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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 Downers Grove Child Support Attorneys:

Our Downers Grove child support attorneys have the experience and skill necessary to efficiently and cost-effectively help you succeed in your child support matter. We pride ourselves on excellent service and communication with our clients, and will be there to help protect your rights under applicable child support laws.

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Downers Grove Child Support Attorneys

Please contact our friendly Downers Grove Child Support 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 Downers Grove

4949 Forest Ave., Ste. 1B

Downers Grove, IL 60515

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How to Modify Child Support in Downers Grove

As our Downers Grove family law attorneys explained in our article Changes to Illinois Child Support Laws for 2017, effective July 1, 2017, Illinois reformed its child support laws.  Under the former law, the amount that an obligor parent was required to pay in child support was based simply on the obligor’s income and the number of children involved. In our new article detailing the new changes under the law, the new “income shares” model for calculating Illinois child support, the total amount of child support for which the parents are jointly responsible is calculated based on the combined net income of both parents.  

Read the full article by our Downers Grove child support attorneys explaining changes to Illinois child support law for 2017.

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How to Modify Child Support in Downers Grove

In this article, our Downers Grove child support lawyers further explain how to modify child support obligations in Illinois.  We discuss when child support can be modified, whether you can modify your child support obligation based on the changes to child support laws that have taken effect as of July 1, 2017.  The process for modifying child support in Illinois, the distinction between vested child support obligations and future obligations, whether child support can be modified during an appeal, and what constitutes a "substantial change in circumstances" that would allow for modification of child support have been updated. 

Read the full article by our Downers Grove child support lawyers explaining how to modify child support obligations in Illinois. 

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Allocation of Parenting Time and Responsibility Explained

In this article, our Downers Grove child support attorneys explain the major revisions to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) and the significance to child support issues.  These revisions include changing definitions of "parenting time" and "decision making authority." 

Courts take into consideration different factors to determine parenting schedules for both parents in determining custody. Some of these factors include:​

  • How far apart do the parents live from one another?
  • What school will the children be attending?
  • How long have they attended this school?
  • What is each parent’s respective work schedule?
  • Are the parties likely to require daycare or after school care for the children?
  • What extracurricular activities are the children involved in?

“Decision making authority” is much simpler to ascertain, it is based on four (4) major aspects of the child’s life that the parents must come to some agreement on.

  • Extracurricular activities;
  • Religion;
  • Education; 
  • and Medical care

Read the full article by our Downers Grove child support lawyers explain the factors courts consider for the allocation of parental time and responsibility. 

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