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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 Tinley Park attorneys put the client first. With cost-effective rates, amazing client service, and a wide range of expertise, we provide comprehensive representation that you can rely on in the areas of Divorce & Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Civil Litigation, Guardianship, Corporate & Contract Law, DUI & Criminal Law and more.

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Family Law & Divorce

Our Tinley Park divorce attorneys have experience in wide range of family law matters including divorce, child support, child custody, spousal maintenance, orders of protection, family mediation and adoption. The Tinley Park family law attorneys at O'Flaherty Law will aggressively fight for your rights and put you in the best position to succeed at an affordable rate.

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Probate & Estate Administration

Our Tinley Park probate attorneys will guide you through every step of your probate and estate administration needs. We are proud of our expecrience, client-service and cost-effective rates.

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Guardianship Law

Our Tinley Park guardianship attorneys have the expertise to assist you in both contested and non-contested guardianships. We will make the process as smooth and cost-effective as possible so you can focus on your family.

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Estate Planning

Our experienced Tinley Park estate planning attorneys guide you through the creation and implementation of your affordable will or trust, along with your powers of attorney and healthcare directives. At O'Flaherty Law, we work with trusted accountants and advisers to develop an overarching plan to accomplish your family’s financial goals. We will assist you in ensuring that your assets will be distributed according to your wishes, that a guardian named for your children, and that your estate avoids estate taxes and costly attorney fees and court costs from probate.

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our experienced Tinley Park civil litigation & dispute resolution attorneys aggressively protect your rights. They work hard to achieve an efficient and cost-effective favorable outcome to your matter. Our trained litigators have the extensive skills and knowledge in state and federal disputes involving commercial litigation, fraud, defamation, negligence, breach of contract, disputes between business partners, employment disputes, landlord/tenant disputes and evictions, construction law, and homeowners association disputes. ​

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DUI, Criminal & Traffic Defense

Our Tinley Park criminal defense attorneys will vigorously fight for your rights, exploring every avenue to give you the best opportunity to succeed in your defense.

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Business, Corporate & Contract Law

Our Tinley Park business attorneys have the knowledge and commitment to represent you whether you require assistance with incorporation, contracts, exit strategies, asset purchase agreements, commercial disputes or employees. Our Tinley Park Corporate attorneys will be your trusted advisors at cost-effective rates.

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Immigration

Our Tinley Park immigration attorneys understand that staying in the United States is very important for you and your family, which means it is important to us. We want to be your advocate and assist you to reach goals. We are knowledgeable, cost-effective and are proud of our client communication. Our Tinley Park Immigration & Naturalization attorneys look forward to being a trusted advocate for you and your family.

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​Our dedicated Tinley Park real estate attorneys understand the importance of your home purchase or sale. This is why we are committed to giving your real estate matter the attention that it and you deserve. We will ensure that your transaction to goes as smoothly as possible and closes on time.

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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.

Please contact our friendly Tinley Park Bankruptcy Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation.

O'Flaherty Law of Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Ave., Ste. B

Tinley Park, IL 60477

(708) 894-3030
tinleypark@oflaherty-law.com​

Hours of Operation

Open
Monday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 7:00pm
By Appointment
Saturday
11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday
11:00am - 2:00pm

Why O'Flaherty Law of Tinley Park?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Tinley Park?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Tinley Park?

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 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.

Our Tinley Park Bankruptcy Attorneys provide excellent service in the following areas of law:

Our attorneys work as a team to provide comprehensive has experience in:
  • We Give You Counsel From Experienced Attorneys, Not Info-Tapes!  Our  Tinley Park bankruptcy & debt resolution attorneys will work with you from beginning to end.  We understand that you don't fit in a mold.  Our goal is to develop relationships with our clients that last long after your bankruptcy case has ended.
  • We Are Cost-Effective!  We understand that considering bankruptcy  means you are in a position where you're already surrounded by debt and financially strained.  We are proud to offer affordable rates that allow our clients to have peace of mind while having their financial matters met. ​
  • We Have a Wide Network of Resources to Help!  Once we assist you in getting a fresh new start, you may need help from other professionals.  We are proud to offer a a large network of resources of bankers, loan officers, financial advisors and local professionals to creative a comprehensive solution that suits your needs.

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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 Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Ave., Ste. B

Tinley Park, IL 60477

tinleypark@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 Tinley Park Bankruptcy Attorneys

Tinley Park bankruptcy attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process.

What is the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Process?

