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Elmhurst Collaborative Divorce Attorneys | Cooperative Divorce Lawyers, Elmhurst, IL

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If you believe that you and your spouse can negotiate and exchange information regarding your divorce in good faith out of court, a Collaborative Divorce or a Cooperative Divorce may be the most cost-effective and least stressful option for you.

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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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Elmhurst Collaborative Divorce Attorneys

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O'Flaherty Law of Elmhurst

110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 200B
Elmhurst
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IL
60126
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9 am - 5 pm Mon - Friday
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11 am - 3pm Saturday & 11 am - 2 pm Sunday by Appointment

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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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Illinois Collaborative Law Divorce Explained

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In this Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, Elmhurst collaborative law divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses the changes in 2016 to Illinois Divorce law.

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Collaborative Law Divorce is an alternative to litigating the issues involved in your divorce through the court system.  If both parties are negotiating the terms of the divorce in good faith, it can be much more cost-effective than traditional divorce.  

In a Collaborative Divorce, as in a traditional divorce, each party will hire his or her own attorney.  However, unlike a traditional divorce, both parties and each of their attorneys will sign a document called a "Participation Agreement" at the beginning of the process.  The Participation Agreement will typically provide that:

  • The parties agree to negotiate in good faith outside of court with the hope of avoiding the necessity of litigating the issues involved in the divorce; 
  • The parties agree to openly and honestly exchange complete information so traditional divorce tools such as written discovery and depositions will not be necessary;
  • The attorneys agree that should the Collaborative Divorce process fail and litigation becomes necessary, they will withdraw representation from their clients and will not be permitted to represent their clients in any ensuing litigation.

Read more about collaborative divorce from our Elmhurst family law attorneys.

Cooperative Divorce In Illinois Explained

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In this Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, Elmhurst collaborative law divorce attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses the changes in 2016 to Illinois Divorce law.

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Cooperative Divorce differs from Collaborative Divorce in that, if the parties are unable to resolve their issues out of court through the Cooperative Divorce process, the parties are not required to hire new attorneys.  

As in a Collaborative Divorce, the parties to a Cooperative Divorce will agree at the outset to negotiate in good faith out of court and freely and openly exchange information.  As in a Collaborative Divorce, the attorneys in a Cooperative Divorce are unlikely to conduct written discovery or depositions.  The process is also concluded in the same way: by filing the final agreement with the court for approval. 

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