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Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

Your attorney should not speak in legalese.

Finding an attorney who doesn't use complex legal jargon and is a “real person” can be difficult. You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and they should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.

Your attorney should be accessible.

You deserve a responsive legal team that communicates regularly and promptly returns your calls.  Although legal matters can take time, you should feel confident in the progress of your case.

Your attorney should be realistic about costs and outcomes.

You want a favorable outcome as efficiently as possible. Your attorney should set realistic expectations on costs, concerns about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you can expect your case to take.

Navigating Estate Planning with an Estate Lawyer in Elmhurst

Estate planning is a crucial step in securing your legacy and the well-being of your loved ones. As an estate lawyer in Elmhurst, we're here to assist you in creating a will or trust, tailored to your specific needs and goals. We understand the importance of safeguarding your life's savings and ensuring they are passed on to your chosen heirs. Our approach prioritizes your wishes, focusing on minimizing probate costs and external interference.

Preparing for Life's Uncertainties

Life can be unpredictable, and it's essential to be prepared for any circumstance. With our estate planning attorney, you can establish a clear plan for situations where you might be unable to make decisions due to illness or accident. We'll help you designate trusted individuals for making crucial financial and healthcare decisions, ensuring that your preferences are respected and followed.

Streamlining the Probate Process with a Probate Lawyer in Elmhurst

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is challenging, and navigating the probate process can add to the stress. As a probate lawyer in Elmhurst, we are committed to guiding you through estate administration with empathy and efficiency. Our goal is to make the probate process as smooth as possible, allowing you to focus on healing and honoring your loved one’s memory. We're here to ensure that the transition of assets occurs according to your loved one's wishes, with the least burden on you and your family.

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O'Flaherty Law of Elmhurst

​110 E. Schiller St., Ste. 200B

​Elmhurst, IL 60126

(331) 253-4060
elmhurst@oflaherty-law.com​
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Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Why O'Flaherty Law of Elmhurst?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Elmhurst?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Elmhurst?

Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

Cost-Effective

When we started our firm in the midst of the recession, we learned to survive in a lean environment and pass the savings on to our clients.  As the economy has improved, we have not changed our philosophy.  We are hungry to grow our client base, and so we have intentionally set our rates below what the market will bear.  Our mission is to make each client walk away feeling that they got more value than they paid for.  This is easier to do when we make our prices affordable.

Client-Focused

The secret to our success as a firm is incredibly simple: we build a personal relationship with each of our clients and treat them with the respect that they deserve.  We pride ourselves on our open lines of communication, frequent check-ins with our clients, and our accessibility.  We are here to help you in any way we can, often leveraging our network of resources to assist you with non-legal issues that you may be having.  We are your one-stop problem-solver and trusted adviser.  All attorneys say that they provide excellent client service, but, unlike other attorneys, we practice what we preach.  We make sure every client walks away happy . . . period.

Comprehensive

We are your community law firm.  Our business is built on long-term relationships with our clients.  Our clients have the luxury of building trust over time with one team of attorneys, rather than having to find a new attorney for each different type of matter that arises over the course of their lives.  No one attorney can be experienced at everything.  That is why we have worked hard to assemble a team of attorneys with extensive experience in different areas of experience.  Our attorneys work together closely to bring our collective experience to bear on any issue that may arise for our clients.

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Great at What We Do

Since our business comes entirely from referrals and community involvement, our reputation for quality legal work is our greatest asset . . . and it is extremely important to us.  Each of our attorneys is truly experienced in his or her practice areas, with the highest personal standards of excellence.  We are proud of our reputation in the community, and we did not achieve it by accident.  Our reputation for excellence comes from hard work, continuing education, and an above-and-beyond approach to our clients’ cases.

Our Elmhurst Estate Planning Attorneys provide excellent service in the following areas of law:

Our attorneys work as a team to provide comprehensive has experience in:

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Please contact our office to Schedule a Consultation.
See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.

O'Flaherty Law of Elmhurst

​110 E. Schiller St., Ste. 200B

​Elmhurst, IL 60126

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What to Expect From a 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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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

In this Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, Elmhurst Estate Planning & Administration attorney Kevin O'Flaherty of O'Flaherty Law discusses the 8 Goals Of A Good Estate Plan.

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.

Elmhurst estate planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses the importance of having an Estate plan when you have children.

Top 5 Reasons for Estate Planning for Minor Children

In this video our Elmhurst estate planning attorneys explain the top five reasons for estate planning with minor children: naming a guardian, ensuring that your family has immediate access to your assets when you pass, ensuring your assets pass in full to your children rather than being consumed by court costs, attorney fees, and estate taxes, naming a trustee or executor, and planning for your children's future.

Elmhurst estate planning lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains how we use revocable living trusts to avoid costly probate.

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.

             

Further Reading from our Elmhurst Estate Planning Attorneys