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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 attorneys have the skill and experience to put you in the best position to succeed. Our Rock Island attorneys take a team approach to provide experience in Divorce & Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, Civil Litigation, DUI & Criminal Law, Corporate & Contract Law. With cost-effective rates and excellent client service and communication, we will be your advocate and legal shield to bring your legal matter to a favorable conclusion.

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Family Law & Divorce

Our Rock Island family law attorneys have the experience and skill to protect your rights in your Rock Island divorce, child support, child custody or paternity case. With affordable rates, a team approach, and above-and beyond client service, we will be your advocate and your shield. We handle all times of divorce & family law matters to ensure your matter comes to a favorable resolution. Contact us today.

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Probate & Estate Administration

Probate matters in Rock Island can be difficult and often involve many different elements. Our experienced Rock Island probate attorneys will ensure your matter is handled quickly, efficiently and affordably. Our probate attorneys are familiar with all types of probate matters including probate litigation. Ensure you have a team on your side that will give your matter the attention it deserves.

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Estate Planning

Our Rock Island estate planning and administration attorneys are here to help you and your family develop an estate plan tailored to your needs and every contingency. Our experienced estate administration lawyers will personalize and implement your estate planning tailored to your needs and 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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Our experienced Rock Island litigation attorneys will aggressively protect your rights. We work hard to achieve an efficient and cost-effective favorable outcome to your matter. Our Rock Island dispute resolution attorneys have extensive the skill and expertise in federal disputes involving Rock Island 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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At O'flaherty Law, our Rock Island criminal defense attorneys are here to vigorously fight for your rights, using every recourse available to give you giving you the best opportunity to succeed in your traffic, DUI, or Rock Island criminal legal matter. Our Rock Island criminal lawyers know that 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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Our team of experienced Rock Island business litigation attorneys will ensure your company and your rights are protected. Our Rock Island business lawyers 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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Our Rockford bankruptcy attorneys will help give you a clean slate through debt negotiation and resolution, Chapter 7, Chapter 11, or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Few things are more stressful than having debt pile up around you. Let us be your advocate and allow us to give you peace of mind.

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Our experienced & dedicated Rock Island real estate attorneys understand the importance of your home purchase, construction, or real estate litigation matter. This is why we are committed to giving your Rock Island real estate matter the attention that it and you deserve. We will ensure that your transaction to goes as smoothly as possible and closes on time. We Rock Island real estate lawyers hand general contractor agreements, mechanics liens and all other areas of real estate law.

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Rock Island 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 Rock Island Guardianship Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a 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

Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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 Rock Island 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!  At O'Flaherty Law, our Rock Island guardianship attorneys know Guardianship administration can be complicated.  Our attorneys have the skill, experience and dedication to educate you on your options and create the most advantageous 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 are extremely proud of our affordable rates that allows us to build relationships with more clients.  We invite the comparison to other Rock Island 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 Rock Island guardianship attorneys always remain accessible to our clients and provide prompt communication regarding all 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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In this video, attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes ways you can receive legal services from the comfort of home.

Please contact our office 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 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 Guardianship Attorneys

In this video, Rock Island Guardianship attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the process for filing for guardianship in Rock Island.

In this video, Rock Island Guardianship attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the process for filing for guardianship in Rock Island.

Filing a Petition for Adult Guardianship in Rock Island

In this article, our Rock Island guardianship attorneys discuss the process of filing an adult guardianship in Rock Island. Guardianship cases are court matters where an individual is appointed to be responsible for the personal care and management of a minor, adult or a person who requires special needs and who is mentally incompetent.

  • The relationship of the person filing the petition.
  • The name, place of residence, and date of birth of the respondent.
  • The reason that guardianship is being sought;
  • The names and addresses of any current guardian or agents appointed in the respondent’s healthcare or financial powers of attorney;
  • The name and addresses of the spouse, adult children, parents, and adult siblings of the respondent.  If none of these are living, then the nearest adult relatives of the respondent should be listed.
  • The name address of the person or institution with which the respondent is currently residing.
  • The approximate value of the respondent’s assets.
  • The expected annual income of the respondent.  
  • The following information for the proposed guardian: name, address, age, occupation, and relationship to the respondent.

In order to initiate an adult guardianship proceeding in Rock Island, the person requesting guardianship must file a Petition for Guardianship with the appropriate court and must contain

Read more from our Rock Island guardianship attorneys on the Rock Island guardianship process.

In this video Rock Island guardianship attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discuses the importance of creating an estate plan if you have minor children

Guardianship For Minor Children in Rock Island

In this article, our Rock Island guardianship attorneys explain how important it is to have an estate plan in place when you have minor children and the relevant plans, approaches and mindset needed to create a detailed, well executed estate plan.

Read the entire article by our Rock Island guardianship attorneys on guardianship for minor children in Rock Island.

In this video, Rock Island Guardianship attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses how to prevent potentially costly guardianship proceedings in Rock Island.

Avoiding Costly Guardianship Proceedings in Rock Island

In this article, our Rock Island guardianship lawyers explain how powers of attorneys can be used to potentially avoid costly guardianship proceedings. Guardianship in Rock Island may be granted by if your loved one is unable to communicate appropriate decisions regarding personal or financial matters. This can be due to:

  • Mental illness
  • Age
  • Mental or physical disability; or 
  • Poor life choices such as "gambling, idleness, debauchery, or excessive use of intoxicants or drugs."  

We examine how powers of attorneys can protect a respondent in the event of mental incompetency.

Read an article by our Rock Island guardianship attorneys explaining more about the adult guardianship process in Rock Island.

Further Reading from our Rock Island Guardianship Attorneys

What Happens To A Guardian Or Conservator’s Authority After The Guardianship Or Conservatorship Ends?

Guardians and conservators are appointed by the court to make medical financial, and other important decisions on behalf of an adult person. This adult person is called the Ward. Sometimes a guardianship or conservatorship will end during an ongoing legal proceeding, or the Ward will pass away during a legal action in which the Ward is the party.  Who takes authority to be able to start or continue lawsuits on behalf of the Ward when these relationships end?

October 13, 2021

10 Suggestions from A Lawyer for Your Court Appearance

If you are getting ready for court and are wondering what you need for your court appearance, this article is intended to give you some general suggestions of how to get ready for court and how to behave in court. It’s important that you properly prepare for court because it will potentially have a significant impact on your life.

Heather Jones

September 30, 2021

What the Free Britney Act Means for Britney Spears' Conservatorship | The FREE Act

Britney Spears has been one of the world's most famous and popular pop performers since her breakthrough single, "...Hit Me Baby One More Time," when she was a teen. Despite her celebrity status and immense wealth, Britney, who is now 39, has never really had complete control over her life, a fate most of us cannot imagine for a person of her age.

Madison Clark

July 27, 2021