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Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

Your attorney should not speak in legalese.

Finding an attorney that 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.

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.

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, 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 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 expertise to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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Family Law & Divorce

Our Aurora attorneys have the skill and experience to put you in the best position to succeed. We provide cost-effective and above-and-beyond service.

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Family Law & Divorce

Our Aurora divorce & family law attorneys provide exceptional skilled legal work, aggressive representation and above-and-beyond client service at affordable rates. We provide you with the best representation for all family law issues including divorce, maintenance awards, adoption, child custody and support.

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Probate & Estate Administration

​​If you are the executor, trustee or administrator of a loved ones estate, you do not have to do it alone. Our experienced Aurora probate attorneys will guide you.

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Guardianship Law

Our Aurora guardianship attorneys have the skill, experience, and dedication to educate you on your options and create the best plan for you and your family.

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our Aurora civil defense lawyers work with you to create a plan for success in your case. You can feel secure that your legal needs are being met with our Aurora attorneys.

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Our Aurora DUI, Traffic, and Criminal attorneys will look at each case uniquely to find the best possible solution for your case in the most effective and efficient ways possible.

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Our Aurora immigration attorneys know how important exceptional representation is to you and your family, that is why we will put forth our expertise for your case.

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Our Aurora real estate attorneys will help you through every step of the real estate process from negotiating to signing we have your best interest in mind.

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At O'flaherty Law, our Aurora bankruptcy & debt resolution attorneys will help you get a fresh start with your finances and easing your money concerns at an affordable rate.

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Please contact our friendly lawyers to Schedule a Consultation.
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Please contact our friendly Aurora Estate Planning & Administration Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation.

O'Flaherty Law of Aurora

501 S. Elmwood Dr.

Aurora, IL 60506

(331) 684-1470
aurora.il@oflaherty-law.com

Hours of Operation

Open
Monday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 7:00pm
By Appointment
Saturday
11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday
11:00am - 2:00pm

Why O'Flaherty Law of Aurora?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Aurora?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Aurora?

Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

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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Client-Focused

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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Great at What We Do

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.

Our Aurora Estate Planning & Administration Attorneys provide excellent service in the following areas of law:

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  • We Go Above-And-Beyond! Our Aurora estate planning attorneys want to impress our clients and believe that when you feel like you've received the best representation,  you will tell your friends and family about us. This is how we build our business and start the best relationships with our clients. Our support from them has helped us achieve Avvo's Client's Choice Award for Estate Planning in 2016.  
  • We Are Affordable! We pride ourselves on our affordability. We would love to hear if you find lower rates and find a affordable solution to accomplish your estate planning needs.
  • We Know Our Stuff!  Auroraestate planning attorneys have the skill and experience to provide you with technical estate planning options.  We help with advanced and complex estate plans such as estate tax avoidancecreditor avoidance,special needs planning, and medicaid planning.
  • We are Comprehensive!  Let us at O'Flaherty Law work as a team and be your community law firm.  We strive to be a source in our community to ensure the resolution of a wide variety of legal matters. We accomplish this by retaining skillful attorneys who specialize in different areas law. This comprehensive approach ensures your representation isn't disrupted if your case intersects with different areas of law.  We will be your life-long adviser and work through any legal issues that may arise throughout your life. 

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Please contact our friendly lawyers to Schedule a Consultation.
See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.

O'Flaherty Law of Aurora

501 S. Elmwood Dr.

Aurora, IL 60506

aurora.il@oflaherty-law.com

What to Expect From a Consultation

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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Check Out Articles and Videos from our Aurora Estate Planning & Administration Attorneys

Aurora estate planning attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, outlines the 8 goals of a good estate planning.

Aurora estate planning attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, outlines the 8 goals of a good estate planning.

Aurora estate planning attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, discusses how to use an estate plan to appoint fiduciaries to important roles in your life.

How To Choose Fiduciaries & Trustees

Our Aurora Estate Planning attorneys in this article, discuss the importance of choosing the right person to become a trustee to manage your assets after you pass.  The person you choose as a trustee has theresponsibility to manage every aspect of your estate and need to be prepared to take control over all aspects of your trust which takes time.  This person must be the best fit to fulfill these duties and your wishes after you pass.  ​

Read an article by our Aurora estate planning attorneys about how to use your estate plan to appoint fiduciaries. 

Aurora estate planning attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, explains using revocable living trusts.

Benefits Of Revocable Living Trusts

  • Saving Money:  Your family will save thousands of dollars in attorney fees because your estate will not enter probate court. 
  • Immediate Distribution of Assets:  Your family will have immediate access to your assets and not have to wait a year or longer while your assets are tied up in probate proceedings.  
  • Avoidance of Guardianship if you Become Mentally Incompetent: If you become incapacitated, your spouse or children will have immediately access to your assets without the need for a costly and lengthy guardianship proceeding.
  • Save Your Loved Ones the Headache of Probate or Guardianship Proceedings:  Probate and Guardianship proceedings take significant amounts of time and effort by your loved ones over an extended period of time.  This headache and wasted time can be avoided with the use of a trust. 

Read the full article by our Aurora estate planning attorneys on how to use revocable living trusts to avoid probate. 

Further Reading from our Aurora Estate Planning & Administration Attorneys

How Does Someone Refuse Inherited Property In Iowa?

This article will discuss: What is disclaimer?, Why might a person make a disclaimer?, When may a person make a disclaimer?, How does a person make a disclaimer?, What happens to the disclaimed interest in property?, Can a person disclaim an interest in jointly held property?, Can a person disclaim a power granted to them?, and Are there times a person is barred from disclaiming an interest?

Joseph Lyons

July 7, 2021

Changes To Illinois Trust Code | Illinois Trust Law 2021

This article discusses changes to the Illinois Trust Code. We will discuss the following topics:

  • Aspects to Consider When Creating a Trust
  • Illinois Trust Document Updates
  • Additional Exemption Amounts in Illinois Trusts

May 5, 2021

Iowa Wills and Trusts | Recent Updates to Iowa Wills and Trusts 2021

In this article, we discuss important questions surrounding wills and trusts in Iowa. We cover the following:

  • What If I Don’t Have A Will in Iowa?
  • Why Have A Will In Iowa?
  • What Are The Steps To Create A Will In Iowa?
  • Creating A Trust In Iowa
  • How Do You Create A Living Trust?
  • Iowa’s New Directed Trust Statue
  • Investment Trust Director In Iowa
  • Distribution Trust Director In Iowa
  • Trust Protectors In Iowa

Eugene Nassif

April 29, 2021