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Elmhurst Family Mediation Attorneys

At O'Flahery law our Elmhurst family mediation attorneys are equipped with the knowledge and skill to help you navigate and resolve disagreements in your family situation
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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.

More information about our Elmhurst Family Mediation Attorneys

Our Elmhurst family mediation lawyers are a cost-effective solution to your legal needs. We pride ourselves in going above and beyond with our excellent service and client communication. Our Elmhurst mediation attorneys have experience in helping in child support mediation, child custody mediation, and divorce mediation. 

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Please contact our friendly lawyers to Schedule a Consultation.

(331) 253-4060
elmhurst@oflaherty-law.com​

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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Office Address

​110 E. Schiller St., Ste. 200B

​Elmhurst, IL 60126

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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
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Meet the Owner

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 Elmhurst Family Mediation Attorneys

How Family Mediation Works In Illinois

In this article, our Elmhurst child custody mediation attorneys discuss the process of mediation and why it is important not only for people seeking to resolve their domestic issues in a cost-effective manner, but also to lead to more lasting solutions without litigation. While attorneys may not need to be involved during a third-party mediation, it is important to have an attorney present to understand your rights and protect your interests. This becomes especially important when you feel there is unequal power in the relationship. Our mediation attorneys have your best interest at heart and will be your advocate in mediation decisions related to family, child custody, child support, or divorce.

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How Illinois Law Affects Paternity

In this article, our Elmhurst family mediation attorneys discuss ways to establish paternity in Illinois. We also discuss the concept of a "presumed father," which impacts the burden of proof in paternity cases. A person may be the presumed father if the following are true:

  • He is married to the mother or in a substantially similar relationship before the child was born
  • He was married to the mother but the marriage was terminated within 300 days prior to the child being born
  • The child was born within 300 days of an invalid marriage, which he had entered with apparent compliance with the law; or
  • He is listed on the birth certificate as well as was married at the time of birth of the child.

We explain the use of DNA testing to determine the father.  If a party refuses to have a DNA test, the Court will likely rule against them.  Finally, we explain how to establish paternity by mutual agreement at birth.

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Illinois Uncontested Divorces

In this video, our Elmhurst family mediation attorneys explain how an uncontested divorce is simply a divorce in which the parties agree on all of the issues surrounding the divorce without the need for extensive negotiation or litigation.  The parties to an uncontested divorce will freely exchange information without discovery or depositions.  The parties will work together to draft and execute a marital settlement agreement that will resolve issues of: spousal maintenance, child support, division of assets, and division of liabilities and debts.  

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