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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

With experience on many different areas of law, such as Divorce & Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, Civil Litigation, DUI & Criminal Law, and Corporate Law, the attorneys at O'Flaherty Law are here for you. If you are looking for quality attorneys in the Quad Cities, look no further than the attorneys at O'Flaherty Law.

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Probate & Estate Administration

Our experienced Quad Cities probate attorneys are here to ensure your probate matter is handled quickly and efficiently. We handle all areas of probate law including probate litigation due to will contests, trust contests, and we have extensive experience in all estate administration matters.

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Guardianship Law

Our Quad Cities guardianship attorneys will help you achieve your guardianship goals.We have experience in both contested and uncontested guardianship proceedings and offer affordable rates, accessibility and the assurance your matter is in the capable hands and in the best position to succeed.

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Estate Planning

Ensuring your loved ones are taken care of in the unfortunate event something happens to you is important. Our Quad City estate planning and administration attorneys are here to ensure you have an estate plan dedicated to your needs. We help you address all the details needed to ensure your estate avoids probate and estate taxes. Our Quad City estate administration lawyers attorneys have experience in all areas of estate planning including revocable living trusts, wills and assist in estate tax planning, special needs planning, asset protection, and powers of attorneys.

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

We will aggressively fight for your rights, and will work tirelessly to ensure the best possible solution for your legal matter. Our Quad Cities dispute resolution attorneys have extensive the skill and expertise in federal disputes involving commercial litigation, fraud, defamation, negligence, breach of contract, disputes between business partners, employment disputes, landlord/tenant disputes and evictions, construction law, and homeowners association disputes.

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DUI, Criminal & Traffic Defense

Our attorneys at O'Flaherty Law know your criminal defense matter is important to you, so let us be your legal shield to ensure your rights and freedoms are upheld with excellent defense strategies by our dedicated and experienced DUI, traffic and criminal attorneys. We will vigorously fight for your rights exploring every avenue giving you the best opportunity to succeed in your traffic, DUI, or criminal legal matter.

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Business, Corporate & Contract Law

Our team of experienced Quad Cities business litigation attorneys will ensure your company and your rights are protected. Our Quad Cities business attorneys have the experience to represent you whether you require assistance with incorporation, contracts, exit strategies, asset purchase agreements, commercial disputes or employees you will be given the best advice and resources to accomplish your legal and non-legal business needs.

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Real Estate Law

The sale of your home should be handled by experienced and determined attorneys. Our attorneys at O'Flaherty law are committed to giving the attention your real estate matter the attention it deserves. Throughout all of the real estate process, we are here for you.

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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 Quad Cities Family Law Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation.

O'Flaherty Law of Davenport

201 W. 2nd St., Ste. 400A

Davenport, IA 52801

(563) 503-6910
davenport@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 Davenport?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Davenport?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Davenport?

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 Quad Cities Family Law Attorneys provide excellent service in the following areas of law:

Our attorneys work as a team to provide comprehensive has experience in:

Our Quad Cities Divorce Attorneys are Proven Advocates!  Our Quad City divorce lawyers put your matter in the best possible position to succeed:

We are Cost-Effective! Our Quad City divorce lawyers work efficiently and cost-effectively to make your legal matter as affordable as possible.  We are proud of our rates and value we bring to our clients. 

Our Quad Cities divorce & family law Attorneys Provide Comprehensive Representation! Because our attorneys collaborate to bring together their different areas of experience, we provide you with knowledgeable representation in nearly every area of law.   If your case requires a wider range of knowledge than family law, our broad experience can put you in an advantageous position. 

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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 Davenport

201 W. 2nd St., Ste. 400A

Davenport, IA 52801

davenport@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 Quad Cities Family Law Attorneys

Quad City divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains spousal maintenance.

Quad City divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains spousal maintenance.

Maintenance Awards in Quad City Divorce Cases

Our O'Flaherty Law attorneys explain what goes into determining how alimony is awarded in a Quad City divorce case. We explain the different factors that affect the duration of the alimony, the amount that is awarded, as well as how an alimony is paid from the marital estate.

 Read the full article by our Quad City family law attorneys regarding factors courts consider in determining maintenance. 

Quad City Divorce Attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, explains collaborative divorce and cooperative divorce as alternatives to traditional divorce.

Comparing Collaborative Law Divorce & Cooperative Divorce in the Quad Cities

In this article, Quad City family law attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains some alternatives to traditional divorce in Quad City. We discuss collaborative and cooperative divorce and the benefits and drawbacks of each. In each, parties involved have the potential to work together to freely share information and negotiate the terms of a marital settlement agreement outside of court.

In Quad City Collaborative Divorce matters, if the parties can't come to an agreement, the attorneys on both sides must withdraw.  In a Cooperative Divorce, if both parties can't come to amicable agreements on marital estate matters then the attorneys may be retained as legal counsel during the divorce.

Read the full article by our Quad City divorce attorneys on Collaborative Divorce and Cooperative Divorce. 


Quad City Divorce Attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, explains the the recent changes to Bettendorf divorce laws

Changes to Divorce Laws in the Quad Cities

If both parties can't come to an agreement in Quad City Collaborative Divorce matter, the attorneys on both sides must withdraw. In accordance to the language of Illinois Divorce Law, irreconcilable differences will now be the only grounds for divorce in the Quad Cities. In this article, this point is expand, as well as an explanation of how time lving apart is factored into these divorce matters.

Read the entire article by our Quad City Divorce Attorneys

Further Reading from our Quad Cities Family Law 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