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Our dedicated attorneys are here to guide you through every step, ensuring your peace of mind and securing your legacy. Discover how we can tailor an estate plan that reflects your unique wishes and circumstances.
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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.


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About Estate Planning Attorney in Elgin IL:

Comprehensive Estate Planning Services in Elgin, IL

Estate planning is more than just drafting a will; it's about ensuring that your wishes are honored, and your loved ones are protected after you're gone. At O'Flaherty Law in Elgin, IL, we understand the nuances of estate planning and provide personalized services to meet your specific needs. Our team is committed to offering compassionate support and comprehensive legal guidance throughout the entire estate planning process.

Why Estate Planning is Essential

No matter your age or the size of your estate, having a well-thought-out plan in place is crucial for several reasons:

  • Protects Your Legacy: Ensures that your assets are distributed according to your wishes.
  • Provides for Your Loved Ones: Offers peace of mind knowing that your family and beneficiaries are taken care of.
  • Minimizes Disputes: Reduces the potential for family disputes over your estate.
  • Saves Time and Money: Averts costly and time-consuming legal challenges.

Our Services

We offer a wide range of estate planning services tailored to the unique needs of residents in Elgin, IL, including:

  • Last Will and Testament
  • Trusts (Revocable and Irrevocable)
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Healthcare Directives
  • Guardianship Designations
  • Estate and Trust Administration

A Personal Touch: A Client's Journey

John, a lifelong resident of Elgin, IL, came to us feeling anxious about the future of his estate. As a widower with two adult children and a small business, he was unsure how to ensure his legacy would be preserved and fairly distributed. After a thorough consultation, we helped John understand the importance of comprehensive estate planning and how it could be customized to his situation.

We worked closely with John to draft a will that specified his wishes for his assets and business. Additionally, we established a trust to manage his estate's distribution, providing him with the control and flexibility he desired. Powers of attorney and healthcare directives were also set up to ensure his personal and medical care preferences were respected.

John's story highlights the transformative impact of personalized estate planning. He left our office not only with a solid plan in place but with a sense of relief and security for his family's future.

Why Choose Us for Your Estate Planning Needs

Our attorneys are deeply committed to the residents of Elgin, IL, and have a comprehensive understanding of local and state laws affecting estate planning. Here are a few reasons why our clients trust us with their estate planning needs:

  • Personalized Approach: We take the time to understand your unique situation and tailor our services accordingly.
  • Comprehensive Knowledge: Our team stays abreast of the latest legal developments to provide you with the best possible advice.
  • Compassionate Service: We know discussing the future can be difficult, so we offer supportive and empathetic guidance every step of the way.

Getting Started

Embarking on the journey of estate planning can feel daunting, but you don't have to do it alone. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with an experienced estate planning attorney in Elgin, IL. Together, we can secure your legacy and provide peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

Directions to the Elgin Office: 

From South Elgin, IL

  1. Head north on N La Fox St toward State St.
  2. Turn right onto W Spring St.
  3. Continue onto Bluff City Blvd.
  4. Turn left onto N Airlite St; the destination will be on the right.

From St. Charles, IL

  1. Take IL-25 N/N 5th Ave from E Main St.
  2. Follow IL-25 N and IL-31 N to W Chicago St in Elgin.
  3. Turn right onto W Chicago St.
  4. Turn left onto N State St.
  5. Turn right onto Wing St, then left onto N Airlite St; the destination will be on the right.

From Streamwood, IL via I-90

  1. Take Sutton Rd and IL-59 S to I-90 W.
  2. Follow I-90 W to US-20 W/Elgin Bypass in Elgin. Take exit 25B from I-90 W.
  3. Follow US-20 W and N McLean Blvd to W Chicago St.
  4. Turn right onto W Chicago St, then left onto N Airlite St; the destination will be on the right.
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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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Bloomington, IL 61701

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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

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Recent Changes to Illinois Estate Planning

Estate planning in Illinois is essentially a preparation plan that sets out what you want to happen in the event that you get sick, become physically or mentally incapable of making decisions for yourself, where you become physically or mentally incapacitated i.e. unconscious or in a coma, where you fall ill with a serious illness and want to make sure that your healthcare wishes and carried out, what happens upon your death, Lastly, what you want in respects to your financial and personal dealings if the aforementioned events occur.

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