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Rockford Family Law Attorneys | Divorce Lawyers Rockford, IL

Our skilled Rockford divorce attorneys provide exceptional legal work, aggressive representation, and above-and-beyond client service at affordable rates. Our Springfield family law attorneys will provide you with experienced and affordable representation for any family law matter including divorce, maintenance awards, adoption, and child custody and support.
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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

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.

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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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Kevin's firm handled setting up my will and trust recently. They took something that seemed intimidating and made it easy to understand. I've also referred a couple clients to Kevin - he's trustworthy, approachable and very fairly priced.


"I've used Kevin and his firm's services since 2011. He gave undivided attention to my cases, advised me on different options and..."

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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

About Rockford Family Law Attorneys:

  • Our Rockford Divorce Attorneys are Proven Advocates!  Our Rockford divorce lawyers have the experience and skill to put your legal matter in the best possible position to succeed:
  • Our Rockford divorce attorneys were named among the 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in 2016 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.
  • In 2016, due to the overwhelming feedback from our clients, we received Avvo's 2016 Clients' Choice Award for Divorce.  
  • We have an A+ Rating with the better business bureau and have never received a BBB complaint.  
  • Kevin O'Flaherty was honored to be named one of Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40 for 2015.   
  • We look forward to the opportunity to building our representation for excellence by providing you with quality legal service you deserve!
  • We Are Cost-Effective!  Our divorce attorneys work efficiently and cost-effectively to make your law matter as affordable as possible.  We are proud of our rates and value we bring to our clients. Our Rockford family law Attorneys Provide Comprehensive Representation! Because our Rockford family law attorneys collaborate to bring together the different areas of experience, we provide you with experienced representation in nearly every area of law.   If your case requires a wider range of experience than family law, our broad experience can put you in an advantageous position. 
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What to Expect From a Legal 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.

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5844 Elaine Dr. STE 112

Rockford, IL 61108

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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!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

Check Out Articles and Videos from our Rockford Family Law Attorneys

Maintenance Awards in Rockford Divorce Cases

In this article, our Rockford divorce attorneys discuss factors courts consider when determining the awarding of maintenance during a divorce case, the amount of the award, and how it will be paid.  

Maintenance can be paid in lump sum or continuing payments and on a temporary or permanent basis.  Courts attempt to place the parties in a relatively equal position close to the standard of living they enjoyed during the marriage.  Some of the most important factors are the length of the marriage, earning capacity of each spouse, and any sacrifices one spouse made during the marriage for the other spouse's career.

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

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Collaborative Law Divorce & Cooperative Divorce in Rockford

In this article, our Sangamon County Cooperative Divorce attorneys explain Collaborative Law Divorce and Cooperative Divorce.  Both are alternatives to litigating the issues of your divorce in court and with each Collaborative Divorce and Cooperative Divorce, the parties agree to the exchange of information freely out of court and attempt to negotiate in good faith.  

The difference between the two is that with Collaborative Divorce, the attorneys for both sides must withdraw if negotiation becomes unsuccessful and litigation becomes necessary.  Both Collaborative Law Divorce and Cooperative Divorce are potential options to save your family significant money and stress throughout the divorce process.  

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

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Changes to Rockford Divorce Laws

Our Rockford family law and divorce law team wants you to be up-to-date in your knowledge of spousal maintenance law.

In 2016 the Illinois Marriage and Defense of Marriage Act (the "IMDMA") saw several changes.  The intent of these changes was to reduce the likelihood of disputes and to bring the language of the Act in line within the modern realities and understanding of marriage, divorce and parenting.  

Irreconcilable differences will now be the only grounds for divorce in Rockford.  Previously, parties could list irreconcilable differences or one of several specific statutory grounds when filing for a divorce.  However, irreconcilable differences used to require a time of living separate and apart than specific grounds (2 years).  Now, the time of living separate and apart is 6 months, and can be waived if both parties agree.  

A number of other changes were made to the IMDMA. To know what they were, read the entire article by our Rockford divorce and family law attorneys.

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