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Schaumburg Family Law Attorneys | Divorce Lawyers, Schaumburg IL

Facing family law challenges in Schaumburg? Our experienced divorce attorney in Schaumburg is here to support and guide you. We specialize in navigating complex family law matters with empathy and understanding. Let's find the best path forward for you and your family.
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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 Schaumburg Family Law Attorneys:

Personalized Legal Support in Family Law

Dealing with family legal issues can be overwhelming. As your Schaumburg divorce attorney, we provide personalized attention tailored to your unique needs, especially in areas like alimony, child custody, and property division. Our commitment is to ensure that your case is handled with the sensitivity and experience it deserves, recognizing that no two families are the same.

Navigating Complex Cases with Compassion

Family law disputes, be it a contentious divorce or a child support battle, can be emotionally taxing. As a divorce lawyer in Schaumburg, we understand the emotional toll these cases can have, especially when children are involved. Our approach is to offer solid legal advocacy and guidance, ensuring that you feel supported and informed throughout the process. Whether your case is straightforward or complex, our goal is to provide a sense of security and clarity.

Tailored Solutions for Diverse Family Dynamics

Every family is unique, and so are their legal challenges. Some may resolve their issues amicably, while others might require more intervention. As your family law attorney in Schaumburg, we are prepared to assist you in all scenarios, from amicable settlements to mediation and court proceedings. Whatever your situation, our dedicated team is here to help you navigate these challenges and work toward a resolution that aligns with your family's needs.

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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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Schaumburg, IL 60173

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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 Schaumburg Family Law Attorneys

Maintenance Awards in Schaumburg Divorce Cases

In this article, our Schaumburg divorce attorneys discuss factors courts could 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 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 Schaumburg family law attorneys regarding factors courts consider in determining maintenance. 

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Collaborative Law Divorce & Cooperative Divorce

In this article, our Schaumburg 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 Schaumburg Cooperative Divorce attorneys on Collaborative Divorce and Cooperative Divorce. 

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Changes to Schaumburg Divorce Laws

In 2016 the Schaumburg 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 Schaumburg.  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.  

The terms "custodial parent" and "visitation" have now been replaced by "allocation of parenting time and responsibility."   Also, four categories of parenting responsibility will be divided among the parents, those being religious, educational, extra-curricular, and medical responsibility.Parents were previously permitted to move anywhere in-state without leave of court, but required court permission to move out of state.  Now the determination is based on distance instead of state lines.  Parents may now move within 25 miles without a court order, regardless of in-state or out.  Moves of more than 25 miles will require permission of court.  Outside of the Schaumburg metro area, parties can move within 50 miles without leave of court as long as it is in-state.  

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