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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 St. Charles family law and divorce attorneys have the experience necessary to help you with your legal matter in a timely and cost-effective manner. Our above-and-beyond client service ensures you get the attention you need.

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Our friendly Saint Charles probate attorneys have the expertise to make your family's probate or estate administration process as smooth and cost-effective as possible.

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Guardianship Law

Our St. Charles guardianship attorneys have the skill and expertise to effectively and affordably assist you in your guardianship proceeding. Our Saint Charles Guardianship attorneys have experience in all types of Guardianship matters including contested guardianship, guardianship litigation, adult guardianship and guardianship of minor children. Contact us for a free guardianship consultation in Saint Charles.

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Estate Planning

Our St. Charles estate planning attorneys will take the time to learn about your family's situation and educate you on what you can accomplish with revocable living trusts, wills and powers of attorney. We will ensure that when you pass your assets will be properly distributed to your loved ones without the need for a costly and time-consuming probate case. Our Saint Charles estate planning lawyers will assist you in appointing agents to act on your behalf if you become mentally incompetent, avoiding the need for a guardianship proceeding. We can also assist you in minimizing estate tax, protecting your assets from creditors, and special needs planning.

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Our St. Charles litigation attorneys have the expertise to achieve an efficient and favorable resolution in your case in a cost-effective manner.

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Our Saint Charles criminal defense attorneys have the expertise and skill to be your aggressive advocate in a cost-effective manner.

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Our Saint Charles business attorneys are friendly, experienced and cost-effictive. We look forward to becoming your comprehensive trusted advisor.

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Our Illinois immigration attorneys will fight for your right to stay in the country for your family, for your job, and for your life.

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O'Flaherty Law of St. Charles

1121 E. Main St., Ste. 124B

St. Charles, IL 60174

(331) 254-3033
saintcharles@oflaherty-law.com

Hours of Operation

Open
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
By Appointment
Saturday
11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday
11:00am - 2:00pm

Why O'Flaherty Law of St. Charles?

Why O'Flaherty Law of St. Charles?

Why O'Flaherty Law of St. Charles?

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.

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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.

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We Are Affordable!  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. 

We Are 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.

We Are Comprehensive!  Wouldn't it be nice to work with the same trusted adviser for all of your legal solutions?  At O'Flaherty Law, our team approach provides you with experts in nearly every area of law.  Regardless of your legal needs, you will get the same trusted quality of service and continuity of care.  We are not a sole practitioner that is spread too thin and expert at nothing.  We are also not a large conglomerate firm that only massive corporations can afford.  We are uniquely set up to provide you with expert comprehensive service from a team of attorneys at affordable prices.

We Are 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 a true expert 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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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.

O'Flaherty Law of St. Charles

1121 E. Main St., Ste. 124B

St. Charles, IL 60174

saintcharles@oflaherty-law.com

What to Expect From a Consultation

The purpose of a free 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 St. Charles Attorneys

Saint Charles divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the timeline of a Kane County divorce case.

Saint Charles divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the timeline of a Kane County divorce case.

Saint Charles Family Law: How Long Does a Divorce Take in Illinois?

Our Saint Charles attorneys explain the factors that go into the length of a divorce. The biggest factor in determining how long an Illinois divorce will take is the willingness of the parties to settle versus litigate. An uncontested divorce, in which the parties agree at the outset to nearly all issues takes about 2 months. The length of a contested divorce depends on the complexity of the issues involved, such as child support, child custody, spousal maintenance and property division, and the ability of the parties to effectively negotiate these issues.

Read the full article by our Saint Charles lawyers explaining the duration of an Illinois divorce.

Saint Charles estate planning lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains how to avoid probate with revocable living trusts.

Saint Charles Estate Planning: How to Avoid Probate With Revocable Living Trusts

In this article our Saint Charles attorneys explain how to use revocable living trusts in your estate plan in order to ensure that probate is not required when you pass away. Probate is a court case that is often required in order to distribute a deceased person's assets to his or her heirs. Probate can be costly and typically takes at least a year, during which time the deceased individual's heirs do not have access to his or her assets. Most people who use revocable living trusts as the primary document in their estate plan will not require probate when they pass.

Read the full article by our St. Charles attorneys explaining how to avoid probate with a good estate plan.

Saint Charles probate attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the benefits of hiring a probate lawyer.

Saint Charles Probate: How Can a Probate Attorney Help?

In this article, our Saint Charles attorneys explain the most important reasons to hire a probate attorney. We discuss how probate lawyers prevent the executor from being personally liable for his or her estate administration. Hiring a probate attorney will also save the executor time, minimize stress on the family, minimize the potential for disputes, and allow the executor to complete the probate process and distribute assets to beneficiaries more quickly.

Read the full article by our Saint Charles lawyers explaining why it is important to hire a probate attorney if you are the executor of an estate.

Further Reading from our St. Charles Attorneys

Father’s Rights to Child Support and Child Custody in Iowa

If you have come across this article it is likely that you are a father trying to determine what you rights are as a father in a court of law. Iowa prefers to award joint legal custody, which means the two parents share the legal right to make decisions for the child concerning things like education, health care and religious participation.  

Heather Jones

September 22, 2021

Recent Changes to Indiana Divorce Laws 2021

As of August, 2021, a review of the Indiana 2021 legislative session doesn’t show any major changes to Indiana divorce law.  This article will help you learn about some changes to related laws that have occurred in the past two years, however, and about how to get divorced in Indiana in 2021.

Renee Babcoke

September 16, 2021

Five Rules to Know When Parental Rights are Terminated in Indiana

Termination of parental rights in Indiana can happen in two main ways.  Parental rights may be relinquished by the parent(s) when they consent to adoption of a child or they can be voluntarily or involuntarily terminated when the Indiana Department of Child Services (“DCS”) institutes a Termination of Parental Rights action.

Renee Babcoke

September 10, 2021