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You shouldn't have to feel overwhelmed when putting together your trust and will. At O'Flaherty Law, our compassionate estate planning attorneys are dedicated to making this process as smooth and stress-free as possible, ensuring your wishes are honored and your legacy is cherished. Don't wait until it's too late to protect your assets and loved ones.
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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.

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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.

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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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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..."

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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!"

About Arlington Heights Estate Planning Attorney:

Estate Planning Essentials

Estate planning is not just about distributing your assets after you're gone; it's about making critical decisions that impact you and your loved ones' future. Our estate planning attorneys in Arlington Heights specialize in crafting personalized plans that reflect your unique needs and goals. Whether you're single, married, or widowed, we're here to help you navigate estate planning costs and legal intricacies to ensure your estate is handled exactly as you wish, in a cost-effective and tax-saving manner.

Deciding Between a Will and a Trust

One of the first decisions in the estate planning process involves choosing between a Last Will and Testament and a Trust. Each has its benefits, depending on your specific circumstances. Assets such as insurance policies, 401(k)s, and other investment accounts often have designated beneficiaries and may not need to be included in your will or trust. Understanding the role of real property, liquid assets, collectibles, and jewelry in your estate plan is crucial. We guide you through these choices, explaining how trusts can bypass probate, offering a smoother transition for your beneficiaries.

Long-Term Care and Elder Law

Estate and long-term care planning go hand in hand. It's essential to consider not only what happens after you pass but also how your needs will be met if you require long-term care. Our experienced attorneys will walk you through Medicare planning and elder law, ensuring that you and your loved ones are protected, no matter what the future holds.

Personalized Attention and Expertise

At our firm, we blend the knowledge and resources of a large firm with the personalized care and affordability of a smaller one. We understand the emotional and financial complexities involved in estate planning and are committed to providing you with personalized, caring counsel.

Real-World Example: Protecting a Legacy

Consider the story of John and Maria, a couple in Arlington Heights who wanted to ensure their estate was properly managed and distributed among their children and favorite charities. After consulting with our attorneys, they decided on a trust to avoid probate and ensure their specific wishes were followed. This decision provided them with peace of mind, knowing their legacy would be protected and their children would face fewer legal hurdles in a difficult time.

Directions to Our Arlington Heights Location:

  • From Schaumburg (via IL-58/E Golf Rd): Take IL-58/E Golf Rd east directly into Arlington Heights. The destination will be on the north side of Golf Rd.
  • From Palatine (via IL-53 S): Take IL-53 S to the exit for E Golf Rd/IL-58. Head east on E Golf Rd towards Arlington Heights. Continue to the address on the north side of the road.
  • From Mount Prospect (via IL-83 N): Head north on IL-83 N, then take a left onto E Golf Rd heading west towards Arlington Heights. The location will be on the north side.
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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.

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415 W Golf Rd STE 55-N, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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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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Recent Changes to Illinois Estate Planning 2024

This article will discuss Estate Planning in Illinois, since there has been no substantial changes for 2024. In 2021, Illinois changed its law under the Electronic Wills and Remote Witnesses Act, to allow for the testator to execute his or her will remotely using remote witnesses.

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