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Elmhurst Probate Attorneys | Estate Administration Attorneys

​​If you are the executor, trustee or administrator of a loved ones estate, you do not have to do it alone. Our experienced Elmhurst probate attorneys are here to guide you through the process. Our excellent communication with our clients, extensive experience, and affordable rates make the experience of probate or estate administration as easy as possible for you and your family.
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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!"

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.

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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.

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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 Probate Attorneys:

  • We Are Cost Effective!  We understand that the last thing you and your family need at this difficult time is expensive legal fees.  Our experienced Elmhurst attorneys will handle your probate matter efficiently and effectively.  We are proud of our affordable rates! 
  • We Go Above-And-Beyond For You And Your Family!  At O'Flaherty Law, we have a singular focus on providing experienced legal work and excellent service to our clients.  Many of our clients have taken the time to write us glowing testimonials after being assisted by our Elmhurst probate attorneys.  In 2016 we were the recipient of the Avvo Client's Choice Award.  Kevin O'Flaherty was honored to receive the Best Under 40 Award from Suburban Life Magazine in 2015.  We have built a reputation for making every client's experience with our firm a positive one, despite the difficult times that we are helping them navigate. 
  • We Are Comprehensive!  Probate cases often intersect with other areas of law that other probate attorneys are not capable of handling.  Our team of Elmhurst attorneys collectively have experience in nearly every area of law, and we take a collaborative approach to ensure that the best legal mind is focused on whatever issue may arise in your probate matter.  Whether your probate case requires experience in real estate, family law, business law, or litigation, we have the resources to handle the issue in house to make sure you are getting the best representation possible. 
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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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​110 E. Schiller St., Ste. 200B

​Elmhurst, IL 60126

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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 Probate Attorneys

The Illinois Probate Process Explained

In this article, our Elmhurst probate attorneys explain the probate process. Probate is a court proceeding that often occurs when an individual passes away.  The purpose of a probate proceeding is for the court to give an executor the power to collect the assets of the deceased person (called "the decedent") and distribute the assets to creditors of the decedent and to the decedents heirs.  The executor is required to give certain notices to creditors and heirs and report to the court regarding the affairs of the estate within particular deadlines.  The court will oversee the distribution of the estate and resolve any disputes between heirs and creditors.  ​

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Do I Have To File A Probate Case If My Loved One Passes Away?

In this article, our Elmhurst probate lawyers explain when probate is necessary in Illinois. In Illinois probate is necessary whenever any of the following situations exist:

  1. The decedent owned any real estate (even if there is a mortgage) outside of a trust;  
  2. The decedent owned more than $100,000.00 in assets of any sort outside of either a trust or accounts that are directly payable to named beneficiaries; or 
  3. There is a dispute between interested parties such as heirs and creditors that cannot be resolved out of court. 

If any of the above situations are the case, then in order for family member to take control of the decedent's assets and distribute them to the decedent's heirs, he or she will have to file a probate case, be named executor of the estate by the court, and receive Letters of Office.  Letters of Office are an order from the court that give the executor authority to administer the estate.  Financial institutions will need to see the Letters of Office before allowing the executor to do anything with the assets of the deceased.  ​

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