelong Relationship!  A real estate transaction is a wonderful opportunity to develop a trusted relationship with an attorney.  At O'Flaherty Law, we take a team approach to client service.  We have several attorneys with multiple areas of experience.  This allows us to provide comprehensive legal service to our clients.  Once you establish a relationship with our Illinois real estate attorneys, you will never have to look elsewhere for legal solutions.

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In this video, attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes ways you can receive legal services from the comfort of home.

Please contact our friendly lawyers to Schedule a Consultation.
See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.

O'Flaherty Law of Naperville

1515 Legacy Cir., Ste. 1

Naperville, IL 60563

info@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 Illinois Real Estate Attorneys

In this video, Illinois residential real estate attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the 5 things to look out for in Illinois residential real estate contracts.

In this video, Illinois residential real estate attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the 5 things to look out for in Illinois residential real estate contracts.

Top 5 Things To Look For In Your Illinois Residential Real Estate Contract

In this article, our Illinois residential real estate attorneys explain the important clauses to understand in typical residential real estate contracts.

This includes:

  • Tax prorations
  • Fixtures included in the sale of the property
  • The mortgage contingency clause, and
  • The clause laying out the purchase price and earnest money.  

Our Illinois real estate lawyers will ensure that you fully understand your contract and that it is fair to you.  

Read the full article by our Illinois real estate attorneys regarding the most important clauses in your residential real estate contract. 

For this video, Illinois real estate attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the process to appealing property tax assessments.

How To Appeal Your Illinois Property Tax Assessment

In this article, our Illinois real estate attorneys discuss the property tax appeals process and explain the documentation needed to file the appeal, and what to expect during the hearing process. 

Read the full article by our Illinois real estate attorneys regarding how to appeal your property tax assessment. 

In this video, Illinois real estate attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses modifications to real estate contracts.

Modifying Illinois Residential Real Estate Contracts

In this article, our Illinois real estate lawyers explain the attorney modification process for real estate contracts.

When buying or selling your home or business property, your realtor has the ability to customize your contract to fit your needs and add details that you want to be included. The contract will be executed by both parties and then sent to each party's attorney for review. The contract typically states that each party's attorney will have five business days to:

  1. Approve the contract; 
  2. Reject the contract; or 
  3. Negotiate modifications to the contract.

Read the full article by our Illinois real estate attorneys explaining attorney modification of residential real estate contracts

Further Reading from our Illinois Real Estate Attorneys

What is Considered Community Property In Wisconsin?

Wisconsin is a community property state. What that means is that in the event of a divorce the court can divide martial property 50/50 between divorcing spouses.  

Heather Jones

October 5, 2021

Illinois Eviction Moratorium Set to End on October 3rd, 2021

Earlier this month, the Governor’s office announced that Illinois’ own eviction moratorium would be extended to October 3, 2021, even as the US Supreme Court struck down the CDC moratorium.

Kevin C. Cruz

October 1, 2021

How Does the Federal Eviction Moratorium Affect You in Illinois?

In this article, we explain the Illinois Eviction Process as Amended, including: The Federal Eviction Moratorium, the Illinois Eviction Moratorium, and how does the Federal Moratorium affect the eviction process in Illinois?

Kevin C. Cruz

August 20, 2021