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Cook County Collaborative Divorce Attorneys

Our Cook County attorneys understand not everyone has the same divorce experience and have the insight on how to guide you and your spouse to negotiate efficiently.
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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

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We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

Finding an attorney who 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.

We believe 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.

We believe 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, the 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 of 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 experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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Kevin's firm handled setting up my will and trust recently. They took something that seemed intimidating and made it easy to understand. I've also referred a couple clients to Kevin - he's trustworthy, approachable and very fairly priced.

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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

More information about our Cook County Collaborative Divorce Attorneys

Our Cook County divorce attorneys and cooperative divorce lawyers have the skill, experience, and attentiveness necessary to assist you in reaching a marital settlement agreement without costly litigation.

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(312) 736-1384
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What to Expect From a Legal Consultation

The purpose of a 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.

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1941 N. Elston Ave., Ste. A

Chicago, Illinois 60642

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Hours of Operation

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
Saturday
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Sunday
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I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

Further Reading from our Cook County Collaborative Divorce Attorneys

Collaborative Divorce and Cooperative Divorce Versus Traditional Divorce

In this article, our Cook County cooperative divorce lawyers explain cooperative divorce and collaborative divorce in Cook County, Illinois. Collaborative law divorce and cooperative divorce are potentially more cost-effective alternatives to traditional divorce.  In both a cooperative divorce and collaborative divorce, the parties agree to attempt to resolve the issues in a divorce including child support, child custody, spousal maintenance, and asset division outside of court. This potentially saves the parties significant amounts of money and stress by avoiding litigation.

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What is the Difference Between Collaborative Divorce and Cooperative Divorce?

In this article, our Cook County cooperative divorce attorneys explain the difference between collaborative divorce and cooperative divorce.  While both collaborative divorce and cooperative divorce involve the parties agreeing to freely exchange information and settle as many issues as possible outside of court, sometimes settlement negotiations break down on some or all issues.  The difference between a collaborative divorce and a cooperative divorce is that in a collaborative divorce each party's attorney agrees not to continue to represent their clients in any litigation, while in a cooperative divorce the same attorneys can continue to represent their clients if litigation is necessary. Our cooperative divorce lawyers explain the pros and cons of each strategy in this article.

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Collaborative Divorce and Cooperative Divorce versus Family Mediation

In this article, our Cook County cooperative divorce lawyers explain family mediation and how it relates to collaborative divorce and cooperative divorce. In collaborative and cooperative divorces, the parties attempt to resolve their issues with the assitance of their attorneys outside of court. In a family mediation, the parties and their attorneys also work with a third party professional mediator to facilitate settlement.  Mediation can be initiated after the collaborative or cooperative divorce process has been initiated as an alternative to litigation in order to resolve difficult issues.

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