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Downers Grove Estate Planning Attorneys | Estate Planning Lawyers, Downers Grove IL

Downers Grove Estate Planning Attorneys | Estate Planning Lawyers, Downers Grove IL

Our experienced Downers Grove estate planning attorneys guide you through setting up your affordable will or trust, along with your powers of attorney and healthcare directives. At O'Flaherty Law, we work with trusted accountants and financial advisers to develop an overarching prudent plan to accomplish your family’s financial goals. We help to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes, name a guardian for your children, avoiding estate taxes and costly attorney fees and court costs upon your death and guardianship proceedings.

Our experienced Downers Grove estate planning attorneys guide you through setting up your affordable will or trust, along with your powers of attorney and healthcare directives. At O'Flaherty Law, we work with trusted accountants and financial advisers to develop an overarching prudent plan to accomplish your family’s financial goals. We help to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes, name a guardian for your children, avoiding estate taxes and costly attorney fees and court costs upon your death and guardianship proceedings.

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In this video, Downers Grove estate planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your estate planning matter.

  • We Are Affordable!  Our Downers Grove estate planning attorneys don't base our prices on what the market will bear.  Instead, we base them on how long it typically takes us to meet with a client and prepare documents (which is not terribly long).  If we are not the most cost-effective solution for your estate plan, we would like to hear about it.
  • We Go Above-And-Beyond!  Many estate planning attorneys will prepare cookie-cutter forms, fail to explain them to you properly, and fail to assist you in properly funding the trust.   We take the time to fully educate you about estate planning, walk  you through your documents, and work with you free of charge to assist you in transferring your assets into your trust, cut through any red tape, and answer any questions you may have going forward.  
  • We Know Our Stuff!  Unlike many estate planning attorneys, we are experienced in cutting edge estate tax avoidance techniques, special needs trusts, creditor protection strategies, and other specialized techniques to fit your situation.  We are not selling forms, but instead providing real customized experience.    
  • We are Comprehensive!  You need an estate plan today, but you may need help with a different legal issue tomorrow.  Wouldn't it be nice to work with the same trusted adviser for all of your legal solutions?  At O'Flaherty Law, our team approach provides you with experienced attorneys in nearly every area of law.  Regardless of your legal needs, you will get the same trusted quality of service and continuity of care.    

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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.

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O'Flaherty Law of Downers Grove

5002 Main St, 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

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

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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.

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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 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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"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 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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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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Can a Revocable Living Trust Avoid Estate Taxes?

In this article, we will explain the difference between revocable trusts and irrevocable trusts in Illinois.  We will answer the questions, how do trusts work?, what is the difference between a revocable living trust and an irrevocable trust?, what is a revocable living trust used for?, and what is an irrevocable trust used for?  We will also discuss how irrevocable trusts are used to protect assets from creditors, to plan for long-term care, and to minimize estate tax.

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In this article, we will explain the difference between revocable trusts and irrevocable trusts in Illinois.  We will answer the questions, how do trusts work?, what is the difference between a revocable living trust and an irrevocable trust?, what is a revocable living trust used for?, and what is an irrevocable trust used for?  We will also discuss how irrevocable trusts are used to protect assets from creditors, to plan for long-term care, and to minimize estate tax.

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The 8 Goals Of A Good Estate Plan

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Downers Grove estate planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains common goals that our clients can accomplish with their estate plans.

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Should I have a Revocable Living Trust or a Will?

Our Downers Grove estate Planning attorneys explain why revocable living trusts are the most popular estate planning vehicle.  Revocable living trusts are used to ensure that your estate avoids probate. Probate is a year long court case that may be necessary to distribute your estate if you do not have a trust. If your estate goes through probate, your loved ones will not have access to your assets for at least a year, and will have to pay a significant amount in court costs and attorneys fees. Avoiding probate with a revocable living trust will save your family money, time, and unnecessary stress.

Read the full article by our Downers Grove estate planning lawyers on the benefits of revocable living trusts.

Downers Grove estate planning lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains some of the benefits of using a revocable living trust in your estate plan.

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Our Downers Grove estate Planning attorneys explain why revocable living trusts are the most popular estate planning vehicle.  Revocable living trusts are used to ensure that your estate avoids probate. Probate is a year long court case that may be necessary to distribute your estate if you do not have a trust. If your estate goes through probate, your loved ones will not have access to your assets for at least a year, and will have to pay a significant amount in court costs and attorneys fees. Avoiding probate with a revocable living trust will save your family money, time, and unnecessary stress.

Read the full article by our Downers Grove estate planning lawyers on the benefits of revocable living trusts.

5 Documents in a Typical Estate Plan

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1. Revocable Living Trust: Primary estate plan document, which sets forth inheritance wishes, provides for disability, and establishes successor trusts for children.

2. Pour-Over Will: Safety net document, which provides that any assets not transferred to trust during lifetime will be dealt with according to the terms of the trust; also provides for guardianship of minor children.

3. Healthcare Power of Attorney: Designates an individual to make medical decisions on your behalf in the event of incapacity.

4. Financial Power of Attorney: Allows your spouse (and successor agents) to execute financial transactions on your behalf.  

5. Living Will: States your wishes in the event that you are incapacitated and death is imminent except for delaying procedures.

8 Estate Planning Goals: Appointment of Fiduciaries

Read an article by our Downers Grove estate planning attorneys about the appointment of fiduciaries in your estate plan. 

Downers Grove estate planning attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, explains how to use estate planning to appoint fiduciaries.

8 Estate Planning Goals: Distribution of Assets

Read an article by our Downers Grove estate planning attorneys about the distribution of assets in your estate plan. 

Downers Grove estate planning attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty explains how to use estate planning to provide for the distribution of your assets to loved ones when you pass. 

8 Estate Planning Goals: Probate Avoidance

Read an article by our Downers Grove estate planning attorneys about how to avoid probate with your estate plan. 

Downers Grove estate planning lawyer, Kevin O'Flaherty, discusses how a revocable living trust can be used to avoid costly and time-consuming probate cases.

8 Estate Planning Goals: Avoiding Guardianship Proceedings

Read an article by our Downers Grove estate planning attorneys about how to use your estate plan to avoid guardianship proceedings. 

Downers Grove estate planning attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, discusses how to use estate planning to avoid costly guardianship proceedings should you become mentally incompetent. 

8 Estate Planning Goals: End of Life Instruction

Read an article by our Downers Grove estate planning lawyers regarding living wills. 

Downers Grove estate planning lawyer, Kevin O'Flaherty, explains how to use living wills to relieve the emotional burden on your loved ones with respect to termination of life support. 

8 Estate Planning Goals: Avoiding Estate Tax

Read an article from our Downers Grove estate planning attorneys about how to avoid or minimize your estate tax. 

Downers Grove estate planning lawyer, Kevin O'Flaherty, discusses how a proper estate plan can be used to minimize or avoid estate tax. SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS & ABLE ACT ACCOUNTS

Downers Grove estate planning attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, explains Special Needs Trusts & Able Act Accounts.USING POWERS OF ATTORNEY TO AVOID  GUARDIANSHIP PROCEEDINGS

Downers Grove estate planning attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, describes how to use Powers of Attorney to avoid guardianship proceedings in incompetency.

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