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Elmhurst Estate Planning Attorneys | Estate Planning Lawyers, Elmhurst

Get your legacy locked in with an experienced estate planning attorney. We help you create a future that honors your wishes and protects your family so you can have peace of mind at every stage of life.  We understand the probate process and take a comprehensive approach to help our clients.  Our lawyers can help with asset protection or simple wills. Contact our dedicated firm in Illinois today!
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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

How can our Elmhurst Estate Planning Attorneys help you?

We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.

We believe your attorney should be accessible

The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

Learn how we service your area through our Remote Location Approach.

We believe your attorney should be realistic with you about costs and outcomes

Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.

Regardless of the nature of your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

Client Testimonials

Christi M.

Kevin's firm handled setting up my will and trust recently. They took something that seemed intimidating and made it easy to understand. I've also referred a couple clients to Kevin - he's trustworthy, approachable and very fairly priced.


"I've used Kevin and his firm's services since 2011. He gave undivided attention to my cases, advised me on different options and..."

Rachel B.

"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

About Elmhurst Estate Planning Attorneys:

Estate Planning with an Estate Lawyer in Elmhurst, IL

Estate planning is key to securing your legacy and your loved ones. As an estate planning attorney in Elmhurst, IL we can help you create a will or trust that fits your estate planning needs and goals. We know how important it is to protect your life’s work and have it passed on to the people you love. Our approach covers your wishes, minimizes probate costs and estate taxes, avoids probate, and protects your assets from outside interference.

Life is Unpredictable

Life is uncertain and you should be prepared for anything. With our experienced estate planning attorney here, you can create an estate plan for when you can’t make decisions due to illness or accident. We’ll help you name trusted people to make financial and healthcare decisions for you and ensure your wishes are respected and followed. Our practical legal solutions will protect your property and assets, so you and your loved ones are secure.

Probate Made Easy with a Probate Lawyer in Elmhurst

Losing a loved one is tough and probate can add to the stress. Our probate lawyers will guide you through estate administration with compassion and speed. We want to make the probate process as painless as possible so you can focus on healing and honoring your loved one’s memory. We’ll ensure the assets are distributed according to your loved one’s wishes with the least burden on you and your family. We serve residents of Elmhurst, Oak Park, Arlington Heights, Oak Brook, Downers Grove, and the greater Chicago area. We offer practical legal solutions and consultations for your family law, probate, and estate planning needs. Contact us today to talk to an Elmhurst IL estate planning attorney.

Benefits of a Comprehensive Law Firm 

Our team of lawyers and paralegals have extensive experience handling the nuances of your legal matter but also consider how other areas of law might affect your case. We often consider angles that aren’t obvious to an attorney with experience in only one practice area. 

A Law Firm that Handles Simple and Complex Cases 

Some legal issues are quick, requiring fast efficient services. You want those knocked out fast with the most efficient cost possible. But, for more involved cases, we take the time to get it right and work hard to get the outcome you want. 

A Team That Collaborates on Your Case 

We’ve had many legal clients complain that their last firm just didn’t have the resources or understanding to manage their case. Our attorneys regularly communicate across the firm, getting input from several legal professionals without the additional cost. 

Directions to our Elmhurst Location:

From Oak Brook, IL:

  1. Take IL-83 N/Kingery Hwy.
  2. Merge onto IL-64 E/North Ave.
  3. Turn right onto IL-56 E/Butterfield Rd.
  4. Continue to Schiller St. and arrive at your destination.

From Lombard, IL:

  1. Head east on E Roosevelt Rd.
  2. Turn left onto IL-56 E/Butterfield Rd.
  3. Continue straight to stay on IL-56 E/Butterfield Rd.
  4. Turn right onto Schiller St. and arrive at your destination.

From I-294 (Tri-State Tollway):

  1. Take I-294 N towards O'Hare.
  2. Take exit 31A for IL-56 E/Butterfield Rd.
  3. Merge onto IL-56 E/Butterfield Rd.
  4. Turn right onto Schiller St. and arrive at your destination.
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What to Expect From a Legal Consultation

The purpose of a 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.

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Office Address

​110 E. Schiller St., Ste. 200B

​Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Meet the Owner

I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

Check Out Articles and Videos from our Elmhurst Estate Planning Attorneys

5 Documents In A Typical Estate Plan

In this episode, our Elmhurst estate planning attorneys discuss the 8 goals of a good estate plan, including:

1.  Appointment of fiduciaries and distribution of assets

2.  Probate avoidance upon death

3.  Guardianship avoidance upon mental incompetency

4.  End of Life Instruction

5.  Estate tax avoidance

6.  Ensuring that a loved one with special needs is provided for without preventing him or her from receiving social security payments

7.  Protecting assets from creditors;

8.  Preventing assets from interfering with eligibility for Medicaid and transferring assets to loved ones at death free of Medicaid liens.

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How do I Avoid Probate in Illinois?

In this video, our elmhurst estate planning attorneys explain how probate can be avoided by executed a revocable living trust and transferring your real estate and savings accounts into it during your lifetime. A revocable living trust is a legal entity that can own property. It typically provides that the creator of the trust has complete control over the property owned by the trust during his or her lifetime, and describes how the trust assets will be distributed after the creator’s death.

Ensure that proper beneficiaries and successor beneficiaries are named on qualified retirement accounts and life insurance policies.


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