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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 McHenry County attorneys have the experience to provide the results you need at an affordable rate. We are proud of our above-and-beyond service in Divorce & Family Law, Probate & Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Guardianship, DUI & Criminal Law, Business & Corporate Representation and more!

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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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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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McHenry County Guardianship Attorneys

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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.

Please contact our friendly McHenry County Guardianship 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.

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 McHenry County Guardianship Attorneys provide excellent service in the following areas of law:

Our attorneys work as a team to provide comprehensive has experience in:
  • We are Experienced and Great at What We Do!  Our McHenry County guardianship attorneys have the skill, experience, and dedication to educate you on your options and create the best plan for you and your family.  In 2015 Kevin O'Flaherty was honored to be named one of Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40.  In 2016, we received Avvo Clients' Choice Award for Estate Planning.   Kevin is a founder and proud member of Main Street Senior Resources. This is a group of professionals who collaborate to provide superior and comprehensive service to seniors.  We look forward to bringing our experience to bear in order to help you and your loved ones.  
  • We are Efficient and Cost-Effective!  We're proud of our affordable rates that allow us to build relationships with more clients.  We invite the comparison to other McHenry County guardianship attorneys and would like to hear about it if you can find a more affordable solution to your family's planning needs. 
  • We Go Above and Beyond For You and Your Family!  Our McHenry County guardianship attorneys are accessible to our clients and provide prompt communication regarding developments in your case.  We consider ourselves educators, allowing you to make informed decisions with an understanding of all of your options.  Many of our clients have been so "amazed" by our above-and-beyond service that they have taken time out of their busy schedules to leave us glowing reviews.

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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 Guardianship Attorneys

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

Adult Guardianship Petitions Explained

In this article, our McHenry County guardianship attorneys explain how to file a petition for adult guardianship in Illinois. We discuss the information that must be included in your guardianship petition, how physician's reports work, where your guardianship petition should be filed, and how to prepare and file a summons for an adult guardianship case.

​Read an article by our McHenry County guardianship attorneys explaining more about the adult guardianship process in Illinois.

McHenry County guardianship lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains the powers and duties of guardians of the person in McHenry County, Illinois.

What are the Powers and Duties of a Guardianof the Person?

In this article, our McHenry County guardianship lawyers explain the powers and duties of a guardian of the person in Illinois. When guardianship courts name a guardian for a disabled adult, they name a guardian of the estate to manage financial affairs and a guardian of the person to make major life decisions for the disabled adult. Often the guardian of the estate and the guardian of the person will be the same person.  Our McHenry County guardianship attorneys explain the powers of the guardian of the person to make healthcare decisions, as well as the types of decisions that require court approval.

Read the entire article by our McHenry County guardianship attorneys explaining the powers and duties of guardians of the person.

McHenry County guardianship attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains adult guardianship hearings.

McHenry County Guardianship Hearings Explained

In this article, our McHenry County guardianship lawyers explain what happens at an adult guardianship hearing. We discuss the information that the court will examine, including the disabled adult's mental and physical capacity, the severity of any mental illness, and whether any proposed living arrangements are appropriate. We also explain how the guardianship court determines whom to name as the guardian of the disabled adult.

Read the full article by our McHenry County guardianship lawyers explaining what happens at an adult guardianship hearing in McHenry County, Illinois.

Further Reading from our McHenry County Guardianship Attorneys

Serving As A Guardian For An Adult With Disabilities: Part Two

This article discusses the Basics of Guardianship for Incapacitated Adults. We will discuss the following topics:

  • Court preparation
  • Procedures in court

May 5, 2021

Recent Changes to Illinois Guardianship Law 2021

This article discusses recent changes to Illinois Guardianship Law, including the following topics:

  • Adult Protective Services Act
  • Testamentary Capacity for Persons with Disabilities
  • Temporary Guardians
  • Disposition of Remains Act
  • “Persons with Disabilities”

April 2, 2021

Iowa Guardianship Laws - Do I Need Guardianship of a Child To Enroll Them in School?

In this article, we discuss the importance of Iowa guardianship laws, particularly in consideration of enrolling children in school. There are certain laws around what a guardian can and cannot do, and in this article, we discuss a few of these questions, including:

  • Is guardianship a good idea? 
  • Are there any concerns I should have with getting a guardianship? 
  • Can an Iowa school force me to become a guardian prior to enrolling a child in school? 
  • Where can I enroll the child that I am a guardian of in school? 
  • Are there any other legal protections for children living with substitute parents? 
  • Are there any alternatives to gaining a guardianship? 

Eugene Nassif

April 2, 2021