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McHenry County Probate Attorney | Estate Lawyer, McHenry County IL

McHenry County Probate Attorney | Estate Lawyer, McHenry County IL

Our McHenry County probate attorneys have the skills and experience to put you in the best position to succeed in your contested probate matter and to handle your uncontested probate case in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Our McHenry County probate attorneys have the skills and experience to put you in the best position to succeed in your contested probate matter and to handle your uncontested probate case in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

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In this video, McHenry County Probate attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your probate matter.

  • 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 McHenry County probate attorneys are skilled, experienced, and singularly focused on amazing client service. 
  • We Are Cost Effective!  Our McHenry 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 knowledge in many areas of law, such as real estate, family law, business law, or litigation.  Our team of experience McHenry 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 experience. 

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O'Flaherty Law of Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107
Lake in the Hills
,
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 - Fri

Our  Office Locations: 

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Downers Grove

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

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Naperville

105 Jackson Avenue, Ste. 4b Naperville, IL 60540

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Elmhurst

​110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 220B ​Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Lake in the Hills

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

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Tinley Park

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

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St. Charles

210 S Fifth St, Ste. 107B, St. Charles, IL 60174

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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.

Here's What Our Clients Have to Say:

John Paul Clancy
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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."

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"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."

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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John Paul Clancy
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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."
DuPage Family Law AttorneyDowners Grove Estate Planning Attorney
Kevin Sender
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"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."
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Mike Stehlik
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"Kevin and his team are my "Go To" resource for clients that need estate planning"
Kevin Koc
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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!
Stephen Petersen
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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.
Troy Golden
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Kevin is an excellent attorney. He helped me incorporate by business and provides legal counsel as need. I highly recommend him.

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What Happens When Minors Inherit Property?

In this episode of Learn About Law, we explain what happens when minors inherit property and explore the different possible scenarios, including if the decedent dies with a will, trust, or neither. #EstatePlanning #IllinoisLaw

When a minor inherits property in Illinois, how that property will be dealt with depends on whether the decedent (the person from whom the property is inherited) dies with a will, with a trust, or without either (intestate).  In this article, we will explain the results of the different potential scenarios.

1.  Decedent dies intestate (without a will or trust)

In the absence of a will or trust, the decedent’s estate will go through probate.  The probate court will appoint a guardian of the minor child’s estate.  This person will be responsible for managing the inherited assets of the minor until the minor reaches age 18, at which point the remaining assets will be paid out to the child.  The guardian of the estate will have the duty to preserve as much of the inheritance as possible for distribution to the child when the child reaches the age of majority.  He or she will be required to report periodically to the probate court until the assets are finally distributed and seek court approval for certain types of transfers.  The guardian of the estate may be a different individual than the guardian of the person (the individual with custody over the guardian).  However, in the absence of a will or trust naming a specific person as the guardian of the estate, the guardian of the person will often be named the guardian of the estate.  This is undesirable for divorcees who do not necessarily want their ex-spouse, who will likely be the custodial parent and guardian of the person,  to have control of their property.

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When a minor inherits property in Illinois, how that property will be dealt with depends on whether the decedent (the person from whom the property is inherited) dies with a will, with a trust, or without either (intestate).  In this article, we will explain the results of the different potential scenarios.

1.  Decedent dies intestate (without a will or trust)

In the absence of a will or trust, the decedent’s estate will go through probate.  The probate court will appoint a guardian of the minor child’s estate.  This person will be responsible for managing the inherited assets of the minor until the minor reaches age 18, at which point the remaining assets will be paid out to the child.  The guardian of the estate will have the duty to preserve as much of the inheritance as possible for distribution to the child when the child reaches the age of majority.  He or she will be required to report periodically to the probate court until the assets are finally distributed and seek court approval for certain types of transfers.  The guardian of the estate may be a different individual than the guardian of the person (the individual with custody over the guardian).  However, in the absence of a will or trust naming a specific person as the guardian of the estate, the guardian of the person will often be named the guardian of the estate.  This is undesirable for divorcees who do not necessarily want their ex-spouse, who will likely be the custodial parent and guardian of the person,  to have control of their property.

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When is Probate Required in McHenry County?

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McHenry County probate lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains when probate is required in McHenry County, Illinois.

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In this article, our McHenry County probate lawyers explain when probate is required in McHenry County, Illinois. Probate is required in order to distribute the assets of an estate if the person who passed away (the "decedent") owned any real estate outside of a trust or more than $100,000.00 in non-real estate assets outside of a trust or payable on death accounts. If probate is required and you are the executor of the estate, the first step is to file a petition to open a probate estate with the appropriate probate court.

Read the full article by our McHenry County probate lawyers explaining when probate is required in McHenry County, Illinois.

The McHenry County Probate Process Explained

In this article, our McHenry County estate lawyers explain the probate process in McHenry County, Illinois. A probate case is initiated by filing a petition to open a probate estate along with accompanying documents.  The executor should serve notice upon creditors, heirs, and beneficiaries named in the will (legatees). The executor must also publish notice to unknown creditors in a newspaper of general circulation in McHenry County. Once the period for creditors to file claims with the estate has passed, the executor will present an inventory and accounting to creditors and heirs to show how assets will be distributed. Finally, the executor will file a final report with the McHenry County probate court to demonstrate that his or her responsibilities have been properly discharged.

Read the full article by our McHenry County estate lawyers explaining the McHenry County probate process.

Our McHenry County probate lawyers explain the probate process in McHenry County, Illinois.

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In this article, our McHenry County estate lawyers explain the probate process in McHenry County, Illinois. A probate case is initiated by filing a petition to open a probate estate along with accompanying documents.  The executor should serve notice upon creditors, heirs, and beneficiaries named in the will (legatees). The executor must also publish notice to unknown creditors in a newspaper of general circulation in McHenry County. Once the period for creditors to file claims with the estate has passed, the executor will present an inventory and accounting to creditors and heirs to show how assets will be distributed. Finally, the executor will file a final report with the McHenry County probate court to demonstrate that his or her responsibilities have been properly discharged.

Read the full article by our McHenry County estate lawyers explaining the McHenry County probate process.

Independent Administration vs. Supervised Administration of McHenry County Probate Estates

McHenry County probate lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains the difference between indpenendent administration and supervised administration of McHenry County probate estates.

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In this article, our McHenry County probate lawyers explain the difference between independent administration and supervised administration of McHenry County probate estates. Indpendently administered estates allow the executor or administrator to make most decisions and distribute most assets without the need for court approval.

Supervised administration will be required if it is either ordered by the court or requested by an heir or creditor. If an estate is supervised by the court, court approval will be required for many of the executor or administrator's decisions, and certain additional reports will be required to be filed with the court.

Reasd the full article by our McHenry County estate lawyers explaining the difference betwee independent and supervised administration of probate estates in McHenry County, Illinois.

Our McHenry County Probate Lawyers are Happy To Meet With You in Algonquin, Grafton, McHenry, Crystal Lake, Nunda, Lake in the Hills, Woodstock, Dorr, Huntly, Cary, Greenwood, or Any Other Location Convenient To You.

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