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.
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’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.
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We Are Great at What We Do! Kevin O'Flaherty was honored to be named one of Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40. As a firm, O'Flaherty Law was named one of the 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction for 2016 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Because we have received so much positive client feedback, we were also the recipient of the Avvo Clients' Choice Award for 2016 in the practice areas of both Chicago Divorce and Estate Planning. We have an A+ rating with the better Business Bureau, and are proud to have never received a complaint. Most importantly, many of our previous clients have thought highly enough of our above-and-beyond service to take time out of their busy schedules to leave us positive testimonials. Our Chicago attorneys are the best at what they do, and we are proud of the good work that we perform as a firm for each of our clients.
We Are Affordable! We are proud of our affordable rates, which allow us to build long-term relationships with as many members of the community as possible. For many legal matters, we offer budget-friendly flat fees. If a flat fee is not feasible, our attorneys will work efficiently with an eye toward your budget. From the outset of your case, we will set reasonable expectations for costs and outcomes, and continue to communicate with you at every stage of your matter, so that you will never be surprised by a legal bill. We would rather charge less and have you rave to your friends and family about the amazing value that you received from our firm.We Are Client-Focused! Legal skill and experience should be a prerequisite for any attorney you are considering hiring. What sets us apart is our above-and-beyond approach to client service. We won't speak to you in legal ease; you will feel comfortable with our down-to-earth Chicago attorneys.
We are accessible, available 24/7. We promptly return all calls and e-mails and will affirmatively communicate with you and educate you at each stage of your case. Finally, we are your trusted adviser. We always act with the utmost integrity, and are always honest and realistic with our clients about the likelihood of and the steps necessary to accomplish their legal goals.
We Are Comprehensive! Unlike sole practitioners who are spread too thin, our team of skilled Chicago lawyers and staff is large enough to provide comprehensive service in nearly every practice area and provide our clients with the resources they need to achieve your goals. However, we are not like expensive downtown firms that are too large to focus on client service. We have found a sweet spot, allowing us to provide affordable, above-and-beyond customer service, while being a one-stop shop for our community's legal needs. Once we earn your trust, you will never have to look for another attorney again, regardless of your legal matter.
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Springfield, IL 62704
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!
Our Sangamon County lawyers explain the residency requirements in order to give Illinois jurisdiction over your divorce, the requirement of living separate and apart, how to initiate a divorce proceeding by filing a petition for dissolution of marriage, where to file your divorce petition, and the notice that must be served on your spouse once the divorce petition is filed. A divorce can be a complicated and emotional ordeal, but our Sangamon County attorneys are here to make it as seamless as possible.
Our Sangamon County lawyers give an introduction to estate planning by explaining the difference between wills and trusts, and how both can be used together to accomplish your estate planning goals. We discuss how revocable living trusts can be used to ensure that your estate avoids probate when you pass. We also discuss how powers of attorney can prevent a guardianship proceeding in the event that you become mentally incompetent. Finally we discuss providing end of life instructions through a living will.
In this article, our Sangamon County attorneys explain the Illinois probate process including instances when probate is necessary, how to open a probate estate, and the various forms that must be filed along with the probate petition, we also discuss the notices that must be sent to heirs and creditors of the estate.