O'Flaherty Law

O'Flaherty Law Blogs

Blog Authors

Latest from O'Flaherty Law

Pet custody in Illinois used to be a relatively simple thing. The court would look at the pet or pets as “marital property” and divide it accordingly. A new law was created in Illinois in 2018, where now the court can consider the “well-being” of the pet in question. | O’Flaherty Law – Learn About Law Legal Articles, Videos & Podcasts with O’Flaherty Law
Continue Reading Pet Custody in Illinois: New State Laws | O'Flaherty Law

Emancipated literally means being liberated or set free. In this context, being an emancipated minor means that the minor is now free from any rules or restraints that their parents or guardians had in place. In other words, it means that your parents or guardian no longer have any say in what you do with your life | O’Flaherty Law – Learn About Law Legal Articles, Videos & Podcasts with O’Flaherty Law
Continue Reading Emancipation of Minors Process – How Do you Get Emancipated? | O'Flaherty Law

Custody and placement of the children are two major issues of contention and confusion when people are going through a divorce. As parents, you want to make the best possible decisions for your children and maintain the same closeness you had before the divorce | O’Flaherty Law – Learn About Law Legal Articles, Videos & Podcasts with O’Flaherty Law
Continue Reading Child Custody vs. Child Placement in Wisconsin | O'Flaherty Law

When a person becomes incapacitated and is no longer competent, and they have not previously prepared an advanced directive such as a Power of Attorney for Health Care or a Declaration for Mental Health Treatment, a family member or friend would be required to obtain a court order appointing them as a guardian of the person in order to direct their medical care. (Unless the Health Care Surrogate Act applies which is briefly referred to below) | O’Flaherty Law – Learn About Law Legal Articles, Videos & Podcasts with O’Flaherty Law
Continue Reading CAN I REFUSE MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT? | O'Flaherty Law

The terms operating while intoxicated (“OWI”) and driving while intoxicated (“DUI”) are often used interchangeably. To be charged with an OWI, a vehicle does not necessarily need to be in motion, whereas a DUI implies the person needs to be driving the vehicle | O’Flaherty Law – Learn About Law Legal Articles, Videos & Podcasts with O’Flaherty Law
Continue Reading Understanding OWI/DUI Laws in Wisconsin | O'Flaherty Law

If there is an overpayment in the taxes, the taxpayer can seek a refund by contacting their county treasurer to discuss the overpayment. If the treasurer and the taxpayer can agree on the overpayment, this would be the quickest way to achieve an amicable refund. | O’Flaherty Law – Learn About Law Legal Articles, Videos & Podcasts with O’Flaherty Law
Continue Reading I overpaid my property taxes in Illinois. How can I get a refund of overpaid property taxes? | O'Flaherty Law

The Illinois act prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions. This includes a refusal to rent or sell and discriminatory practices in listing different prices for rentals or purchase points of a real estate transaction based on someone’s protected class. | O’Flaherty Law – Learn About Law Legal Articles, Videos & Podcasts with O’Flaherty Law
Continue Reading The Illinois Fair Housing Act Explained | O'Flaherty Law

A durable power of attorney for health care is a document created by an adult person (called a principal), authorizing another individual (called the “attorney in fact”) to make healthcare decisions for the principal. | O’Flaherty Law – Learn About Law Legal Articles, Videos & Podcasts with O’Flaherty Law
Continue Reading Designating a durable power of attorney for health care in Iowa | O'Flaherty Law