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Lake in the HIlls Family Law Attorney | Divorce Lawyer, Lake in the Hills IL

Lake in the HIlls Family Law Attorney | Divorce Lawyer, Lake in the Hills IL

Our experienced Lake in the Hills divorce & family law attorneys and staff will be your aggressive advocates while working to keep your case efficient and affordable. We were named one of the 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction for 2016 by the American Institute of Family Law attorneys, and were also a recipient of the Avvo Client's Choice Award in 2016 for Divorce. We are accessible, client focused, and excellent at what we do, exercising every option under the law to protect your rights and achieve the most favorable possible outcome to your case.

Our experienced Lake in the Hills divorce & family law attorneys and staff will be your aggressive advocates while working to keep your case efficient and affordable. We were named one of the 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction for 2016 by the American Institute of Family Law attorneys, and were also a recipient of the Avvo Client's Choice Award in 2016 for Divorce. We are accessible, client focused, and excellent at what we do, exercising every option under the law to protect your rights and achieve the most favorable possible outcome to your case.

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Why O'Flaherty Law for My

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In this video, our Lake in the Hills Divorce & Family Law attorney explains why O'Flaherty Law is the right choice for your family law matter.

  • We Work Hard for You!  Our Lake in the Hills Divorce & Family Law Attorneys are experienced advocates for our clients, and we will do everything in our power to get the best result possible for you. We 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. 
  • We Keep the Cost Low!  Legal fees can be intimidating and frustrating. We understand that and have worked hard to make our processes efficient in order to minimize cost to the client. We have your best interest in mind while managing expenses. 
  • We Build Great Relationships!  Not only do we have family law and divorce attorneys ready to provide their professional services to your case, but we also have many attorneys that focus on nearly every area of law. We work together to provide comprehensive legal services when your cases may overlap. We strive to be a source of great legal advise for many of your needs.
  • We are there for You When You Need It!  When it comes to legal matters, we understand that emergencies may arise at an instant. This is why we have our phones forwarded to Kevin O'Flaherty's cell phone after hours to ensure that you have peace of mind both day and night.
  • We Care about Your Case!  When you succeed, we succeed.  That's why we care so much about your case being taken care of from the very start. When you pay for legal service, you deserve the personalized attention and respect. We want you to leave happy and come back for future legal services.

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O'Flaherty Law of Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107
Lake in the Hills
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IL
60156
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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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5002 Main St, Ste. 201 Downers Grove, IL 60515

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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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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
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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."

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"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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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."
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Kevin Sender
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"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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Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!
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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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Guardian Ad Litems in Illinois Child Custody Cases Explained

In this episode, we explain #GuardianAdLitems in #ChildCustody cases, including "what are ad litems?" and "How much does a guaridan ad litem cost?"

In this article, we will explain the role of a Guardian ad Litem in Illinois child custody cases and answer the following questions:

  • What is a Guardian Ad Litem?
  • What does a Guardian Ad Litem do in an Illinois child custody case?
  • When will a Guardian Ad Litem be appointed in a child custody case?
  • Who pays for a Guardian Ad Litem?
  • How much does a Guardian Ad Litem cost?, and can a Guardian Ad Litem be removed?
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In this article, we will explain the role of a Guardian ad Litem in Illinois child custody cases and answer the following questions:

  • What is a Guardian Ad Litem?
  • What does a Guardian Ad Litem do in an Illinois child custody case?
  • When will a Guardian Ad Litem be appointed in a child custody case?
  • Who pays for a Guardian Ad Litem?
  • How much does a Guardian Ad Litem cost?, and can a Guardian Ad Litem be removed?
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Changes to Illinois Divorce Laws

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Lake in the Hills divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses Dissipation & Contribution

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Our Lake in the Hills divorce & family law attorneys discuss the new divorce laws that became effective in 2016. These laws were passed in an attempt to reduce the potential for disputes and update for the modern day parenting life. We have provided a summary of the section of the articles below that are the most important changes that may affect you and your case.

Grounds for Divorce

In the past, there were 11 grounds for divorce in Illinois. These included irreconcilable differences, adultery, impotence, or habitual drunkenness. During the waiting period, couples were required to live apart depending on the grounds. Now the only ground for divorce is irreconcilable differences and the waiting period is shorter.

