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Illinois Estate Planning Attorneys | Estate Planning Lawyer, Illinois

Illinois Estate Planning Attorneys | Estate Planning Lawyer, Illinois

Our Illinois estate planning attorneys will work relentlessly to help with all of your estate planning and probate needs. We will work to implement your estate planning based on your needs and preferences to ensure that your loved ones are taken care of after you pass. Our experienced attorneys will learn about your goals and educate you on the estate planning documents we can use to accomplish them including revocable living trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and living wills. Our Illinois estate planning lawyers also have knowledge in estate tax planning, special needing planning, asset protection, elder law and medicaid planning.

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Our Illinois estate planning attorneys will work relentlessly to help with all of your estate planning and probate needs. We will work to implement your estate planning based on your needs and preferences to ensure that your loved ones are taken care of after you pass. Our experienced attorneys will learn about your goals and educate you on the estate planning documents we can use to accomplish them including revocable living trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and living wills. Our Illinois estate planning lawyers also have knowledge in estate tax planning, special needing planning, asset protection, elder law and medicaid planning.

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In this video, Illinois estate planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the qualities to look for in your estate planning lawyer.

  • We Go Above-And-Beyond!  At O'Flaherty Law, our policy is simple.  We seek to impress our clients and believe that when we leave you feeling like you received the best representation,  you will tell your friends and family about us. This is how we build our business and start the best relationships with our clients. Our support from them has helped us achieve Avvo's Client's Choice Award for Estate Planning.  We look forward to bringing our service and dedication to excellence to bear for you and your family.
  • We Are Affordable! We pride ourselves on our affordability. We would love to hear if you find a more cost-effective solution to accomplish your estate planning needs.
  • We Know Our Stuff!  Our Illinois estate planning attorneys have the skill and experience to provide you with technical estate planning options.  Whether you just need a simple will, or need help with more complex estate planning goals such as estate tax avoidancecreditor avoidancespecial needs planning, and Medicaid planning, we tailor a solution to fit your particular needs at your price point.
  • We are Comprehensive!  Let us at O'Flaherty Law work as a team and be your community law firm.  We strive to be a resource in our community to ensure the resolution of a wide variety of legal matters. We accomplish this by retaining skillful attorneys who have experience in different areas law. This comprehensive approach ensures your representation isn't disrupted if your case requires knowledge in other areas of law.  We will be your life-long adviser and work through any legal issues that may arise along the way. 

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What to Expect From a Consultation

The purpose of a free 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. Although most consultations are complimentary, some may carry a charge depending on the type of matter and meeting location.

Please contact our friendly

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O'Flaherty Law of Naperville

1515 Legacy Circle, Ste. 1
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 - 9 pm Mon - Fri
Saturday 9 am- 9 pm & Sunday 12 pm - 8pm
by appointment

Our  Office Locations: 

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Downers Grove

5002 Main St, Ste. 201 Downers Grove, IL 60515

Naperville Attorney, Naperville Attorneys

Naperville

1515 Legacy Circle, Ste. 1 Naperville, IL 60563

Elmhurst Lawyer, Elmhurst Lawyers

Elmhurst

​110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 200B ​Elmhurst, IL 60126

Lake in the Hills Attorneys, Lake in the Hills Attorney

Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107, ​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

Tinley Park Attorney, Tinley Park Attorneys

Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Ave, Ste. B, Tinley Park, IL 60477

Chicago Attorney, Chicago Attorneys

Chicago

1941 N. Elston, Ste. A Chicago, Illinois 60642

Wheaton Attorneys, Wheaton Lawyers

Wheaton

1275 E. Butterfield Rd, Ste 109A Wheaton, IL 60189

St. Charles Attorneys, St. Charles Lawyers

St. Charles

1121 E. Mainstreet Ste 124B St. Charles, IL 60174

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Davenport

201 W 2nd St Ste 400A, Davenport, IA 52801

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Peoria

4600 N. Brandywine Dr. Ste 200A, Peoria, IL 61614

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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.

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Can An Irrevocable Trust Still Be Revoked With Consent or Due to a Mistake?

In this video, we give a brief overview of revocable versus irrevocable trusts in Illinois and explain the judicial revocation of a trust based on consent or mistake in Illinois.

