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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 Kane County attorneys have the skill and experience to put you in the best position to succeed. We provide cost-effective and above-and-beyond service in Divorce & Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Guardianship, Civil Litigation, DUI & Criminal Defense, Corporate & Contract Law and more!

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Family Law & Divorce

Our Kane County divorce attorneys have the knowledge you need to protect your rights. Our Kane County family law lawyers provide cost-effective rates, over-the-top client service, and an experienced team. From child support to paternity law, our attorneys at O'Flaherty law are here for you.

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Probate & Estate Administration

Our Kane County probate lawyers have the experience to be your counsel in both contested and non-contested probate matters. We our proud of our cost-effective rates and above-and-beyond client service.

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Guardianship Law

Our Kane County guardianship attorneys have the expertise to assist you with contested guardianships, uncontested guardianships, and guardianship litigation effectively and affordably.

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Estate Planning

Our Kane County estate planning attorneys are proud of our experienced, friendly and accessible client service, and cost-effective rates. We can assist you with wills, revocable living trusts, powers of attorney, estate tax planning, special needs planning, asset protection, and elder law.

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our Kane County litigation attorneys have the skill and experience you need to put you in the best position to favorably resolve your civil dispute. Our Kane County civil litigation lawyers are proud of hour responsiveness and accessibility as well as our cost-effective rates.

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DUI, Criminal & Traffic Defense

Our Kane County criminal defense attorneys have the skill and experience to put you in the best position to succed in your criminal, DUI or traffic matter. We our proud of our communication, accessibility, and cost-effective service.

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Business, Corporate & Contract Law

Our Kane County business attorneys have the experience to assist you with incorporation, contract negotiation, asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, commercial leases, mergers and acquisitions, and employee and independent contractor issues. Our Kane County corporate lawyers are proud of our personalized service and cost-effective rates.

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Real Estate Law

Our Kane County real estate attorneys have the skill and attentive client service to take your real estate purchase from contract to close smoothly.

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O'Flaherty Law of Saint Charles

210 S. 5th St., Ste. 107B

St. Charles, IL 60174

(331) 254-3033
saintcharles@oflaherty-law.com

Hours of Operation

Open
Monday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 7:00pm
By Appointment
Saturday
11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday
11:00am - 2:00pm

Why O'Flaherty Law of Saint Charles?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Saint Charles?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Saint Charles?

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 Kane County Bankruptcy Attorneys provide excellent service in the following areas of law:

Our attorneys work as a team to provide comprehensive has experience in:
  • We Give You Counsel From Experienced Attorneys, Not Info-Tapes!  Our Kane County bankruptcy attorneys will give you a fresh start quickly and professionally so you can make a fresh start and move forward.
  • We Are Cost-Effective!  We understand that seeking bankruptcy and debt resolution means you're in a position where you're already surrounded by debt and financially strained.  We offer affordable rates that allow our clients to have peace of mind while having their financial matters met. 
  • We Have a Wide Network of Resources to Help!  Once we assist you in getting a fresh new start, you may need help from other professionals.  We are proud to offer a large network of resources of bankers, loan officers, financial advisors and local professionals to create a comprehensive solution that suits your needs.

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Please contact our friendly lawyers to Schedule a Consultation.
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O'Flaherty Law of Saint Charles

210 S. 5th St., Ste. 107B

St. Charles, IL 60174

saintcharles@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 Kane County Bankruptcy Attorneys

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Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Explained

In this article, our Kane County bankruptcy attorneys explain the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process. The first step in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is to take an online credit counseling course.  Once this is complete, our Kane County bankruptcy lawyers will file a bankruptcy petition and schedules on your behalf. Within 60 days, the bankruptcy court will schedule a meeting between you, your attorney and the bankruptcy trustee, the attorney responsible for managing your case on behalf of the court.  After the meeting your debts will be discharged and your case closed.

Read the full article by our Kane County bankruptcy attorneys explaining the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process.

Kane County bankruptcy lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains the difference between a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.

What is the Difference Between a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

In this article, our Kane County bankruptcy attorneys explain the difference between a Chpater 7 bankruptcy and a Chapter 13 bankruptcy.  In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, your dischargeable debt is completely wiped out, typically within 90 days of filing. If you are not eligible for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, or if you have significant assets that you would be afraid to lose in the bankruptcy, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy will allow you to pay some or all of your debts over the course of three to five years.

Read the full article by our Kane County bankruptcy lawyers explaining the difference betwen Chapter 7 bankruptcy and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

Kane County bankruptcy attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the Chapter 13 bankruptcy process.

Keeping Your Home and Vehicles in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

In this article, our Kane County bankruptcy lawyers explain how you can keep your home and vehicles when filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy the trustee is tasked with collecting the assets of the debtor in order to pay as much of the debts as possible.  However, certain types of assets are exempt from collection by the trustee, including an amount of equity in your home and vehicles.  These can typically be retained by the debtor by signing a reaffirmation agreement with the lender agreeing not to wipe out the mortgage or car loan in the bankruptcy.

Read the full article by our Kane County bankruptcy attorneys explaining how to keep your house and cars in Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Further Reading from our Kane County Bankruptcy Attorneys

Should I File Chapter 13 Bankruptcy or Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Wisconsin?

This article discusses whether it is better to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Wisconsin or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Wisconsin.

Madison Clark

June 28, 2021

How to Prepare to File for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Wisconsin

In this article we discuss that process.  

  • What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
  • Do I Qualify to Apply for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Wisconsin?
  • Wisconsin Bankruptcy Exemptions
  • Do I Need an Attorney to File for Bankruptcy in Wisconsin?
  • What Documents Do I Need to File?
  • Are There Other Requirements to File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Wisconsin?
  • How Much Does It Cost to File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Wisconsin?
  • What Happens Post-File?

Raven Adams

June 25, 2021

Iowa Bankruptcy Law Updates 2021 | Recent Changes to Iowa Bankruptcy Law

As of December 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “Act”) was enacted, which temporarily modified several sections of the Bankruptcy Code. In this article we discuss these recent changes to bankruptcy law including:  

  • Changes to Obtaining Credit 2021
  • Changes to the Deadline for Performance of Obligations 2021
  • Changes to Non-Residential Leases 2021
  • Changes to Utility Service 2021
  • Changes to Discriminatory Treatment Protections 2021
  • Changes to Property of the Estate 2021
  • Changes to Bankruptcy Preferences 2021

May 3, 2021