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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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Our friendly Naperville attorneys have the skill and expertise to assist you with divorce & family law, probate, guardianship, litigation, estate planning, business representation and more. We pride ourselves on our above-and-beyond client service and cost-effective rates.

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Family Law & Divorce

We understand that legal matter involving family can be stressful and difficult for everyone involved. This is why our Naperville family law and divorce attorneys will help make this process as smooth as possible. We take pride in our commitment to our clients, affordable rates, and focus on your best interest.

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Our Naperville guardianship attorneys have the experience assist you in every detail regarding your guardianship matter in an efficient and cost-effective manner. We have experience in both contested and uncontested guardianship proceedings and offer affordable rates, accessibility and peace of mind to ensure your goals are met. Let O'Flaherty Law be your advocate so you can take care of your family.

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Your estate plan is only as good as the attorney that you have hired to prepare your documents. Unfortunately, there are many attorneys and estate planning services that do not fully understand the intricacies of the documents they are preparing. At O'Flaherty Law, our Naperville estate planning attorneys have the experience and skills necessary to ensure that your estate planning goals are accomplished properly.

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Our experienced Naperville litigation attorneys will be your advocate! We will aggressively protect your rights and fight on your behalf to achieve an efficient and cost-effective favorable outcome to your matter. Our experienced litigators have extensive experience in state and federal disputes involving commercial litigation, fraud, defamation, negligence, breach of contract, disputes between business partners, employment disputes, landlord/tenant disputes and evictions, construction law, and homeowners association disputes. Our goal is to settle your matter favorably as quickly and affordably as possible, so that you can move on with your life.

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​There are few things more important than your choice of attorney for defense of DUI, Traffic, and Criminal Matters. Our experienced Naperville Criminal Defense Attorneys will fight to defend you, and ensure that every legal option is explored to provide you with the best possible outcome under the law. Our Naperville DUI Attorneys and Naperville Criminal Defense Attorneys are accessible day and night. We truly care about the outcome of your case, and we will be there by your side to be your shield.

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Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty and his team of experienced Naperville business attorneys have a passion for business representation. Having owned multiple businesses himself, Kevin understands the struggles and mindset of entrepreneurs and business owners. Kevin is extremely involved in the local business community, active in several chambers of commerce and the Rotary Club. He also hosts a podcast for business owners, SeizeYourBusiness.com, in which he discusses business strategies with successful entrepreneurs. Kevin will personally advise you on the complex matters associated with business incorporation, contracts, asset purchase agreements, exit strategies, employees, and commercial disputes, and provide you with the resources you need to accomplish your legal and non-legal business goals. Call for a free consultation: (331)330-7466

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At O'Flaherty Law, our Naperville immigration attorneys are accessible, experienced, and cost-effective. We know that your immigration status, asylum, or visa case is one of the highest priorities for you. That means that you and your family will be the highest priority for us as well. We will assist and educate you in your native language to ensure that you receive the highest quality of care. Our experienced Naperville immigration attorneys will fight for you to ensure that every avenue under the law is explored to accomplish your goals. We will stand by your side at every stage of the process to ensure that the rights of you and your family are protected.

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At O'Flaherty Law, our dedicated Naperville real estate attorneys and staff understand the importance of having your home sale or purchase go smoothly. We are committed to giving you the attention that you deserve; communicating with you, your realtor, and your lender at every stage of the transaction; and bringing our experience to bear to get your deal done! We are experienced, efficient, and client-focused. We treat every real estate transaction as an opportunity to "wow" our clients with our above-and-beyond service in order to build a long-term relationship that goes beyond the deal at hand. We look forward to helping you and your family with the next step in your life!

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​Despite our affordable rates, O'Flaherty Law is not a bankruptcy mill. Our friendly Naperville bankruptcy & debt resolution attorneys provide individualized service to each of our bankruptcy clients, taking the time to explain all of your options and promptly answer any questions you may have along the way. Bankruptcy can be intimidating, but we make the process easy. We do the hard work for you, so you can focus on getting the fresh start that you and your family need. Because we have an experienced team of Naperville attorneys that practice other areas of law, we are uniquely qualified to advise you on other non-bankruptcy options to resolve your personal or business debt.

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Naperville 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 Naperville Probate Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation.

O'Flaherty Law of Naperville

1515 Legacy Cir., Ste. 1A

Naperville, IL 60563

(331) 330-7466
naperville@oflaherty-law.com

Hours of Operation

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 Naperville?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Naperville?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Naperville?

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.

