Downers Grove Collaborative Divorce Attorneys | Cooperative Divorce Lawyers, Downers Grove IL

Downers Grove Collaborative Divorce Attorneys | Cooperative Divorce Lawyers, Downers Grove IL

Our Downers Grove collaborative divorce and cooperative divorce attorneys will assist you in reaching a cost-effective and favorable arrangement in your divorce matter. We pride ourselves in handling all divorce cases with care and empathy, saving our clients the cost and stress of litigation in the process.

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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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Downers Grove Collaborative Divorce Attorneys

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O'Flaherty Law of Downers Grove

5002 Main St, Ste. 201
Downers Grove
IL
60515

Phone:

(630)324-6666

E-Mail:

info@oflaherty-law.com

9 am - 5 pm Mon - Friday
After 5 pm by Appointment
11 am - 3pm Saturday & 11 am - 2 pm Sunday by Appointment

See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.  ​​​

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Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

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Recent Changes to Illinois Divorce Law

Our Downers Grove Collaborative & Cooperative Divorce legal team wants you to fully understand recent updates to Illinois divorce law. In the following article, we go over changes enacted in 2016 that affect grounds for divorce, visitation rights, and relocation.

Read more from our Downers Grove Collaborative & Cooperative Divorce lawyers on the recent Illinois divorce law changes.

In this video, Downers Grove Collaborative Divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty goes over some recent changes to Illinois divorce law.

Cooperative Divorce Explained

Our Downers Grove collaborative divorce attorneys are here to help you better navigate the process of court ordered parenting classes. In the following Learn About Law article, we cover what to expect from court ordered parenting classes and how they operate within an overall divorce proceeding.

Read more about court ordered parenting classes from our Downers Grove Collaborative & Cooperative Divorce team.

In this Learn About Law episode, Downers Grove collaborative divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses court ordered parenting, when it is applicable, and what purpose it serves.

Collaborative Divorce, Cooperative Divorce, and Traditional Divorce in Illinois

Our Downers Grove Collaborative & Cooperative Divorce attorneys want to help you know the differences between the two and have written the following guide on the benefits and downsides of each type of divorce.

Collaborative Divorce and Cooperative Divorce have the potential to prevent in-court litigation of the issues that must be resolved in a divorce case, such as asset division, maintenance awards, allocation of parenting time and responsibility, and child support payments.  If successful, this will make your divorce significantly more cost-effective.  It will prevent the stress to everyone in the family that can arise from contentious litigation.  

‍Agreements reached out of court through the Collaborative Divorce or Cooperative Divorce process tend to be more comprehensive than those reached as a result of trial.  These agreements are also less likely to lead to post-divorce litigation between the parties.

Collaborative Divorces place greater incentives on the parties than Cooperative Divorces to settle their case out of court rather than allowing the process to fail and result in litigation. On the other hand, in a Cooperative Divorce, the original attorneys can continue to represent their clients.

‍Both Collaborative Divorce and Cooperative Divorce are highly dependent on the actual good faith of the parties.  Parties that feel that they cannot trust one another to negotiate and reveal information honestly are not good candidates for Collaborative Divorce or Cooperative Divorce.  Couples in which one spouse tends to emotionally dominate the other are also poor candidates for this process, as the adversarial process and the court in a traditional divorce tend to shield the best interests of one spouse from the other's emotional dominance. 

Read the full article from our Downers Grove Collaborative & Cooperative Divorce attorneys about the similarities and differences between these two divorce options.

In this Learn About Law episode, Downers Grove collaborative divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses court ordered parenting, when it is applicable, and what purpose it serves.

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