Kane County Estate Planning Attorneys | Estate Planning Lawyers, Kane County IL

Kane County Estate Planning Attorneys | Estate Planning Lawyers, Kane County IL

Our Kane County estate planning attorneys are proud of our experienced, friendly and accessible client service, and cost-effective rates. We can assist you with wills, revocable living trusts, powers of attorney, estate tax planning, special needs planning, asset protection, and elder law.

Our

Kane County Estate Planning Attorneys

You Don't Have to Leave Your Home For Your

Estate Planning

Matter

In this video, attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes ways you can receive legal services from the comfort of home.

Why O'Flaherty Law?

We Are 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.
We Are 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.
We Are 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 an expert at everything.  That is why we have worked hard to assemble a team of attorneys with extensive experience in different areas of expertise.  Our attorneys work together closely to bring our collective experience to bear on any issue that may arise for our clients.
We Are 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.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our

Kane County Estate Planning Attorneys

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

Kane County Estate Planning Attorneys

at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation:

O'Flaherty Law of Saint Charles

210 S. 5th St., Ste. 107B, St. Charles, IL 60174

Phone: 

(331) 254-3033

E-mail: 

saintcharles@oflaherty-law.com

Hours: 9 am - 7 pm Monday - Friday 11 am - 3pm Saturday 11 am - 2 pm Sunday

See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.  ​​​

Some of Our Accomplishments

Naperville attorney
DuPage County Probate Attorney
Learn More About Our Firm
O'Flaherty Law, Illinois attorneys, Iowa attorneys

Meet Our 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 expertise of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

Click here for Videos, Podcasts, and Articles by our Kane County Estate Planning Attorneys

kane county trust attorney

Or Continue Scrolling Below to Browse some of our Most Helpful Articles

estate planning attorney kane county illinois

Living Wills Explained

What is a living will? In this article we will discuss using a Living Will to provide for end of life instruction.  This article is the fifth in a series of nine articles explaining the Eight Goals of a Good Estate Plan.  

In our previous article, we discussed using a Healthcare Power of Attorney to appoint an agent to make healthcare decisions on your behalf if you are mentally incompetent.  A Living Will is a tool used to make the decision, while you are still mentally competent, to terminate life-sustaining treatment in the event that you are in an irreversible vegetative state.  The Living Will takes this decision out of the hands of your healthcare agent.

Read More

Kane County estate planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains when probate is required in Kane County, Illinois.

Dividing A Business In An Illinois Divorce

This article will discuss valuing and dividing a business in an Illinois divorce. We will answer the following questions:

  • How do I know if my business is marital property?
  • What valuation method is best for my business?
  • What options exist for dividing a business in divorce?
  • How can I keep my business legally separate from my marriage?

Read More

Kane County estate planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains how we use revocable living trusts to ensure that our clients' estates avoid probate.

How are marital assets divided in a divorce in Illinois?

Dividing A Business In An Illinois Divorce

This article will discuss valuing and dividing a business in an Illinois divorce. We will answer the following questions:

  • How do I know if my business is marital property?
  • What valuation method is best for my business?
  • What options exist for dividing a business in divorce?
  • How can I keep my business legally separate from my marriage?

Read More

Kane County estate planning lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains why it is important to have an estate plan if you have minor children.

Heading

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere.

Read More

Or Continue Scrolling Below to Browse some of our Most Helpful Articles

Dividing A Business In An Illinois Divorce

This article will discuss valuing and dividing a business in an Illinois divorce. We will answer the following questions:

  • How do I know if my business is marital property?
  • What valuation method is best for my business?
  • What options exist for dividing a business in divorce?
  • How can I keep my business legally separate from my marriage?

Read More

What Happens When an Ex-Spouse Lies on their Taxes in Iowa?

In this article, we cover the following topics:

  • What can I do if the IRS sends me a Notice of Deficiency for my ex’s nonpayment? 
  • What kind of tax debt relief is available for me? 
  • What if I applied for tax debt relief but was rejected? 
  • What are the differences between types of tax debt relief? 
  • Are there limits to when Innocent Spouse Relief is available? 
  • What is Equitable Relief?

Read More

Executing a Valid Will and Other Estate Planning Document

In this article we will be discussing What Are the Requirements to Execute a Valid Will and Other Estate Planning Documents and we answer the questions of:

  • What is a Last Will and Testament?
  • What Does a Will Do?
  • What Are the Requirements to Have a Valid Will?
  • What Are Other Common Estate Planning Documents?
  • What type of Power of Attorneys are there?
  • What is a Power of Attorney for Property?
  • What are the Requirements of a Valid Power of Attorney for Property?
  • What is a Power of Attorney For Healthcare?
  • What are the Requirements for a Valid Power of Attorney for Property?
  • What Is the Requirement for a Valid Trust?
  • How Do I Have These Documents Notarized?
  • What Do I Have To Do With My Estate Planning Documents Once They Are In Effect?

Read More

Further Reading from our

Kane County Estate Planning Attorneys