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Why

O'Flaherty Law of Champaign

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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.

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.

More information about our Champaign Adoption Attorneys:

Adoptions can be a frustrating and difficult process, but our Champaign adoption attorneys are determined to advocate for you. Our highly skilled attorneys will aggressively fight to cut through the red tape of Champaign adoption laws and bring your family together. We're here to ensure your Champaign adoption matter is handled efficiently and comes to a quick, successful conclusion. . The adoption process can sometimes be a frustrating and difficult process but our team is here to help.

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Champaign Adoption Attorneys

Please contact our friendly Champaign Adoption Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.

O'Flaherty Law of Champaign

10 E. Main St., Ste. 101A

Champaign, IL 61820

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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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Adoption Frequently Asked Questions

In this article, our Champaign adoption attorneys explain Illinois adoption law. Adoption in Illinois is governed by the Illinois Adoption Act. The following are the 5 different types of adoption:

  • Related Adoption occurs when the person being adopted is related to the adopting parents. This happens when a step-parent wishes to adopt his or her step-child. The biological parent would be listed on the adoption petition as well as the step-parent.
  • Agency Adoption occurs when an agency gives the authority to place a child with the adopting parents. This can happen when the biological parents voluntarily give their child to an adoption agency or when a court has terminated the biological parents' parental rights.
  • Private adoption occurs outside an agency and neither adopting parents are related to the child being adopted.
  • Adoption of an adult occurs when the child is 18 years or older when being adopted.
  • Standby adoption occurs when a legal parent is terminally ill and agrees to a specific person adopting the child if the parent becomes too ill to take care of the child.

In order to be eligible to adopt in Illinois, you must not have a legal disability, have lived in Illinois for at least 6 months, and have a good reputation. In normal circumstances, the adopting parents must be over the age of 18, but the court has the discretion if good cause is presented.


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Adoption Frequently Asked Questions

In this article, our Champaign adoption attorneys will answer some frequently asked questions about adoption in Illinois.  Adoption is when an adult becomes the legal parent of a child or another adult who is not their biological child. Adopting parents are then legally responsible to care for and support the adopted child, assuming the child is a minor. We answer questions such as, who can adopt a child in Illinois?, What are different types of adoption in Illinois?, how long does adoption take in Illinois, how much does adoption cost, what information available for adopting parents?, do all adoptions require a home study in Illinois, what kind of training is required for Illinois adoption?, and lastly, will the adopted child's birth parents have legal rights?


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Champaign Adoption Explained

Our Champaign adoption attorneys discuss in this article, valuable information regarding current Illinois adoption laws.  Eligibility requirements for adoptees and parents, types of adoption cases including agency adoption, standby adoption, private adoption, adult adoption and related adoptions are explained.

‍Biological parents' rights need to be terminated before the entry of an adoption order in most cases.  The process of terminating parental rights both with and without consent of the biological parents and which cases require the removal of parental rights before adoption can occur are examined.

We explore the entire adoption process from the entering of the adoption petition, the interim hearing, the investigation to the final hearing.  Upon the finalization of adoption we also explain the amendment of the birth certificate.


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