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Why

O'Flaherty Law of Chicago

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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 Cook County Child Custody Attorneys:

Our Cook County child custody lawyers care about you and you family's legal needs when it comes to child custody cases. We pride ourselves on our above and beyond client communication to put you at ease during your case. Our excellent legal services and experience will with no doubt put you and your family in the best position to succeed in your child's custody case.


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Cook County Child Custody Attorneys

Please contact our friendly Cook County Child Custody 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 Chicago

1941 N. Elston Ave., Ste. A

Chicago, Illinois 60642

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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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Further Reading from our Cook County Child Custody Attorneys

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Allocation of Parenting Time and Responsibility in Cook County

In this article, our Cook County child custody attorneys explain Cook County court ordered parenting classes. Parenting classes are required in Cook County in any court proceeding involving allocation of parenting time and responsibility. We explain some of the exceptions to the court ordered parenting requirement and how to find out which parenting classes are approved in Cook County. ​According to Illinois law, parenting classes are required whenever parents of minor children are engaged in a court proceeding involving allocation of parenting time and responsibility, formerly referred to as custody and visitation.  This includes post-judgment cases involving modification of parenting time and responsibility or relocation of the child.

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Allocation of Parenting Time and Responsibility in Cook County

In this article, our Cook County child custody lawyers explain the allocation of parenting time and responsibility in Cook County. Allocation of parenting time and responsibility is similar to what courts used to decide when determining custody and visitation rights. We explain the factors that Cook County domestic relations courts weigh in determining parenting time, such as the parents' work schedules and the distance the parents live from one another.  We also discuss the various categories of parental responsibility that courts allocate among the parents.

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Cook County Child Custody Law Explained

Read the full article by our Cook County child custody attorneys explaining Illinois child custody laws.  We discuss the statutory factors that Cook County domestic relations courts must consider when allocating parenting time and responsibility, as well as other factors based in case law. The factors listed in the IMDMA are:The wishes of the parents; The wishes of the child; The interactions and the relationships between the parents and the child; The child's adjustment to his or her home, school, and community; The mental and physical health of both the parents and the child; Whether abuse has occurred either to the child or to any other person; Whether the parents have the ability to cooperate; The living situation of the parents; and Whether either of the parents is a sex offender. In addition to these statutory factors, the court may consider any other facts or factors relevant to the "best interest of the child."  The following factors have been found relevant by previous case law: The race & religion of the parents and the child; The parents' work schedules and availability; One parent's interference with the other parent's relationship with the child; Whether one parent has made false allegations of abuse; Whether either parent is living with someone of the opposite sex; Parents' substance abuse; Whether the parent seeking custody is a natural parent.

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