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McHenry County Family Law Attorneys | Divorce Lawyers, McHenry County IL

McHenry County Family Law Attorneys | Divorce Lawyers, McHenry County IL

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.

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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Why O'Flaherty Law for My

Family Law and Divorce

Matter?

In this video, McHenry County divorce lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your divorce or family law matter.

  • We are Excellent at What We Do!  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. Our attorneys are experienced advocates for our clients, and we will do everything in our power to get the best result possible for you.
  • We are Affordable!  Divorce is difficult enough without a mountain of legal fees.  We will aggressively represent you in an efficient manner in order to minimize the expense of your representation.  We also work with you to manage these expenses.  If you can find a more affordable fee in our area, we would like to hear about it!
  • We are Comprehensive!  In addition to our dedicated family law & divorce attorneys, we have several other attorneys with focuses on nearly every area of law, working together as a team to serve your needs.  When your divorce overlaps with business, real estate, bankruptcy, or estate planning, we have the experience in-house to handle your case comprehensively.  
  • We are Accessible!  You have an emergency when our office is closed?  No problem!  Calls route directly to Kevin O'Flaherty's cell phone during off hours to make sure your needs are taken care of day or night. 
  • Your Case Matters to Us!  We have the man-power of a large firm, but the client service of a small firm.  We truly care about each of our clients and will give you the personalized service that you deserve.   We will fight to get you the best possible result, and be the helping hand you need to start your new life. 

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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.

Please contact our friendly

McHenry County Divorce Attorneys

at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation:

O'Flaherty Law of Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107
Lake in the Hills
,
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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Downers Grove

5002 Main St, Ste. 201 Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Naperville

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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Lake in the Hills

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."

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."

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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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 Sender
Says...
"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 and his team are my "Go To" resource for clients that need estate planning"
Kevin Koc
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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!
Stephen Petersen
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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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Illinois Spousal Maintenance Explained

In this Learn About Law podcast & video blog, attorney Kevin O'Flaherty of O'Flaherty Law discusses the division of property in divorce cases in Illinois. In this video, we will provide an overview of the twelve factors that Illinois courts consider in determining the amount of maintenance to award to a spouse in a divorce proceeding. 1) Income of each spouse. 2) Needs of each party. 3) Present and future earning capacity. 4) Whether Marriage caused educational delays. 5) Time necessary for spouse to obtain education opportunities. 6) Standard of living of each spouse. 7) Duration of the marriage. 8) Age, Emotional and physical condition of each. 9) Tax consequences of property division. 10) Contribution of ones spouse to the other's education or career. 11) Agreements between parties. 12) Courts discretion

Prior to July 1, 2015, the amount and duration of spousal maintenance awards in Illinois divorces, also known as alimony or spousal support, were determined at the discretion of the court by the judge weighing several factors specifically listed in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/101, et seq.) (the "IMDMA").  However, in 2015,  law was passed that changed this calculation.  

According to the new law, the court will weigh these factors to determine whether maintenance is appropriate.   However, if maintenance is appropriate, the court is now instructed to use specific formulas to determine both the amount and the duration of the award in most cases.  In certain cases, courts are permitted to deviate from the statutory formulas, in which case the divorce court will use the statutory factors to determine the amount and duration of the maintenance award.  

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Prior to July 1, 2015, the amount and duration of spousal maintenance awards in Illinois divorces, also known as alimony or spousal support, were determined at the discretion of the court by the judge weighing several factors specifically listed in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/101, et seq.) (the "IMDMA").  However, in 2015,  law was passed that changed this calculation.  

According to the new law, the court will weigh these factors to determine whether maintenance is appropriate.   However, if maintenance is appropriate, the court is now instructed to use specific formulas to determine both the amount and the duration of the award in most cases.  In certain cases, courts are permitted to deviate from the statutory formulas, in which case the divorce court will use the statutory factors to determine the amount and duration of the maintenance award.  

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How to File a Divorce Petition in McHenry County, Illinois

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McHenry County divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains how to file a divorce petition in McHenry County, Illinois.

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In this article, our McHenry county divorce lawyers explain how to file a petition for dissolution of marriage in McHenry County, Illinois.  Filing a petition for dissolution of marriage is the first step in initiating a divorce matter.  The petition must include certain background information regarding the marriage and the spouses, including information regarding any children involved and the couple’s assets, liabilities, income and expenses.  Once the petition for dissolution of marriage has been filed in the proper domestic relations court, it must be properly served on the other party.

Read the full article by our McHenry County family law attorneys explaining how to file petitions for dissolution of marriage in McHenry County.

Our McHenry County Divorce Lawyers Explain Asset Division in Divorce

In this article, our McHenry County divorce attorneys explain how McHenry County domestic relations courts divide assets in divorce.  The first step is to determine which property constitutes “marital assets” subject to division.  Next the court will look at several factors to determine how the marital assets will be divided, including the duration of the marriage, the needs of each party, and the contribution of each spouse to the acquisition of the marital property.

Read the full article by our McHenry County divorce lawyers explaining asset division in McHenry County divorces.

McHenry County family law attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the allocation of parenting time and responsibilities in McHenry County divorce.

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In this article, our McHenry County divorce attorneys explain how McHenry County domestic relations courts divide assets in divorce.  The first step is to determine which property constitutes “marital assets” subject to division.  Next the court will look at several factors to determine how the marital assets will be divided, including the duration of the marriage, the needs of each party, and the contribution of each spouse to the acquisition of the marital property.

Read the full article by our McHenry County divorce lawyers explaining asset division in McHenry County divorces.

Our McHenry County divorce lawyers explain dissipation and contribution in McHenry County divorce cases.

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In this article, our McHenry County divorce lawyers explain the concepts of dissipation and contribution in McHenry County divorces.  The assets that must be divided among the spouses in a divorce are referred to as the “marital estate.”  

“Dissipation” occurs when one party improperly spends assets of the marital estate for his or her personal benefit.  When dissipation occurs, the party who dissipated the assets will be required to pay back the dissipated assets to the marital estate.  

On the flip side, “contribution” occurs when one party has contributed his or her own personal assets to marital needs.  In these cases, the contributing party will have those assets refunded to him or her by the marital estate.  

Read the full article by our McHenry County divorce lawyers explaining dissipation and contribution in McHenry County divorces.

Our McHenry County Divorce Lawyers are Happy To Meet With You in Algonquin, Grafton, McHenry, Crystal Lake, Nunda, Lake in the Hills, Woodstock, Dorr, Huntly, Cary, Greenwood, or Any Other Location Convenient To You.

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