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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 Paternity Attorneys:

Our Cook County paternity attorneys have the expertise to put you in the best position to succeed in your paternity case.  With over-the-top client service and cost-effective rates, we will be your trusted advocate.

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Cook County Paternity Attorneys

Please contact our friendly Cook County Paternity 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 Paternity Attorneys

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Frequently Asked Questions About Paternity Law

In this article, our Cook County paternity attorneys explain how to establish paternity by consent at birth. Illinois statutes provide that when unmarried parents have a child together at Illinois hospitals, the hospital is required to present the parents with forms that make it easy to establish paternity by mutual agreement. The parents can deliver their petition to declare paternity to the clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court to established paternity.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Paternity Law

In this article, our Cook County paternity lawyers explain paternity litigation to establish the existence of a father-child relationship. We explain who can file a suit to discover a father child relationship, when the paternity litigation can be filed, and the types of evidence that are typically presented to establish paternity.

There are several causes of action in Illinois related to paternity, including:

  • Establishing paternity by consent of the parents;
  • Contested paternity suits; and
  • Suits to establish the non-existence of a father-child relationship.

Illinois provides that certain forms must be presented to non-married parents at the hospital upon the birth of a child, which allow the parents to facilitate establishing paternity by mutual consent.


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Is a Paternity Test Required for Child Support?

In this video, our Cook County paternity attorneys discuss the requirements of proving paternity for child support cases. Paternity is the legal acknowledgement of the relationship between a father and his child. If the mother was in a civil union or married when the child was born, the father is presumed to be the person to whom the mother was married. In this situation, the father’s name can go on the birth certificate at the time of birth.  In these cases, child support is usually determined as part of the divorce case without the establishment of paternity becoming an issue.

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