In this article, our Tinley Park bankruptcy lawyers explain the chapter 7 bankruptcy process. Bankruptcy is an excellent tool to allow individuals and businesses to get a clean slate and a fresh start.  However, it is often not the only option.  Depending on the number of creditors, the type of debt, and the amount of debt, working with our Elmhurst attorneys to renegotiate your debt may be preferable to bankruptcy.  Creditors are often willing to significantly reduce the amount of your debt and allow it to be paid over time, especially when they are dealing with your attorney and there is a credible threat of bankruptcy.  Our experienced Elmhurst attorneys will educate you on your options and help you choose the right course of action for you, your family, or your business.  

Tinley Park bankruptcy attorney Kevin O'Flaherty talks about some of the advantages of both chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy and how each can apply to your specific needs.

Chapter 13 vs. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

In this video, our Elmhurst chapter 13 bankruptcy attorneys explain the differences and advantages to each type of bankruptcy a client could file and how it is possible to keep your home and vehicles in a chapter 7 bankruptcy. All of your debts in Chapter 7 are dischargeable. If your home or car has over or above exemption amounts then the trustee can collect that to pay the creditors, but most times clients have under the exemption amount and are able to keep their belongings with the help of our advising at O'Flaherty Law. Our Elmhurst attorney goes on to explain how Chapter 7 usually makes the most sense for wiping out your debt. Your future income is used to pay your debt in Chapter 13 instead of liquidation. It usually takes 3-5 years to pay off this debt. Unless there are certain situations, Chapter 7 is more beneficial unless you are ineligible. Ineligibility can be due to things Such as if you have a high income, or have already filed for Chapter 7 in the past ten years, instead Chapter 13 may be right for you. Chapter 13 may be suitable for people who have a lot of equity in their home or car as well to avoid them being taken in a Chapter 7 case. 


Our Tinley Park bankruptcy attorneys explain the Chapter 13 bankruptcy process.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Process Explained

In this article, our Tinley Park bankruptcy attorneys explain the process of chapter 13 bankruptcy. Once our experienced attorneys decide Chapter 13 is the right plan for you and your financial needs, we then have our clients take a credit counseling course with certification of completion before filing. From there attorneys will be able to collect your financial information and scheduling that includes: assets, liabilities, income, and expenses. These will then be submitted to the court who will notify any creditors you owe money to of the bankruptcy. Collections from these creditors will be put on pause while our Elmhurst attorneys help you come up with a payment plan that satisfies your needs and income. A Trustee, or court appointed attorney, will be a part of the process as well collecting the payments for creditors. Be assured that for every part of the process, and for every meeting, our Elmhurst attorneys will be there to help you file your Chapter 13 bankruptcy case. 

Further Reading from our Tinley Park Bankruptcy Attorneys

Iowa Bankruptcy Law Updates 2021 | Recent Changes to Iowa Bankruptcy Law

As of December 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “Act”) was enacted, which temporarily modified several sections of the Bankruptcy Code. In this article we discuss these recent changes to bankruptcy law including:  

  • Changes to Obtaining Credit 2021
  • Changes to the Deadline for Performance of Obligations 2021
  • Changes to Non-Residential Leases 2021
  • Changes to Utility Service 2021
  • Changes to Discriminatory Treatment Protections 2021
  • Changes to Property of the Estate 2021
  • Changes to Bankruptcy Preferences 2021

May 3, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and The Second Draw

In this article we will be reviewing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and The Second Draw, and we answer the questions of:

  • What is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)?
  • What Are the Eligible Expenses That the PPP Funds Can Be Applied to?
  • What Businesses Are Able to Apply for a PPP Loan?
  • What Provisions Has Congress Enacted for Very Small and Minority Businesses?
  • What if I received a PPP Loan from the Original Program, Can I Apply Again?
  • How Much Is a Business Able to Receive from a PPP Loan?
  • Are the Expenses Paid With PPP Funds Tax Deductible?
  • How Can My Business Apply For a PPP Loan?
  • How Soon Can Funds Be Received from an Approved PPP Loan?
  • What Are The Repayment Terms on The PPP Loans?

April 6, 2021

The CARES Act And Student Loan Relief

This article will discuss the CARES Act's current state and how it impacts student loan debt, and the potential for loan forgiveness. We will answer the following questions:

 

  • What is the CARES Act?
  • Which student loans are affected by the CARES Act?
  • What if the Department of Education does not own my loans?
  • What about income-based repayment plans and Public Service Loan Forgiveness?
  • Will the Biden administration push for student loan forgiveness?

Kevin O'Flaherty

March 31, 2021