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O'Flaherty Law of Davenport

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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 Iowa Guardianship Litigation Attorneys:

Our Iowa Guardianship litigation attorneys are experienced in all areas onf guardianship law. We are dedicated to providing you with the best possible experience in your disputed or contested guardianship case. We offer comparable rates and provide you with quality service to give you peace of mind.

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Iowa Guardianship Litigation Attorneys

Please contact our friendly Iowa Guardianship Litigation 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 Davenport

201 W. 2nd St., Ste. 400A

Davenport, IA 52801

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davenport@oflaherty-law.com

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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Iowa Adoptions and Guardianship FAQs

If an adult is incapable of making decision on their own due to a disability, a guardian is appointed to them. This guardian is responsible for any legal decision that need to be made on the disabled individuals behalf, and the guardian is responsible for making these decisions with the individuals best interest in mind. If for whatever reason, a guardianship needs to be modified or removed, a litigation case would need to occur.

In this article, our Iowa guardianship litigation attorneys explain circumstances that can lead to a guardianship ligation and the steps needed in order to remove or modify the responsibilities of the current guardian.

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Iowa Adoptions and Guardianship FAQs

Adoption is a complicated process to ensure that both the child and the parent are ready for it. In a legal adoption case, an adult is appointed the legal parent of a child who is not biologically their own. The adult is then legally responsible for the care and support of the child.

Here, our Iowa guardianship litigation attorneys discuss common questions they get from Iowans about adoption and guardianship, such as: 

  • Who can adopt a child in Iowa?
  • What are the different types of adoption in Iowa?
  • How long does adoption take in Iowa?
  • How much does adoption cost in Iowa?
  • What information is available for adoptive parents in Iowa?
  • Do all adoptions require a home study in Iowa?
  • What kind of training is required for adoptive parents in Iowa?
  • Will an adopted child’s biological parents have legal rights?

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Removing an Iowa Guardian

A guardian is responsible for the care of another individual, but there are many reasons that a guardianship may need to be removed or modified. Our Iowa guardianship litigation attorneys explain the process of removing or modifying a guardianship. Possible reasons that a guardianship would need to be removed or modified would be the following:

  • Becoming physically or mentally unable to handle the duties assigned as guardian;
  • Neglect or deprivation of the ward by the guardian;
  • Failing to file an inventory or accounting after being ordered to do so by the court;
  • Mismanagement of the estate;
  • Malfeasance;
  • A better match as guardian is apparent;
  • Conviction of a felony;
  • Endangering a co-guardian or bond surety for the guardian through his or her behavior;
  • Any other good reason as determined by the court

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