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Dupage Estate Planning Attorneys | Estate Planning Lawyers, Dupage County IL

Dupage Estate Planning Attorneys | Estate Planning Lawyers, Dupage County IL

Our Dupage estate planning attorneys are friendly, affordable, and effective. Call us to discuss your estate planning goals. Our experienced Dupage estate planning lawyers will educate you on your options and work together to execute a plan that will: (1) keep your estate out of costly probate, (2) name guardians for minor children, (3) avoid a guardianship proceeding if you become mentally incompetent, and (4) make sure your assets are distributed properly to your loved ones while avoiding or minimizing estate tax.

Our Dupage estate planning attorneys are friendly, affordable, and effective. Call us to discuss your estate planning goals. Our experienced Dupage estate planning lawyers will educate you on your options and work together to execute a plan that will: (1) keep your estate out of costly probate, (2) name guardians for minor children, (3) avoid a guardianship proceeding if you become mentally incompetent, and (4) make sure your assets are distributed properly to your loved ones while avoiding or minimizing estate tax.

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In this video, Dupage County Estate Planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your estate planning needs.

  • We Go Above-And-Beyond!   Our Dupage estate planning attorneys take the time to understand your family's situation and your estate planning goals, educate you on the estate planning tools at your disposal, and work with you to decide on a custom plan that makes sense for your family.  Many of the clients we have assisted have taken the time to leave us glowing reviews.  Because of the overwhelmingly positive response from our clients, we were honored to receive Avvo Client's Choice Award for Estate Planning in 2016.   We look forward to going above-and-beyond for you and your family.
  • We Are Affordable!  Estate planning is not only for the wealthy.  Everyone who owns their home or condo or who is starting a family should have an estate plan.  We have gone out of our way to make our rates affordable to everyone without sacrificing the quality of our client service.  We invite the comparison to the fees of other DuPage County estate planning lawyers, and we would like to hear about it if you can find a more cost-effective solution for your estate plan. 
  • We Know Our Stuff!  Unlike some DuPage estate planning attorneys, the attorneys at O'Flaherty Law have the experience and skill to handle any level of complexity or specialization in your estate plan.  In addition to assisting you with traditional estate planning goals, we can also help with estate tax avoidancecreditor avoidancespecial needs planning, and medicaid planning.   ​​
  • We are Comprehensive!  Because we have a team of attorneys with collective experience in nearly every area of law, our DuPage estate planning lawyers are uniquely positioned to assist you should your estate planning require knowledge in family law, real estate, business law, immigration or probate.  Once we earn your trust by assisting you with your estate plan, you will never have to look elsewhere for an attorney, regardless of the legal issue with which you need assistance.  

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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

Our  Office Locations: 

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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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How to Avoid Estate Tax

In this Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, attorney Kevin O'Flaherty of O'Flaherty Law explains estate tax and discusses some tools used to avoid it or minimize it.

This article is the sixth in a series of nine articles explaining the Eight Goals of a Good Estate Plan.  In this article we will explain estate tax and discuss some tools used to avoid it or minimize it.

What is Estate Tax?

In addition to the taxes that you pay during your lifetime, both the federal and the Illinois state governments require your estate to pay a tax before passing to your heirs.  The good news is that both the federal and state estate taxes are subject to exemptions.  If the value of your estate is less than the applicable exemption the estate tax in question will not apply.  Only amounts over and above the applicable exemption are taxable.

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This article is the sixth in a series of nine articles explaining the Eight Goals of a Good Estate Plan.  In this article we will explain estate tax and discuss some tools used to avoid it or minimize it.

What is Estate Tax?

In addition to the taxes that you pay during your lifetime, both the federal and the Illinois state governments require your estate to pay a tax before passing to your heirs.  The good news is that both the federal and state estate taxes are subject to exemptions.  If the value of your estate is less than the applicable exemption the estate tax in question will not apply.  Only amounts over and above the applicable exemption are taxable.

