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Chicago Estate Planning Attorneys | Estate Administration Lawyer, Cook County IL

Chicago Estate Planning Attorneys | Estate Administration Lawyer, Cook County IL

Our Chicago estate planning attorneys will help you with all of your estate and probate needs. We will personalize and implement your estate planning tailored to your needs. Our expert attorneys will draft and review all of your estate planning documents including revocable living trusts, wills and assist in estate tax planning, special needing planning, asset protection, and powers of attorneys.

Our Chicago estate planning attorneys will help you with all of your estate and probate needs. We will personalize and implement your estate planning tailored to your needs. Our expert attorneys will draft and review all of your estate planning documents including revocable living trusts, wills and assist in estate tax planning, special needing planning, asset protection, and powers of attorneys.

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  • We Go Above-And-Beyond!  At O'Flaherty Law, our policy is  simple.   We seek to impress our clients and believe that when we leave you feeling like you 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 look forward to you giving us a chance to impress you with our  expert service and dedication.
  • 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!  Our Chicago estate 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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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

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.

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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!

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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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."
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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."
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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!
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Overview of Medicaid for Long-Term Care: Eligibility, and the Look Back Period | Illinois Elder Law

In this episode, we give an overview of #Medicaid for Long-term care. We explain Medicaid income requirements, the Medicaid look back period, and Medicaid eligibility requirements.

In this article, we give an overview of #Medicaid for Long-term care. We explain Medicaid income requirements, the Medicaid look back period, and Medicaid eligibility requirements.

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In this article, we give an overview of #Medicaid for Long-term care. We explain Medicaid income requirements, the Medicaid look back period, and Medicaid eligibility requirements.

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The 8 Goals of A Good Estate Plan

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

Chicago Estate Planning Attorneys, Chicago Estate Planning Lawyers

Our Chicago estate planning attorneys outline the 8 goals of a good estate plan in this article.Four General Goals that Apply to Most People:

1.  Appointment of Fiduciaries and Distribution of Assets When You Pass;

2.  Avoiding probate when you pass;

3.  Guardianship avoidance upon mental incompetence;

4.  End of Life Decision-Making;

​Four Goals that Only Apply in Specific Circumstances

5.  Estate Tax Planning;

6.  Special Needs Planning;

7.  Creditor Protection; and

8.  Medicaid Planning.

Read the article by our Chicago estate planning attorneys about the 8 Goals of a Good Estate Plan

Estate Planning Goal #1: Appointment of Fiduciaries & Distribution of Assets

These next two articles by our Chicago attorneys discuss appointing fiduciaries and arrange asset distribution.  Your estate plan's purpose is the appointment of executors or trustees to manage your estate once you pass.  It's purpose also enables individuals you appoint to make healthcare and financial decisions for you in case you become mentally incompetent. The next article on asset distribution discusses how your assets will be distributed after you pass both with and without a will or trust.  

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

Read an article by our Chicago estate planning lawyers about how to use your estate plan to arrange for the distribution of assets. 

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

These next two articles by our Chicago attorneys discuss appointing fiduciaries and arrange asset distribution.  Your estate plan's purpose is the appointment of executors or trustees to manage your estate once you pass.  It's purpose also enables individuals you appoint to make healthcare and financial decisions for you in case you become mentally incompetent. The next article on asset distribution discusses how your assets will be distributed after you pass both with and without a will or trust.  

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

Read an article by our Chicago estate planning lawyers about how to use your estate plan to arrange for the distribution of assets. 

Estate Planning Goal #2: Probate Avoidance Upon Death

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Our Chicago estate planning attorneys discuss revocable living trusts and what ways they are used to avoid probate, which can  be time consuming and costly. Probate is required in Illinois when you pass away and have real estate worth $100,000.00 or more outside of a trust.Avoiding probate will save your estate time and money.  The costs of probate can be between 5% and 10% of the estate value in court and attorneys fees.  Probate also may take a year or more which causes your loved ones to wait to receive your assets, which is what makes revocable living trusts so lucrative.  These trusts act as the primary vehicle of your estate plan.  We will ensure that your estate avoids probate and your estate will pass immediately to your loved ones.

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

Chicago estate planning attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, discusses how to use an estate plan to arrange for the distribution of your assets to your loved ones. 

Estate Planning Goal #3: Avoiding Guardianship Proceedings Upon Mental Incompetence

Chicago estate planning attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, discusses how to use powers of attorney to prevent guardianship proceedings if you become mentally incompetent.

Our Chicago estate planning lawyers, discuss the different powers of attorneys used in guardianship proceedings if you become mentally incompetent. These two types are healthcare and financial powers of attorney.  Without the proper powers of attorney in place before becoming mentally incompetent, you must go through a guardianship proceeding.  These proceedings should be avoided whenever possible because of the cost and how time consuming they are.  Your wishes, clearly dictated through a power of attorney will make everyone involved feel more confident they are doing the right thing.  Our Chicago attorneys are proud of their dedication and are proud to help provide you with a power of attorneys that provides you with peace of mind.   We will ensure your assets and well being will be well handled should you ever become mentally incompetent.   

Read the full article by our Chicago estate planning attorneys regarding how to use powers of attorney to avoid guardianship proceedings. 

Estate Planning Goal #4: End of Life Instruction

Chicago estate planning lawyer, Kevin O'Flaherty, explains how to use living wills for end-of-life instruction.  

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Our Chicago estate planning attorneys discuss how living wills state your end-of-life wishes.  Having a living will takes the stress away from your loved ones in the event you enter an irreversible coma.  A living will makes decisions on the termination of life support if you enter an irreversible coma.   These  help to ease the burden on the emotional decisions your love ones may have to face if such a will was not in place.

Read the full article by our Chicago estate planning attorneys about Living Wills. 

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