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If getting consent to revoke a trust is not possible the settlor still has the option of revoking a trust based on the grounds that the power to revoke or some other language was omitted from the trust. It must be clear that the settlor was unaware of the language omission and/or the omission was not due to any action or suggestion by the settlor. Only the settlor can petition to revoke a trust based on a mistake.

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The 8 Goals of A Good Estate Plan

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Illinois estate planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty outlines the 8 goals of a good estate planning.

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In this article, our Illinois Estate Planning attorneys discuss some of the most common things that our clients try to accomplish with their estate plans, including:

Our Illinois estate planning lawyers go into detail regarding common considerations that surround each of these estate planning goals and the tools that we use to accomplish them such as revocable living trusts, wills, powers of attorney, living wills, grantor retained annuity trusts, special needs trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, and life estate deeds.

Read the article by our Illinois estate planning attorneys about the 8 Goals of a Good Estate Plan

Illinois Estate Planning Goal #1: Appointment of Fiduciaries & Distribution of Assets

Executors, Trustees, and Guardians

In this article, our Illinois estate planning attorneys discuss appointing fiduciaries and arranging for the distribution of your assets after you pass.  One purpose of an estate plan is to select people you trust to be executors or trustees to manage your estate once you pass and guardians of your person and of your estate to manage your healthcare and your finances if you become mentally incompetent.  Often the most important part of an estate plan is to name guardians for your minor children to act in the event that you are no longer able to care for them.

Read an article by our Illinois estate planning attorneys about how to use your estate plan to appoint fiduciaries. 

Using Wills and Trusts to Distribute Your Assets

In this article, our Illinois estate planning lawyers explain various strategies for ensuring that the right people receive your assets at the right time after you pass.  We discuss the differences between wills and trusts, and explain how revocable living trusts can allow you to have more long-term control over your assets after you pass, ensuring that your children are cared for financially until they reach adult hood, and allowing inheritance to be paid over the course of time as they mature to handle the financial responsibility.

Read an article by our Illinois estate planning lawyers about how to use your estate plan to arrange for the distribution of assets. 

Illinois estate planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses how to use an estate plan to appoint fiduciaries to important roles in your life.

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Executors, Trustees, and Guardians

In this article, our Illinois estate planning attorneys discuss appointing fiduciaries and arranging for the distribution of your assets after you pass.  One purpose of an estate plan is to select people you trust to be executors or trustees to manage your estate once you pass and guardians of your person and of your estate to manage your healthcare and your finances if you become mentally incompetent.  Often the most important part of an estate plan is to name guardians for your minor children to act in the event that you are no longer able to care for them.

Read an article by our Illinois estate planning attorneys about how to use your estate plan to appoint fiduciaries. 

Using Wills and Trusts to Distribute Your Assets

In this article, our Illinois estate planning lawyers explain various strategies for ensuring that the right people receive your assets at the right time after you pass.  We discuss the differences between wills and trusts, and explain how revocable living trusts can allow you to have more long-term control over your assets after you pass, ensuring that your children are cared for financially until they reach adult hood, and allowing inheritance to be paid over the course of time as they mature to handle the financial responsibility.

Read an article by our Illinois estate planning lawyers about how to use your estate plan to arrange for the distribution of assets. 

Illinois Estate Planning Goal #2: Probate Avoidance Upon Death

Illinois estate planning attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, explains how to ensure that your estate avoids probate upon your death.

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Our Illinois estate planning attorneys discuss revocable living trusts and how they are used to avoid probate, which can be time-consuming and costly. Probate is required in Illinois when you pass away while owning any real estate or non-real estate assets of at least $100,000.00 outside of a trust. Avoiding probate will save your loved ones time and money.  The costs of probate can be between 5% and 10% of the estate value in court and attorneys fees.  Probate also may take a year or more which causes your loved ones to wait to receive your assets.  This is why trusts act as the primary vehicle of your estate plan if you own your home.  We will ensure that your estate avoids probate and your estate will pass immediately to your loved ones without the need to hire an attorney or deal with a court case.

Read the full article by our Illinois estate planning attorneys on how to use revocable living trusts to avoid probate. 

Our Illinois Estate Planning Lawyers are Happy To Meet With You in DuPage County, Will County, McHenry County, Kane County, Kendall County, Grundy County, Kankakee County, Dekalb County, LaSalle County, at our offices in Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Naperville, Lake in the Hills, Tinley Park, St. Charles or Any Other Location Convenient To You.

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