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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.

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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.

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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.

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Our highly skilled Quad City Paternity attorneys are here to advocate and be your legal shields in your Quad City paternity matters. We are specialized in all forms of paternity law including voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, Quad Cities paternity fraud matters, and all other Quad Cities paternity matters. We are equipped with the necessary skills to help you reach a favorable conclusion in your Quad Cities paternity matter.

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Quad City Paternity Attorneys

Please contact our friendly Quad City Paternity 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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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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Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity in the Quad Cities

In this article, our Quad Cities paternity attorneys explain the types of paternity cases that may arise. There are three primary types of paternity cases that can be filed in Quad Cities. The cases include the following:

  • Establishing paternity by consent of the parents;
  • Contested paternity suits; and
  • Suits to establish the non-existence of a father-child relationship.

Our Moline paternity lawyers explain who can file a paternity suit, when a contested paternity suit can be filed and how the courts proceed with these matters. We also examine contested paternity suits as well as the statute of limitations regarding these types of cases to help you make educated decisions regarding your Quad Cities paternity matter.

Read more by our Quad City paternity attorneys about the different types of Quad City paternity cases.

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Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity in the Quad Cities

In this article, our Quad Cities paternity lawyers discuss the establishment of paternity by consent at birth, known as voluntary acknowledgment of paternity.

When children are born to unmarried parents, hospitals and midwives are required by the Illinois Vital Records Act to provide the parents with the forms that allow the parents to  establish paternity easily by mutual consent, assuming that both parents agree.  These forms include:

  • A petition to declare paternity by consent; and
  • An agreed order to be entered by the court in which the petition is filed, which will establish paternity.

If the parents are in agreement about paternity, they can execute these forms and deliver them to the clerk of the circuit court.  The judge will then enter the agreed order without requiring the parents to appear in court.

Read the full article by our Quad City paternity attorneys explaining how to establish paternity by consent in the Quad Cities.

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Defense Against Paternity Fraud in the Quad Cities

In this article, our Quad City paternity attorneys discuss paternity fraud in Quad City paternity matters. They explain what a "presumed father" is in Quad Cities paternity matters. If there is a "presumed father," as defined by the Illinois Parentage Act, there is a a higher burden of proof that must be shown for opposite.

Determination of a "presumed father" depends on the following statements. If one is true, there is a "presumed father" in the relationship:

  • You were married to the child's mother, in a civil union, or in a substantially similar relationship at the time of birth;
  • You were in a marriage, civil union, or a substantially similar relationship that was terminated within 300 days prior to the child being born;
  • You were in an invalid marriage or civil union at the time of birth or within 300 days prior to the time of birth, which was entered into in apparent compliance with the law;
  • You married the child's mother after the birth of the child and are listed as the child's father on the birth certificate.  

Read more by our Quad City paternity lawyers explaining the cause of action against paternity fraud in Quad City paternity cases.

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