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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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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

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.

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Kevin's firm handled setting up my will and trust recently. They took something that seemed intimidating and made it easy to understand. I've also referred a couple clients to Kevin - he's trustworthy, approachable and very fairly priced.

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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!"

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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(847) 231-2102
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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

8411 Pyott Rd., Ste. 107

​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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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
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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

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Collaborative Law 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.

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