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If you are the executor or adminstrator of a loved one's estate, our Illinois probate attorneys will guide you through every step of your probate, trust administration and estate administration needs. We will be your advocate and handle your legal matters with skill and efficiency. At this difficult time, you will be able to focus on your family, while our Illinois probate lawyers do the heavy lifting and guide you through the probate process in a cost-effective manner.

If you are the executor or adminstrator of a loved one's estate, our Illinois probate attorneys will guide you through every step of your probate, trust administration and estate administration needs. We will be your advocate and handle your legal matters with skill and efficiency. At this difficult time, you will be able to focus on your family, while our Illinois probate lawyers do the heavy lifting and guide you through the probate process in a cost-effective manner.

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In this video, Illinois probate attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your probate, trust administration, or estate administration matter.

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We are proud to offer superior representation, communication and customer service.  Let us be your trusted advocates to guide you through your estate planning needs.​

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Our Illinois probate lawyers' dedication to client service have earned us a reputation for excellence:

  • We are the recipients of the Avvo Client’s Choice Award.
  • Kevin O’Flaherty was honored in 2015 by being named one of Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40.
  • We are honored to have received glowing testimonials from many of our satisfied clients.
  • We have achieved an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and have never had a BBB Complaint.

Our Illinois Estate Attorneys Provide Comprehensive Service!

Probate cases can often require expertise from other areas of including as business, real estate and family law.  Our Illinois attorneys have experience in nearly every area of law and will work together with a team approach to ensure that all areas of your case are given the attention they need.  No matter what your situation, you will have dedicated and attentive representation for your matter.

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When Is Probate Necessary in Illinois?

In this episode of the Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, Kevin O'Flaherty of O'Flaherty Law discusses when probate is necessary in order to administer the estate of a deceased individual. Probate is typically necessary in Illinois when the decedent owns any real estate or more than $100,000.00 of non-real-estate assets outside of a trust. If probate is necessary, then the executor of the estate must receive Letters of Office from the probate court in order to collect the assets of the estate for the payment of creditors and heirs or legatees. If probate is not necessary, then the executor or trustee can administer the estate immediately with the use of a small estate affidavit.

In this article, we will discuss when it is necessary in Illinois to open a probate matter to administer the estate of a decedent and when doing so can be avoided.

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In this article, we will discuss when it is necessary in Illinois to open a probate matter to administer the estate of a decedent and when doing so can be avoided.

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When Is Probate Necessary in Illinois?

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Illinois probate lawyer, Kevin O'Flaherty, describes when probate is necessary in Illinois.

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Our Illinois probate attorneys explain when probate is necessary in Illinois. If an individual passes away while owning any real estate in his or her own name (rather than through a trust) or more than $100,000.00 of non-real estate assets outside of a trust or payable on death account, a probate case will be required in order to grant the executor or administrator of the estate the power to collect the deceased individual's assets and distribute them to creditors and heirs.

If probate is not necessary, a Small Estate Affidavit can be used to administer the estate without the necessity of a court proceeding.

Read more about the probate process from our Illinois probate attorneys.

What is the Difference between Independent Administration and Supervised Administration of an Illinois probate estate?

Our Illinois probate attorneys discuss the differences between supervised administration and independent administration of an estate currently in probate. Independent administration is typically quicker and more affordable, while supervised administration may be slower and costlier.  

Read an article from our Illinois probate attorneys about the difference between independent administration and supervised administration of probate estates.

Illinois probate lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains the difference between supervised administration and independent administration of probate estates in Illinois.

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Our Illinois probate attorneys discuss the differences between supervised administration and independent administration of an estate currently in probate. Independent administration is typically quicker and more affordable, while supervised administration may be slower and costlier.  

Read an article from our Illinois probate attorneys about the difference between independent administration and supervised administration of probate estates.

What Happens When Minors Inherit Property in Illinois?

Illinois Estate lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty discusses what happens when minor children inherit property in Illinois.

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In this article, our Illinois estate administration lawyers explain what happens when minors inherit property in Illinois.

There are many different outcomes to a minor inheriting property in Illinois the result may be drastically different depending on the following situations:

  • The decedent dies interstate (without a will in trust);
  • The decedent dies with a will but not a trust; or
  • The decedent has a revocable living trust in place at the time of death.

If the decedent dies intestate (meaning without a will or a trust), the probate court will appoint an adult to be the guardian of the minor’s estate.  The guardian of the minor’s estate will be responsible for managing the inherited assets until the minor turns 18.  In the absence of a will or trust naming someone other than the child’s guardian of the person (the person responsible for raising the child) as the guardian of the estate, the guardian of the person will also be named a guardian of the estate.

If the decedent has a will, but not a trust, the will may name a guardian of the person separate from the guardian of the estate.  The will may alternatively name a custodian for the assets under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act.  Custodians require less court oversight in managing the assets than guardians of the estate.

If the decedent has a trust, the decedent may name a trustee to manage the assets through a separate trust account without court oversight and according to the instructions of the trust.

Read the full article by our Illinois probate lawyers about minors inheriting property in Illinois.  

Our Illinois Probate 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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