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Bolingbrook Probate Attorneys | Bolingbrook Estate Attorneys

Bolingbrook Probate Attorneys | Bolingbrook Estate Attorneys

Our Bolingbrook probate and estate administration attorneys will ensure your matter is given the attention to detail and the experience it requires to succeed. We specialize in all areas of estate planning, administration and probate while giving each client the attention and dedication they deserve.

Our Bolingbrook probate and estate administration attorneys will ensure your matter is given the attention to detail and the experience it requires to succeed. We specialize in all areas of estate planning, administration and probate while giving each client the attention and dedication they deserve.

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In this video, Bolingbrook Probate attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your probate matter.

  • We Are Cost Effective!  Choosing the wrong probate attorney can be unnecessarily expensive.  We are proud of our reasonable rates.  Our Bolingbrook probate attorneys are cost-effective and efficient, with the goal of handling your loved-one's estate as expeditiously as possible. 
  • We Go Above-And-Beyond For You And Your Family! Our firm has built a reputation for being great at what we do and for providing exceptional service and communication to our clients. Many of our clients have taken the time to leave us glowing testimonials.  In 2016 we received the Avvo Client's Choice Award due to the overwhelmingly positive reaction from our clients.  In 2015 Kevin O'Flaherty was honored with Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40 Award.  Our Naperville probate attorneys are skilled, experienced, and singularly focused on amazing client service. 
  • We Are Comprehensive!  It is common for probate cases to require knowledge in many areas of law, such as real estate, family law, business law, or litigation.  Our team of experienced Bolingbrook probate attorneys collectively have experience in nearly every area of law.  We work as a team to make sure that you get the benefit of all of our knowledge.  

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O'Flaherty Law of Downers Grove

5002 Main Street, Ste 201
Downers Grove
,
IL
60515
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See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.  ​​​

Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri

Our  Office Locations: 

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Downers Grove

5002 Main St, Ste. 201 Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Naperville

105 Jackson Avenue, Ste. 4b Naperville, IL 60540

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Elmhurst

​110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 220B ​Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107, ​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B, Tinley Park, IL 60477

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St. Charles

210 S Fifth St, Ste. 107B, St. Charles, IL 60174

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Meet Our Owner

Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

Here's What Our Clients Have to Say:

John Paul Clancy
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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."

Kevin Sender
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"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."

Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!

An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.

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John Paul Clancy
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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."
DuPage Family Law AttorneyDowners Grove Estate Planning Attorney
Kevin Sender
Says...
"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."
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Mike Stehlik
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"Kevin and his team are my "Go To" resource for clients that need estate planning"
Kevin Koc
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Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!
Stephen Petersen
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An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.
Troy Golden
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Kevin is an excellent attorney. He helped me incorporate by business and provides legal counsel as need. I highly recommend him.

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What Happens When Minors Inherit Property?

In this episode of Learn About Law, we explain what happens when minors inherit property and explore the different possible scenarios, including if the decedent dies with a will, trust, or neither. #EstatePlanning #IllinoisLaw

When a minor inherits property in Illinois, how that property will be dealt with depends on whether the decedent (the person from whom the property is inherited) dies with a will, with a trust, or without either (intestate).  In this article, we will explain the results of the different potential scenarios.

1.  Decedent dies intestate (without a will or trust)

In the absence of a will or trust, the decedent’s estate will go through probate.  The probate court will appoint a guardian of the minor child’s estate.  This person will be responsible for managing the inherited assets of the minor until the minor reaches age 18, at which point the remaining assets will be paid out to the child.  The guardian of the estate will have the duty to preserve as much of the inheritance as possible for distribution to the child when the child reaches the age of majority.  He or she will be required to report periodically to the probate court until the assets are finally distributed and seek court approval for certain types of transfers.  The guardian of the estate may be a different individual than the guardian of the person (the individual with custody over the guardian).  However, in the absence of a will or trust naming a specific person as the guardian of the estate, the guardian of the person will often be named the guardian of the estate.  This is undesirable for divorcees who do not necessarily want their ex-spouse, who will likely be the custodial parent and guardian of the person,  to have control of their property.

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When a minor inherits property in Illinois, how that property will be dealt with depends on whether the decedent (the person from whom the property is inherited) dies with a will, with a trust, or without either (intestate).  In this article, we will explain the results of the different potential scenarios.

1.  Decedent dies intestate (without a will or trust)

In the absence of a will or trust, the decedent’s estate will go through probate.  The probate court will appoint a guardian of the minor child’s estate.  This person will be responsible for managing the inherited assets of the minor until the minor reaches age 18, at which point the remaining assets will be paid out to the child.  The guardian of the estate will have the duty to preserve as much of the inheritance as possible for distribution to the child when the child reaches the age of majority.  He or she will be required to report periodically to the probate court until the assets are finally distributed and seek court approval for certain types of transfers.  The guardian of the estate may be a different individual than the guardian of the person (the individual with custody over the guardian).  However, in the absence of a will or trust naming a specific person as the guardian of the estate, the guardian of the person will often be named the guardian of the estate.  This is undesirable for divorcees who do not necessarily want their ex-spouse, who will likely be the custodial parent and guardian of the person,  to have control of their property.

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No Contest Clauses in Illinois Probate

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Bolingbrook probate attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains no-contest clauses in Illinois wills and trusts.

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In this article, our Bolingbrook estate attorneys explain no-contest clauses in wills and trusts. A no contest clause is language in a will or a trust that provides that if a beneficiary of the will or trust challenges its validity, the beneficiary will forfeit some or all of the benefits he or she would have otherwise received under the terms of the will or trust. No-contest clauses, while generally enforceable, are not a bar to probate litigation, and are only effective to the extent that the benefit that the beneficiary is expecting under the document in question is significant enough to deter a challenge.

Read the full article by our Bolingbrook probate attorneys explaining no-contest clauses in Illinois probate.

Probate Claims Explained

In this article, our Bolingbrook probate lawyers explain how probate claims work. A probate claim is an assertion that the claimant is owed money by the deceased individual's estate. We explain the notice that the estate's executor or administrator is required to give to known and unknown creditors, the process for creditors filing cliams with the executor and/or the probate court, and what happens if the executor or administrator decides to dispute the claim.

Read the full article by our Bolingbrook estate lawyers explaining probate claims in DuPage County and Will County.

Bolingbrook estate attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains probate claims.

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In this article, our Bolingbrook probate lawyers explain how probate claims work. A probate claim is an assertion that the claimant is owed money by the deceased individual's estate. We explain the notice that the estate's executor or administrator is required to give to known and unknown creditors, the process for creditors filing cliams with the executor and/or the probate court, and what happens if the executor or administrator decides to dispute the claim.

Read the full article by our Bolingbrook estate lawyers explaining probate claims in DuPage County and Will County.

The Probate Process in DuPage and Will County Explained

Bolingbrook probate lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains the probate process in DuPage and Will County.

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In this article, our Bolingbrook estate administration attorneys explain the probate process. We explain how to file a petition to open a probate estate, the issuance of letters of office to the executor or administrator of the estate, notice to heirs and creditors, the probate claim filing period, and the executor's creation of an inventory and final report.

Read the full article by our Bolingbrook probate attorneys explaining the DuPage County and Will County probate process.

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