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The Benefits Of Revocable Living Trusts

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Dupage County estate planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses Revocable Living Trusts

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  • Saving Money:  Your estate and your loved ones will save thousands of dollars on attorney fees because your estate will avoid probate court. 
  • Immediate Distribution of Assets:  Your family will have immediate access assets without having to wait a year or longer while your assets are held up in probate.  
  • Avoidance of Guardianship if you Become Mentally Incompetent: If you become incapacitated, your family will have immediate access to your assets for your benefit without costly and lengthy guardianship proceedings.
  • Save Your Loved Ones the Headache of Probate or Guardianship Proceedings:  Both Probate and Guardianship proceedings take significant amounts of time and effort by your loved ones and this headache and wasted time can be avoided altogether with the use of wills and trusts. 

Goals of a Good Estate Plan

In this article, our Dupage estate planning lawyers explain several goals that our clients can accomplish through proper estate planning, including: 

  • The appointment of fiduciaries and assuring proper distribution of assets to loved ones when you pass;
  • Avoidance of a costly and time-consuming probate case upon your passing;
  • Avoiding an expensive guardianship case if you become mentally incompetent;
  • End of life and life support instruction;
  • Minimizing estate tax;
  • Special needs planning;
  • Sheltering assets from creditors;
  • Medicaid planning.

Our Dupage estate planning attorneys also discuss the key tools that we use to accomplish these goals:

  1. Revocable Living Trust: Primary estate plan document, provides inheritance directions and establishes successor trusts for children and provides for disability,
  2. Pour-Over Will: Safety net document, stipulates that assets not transferred to a trust during lifetime will be distributed according to the terms of the trust; also establishes guardianship of minor children.
  3. Healthcare Power of Attorney: Designates who can make medical decisions for you if you become incapacitated.
  4. Financial Power of Attorney: Allows your spouse or successor agents to handle financial transactions on your behalf.  
  5. Living Will: States your wishes if you become incapacitated and death is imminent except with the exception delaying procedures.

Read the full article by our DuPage estate planning attorneys explaining the goals of a good estate plan.

Dupage County estate planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses key goals our clients can accomplish through estate planning.

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In this article, our Dupage estate planning lawyers explain several goals that our clients can accomplish through proper estate planning, including: 

  • The appointment of fiduciaries and assuring proper distribution of assets to loved ones when you pass;
  • Avoidance of a costly and time-consuming probate case upon your passing;
  • Avoiding an expensive guardianship case if you become mentally incompetent;
  • End of life and life support instruction;
  • Minimizing estate tax;
  • Special needs planning;
  • Sheltering assets from creditors;
  • Medicaid planning.

Our Dupage estate planning attorneys also discuss the key tools that we use to accomplish these goals:

  1. Revocable Living Trust: Primary estate plan document, provides inheritance directions and establishes successor trusts for children and provides for disability,
  2. Pour-Over Will: Safety net document, stipulates that assets not transferred to a trust during lifetime will be distributed according to the terms of the trust; also establishes guardianship of minor children.
  3. Healthcare Power of Attorney: Designates who can make medical decisions for you if you become incapacitated.
  4. Financial Power of Attorney: Allows your spouse or successor agents to handle financial transactions on your behalf.  
  5. Living Will: States your wishes if you become incapacitated and death is imminent except with the exception delaying procedures.

Read the full article by our DuPage estate planning attorneys explaining the goals of a good estate plan.

How To Choose A Trustee or Executor to Administer Your Estate

Dupage County estate planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains how to use estate planning to appoint fiduciaries.

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Our Dupage County Estate Planning attorneys discuss some things you should consider when naming a trustee or executor to administer your trust or will when you pass and ensure that yoru assets are properly distributed to your loved ones. You should consider the amount of time that the person will have to devote to the administration of your estate, the experience the prospective trustee or executor has in financial matters, and the resources at the individual's disposal.

Read the entire article by our Dupage County estate planning attorneys explaining how to choose a trustee or executor.

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