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Lake in the HIlls Probate Attorneys | Estate Attorneys, Lake in the Hills IL

Lake in the HIlls Probate Attorneys | Estate Attorneys, Lake in the Hills IL

​If you are the executor, trustee or administrator of a loved ones estate, our Lake in the Hills probate & guardianship attorneys are here to assist you. We are here to make sure that you don't have to deal with the stressful process of probate alone. We take pride in our client communication and excellent service at cost-effective rates.

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​If you are the executor, trustee or administrator of a loved ones estate, our Lake in the Hills probate & guardianship attorneys are here to assist you. We are here to make sure that you don't have to deal with the stressful process of probate alone. We take pride in our client communication and excellent service at cost-effective rates.

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In this video, our Lake in the HIlls Probate & Guardianship attorney describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your probate matter.

  • ​We Are Affordable!  We take pride in our affordable rates. We understand that at such a difficult time the last thing you and your family needs are expensive legal fees. Our experienced Lake in the Hills attorneys will effectively and efficiently handle your probate matters.
  • We Go Above-And-Beyond For You And Your Family! Our firm has a built a strong reputation for providing exceptional service to our clients.  Many of our clients have been gracious enough to  have taken the time to write us glowing testimonials after being assisted by our Lake in the Hills probate attorneys.  We are the 2016 recipients of the Avvo Client's Choice Award.  Also, Kevin O'Flaherty was honored to receive the Best Under 40 Award from Suburban Life Magazine in 2015.  Our mission is to make every client's experience with our firm a positive one.
  • We Are Comprehensive!  Our attorneys have a wide range of knowledge spanning practically every area of law. This means if your probate case intersects with other areas of law, we are able to assist you going forward with it.  We work collectively to make sure that you get satisfactory results in whatever area of law your case may be.

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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

Lake in the Hills Probate Attorneys

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O'Flaherty Law of Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107
Lake in the Hills
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IL
60156
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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 - 5 pm Mon - Friday
After 5 pm by Appointment
11 am - 3pm Saturday & 11 am - 2 pm Sunday by Appointment

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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.

Here's What Our Clients Have to Say:

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Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!

An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.

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Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!
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An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.
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In this article, we discuss what evidence can be used in a will contest and answer the following questions: What happens when someone contests a will?, What different types of evidence can the proponent of a will use to establish prima facie?, What evidence can the contestant of a will bring forward?, and What happens when a will contest fails or succeeds?

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What Are The Stages Of A Probate Case?

There are six steps in the Probate process, first the petition for Probate must be filled by the potential executor asking for the court to make him or her the executor and have Letters of Office issued to them. The probate case must also be mailed to the known creditors and heirs of the decedent.Secondly, the executor must publish notice of the case in the newspaper. This must be done for the benefit of heirs whose addresses are unknown and unknown creditors.After the notice of the probate is published, the estate creditors have six months to file for payment. Next, the executor is given the task of completing an inventory listing of the assets he or she has collected and then delivered it to each party. If the administration is supervised, then the inventory must be approved by the court.​Next, is accounting and receipts of Distribution. Accounting will show how the assets will be distributed to the heirs and creditors, the executor will then deliver this to each party. In addition, the executor will mail receipts of distribution to all parties involved. The receipt must be signed by the party who received the assets it is used as proof by the executor to show that the distribution was in fact receivedLastly, after all distribution have been completed from the estate the executor will then need to file a Verified Final Report with the probate court. This is simply stating that the executor has completed all duties as executor.  This notice will be sent out to all interested parties, unless the executor has received executed receipts of distribution from all parties entitled to a distribution. Receipts of distribution must also be filed with the court. When these documents are complete the court will hold a final hearing to close the probate case and release the executor of duties​Read more about the Probate Process from our Lake in the Hills probate attorneys. ​​​

What Is The Difference Between Supervised Administration And Independent Administration?

​By default probate cases are administered independently.  This means that the executor only needs to appear twice before the court at the initial hearing to open the probate case and at the final hearing to close the case.  The court will independently make all decisions.  The inventory and accounting do not need be filed with the court but instead must simply be delivered to heirs and creditors. In the case that any creditor or heir request supervised administration, the request shall then be granted automatically unless the expressly provides that the estate is to be administered independently.  In that case the requesting party will be required to show good cause for supervised administration.On the occasion that a request for supervised administration is granted, the executor must seek approval from the court for any and all major decisions and must file the accounting and inventory with the court.  The final step would then be having it approved by the judge. Supervised administration requires more work for the executor and his or her attorney.  The purpose is to allow the court to monitor the executor's actions when there are potential or actual disputes between interested parties. Read an article by our Lake in the Hills probate attorneys regarding Supervised vs. Independent Administration. ​​

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