Custody and Visitation Rights

Instead of referring to parents as custodial or non-custodial and assigning visitation rights, the divorce court now has adopted the term allocation of parenting time and responsibility. 

Relocation of a Parent

The custodial parent in the past was permitted to relocate without court order, but leave of court was still required to move out state. 

Read the entire article by our Lake in the Hills divorce & family law attorneys.

Changes To Child Support Laws 2017

In this article our Lake in the Hills divorce attorneys discuss the new laws that took effect on July 1, 2017.These changes to Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act reform the calculation of child support in Illinois.

The divorce court now uses economic tables to determine base figure necessary to care for the child of the separating couple. These tables will take into account many factors such as combined income of the parents, cost of living based on locality, and the number of children of the parents.

‍But when situations arise where there is shared parenting, the support may be calculated differently. When this situation arises, each parent has the child for at least 146 nights a year. Also, while there is this shared parenting situation the child support will be multiplied by 1.5. This means the total amount allocated to child support will be increase for both parents. The relative income of each parent is not the only factor to be divided. Time is also considered in the court to determine how much time is given to each parent. The more time that is spent with the child will reduce the obligation of the child support allotment.  

Read the entire article by our Lake in the Hills divorce & family law attorneys.

Lake in the Hills divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes the changes to Illinois child support laws that will go into effect on July 1, 2017

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In this article our Lake in the Hills divorce attorneys discuss the new laws that took effect on July 1, 2017.These changes to Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act reform the calculation of child support in Illinois.

The divorce court now uses economic tables to determine base figure necessary to care for the child of the separating couple. These tables will take into account many factors such as combined income of the parents, cost of living based on locality, and the number of children of the parents.

‍But when situations arise where there is shared parenting, the support may be calculated differently. When this situation arises, each parent has the child for at least 146 nights a year. Also, while there is this shared parenting situation the child support will be multiplied by 1.5. This means the total amount allocated to child support will be increase for both parents. The relative income of each parent is not the only factor to be divided. Time is also considered in the court to determine how much time is given to each parent. The more time that is spent with the child will reduce the obligation of the child support allotment.  

Read the entire article by our Lake in the Hills divorce & family law attorneys.

The Divorce Process

Lake in the Hills divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the divorce process in Illinois

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In this article, our Lake in the Hills divorce attorneys explain the divorce process:

  1. Petition for Dissolution of Marriage - The first step in initiating the divorce proceeding, one of the spouses must file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. The purpose of this petition to establish ​the proper venue, explain background regarding their marriage, assets and income, children, and requests that the court decide the issues of child custody and support, division of property, spousal support & maintenance. This petition is personally served upon the other spouse along with a Summons requiring the respondent to appear at the initial court date.
  2. Response - Once the respondent receives this petition, the respondent files a Response that states his or her positions on the issues addressed in the petition.
  3. Discovery - The next step is to exchange documents and information that discloses income, assets, and liabilities through each party's respective attorney.
  4. Settlement Negotiations - Once the parties review these documents and information, the lawyers will attempt to resolve a lot of these issues through negotiations. If a successful settlement can be achieved, both parties would be able to save significantly on legal fees that would be spent going to trial. However, if there remains issues regarding the divorce after the efforts to settle, the parties may choose to undergo a mediation or pre-trial settlement conference wherein a third-party attorney mediator or judge will attempt to solve any lingering issues.
  5. Marital Settlement Agreement & Joint Parenting Agreement - If settlement is successful, the next step  is to sign a Martial Settlement Agreement. This agreement resolves financial issues upon. If children are involved, Joint Parenting Agreements may be reached which resolves custody and visitation issues. These files are to be filed with the court and a final hearing will be held that allows the court to approve the Marital Settlement Agreement and/or Joint Parenting Agreement. The judge then issues an Order of Dissolution which dissolves the marriages and begins the agreements that the parties have agreed to.
  6. Trial - On the other hand, if negotiations fail, parties will not be able to enter into a Marital Settlement Agreement or Join Parenting Agreement and a trial will be mandatory. The court will then be forced to decide on the disputed issues before making issuing the Order of Dissolution.

Read more by our Lake in the Hills divorce attorneys about Petitions for Dissolution of Marriage.

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