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Why

O'Flaherty Law of Lake in the Hills

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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 Lake in the Hills Collaborative Divorce Attorneys:

Our experienced Lake in the Hills Collaborative and Cooperative Divorce Attorneys can help you avoid the headache of litigation. We will work with you to reach an affordable and extensive negotiated agreement.

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Lake in the Hills Collaborative Divorce Attorneys

Please contact our friendly Lake in the Hills Collaborative Divorce 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 Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Rd., Ste. 107

​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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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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Further Reading from our Lake in the Hills Collaborative Divorce Attorneys

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Cooperative Divorce Explained

Collaborative Law divorce is another may be a less stressful and more cost-effective way to resolve any disputes that may arise.  In a collaborative Divorce, A “Participation Agreement” is signed by both parties and each of their attorneys at the beginning of the case. This states that the parties agree to try to negotiate any and all issues that may arise out of court and in good faith, they also agree to voluntarily exchange information without proper discovery.

It is important to remember that the Participation Agreement states that if all issues cannot be resolved out of court, both attorneys for both parties must withdraw themselves from the case. In the event that the case goes to litigation both parties must retain new attorneys for the litigation.  This clause is put in place to make both parties and their attorneys less likely threaten litigation as a negotiating tool. This encourages all parties involved to find different methods of resolving difficult issues without the help of the court.

Once the Participation Agreement has been signed by all parties involved, everyone involved must participate in four-way meetings in hope to negotiate all issues at hand including but not limited to, marital settlements, joint parenting agreements and child support.  Generally, there is no mediator in a Collaborative Divorce, one may be hired by the parties if negotiations without mediation are not successful.

At the time of agreement, attorneys will then file it with the circuit court along with a petition for dissolution of marriage. Lastly, the court will approve and enter the agreement along with the order of dissolution in an expedited proceeding.

Read more about Collaborative Law Divorce from our Lake in the Hills divorce attorneys 

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Cooperative Divorce Explained

Like Collaborative Law Divorce, both parties agree to negotiate out of court and in good faith without formal discovery. However, in Cooperative Divorce, attorneys do not agree to remove themselves from their clients in the event that litigation becomes necessary. This allows for both parties to transition from out-of-court negotiations to court proceeding without having to start from the beginning with new attorneys. This allows the transition to be cost-effective and less stressful.

Read more about Cooperative Law Divorce from our Lake in the Hills divorce lawyers

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