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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 Collaborative Divorce Attorneys:

Our Champaign Collaborative Divorce lawyers and Cooperative Divorce attorneys will help to ensure your divorce is a cost-effective process that ensures your rights are protected and you receive fair terms.  We help you choose the most expedient and affordable path and ensure your goals are met throughout the process. At O'Flaherty law, we recognize each unique case to find the right kind of divorce solution for you so you can have the best possible outcome in your divorce case.


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Champaign Collaborative Divorce Attorneys

Please contact our friendly Champaign Collaborative Divorce 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

2506 Galen Dr., Ste. 108A

Champaign, IL 61821

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champaign.il@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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Further Reading from our Champaign Collaborative Divorce Attorneys

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Champaign Spousal Maintenance

In this video, our Champaign collaborative divorce attorneys discuss how mediation is an often undervalued method that can potentially solve many family law related issues outside of court that allows parties to come to some form of agreement to Chicago family related issues that also prevents having to litigate these issues in court, saving time and money. In this article, our Chicago family mediation attorneys discuss typical family mediation practices and explain the Chicago mediation process.


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Champaign Spousal Maintenance

In this video, our Champaign cooperative divorce attorneys explain Illinois spousal maintenance law, including factors courts consider in determining whether maintenance is appropriate and how courts determine whether to deviate from statutory guidelines.  If maintenance is appropriate, the court is instructed to use specific formulas to determine both the amount and the duration of the award in most cases.  In certain cases, courts are permitted to deviate from the statutory formulas, in which case the divorce court will use the statutory factors to determine the amount and duration of the maintenance award. In determining whether spousal maintenance is to be awarded, the divorce courts will assess the following factors.  These factors are also weighed to determine the amount and duration of child support in cases in which the statutory formula is not applied:

  1. The income and property of each party;
  2. The needs of each party;
  3. The present and future earning capacity of each party;
  4. The "Homemaker Contribution";
  5. Any impairment of the present or future earning capacity of the party against whom maintenance is sought;
  6. The time necessary for the party seeking maintenance to obtain the appropriate education, training, and employment;
  7. The standard of living during the marriage;
  8. The duration of the marriage;
  9. The age and physical and emotional condition of both spouses;
  10. All sources of public and private income, including disability and retirement income;
  11. Tax consequences of the property division;
  12. Contributions of one spouse to the other's education or career;
  13. Agreements between the parties;
  14. Any other factor that the court finds to be just and equitable.

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Cooperative Divorce Explained

In this video, our Champaign collaborative and cooperative divorce attorneys explain the alternative dispute resolutions in marital dissolution cases. A cooperative divorce is like a collaborative divorce in that the parties agree to negotiate out of court and in good faith.  The open exchange of information is necessary because in a collaborative divorce, attorneys usually don't conduct depositions or written discovery.The difference between a Cooperative Divorce and Collaborative Law Divorce is that attorneys don't have to remove themselves should litigation become necessary.  If negotiations fail, the parties can transition into court proceedings smoothly and cost-effectively


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