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We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

Finding an attorney who 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.

We believe 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.

We believe 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, the 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 of 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 experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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O'Flaherty Law of Naperville

1515 Legacy Cir., Ste. 1A

Naperville, IL 60563

(331) 330-7466
naperville@oflaherty-law.com
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Thursday
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Friday
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Why O'Flaherty Law of Naperville?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Naperville?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Naperville?

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 experienced at everything.  That is why we have worked hard to assemble a team of attorneys with extensive experience in different areas of experience.  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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Naperville, IL 60563

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The purpose of a 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.

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I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

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Check Out Articles and Videos from our Naperville Family Law Attorneys

In this video, Naperville divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses upcoming changes to Illinois Child Support Laws in 2017.

Recent Changes to Illinois Child Support Laws

In this article, our Illinois family law attorneys explain recent changes to Illinois child support law.

On July 1,2017, child support guidelines changed and now child support is based on an “income shares” model. Based on the relative incomes of the parents this may cause some parents to pay more and some to pay less in child support than under the previous law.  ​

‍However, the new law does treat child support differently in “shared parenting” situations. Shared parenting means that each parent has 146 overnights with the child a year. Time spent with the child will factor into much child support the non-custodial parent is responsible for. The more time the less child support obligations will be, time spent does not become a factor however until the 146 overnights requirement is met.

Read more about changes to the child support laws from our Naperville divorce attorneys.

Naperville family law attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses the changes in 2016 to Illinois divorce law.

Recent Changes To Illinois Divorce Law

In this article, our Illinois divorce attorneys explain recent changes to Illinois family law.

In 2016 Illinois divorcee law changed in order to reduce the likelihood of disputes and make the divorcee process more modern. Listed below are a few of the more important revisions made to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act:

  • Parental Responsibility and Custody: “Custodial parent” and “non-custodial parent” are terms that are no longer being used instead the court now determines the “allocation of parental time and responsibility.” Along with the terminology changing responsibilities for major decisions are now divided up into four categories. They shall be divided up amongst the two parties they are; medical decisions, educational decisions, extra-curricular decisions and religious decisions.
  • Parental Relocation: Before 2016, the custodial parent was able to move anywhere in the state of Illinois without a court order, but needed court approval before moving out of state. The new law states that the parents can move within 25 miles in or out of state without the approval of the court. Outside of the Chicagoland area, parents are allowed to move within 50 miles without the approval of the court, unless it is an out-of-state move.
  • Grounds for Divorce: Before 2016, grounds for divorce were varied they were either irreconcilable differences or more specific statutory grounds such as substance abuse or adultery. In 2016, the law changed so that the only grounds for divorce in Illinois is irreconcilable differences. The parties must live apart and separate for a period of six months before divorcing. This requirement may be waived should the parties agree that it is for the best.

Read the full article by our Naperville divorce lawyers explaining recent changes to Illinois family law.

Naperville family law attorney Kevin O'Flaherty of O'Flaherty Law discusses the elements of a petition for dissolution of marriage, including the grounds for dissolution, statement of proper venue, and background regarding each spouse, the marriage, and children.

How To File A Petition For Divorce

In this article, our Illinois family law attorneys explain how to file a petition for divorce in Illinois.

A divorce proceeding is initiated by filing a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the court.  The petition requests that the court enter judgment regarding marital issues such as the custody and care of minor children, the division of assets and debts, and any additional matters that the parties must resolve.There are several key points that must be included in the divorce petition:

  • Background information regarding the parties;
  • Background information regarding the marriage;
  • Information regarding the children of the marriage;
  • A broad overview of marital assets and liabilities; and
  • Proof that the venue is proper and that the court has jurisdiction.  The petitioner must show that the case was brought in the county where one of the spouses resides.
  • The petition must state that both spouses have lived in Illinois as their primary residence for more than 90 days.

 More on Petitions for Dissolution of Marriage by our Naperville divorce lawyers.

Further Reading from our Naperville Family Law Attorneys

Starting Your Divorce Journey

In Illinois, initiating a divorce begins when one spouse files a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. As a Naperville divorce attorney, we understand that irreconcilable differences are a valid ground for divorce. Our role is to help you through this process, ensuring all legal requirements, including residency, are met. We're here to respond to your concerns and navigate this journey with you.

Understanding Illinois Family Law

As your Naperville family law attorney, we recognize that every family situation is unique. Illinois' approach to child custody, now known as the allocation of parental responsibilities, focuses on the child's best interest. When it comes to dividing marital property and alimony, factors like income, needs, and the duration of the marriage are considered. Whether it's your first marriage or a subsequent one, or even if you're an unmarried parent, our goal is to address these challenges effectively and empathetically.

Navigating Through Negotiation or Litigation

Most family law cases in Naperville involve preliminary hearings, discovery, mediation, and sometimes a trial. As your Naperville family law lawyer, we are equipped to handle your case whether it requires skilled negotiation or aggressive litigation. Our commitment as a family law attorney in Naperville IL is to find the best path forward for you, aiming for an amicable resolution or preparing for trial when necessary. We're dedicated to achieving outcomes that align with your goals and needs.