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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.


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O'Flaherty Law of Lake Forest

100 N. Field Dr., Ste. 350
Lake Forest, IL 60045

(847) 582-6500
lakeforest.il@oflaherty-law.com

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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 Lake Forest?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Lake Forest?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Lake Forest?

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.

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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 Lake Forest Family Law Attorneys provide excellent service in the following areas of law:

Our attorneys work as a team to provide comprehensive has experience in:

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

  • Our Lake Forest divorce attorneys were named among the 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in 2016 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.
  • In 2016, due to the overwhelming positive feedback from our clients, we received Avvo's 2016 Clients' Choice Award for Divorce.
  • We have an A+ Rating with the better business bureau and have never received a BBB complaint.  

Kevin O'Flaherty was honored to be named one of Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40 for 2015.


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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.

O'Flaherty Law of Lake Forest

100 N. Field Dr., Ste. 350
Lake Forest, IL 60045

lakeforest.il@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 Lake Forest Family Law Attorneys

In this Learn About Law podcast & video blog, Lake Forest family mediation attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses family mediation and how it can be voluntary and involuntary in the state of Illinois.

In this Learn About Law podcast & video blog, Lake Forest family mediation attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses family mediation and how it can be voluntary and involuntary in the state of Illinois.

How Family Mediation Works In Illinois

In this article, our Lake forest child custody mediation attorneys discuss the process of mediation and why it is important not only for people seeking to resolve their domestic issues in a cost-effective manner, but also to lead to more lasting solutions without litigation. While attorneys may not need to be involved during a third-party mediation, it is important to have an attorney present to understand your rights and protect your interests. This becomes especially important when you feel there is unequal power in the relationship. Our mediation attorneys have your best interest at heart and will be your advocate in mediation decisions related to family, child custody, child support, or divorce.


Lake Forest child custody attorney Kevin O'Flaherty in this episode of Learn About Law discusses Illinois paternity law.

Illinois Paternity Law

In this article, our Lake Forest custody lawyers go through the Illinois paternity law and discuss the different types of cases that exist in Illinois. This article also discusses the rights of the parents outside of wedlock. We discuss how paternity can be established by consent at birth, as well as how paternity can be proven in a contested paternity case.  We also explain how parenting time and responsibilities are determined in paternity cases. 



Lake Forest child support attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains how to modify a child support order.

How to Modify an Existing Child Support Obligation

In this article, our Lake Forest child support lawyers explain how child support judgments may be modified. In order to modify a final judgment on child support, the party seeking to modify the order must show proof of "substantial change in circumstances."  We explain what types of life changes for each parent and the child constitute a "substantial change of circumstances" as well as the process for obtaining a child support modification order from the domestic relations court. 

Further Reading from our Lake Forest Family Law Attorneys

Recent Changes to Indiana Divorce Laws 2021

As of August, 2021, a review of the Indiana 2021 legislative session doesn’t show any major changes to Indiana divorce law.  This article will help you learn about some changes to related laws that have occurred in the past two years, however, and about how to get divorced in Indiana in 2021.

Renee Babcoke

September 16, 2021

Five Rules to Know When Parental Rights are Terminated in Indiana

Termination of parental rights in Indiana can happen in two main ways.  Parental rights may be relinquished by the parent(s) when they consent to adoption of a child or they can be voluntarily or involuntarily terminated when the Indiana Department of Child Services (“DCS”) institutes a Termination of Parental Rights action.

Renee Babcoke

September 10, 2021

Legal Separation Vs. Divorce In Wisconsin: Which One Is Right For Me?

Oftentimes an individual who is considering getting a divorce in Wisconsin also looks at legal separation as possibility. Furthermore, there appears to be some confusion as to what being legally separated really is. Most people don’t even realize that it is a legal process and just move out of the martial home, considering themselves to be “separated,” which is also known as a “de facto separation.”

Heather Jones

September 9, 2021