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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 Naperville Probate Attorneys provide excellent service in the following areas of law:

Our attorneys work as a team to provide comprehensive has experience in:
  • We Are Cost Effective!  Choosing the wrong probate attorney can be unnecessarily expensive.  We are proud of our reasonable rates.  Our Naperville probate attorneys are cost-effective and efficient, with the goal of handling your loved-one's estate as expeditiously as possible. 
  • We Go Above-And-Beyond For You And Your Family! 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 glowing 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 Naperville probate attorneys are skilled, experienced, and singularly focused on amazing client service. 
  • 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 knowledgeable Naperville attorneys collectively have experience in nearly every area of law.  We work as a team to make sure that you get the benefit possible from our team.

You Don't Have to Leave Your Home For Your Legal Consultation

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

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.

O'Flaherty Law of Naperville

1515 Legacy Cir., Ste. 1A

Naperville, IL 60563

naperville@oflaherty-law.com

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 Naperville Probate Attorneys

In this video, Naperville probate lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains when probate is necessary in Illinois.

In this video, Naperville probate lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains when probate is necessary in Illinois.

When is Probate Necessary in Illinois?

In this article, our Naperville probate attorneys explain when probate is necessary in Illinois.

Probate is a court case in which the court oversees the distribution of a decedent's assets to his or her heirs and creditors.  In order to administer an estate in Illinois, probate will be necessary if:

‍(1) The decedent owned any real estate outside of a trust that is not deeded with a right to survivorship for the decedent's spouse (even if there is a mortgage) outside of a trust; OR 

(2) The decedent owned more than $100,000.00 in assets outside of either a trust or outside of accounts that are payable to a direct beneficiary upon death.

If probate is necessary, the person responsible for administering the estate, known as the executor, must have letters of office issued by the probate court before he or she can begin collecting the decedent's assets for distribution to creditors and heirs.  The executor will also have to file accountings, notices, and reports with the court regarding the collection and distribution of these assets.

Read the full article by our Naperville estate attorneys explaining when probate is necessary in Illinois.

Naperville probate attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the top 5 reasons to hire an attorney to asisst with your probate case.

How To Administer An Estate In Ten Steps

In this article, our Naperville estate lawyers elaborate on why it's best to have a probate attorney by your side in your probate matter.

In cases in which probate is required, the executor of the estate or the next of kin cannot take the actions necessary to administer the estate without the authority granted by the probate court. In this episode, we give you 5 reasons to hire an attorney to avoid liability and syour probate matter. Attorneys will prevent personal liability for your actions as , complete the case more quickly, minimize the potential for .

Read the full article by our Naperville estate attorneys explaining why a probate attorney may help you avoid common probate hassles.

In this Learn About Law video, Naperville probate lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains the probate process in Illinois.

How to Open a Probate Case in Illinois

In order to open a probate estate, our Naperville probate attorneys will file several documents with the probate court:

  • Petition for Issuance of Letters of Office and Admission of Will:   This petition requests that a probate case be opened.  If there is a will, the petition requests that the will be admitted to probate.  It also requests that an order be issued by the court naming the petitioner as executor of the estate.  This order is called "Letters of Office," and it gives the executor the power to collect the assets of the estate and distribute them to creditors and heirs or legatees.  
  • Affidavit of Heirship - The Affidavit of Heirship lists the individuals who stand to inherit from the estate.  If there is a will, these individuals are called "legatees."  In the absence of a will, they are called "heirs." 
  • Affidavit as to Copy of Will - This is a sworn statement by the executor that, to the best of the executor's knowledge, the will be submitted to the probate court is accurate and the most recently executed will. 
  • Oath of Office - This is an written oath sworn by the executor to fulfill his or her fiduciary duties associated with the administration with the estate. 
  • Surety Bond or Non-Surety Bond - In order to initiate a probate case, a bond must be obtained by the executor from an insurance company to insure against the executor's mishandling of assets. 
  • Notice to Heirs and Legatees - A notice that the executor must mail to all individuals who stand to inherit from the estate informing them that the probate case has been opened. 
  • Publication Notice - Unknown creditors of the deceased must be informed that the probate case has been opened through publication in a newspaper for three consecutive weeks. 

Upon filing of these documents, a hearing will be held to appoint the executor and admit the will to probate.   

Read more about how to open a probate case from our Naperville probate lawyers.

Further Reading from our Naperville Probate Attorneys

How Does Someone Refuse Inherited Property In Iowa?

This article will discuss: What is disclaimer?, Why might a person make a disclaimer?, When may a person make a disclaimer?, How does a person make a disclaimer?, What happens to the disclaimed interest in property?, Can a person disclaim an interest in jointly held property?, Can a person disclaim a power granted to them?, and Are there times a person is barred from disclaiming an interest?

Joseph Lyons

July 7, 2021

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?

Raven Adams

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