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Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

Your attorney should not speak in legalese.

Finding an attorney that 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.

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.

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, 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 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 expertise to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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Family Law & Divorce

Our Kane County attorneys have the skill and experience to put you in the best position to succeed. We provide cost-effective and above-and-beyond service in Divorce & Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Guardianship, Civil Litigation, DUI & Criminal Defense, Corporate & Contract Law and more!

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Family Law & Divorce

Our Kane County divorce attorneys have the knowledge you need to protect your rights. Our Kane County family law lawyers provide cost-effective rates, over-the-top client service, and an experienced team. From child support to paternity law, our attorneys at O'Flaherty law are here for you.

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Guardianship Law

Our Kane County guardianship attorneys have the expertise to assist you with contested guardianships, uncontested guardianships, and guardianship litigation effectively and affordably.

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Estate Planning

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.

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our Kane County litigation attorneys have the skill and experience you need to put you in the best position to favorably resolve your civil dispute. Our Kane County civil litigation lawyers are proud of hour responsiveness and accessibility as well as our cost-effective rates.

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DUI, Criminal & Traffic Defense

Our Kane County criminal defense attorneys have the skill and experience to put you in the best position to succed in your criminal, DUI or traffic matter. We our proud of our communication, accessibility, and cost-effective service.

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Business, Corporate & Contract Law

Our Kane County business attorneys have the experience to assist you with incorporation, contract negotiation, asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, commercial leases, mergers and acquisitions, and employee and independent contractor issues. Our Kane County corporate lawyers are proud of our personalized service and cost-effective rates.

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Real Estate Law

Our Kane County real estate attorneys have the skill and attentive client service to take your real estate purchase from contract to close smoothly.

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Bankruptcy & Debt Resolution

Our Kane County bankruptcy lawyers are friendly, experienced, and affordable. Call today to schedule a free consultation.

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Kane County Probate Attorneys

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Please contact our friendly lawyers to Schedule a Consultation.
See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.

Please contact our friendly Kane County Probate Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation.

(331) 254-3033
saintcharles@oflaherty-law.com

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Open
Monday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 7:00pm
By Appointment
Saturday
11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday
11:00am - 2:00pm

Why O'Flaherty Law of Saint Charles?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Saint Charles?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Saint Charles?

Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

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.

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.

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.

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.

Our Kane County Probate Attorneys provide excellent service in the following areas of law:

Our attorneys work as a team to provide comprehensive has experience in:
  • You And Your Family Will Be in Excellent Hands! Our firm has built a reputation for being great at what we do and for providing exceptional service and communication to our clients. Many of our clients have taken the time to leave us positive testimonials.  In 2016 we received the Avvo Client's Choice Award due to the overwhelmingly positive reaction from our clients.  In 2015 Kevin O'Flaherty was honored with Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40 Award.  Our Kane County probate attorneys are skilled, experienced, and singularly focused on amazing client service. 
  • We Are Cost Effective!  Our Kane County probate attorneys are cost-effective and efficient, with the goal of handling your loved-one's estate as expeditiously as possible. Choosing the wrong probate attorney can be unnecessarily expensive, but with O'Flaherty, you know you'll be getting the right help for an affordable cost.
  • We Are Comprehensive!  It is common for probate cases to require experience in many areas of law, such as real estate, family law, business law, or litigation.  Our team of professional Kane County attorneys collectively have experience in nearly every area of law.  We work as a team to make sure that you get the benefit of all of our knowledge.  

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O'Flaherty Law of Saint Charles

Please contact our friendly lawyers to Schedule a Consultation.
See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.
saintcharles@oflaherty-law.com

210 S. 5th St., Ste. 107B

St. Charles, IL 60174

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.

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Check Out Articles and Videos from our Kane County Probate Attorneys

Kane County Probate attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the probate process in Kane County, Illinois.

Kane County Probate Explained

In this article, our Kane County estate lawyers explain the Illinois probate process. Probate is a court case that may be required to oversee the administration of an estate if the deceased individual owned real estate or more than $100,000.00 of non-real estate assets. We explain the documents that the executor or administrator must file in order to initiate a Kane County probate case, how to serve notice upon heirs and creditors, and the preparation by the executor or administrator of inventories, accountings and reports.

Read the full article by our Kane County probate attorneys explaining the probate process.

Kane County estate lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains the benefits of hiring a probate attorney.

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Kane County Probate Attorney?

In this article, our Kane County probate attorneys explain some of the benefits of hiring an attorney to assist you with administering a probate estate, including preventing the executor from accruing personal liability, speeding up the probate process, minimizing the potential for probate litigation, and reducing the amount of stress that is placed upon the family.

Read the full article by our Kane County probate lawyers explaining the benefits of hiring a probate attorney.

Kane County probate attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the difference between independent administration and supervised administration of a probate estate.

What is the Difference Between Independent Administration and Supervised Administration of a Kane County Probate Estate?

In this article, our Kane County estate lawyers explain the difference between independent administration and supervised administration of Kane County probate estates. Unless an interested party requests supervised administration or the court independently orders supervised administration, estates are independently administered by the executor. Supervised administration requires court oversight of major decisions and filing of accounting and inventories with the court for the purpose of protecting the rights of heirs and creditors and shielding the executor from potential liability.

Read the full article by our Kane County probate attorneys explaining independent and supervised administration of Kane County probate estates.

Further Reading from our Kane County Probate Attorneys

How to Avoid Inheritance Tax in Iowa

If you have been gifted some property or money in Iowa, you will likely want to maximize your profitability on it. In this article, we answer the question: How do I avoid inheritance tax? We explain:

  • What is an inheritance tax?
  • Who Does the Inheritance Tax Apply To?

May 5, 2021

Changes to Iowa Will Contest Laws - Iowa Will Contests 2021

This article will cover contesting wills in 2021 as well as the tortious interference with inheritance claim associated with these will contests.

We will address the following:

  • What A Will Contest Is
  • What The Grounds Are For Testing A Will
  • Lack Of Capacity
  • Undue Influence
  • When You Can File A Will Contest
  • What To Expect From A Will Contest Suit
  • Tortious Interference With Inheritance Claims
  • Updates To Bringing Tortious Interference With Inheritance Claims

Eugene Nassif

April 28, 2021

Between a Will and a Deed, Which Takes Priority in Iowa?

In this article, we will discuss what happens when a will and a deed conflict, which one takes precedent, and answer:

  • How does the deed impact the title of the property?
  • How might a will and deed conflict?
  • What documents override a will?
  • What if there is a question about if joint tenancy exists?

Joseph Lyons

March 31, 2021