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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.

Legal Services

Family Law & Divorce

Our McHenry County divorce lawyers and family law attorneys have the skill and experience to put you in the best position to succeed in your family law case. With excellent client service and cost-effective rates, we will be your advocate in your divorce, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, paternity or adoption matter.

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Probate & Estate Administration

Our McHenry County probate attorneys have the skills and experience to put you in the best position to succeed in your contested probate matter and to handle your uncontested probate case in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

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Guardianship Law

Our McHenry County guardianship attorneys have the skill and experience to assist you with your contested guardianship litigation or your uncontested guardianship matter. If one of your loved ones is a disabled adult or if you are seeking to establish guardianship of a minor, put our cost-effective rates and friendly client service to work for you and your family.

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Estate Planning

Our McHenry County estate planning attorneys will put their skill and experience to work to tailor a custom estate plan to your family's individual goals at affordable rates. We will use revocable living trusts, wills, healthcare and financial powers of attorney, living wills, special needs trusts, and irrevocable trusts to ensure that your estate avoids probate and estate taxes when you pass, that your assets are properly distributed by people you trust, that a guardian is named for your minor children, and that you are taken care of if you become mentally incompetent.

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our McHenry County civil litigation attorneys will be your aggressive advocate. We have the skill and experience to put you in the best position to succeed in your litigation case in an efficient and affordable manner.

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DUI, Criminal & Traffic Defense

Our McHenry County criminal defense attorneys have the expertise to put you in the best possible position to succeed in your DUI, criminal or traffic case. We will explore every possible avenue to protect your liberty and defend your case.

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Business, Corporate & Contract Law

Our McHenry County business attorneys and McHenry County corporate lawyers have the experience necessary to be your company's trusted counsel in an effective and affordable manner.

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Immigration

Our McHenry County immigration attorneys will bring our experience, excellent client service, and affordable rates to bear in order to put you in the best position to succeed in your citizenship, green card, asylum, or deportation matter.

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Real Estate Law

Our McHenry County real estate attorneys will take your residential or commercial real estate purchase or sale from contract to closing smoothly and efficiently. With friendly client service and the experience to overcome any obstacles, we will ensure that your contract is fair to you and that your interests are protected.

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Bankruptcy & Debt Resolution

Our McHenry County bankruptcy attorneys will take the time to educate you on all of your options, including Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, and dent negotiation. If bankruptcy is the right option for you, our affordable rates and above-and-beyond client service will give you the peace of mind you deserve.

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Please contact our friendly McHenry County Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation.

O'Flaherty Law of Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Rd., Ste. 107

​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

(847) 231-2102
info@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 Lake in the Hills?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Lake in the Hills?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Lake in the Hills?

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.

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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 in the Hills

8411 Pyott Rd., Ste. 107

​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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 McHenry County Attorneys

McHenry County family law attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the timeline of a divorce in McHenry County, Illinois.

McHenry County family law attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the timeline of a divorce in McHenry County, Illinois.

How Long Does a Divorce Take in McHenry County, Illinois?

In this article, our McHenry County lawyers explain the timeline of a divorce in McHenry County. Uncontested divorces occur when both parties agree to the terms of the divorce such as child support, parenting time and responsibility, property division, and spousal maintenance. An uncontested divorce can take as little as two months.  The length of a contested divorce depends on the number of complexity of the issues that the parties are unable to resolve through settlement and are required to litigate at trial.

Read the full article by our McHenry County lawyers explaining the timeline of a McHenry County divorce.

McHenry County estate planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains how to use will and trusts to plan for distribution of your assets when you pass.

McHenry County Estate Planning: Using Wills and Trusts to Plan for Distribution of Assets

In this article, our McHenry County attorneys explain asset distribution in an estate plan. One of the key goals that an estate plan can accomplish is to ensure that your property goes to the right people when you pass. This is especially important if you are divorced with minor children, if you are estranged from a member of your immediate family, if you want to give some of your assets to a church or charity, or if you want someone outside of your immediate family to inherit some of your assets.

Read the full article by our McHenry County lawyers explaining how to plan for the distribution of assets with wills and trusts.

McHenry County probate lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty answers frequently asked probate questions.

McHenry County Probate FAQ

In this article, our McHenry County attorneys asnwer frequently asked questions about Illinois probate. We explain when probate is necessary, whether you need an attorney to be the executor of a probate case, what happens when the decedent owned real estate in multiple states, and what to do if you are named as executor in a loved one's will.

Read the full article by our McHenry County lawyers answering frequently asked questions about Illinois probate.

Further Reading from our McHenry County Attorneys

What Are My Options When My Spouse Refuses to Turn Over Discovery in Illinois?

In this article we will be discussing What Are My Options When My Spouse Refuses to Turn Over Discovery and we will answer the questions of:  

  • What is the Discovery Process?
  • What is the Purpose of Discovery?
  • Can I Take Any Action if My Spouse Refuses to Comply With My Discovery Requests?
  • What is a Motion to Compel?
  • Can I Gather the Information Without Their Consent or Turnover?
  • How Long Does it Take to Have a Subpoena Answered?
  • Are Subpoenas Expensive?
  • Can My Spouse Be Responsible for the Extra Cost Associated with Discovery Due to Their Failure or Refusal to Comply?

Matthew K. Dorich

June 25, 2021

Why You Need a Second Opinion on Your Iowa Family Law Case

This may be a good time to consider getting a second opinion. In this article we discuss why you may need a second opinion on your family law case, including:

  • When Should I Seek a Second Opinion?
  • What Does a Second Opinion Entail?
  • Benefits of Getting a Second Opinion

Raven Adams

June 11, 2021

Who Can Sign the Birth Certificate in Iowa?

In this article we answer the question: Who can sign the birth certificate when a child is born in Iowa? Specifically, we address:

  • Who is Listed on a Birth Certificate in Iowa?
  • How to Establish Paternity in Iowa if Mother Was Unmarried
  • Surrogacy in Iowa & the Birth Certificate

Raven Adams

May 3, 2021