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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 Rock Island County attorneys have the skill and experience to put you in the best position to succeed. With cost-effective rates and excellent client service and communication, we take a team approach to provide experience in Divorce & Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, Civil Litigation, DUI & Criminal Law, Corporate & Contract Law and more.

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Probate & Estate Administration

Probate matters can often be difficult and involve many elements. Our Rock Island County probate attorneys will ensure your matter is handled quickly, efficiently and affordably and we're familiar with all types of probate matters including probate litigation, will contests, trust contests, estate administration and all other areas of Rock Island County probate law.

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Guardianship Law

Our Rock Island guardianship attorneys will help you achieve your adult guardianship, guardianship of minor children or guardianship litigation goals. We have experience in both contested and uncontested guardianship proceedings and offer affordable rates, accessibility and the assurance your matter is in experienced hands and in the best position to succeed while defending the rights of your family.

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Estate Planning

Our Rock Island County estate planning and administration attorneys are here to help you with all of your estate planning and estate administration related matters. We personalize and implement your estate plan and we handle all of your estate planning to personalize and implement your estate planning tailored to your needs. Our experienced Rock Island County estate administration lawyers will draft and review all of your estate planning documents including revocable living trusts, wills and assist in estate tax planning, special needing planning, asset protection, and powers of attorneys.

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our Rock Island County attorneys have the extensive 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 Rock Island County criminal defense attorneys fight for your rights and your freedom by exploring every avenue that will give your case the best opportunity to succeed in your traffic, DUI, or criminal legal matter. We know your 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.

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Business, Corporate & Contract Law

Our team of experienced Rock Island business litigation attorneys will ensure your company and your rights are protected. Our Rock Island 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

​Our knowledgeable and experienced Rock Island County real estate attorneys know how important your real estate matter is. Whether you're buying or selling a home or business location or have or need a mechanics lien matter, we can help. At O'Flaherty Law, our real estate lawyers give you and your matter the attention it deserves. We communicate with you, your realtor, and your lender at every stage of the transaction and ensure your real estate matter goes as smoothly as possible and take care of all of your residential, commercial or business needs.

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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 Rock Island County 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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divorce lawyer Rock Island County

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 Rock Island County 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 Rock Island County Divorce Attorneys are Proven Advocates!  Our Rock Island County divorce lawyers put your matter in the best possible position to succeed:

We are Cost-Effective! Our 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 Rock Island County 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 Rock Island County Family Law Attorneys

Rock Island County divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains spousal maintenance.

Rock Island County divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains spousal maintenance.

Maintenance Awards in Rock Island County Divorce Cases

In this article our Rock Island County divorce lawyers explain the factors courts need to consider when determining whether to award spousal maintenance in a Rock Island County divorce matter. We discuss how length and duration of alimony is determined. Some of the factors courts consider are sacrifices one spouse made during the marriage for the other spouse’s career orbusiness. 

 Read the full article by our Rock Island County family law attorneys regarding factors courts consider in determining maintenance. 

In this video, Rock Island County Divorce Attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, explains collaborative divorce and cooperative divorce as alternatives to traditional divorce.

Comparing Collaborative Law Divorce & Cooperative Divorce in Rock Island County

In this article, Rock Island County family law attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discuses some alternatives to traditional divorce. Collaborative Law Divorce and Cooperative Divorce are two forms of divorce in which the parties involved work together to freely share information and negotiate the terms of a marital settlement agreement outside of court. 

Collaborative Divorce is a process that attorneys from both parties must withdraw if the negotiation process is unsuccessful and litigation is necessary. In a Rock Island County Cooperative Divorce matters, the attorneys that represented the parties in the Cooperative Divorce can continue to represent the parties if the parties are unable to come to an agreement outside of court and litigation becomes necessary.  These types of divorces can be efficient options to make the divorce
process less stressful and less expensive. Our Rock Island County divorce lawyers explain the pros and cons of each, and in which situation traditional divorce may be a better option.

Read the full article by our Rock Island County divorce attorneys on Collaborative Divorce and Cooperative Divorce. 

Rock Island County Divorce Attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, explains the the recent changes to Rock Island County divorce laws

Recent Changes to Rock Island County Divorce Laws

In this article, our Rock Island County family law attorneys explain some recent changes to divorce law in Rock Island County. Beginning in 2016, these changes were made in an effort to reduce the likelihood of disputes and bring Illinois divorce law into the modern understanding of divorce, patenting, and marriage.

Irreconcilable differences will now be the only grounds for divorce in Rock Island County while previously, parties could list irreconcilable differences or one of the several specific statutory grounds when filing for a divorce.  

Read the entire article by our Rock Island County Divorce Attorneys

Further Reading from our Rock Island County Family Law Attorneys

Recent Changes to Indiana Divorce Laws 2021

As of August, 2021, a review of the Indiana 2021 legislative session doesn’t show any major changes to Indiana divorce law.  This article will help you learn about some changes to related laws that have occurred in the past two years, however, and about how to get divorced in Indiana in 2021.

Renee Babcoke

September 16, 2021

Five Rules to Know When Parental Rights are Terminated in Indiana

Termination of parental rights in Indiana can happen in two main ways.  Parental rights may be relinquished by the parent(s) when they consent to adoption of a child or they can be voluntarily or involuntarily terminated when the Indiana Department of Child Services (“DCS”) institutes a Termination of Parental Rights action.

Renee Babcoke

September 10, 2021

Legal Separation Vs. Divorce In Wisconsin: Which One Is Right For Me?

Oftentimes an individual who is considering getting a divorce in Wisconsin also looks at legal separation as possibility. Furthermore, there appears to be some confusion as to what being legally separated really is. Most people don’t even realize that it is a legal process and just move out of the martial home, considering themselves to be “separated,” which is also known as a “de facto separation.”

Heather Jones

September 9, 2021