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Family Law & Divorce Attorneys at O'Flaherty Law

Our family law and divorce teams are happy to assist you with any family law issues you may be experiencing, including divorce, child custody, child support, visitation rights, maintenance awards, and adoption.
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Family Law & DivorceAttorney Kevin O'Flaherty

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

What we offer

Family Law & Divorce Services


Child Custody

Child Support

Cooperative Divorce

Divorce & Legal Separation

Domestic Abuse

Family Law

Family Mediation

Orders of Protection


Spousal Maintenance & Alimony












Client Testimonials

Christi M.

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.


"I've used Kevin and his firm's services since 2011. He gave undivided attention to my cases, advised me on different options and..."

Rachel B.

"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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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. We take your legal matters very seriously, which is why with each consultation, we strive to ensure you feel confident about the future of your case.

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Not All Family Law Lawyers Are The Same

Family law issues are sensitive and typically highly emotional issues that require a certain kind of experience and care. When you are trying to deal with a family law issue or are considering adding a member to your family, you must have an experienced family law attorney on your side to guide you through the process. Having a trusted advocate working on your behalf makes the process easier.

The family law attorneys at O’Flaherty Law are the team you want on your side, regardless of your individual goal. What makes O’Flaherty Law different from other family law firms is that our team takes the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions quickly, and work hard to get the results you want. You deserve the kind of care and experience O’Flaherty can provide for you when it comes to your family. The family law attorneys at O’Flaherty Law have many years of experience in a wide range of family law issues, from pre-marital agreements to adoption to divorce and custody battles. No matter what your family law issue is, the team at O’Flaherty Law will guide you through the process and get you the best possible result.

Our Team Will Guide You Through Each Step of Your Family Law Case

While there are many family law attorneys to choose from, it is not a decision to be taken lightly. Having an experienced family law attorney at your side during your case makes all the difference. The team at O’Flaherty Law will provide you with a strategy outlining each step of your case and regular case status updates. We have an open-door communication policy with all of our clients, so they are well informed.

Awarded Avvo's 2016 Clients' Choice Award for Divorce, Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40 in 2015, and receiving an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, at O'Flaherty Law, we offer personalized service so we will be with you every step, explaining what you can expect and how to achieve your goals best.

What to Expect from Your O'Flaherty Law
Family Attorney

The team at O’Flaherty Law will never leave you wondering where your case is at or what you can expect from the attorney on your case. Along with regular communication and detailed explanation of the issues in your family law matter, the team at O’Flaherty Law is experienced in all family law issues, including the following:

  • Divorce and legal separation
  • Child custody
  • Child support, enforcement, modification
  • Visitation issues
  • Spousal Support / alimony
  • Division of marital property (assets and debts)
  • Parental relocation
  • Paternity suit
  • Pre-Martial agreements
  • Adoption
  • Surrogacy
  • Domestic Partnerships / Civil Unions

At your first consultation with an O’Flaherty Law attorney, you can expect to discuss the issues and what you want to achieve. Once your attorney has that information, they will provide you with an estimated retainer. Upon signing a retainer agreement, your attorney will outline a strategy to get your case where it needs to go. Whatever next steps are required, from a simple demand letter to court appearances to preparing for and appearing at a trial, the team at O’Flaherty Law will be beside you every step of the way.

Navigating Divorce and Legal Separation With Your Family Law Attorney

Navigating divorce legal separation with family law attorney

Whether you want to file for divorce or legal separation, O’Flaherty Law can assist you with either. The process for the two things is relatively similar, establishing residency, filing a petition, and asking for a court order. The difference is that you are still legally married at the end of the legal separation process.  


If you are ready to file for divorce O’Flaherty Law is very experienced in the entire divorce process, including all post-judgment orders. Your O’Flaherty Law attorney will be able to prepare you to file for divorce, let you know what to expect as far as timelines and when the process should be final, and represent you if the divorce is contested and the case needs to be litigated.

Suppose you have minor children or anticipate the divorce will be contested. In that case, O’Flaherty can provide the aggressive representation you need to ensure that you will have your say in court and will respect your rights.

Legal Separation

If you are not ready or willing to get a divorce but want a separate life away from your spouse, O’Flaherty Law can assist you with petitioning the court for legal separation. While you will still be legally married, it is important to include terms in the order granting separation to make sure that you and any minor children are adequately cared for. Furthermore, you want your legal separation to be properly done if you decide you want the court to convert it into a divorce.

Child Protection Proceedings and Juvenile Law Cases

Child protection and juvenile law

Child Protection Proceedings

If the state you reside in suspects that there is child abuse or neglect, they will begin child protection proceedings. The state may go through an evaluation process with home visits and interviews to ascertain the relevant facts and plan for whether or not the child should remain in the home. It is your right to hire an attorney to represent you during this time. You have a right to an attorney who will advocate for you and your family and assist with getting the situation resolved so that you can go back to your everyday life with your family intact. Child Protective Services does not owe you any duty and may not sit down and explain things to you.

Juvenile Law Cases

Kids make mistakes, and some need more help with those mistakes than others. Thankfully, most juvenile justice systems recognize that juveniles are still growing into adults and tend to focus on more rehabilitative methods to prepare the child to be a responsible adult rather than punishing the child. The juvenile justice system does have its different way of doing things, and your O’Flaherty law attorney will be able to provide the necessary guidance. The team at O’Flaherty Law is experienced with juvenile law cases. It will be able to provide the assistance you and your child need to navigate the juvenile justice system successfully.

Establishing Paternity and Fighting for Your Paternity Rights

Paternity rights family law

If you have a child with someone you are not married to, paternity is not automatically assumed and must be formally established to enforce legal rights. If you are the father of the child in question, you are entitled to establish your legal rights as the father and to have a meaningful relationship with the child. If you are a mother who knows who the father is, but he denies his obligation to the child, you have a right to seek support on behalf of the child. If the other parent is resisting or denying paternity, you have options, and the attorneys at O’Flaherty law can help you explore the best course of action.  

Protective Order and Domestic Abuse Cases

Restraining order domestic abuse

Protective Orders

If you are being threatened or abused, O’Flaherty Law can help you get the order for the protection you need to help you stay safe. There are many things an abuser can say and do to make you feel unsafe, and there is never any excuse for domestic violence. Orders for protection can force your abuser to maintain a certain distance from you, refrain from contacting you, and protect any children you share with the abuser. If you feel unsafe or have been abused, you should not waste any time getting an order for protection. Furthermore, except for the state of New York, the court will not make an attorney available to you while you try to get an order for protection. If you do not have an attorney, you will be unrepresented and vulnerable to any order for protection being dismissed or only granted for a very short period of time. O’Flaherty Law can assist you in getting the order as quickly as possible and making sure it is adequately enforced.

Domestic Abuse Cases

Domestic abuse is when someone who lives with you physically hurts you or threatens to hurt you. If someone is hurting you or threatening to hurt you, call 911. It is enough for them to make you believe that they are about to hurt you. You do not deserve to be threatened or physically harmed at any time, for any reason. When it is time to go to court to prove your case against your abuser, you need a lawyer with you. The attorneys at O’Flaherty Law are experienced in representing the victims of domestic abuse. From the initial temporary order for protection to the in-person hearing where the order can be made long term or permanent, you will have us on your side working to help keep you and your family safe.

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