Oflaherty Law, Illinois Attorneys

Cook County Estate Planning Attorney | Estate Planning Lawyer, Cook County IL

Cook County Estate Planning Attorney | Estate Planning Lawyer, Cook County IL

Our Cook County estate planning attorneys will take the time to learn about your family's individual situation and needs. We are proud of our affordable rates and above-and-beyond client service that will help you and your family achieve your estate planning goals to help you minimize estate taxes and help your Cook County estate avoid probate.

Our Cook County estate planning attorneys will take the time to learn about your family's individual situation and needs. We are proud of our affordable rates and above-and-beyond client service that will help you and your family achieve your estate planning goals to help you minimize estate taxes and help your Cook County estate avoid probate.

Our Cook County Estate Planning Lawyers Can Assist You With All Of Your Estate Planning Needs:

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Why O'Flaherty Law for My

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In this video, Cook County estate planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your estate matter.

  • ​Our Cook County Attorneys Go The Extra Mile!  Our Cook County estate planning attorneys will take the time to understand your family's personal estate planning goals.  Many of our clients have been so pleased with our service that they have taken the time to leave us glowing reviews, and due to the overwhelmingly positive response from our clients, we received Avvo Client's Choice Award for Estate Planning in 2016.
  • Our Cook County Attorneys Are Affordable! Estate planning does not have to be expensive.  We are proud of our affordable rates. If you find a more affordable rate from other estate planning goals we'd like to hear about it!  
  • Our Cook County Attorneys Know Our Stuff!  Our Cook County estate planning lawyers have extensive experience in advanced estate planning techniques.  Regardless of the complexity of your estate planning goals, we can help.  In addition to wills and revocable living trusts, we have experience in estate tax avoidancecreditor avoidancespecial needs planning, and medicaid planning.   ​​
  • Our Cook County Attorneys are Comprehensive!  At O'Flaherty Law, we are your community law firm.  With multiple attorneys who have various areas of knowledge, we work as a team to provide comprehensive representation to our clients.  We can guide you for the long-term regardless of the legal issues that arise in the course of your life. 

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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.

Please contact our friendly

Cook County Estate Planning Attorneys

at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation:

O'Flaherty Law of Tinley Park

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

Downers Grove Attorneys, Downers Grove Attorney

Downers Grove

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

Naperville Attorney, Naperville Attorneys

Naperville

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

Elmhurst Lawyer, Elmhurst Lawyers

Elmhurst

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

Lake in the Hills Attorneys, Lake in the Hills Attorney

Lake in the Hills

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

Tinley Park Attorney, Tinley Park Attorneys

Tinley Park

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

Chicago Attorney, Chicago Attorneys

Chicago

10 South Riverside Plaza Ste. 1925A Chicago, Illinois 60606

St. Charles Attorneys, St. Charles Lawyers

St. Charles

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

Davenport lawyer, davenport lawyers

Davenport

201 West 2nd Street Ste 400A, Davenport, IA 52801

Indiana Attorneys, Indiana Lawyers

Indiana

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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
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."

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
Says...
"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."
DuPage Family Law AttorneyDowners Grove Estate Planning Attorney
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
Says...
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
Says...
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 if a Will or Trust is Ambiguous? | How do Illinois Courts Interpret Ambiguous Language in Wills and Trusts?

In this article, we answer the questions what happens if a will or trust is ambiguous and how courts interpret ambiguous language in wills and trusts. A will or trust is ambiguous if reasonable people can differ regarding the meaning of the language and the difference in reasonable interpretations would lead to differing results.

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In this video, we answer the questions “what happens if a will or trust is ambiguous?"

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In this article, we answer the questions what happens if a will or trust is ambiguous and how courts interpret ambiguous language in wills and trusts. A will or trust is ambiguous if reasonable people can differ regarding the meaning of the language and the difference in reasonable interpretations would lead to differing results.

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8 Goals Of A Good Estate Plan

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Cook County estate planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses the 8 goals of a good estate plan.

Cook County Estate Planning Lawyer

In this article, our Cook County estate planning attorneys outline the 8 goals of a good estate plan.

Four general goals that apply in most cases:

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;

Our Cook County estate planning attorneys also discuss ​four goals that only apply in special circumstances. They include Estate Tax Planning, Special Needs PlanningCreditor Protection and Medicaid Planning.

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

Estate Planning Goal: Appointment of Fiduciaries & Distribution of Assets

In these two companion articles, our Cook County estate planning attorneys discuss how to use an estate plan to appoint fiduciaries and arrange for the distribution of assets.   Your estate plan should appoint executors or trustees to administer your estate after you pass and financial and healthcare agents to make the necessary decisions for you should you become mentally incompetent.  Our article on the distribution of assets explains what will happen to your assets if you pass away with or without a will or trust.  

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

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

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

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In these two companion articles, our Cook County estate planning attorneys discuss how to use an estate plan to appoint fiduciaries and arrange for the distribution of assets.   Your estate plan should appoint executors or trustees to administer your estate after you pass and financial and healthcare agents to make the necessary decisions for you should you become mentally incompetent.  Our article on the distribution of assets explains what will happen to your assets if you pass away with or without a will or trust.  

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

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

Estate Planning Goal: Probate Avoidance Upon Death

Cook County estate planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses how to use revocable living trusts to avoid probate when you pass.

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In this article, our Cook County estate planning attorneys explain how revocable living trusts can be used to avoid costly and time consuming probate estates when you pass. Probate is a court case that is required in Illinois when you pass away owning any real estate outside of a trust or more than $100,000.00 outside of a trust.  It is preferable to avoid probate, because probate can cost between 5% and 10% of the value of the estate in attorneys fees and court costs, because assets passing through a probate estate can take a year or more to reach your loved ones, and because probate cases are stressful for everyone involved.  Fortunately, by using a revocable living trust as the primary vehicle of your estate plan, our Cook County estate planning attorneys can ensure that probate will not be necessary when you pass, and that, instead, your estate will pass immediately to your loved ones without the need to hire an attorney or appear in court. 

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

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Who We Are
We are your community law firm. Our Illinois & Iowa Attorneys are committed to providing exceptional client service in a cost-effective manner in the areas of Family Law, Probate, Estate Planning, Civil Litigation, Guardianship, Criminal Defense, Corporate & Contract Law, Bankruptcy and Real Estate.

Our Cook County estate planning lawyers are happy To meet with you in Tinley Park, Elmhurst, Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Alsip, Bellwood, Bensenville, Blue Island, Bridgeview, Brookfield, Buffalo Grove, Burbank, Burr Ridge, Calumet City, Chicago, Chicago Heights, Chicago Ridge, Cicero, Des Plaines, Dolton, Elgin, Elk Grove, Elmwood Park, Evanston, Glenview, Hanover Park, Harvey, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Homewood, Lansing,Melrose Park, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Oak Park, Orland Park, Palatine, Park Ridge, Skokie, South Holland, Wilmette or any other location convenient to you.

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