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Navigating through a divorce can be challenging, but with the right divorce lawyers in Springfield, IL, you can find a path forward. These professionals guide you through every step, ensuring your interests are protected in this crucial time.
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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.

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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O'Flaherty Law of Springfield

3000 Professional Dr. STE 200 Office L

Springfield, IL 62703

(217) 280-8275
springfield@oflaherty-law.com
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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 Springfield?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Springfield?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Springfield?

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 experienced at everything.  That is why we have worked hard to assemble a team of attorneys with extensive experience in different areas of experience.  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.

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O'Flaherty Law of Springfield

3000 Professional Dr. STE 200 Office L

Springfield, IL 62703

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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.

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Meet the Owner

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 Springfield Family Law Attorneys

In this video, Springfield divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains spousal maintenance.

Maintenance Awards in Springfield Divorce Cases

In this article, our Springfield 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 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 Springfield family law attorneys regarding factors courts consider in determining maintenance. 

Springfield Divorce Attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, explains collaborative divorce and cooperative divorce as alternatives to traditional divorce.

Cooperative Divorce in Springfield

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

In this video, Springfield Divorce Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the changes to Springfield spousal maintenance laws.

Changes to Springfield Divorce Laws

In 2016 the Springfield 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.  

Read the entire article by our Springfield Divorce & Family Law Attorneys

Further Reading from our Springfield Family Law Attorneys

Understanding the Divorce Process

The journey begins when you or your spouse files a divorce petition. This initial step sets the stage for what’s to come. In Springfield, divorce lawyers play a crucial role in drafting these documents, aiming to safeguard your interests from the start. As you progress, responding to petitions and considering counterclaims becomes pivotal. This early phase is critical for establishing your position and preparing for the negotiations and legal battles ahead.

Strategies for a Smooth Transition

Navigating the divorce process requires a strategic approach. The law firm you choose in Springfield will advocate for temporary arrangements that minimize court involvement, saving time and money. Moreover, the discovery phase is your opportunity to assemble evidence and anticipate challenges, ensuring you're well-prepared for trial or settlement discussions. Settlements often offer a more controlled and expedient resolution, allowing you and your spouse to dictate the terms of your divorce, rather than leaving it in the hands of the court.

Finalizing Your Divorce

As your divorce moves towards conclusion, pre-trial conferences and, if necessary, the trial itself, become the arenas where your future is shaped. Your divorce attorney in Springfield, IL, will be instrumental in these stages, leveraging the gathered evidence and advocating on your behalf. Whether through mediation or a trial, the goal is to achieve a fair and just resolution that respects your needs and those of your family. Throughout, it's the support, guidance, and representation of your divorce lawyers that make all the difference in reaching a favorable outcome.