Sangamon County Probate Attorneys | Probate Litigation Lawyers, Sangamon County

Sangamon County Probate Attorneys | Probate Litigation Lawyers, Sangamon County

Probate matters can often be difficult and involve many elements. Our experienced Sangamon County probate attorneys will ensure your matter is handled quickly, efficiently and affordably. Our probate attorneys are familiar with all types of probate matters including probate litigation. Ensure you have a team on your side that will give your matter the attention it deserves.

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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.

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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.

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O'Flaherty Law of Sangamon County

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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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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!

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This article is the second in a series of nine articles explaining the Eight Goals of a Good Estate Plan.  This article will explain how an estate plan can help you with the first goal of a good estate plan: Appointment of Fiduciaries and Distribution of Assets. For the sake of readability, I have broken this article into two parts.  This “part A” will discuss distribution of assets.  Next week’s “part B” will discuss appointment of fiduciaries.

A.  Distribution of Assets

In Illinois, if an individual dies without a will or a trust, state statute determines what will be done with her assets.  This is called dying intestate.  When an individual dies intestate, the assets will be distributed in equal shares to the first of the following groups that contains a living member:

  1. Spouse;
  2. Children – Note: If a child is deceased but has living children of her own, then the deceased child’s share passes to her children in equal shares;
  3. Descendants (e.g. Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren);
  4. Parents;
  5. Siblings;
  6. Nieces and Nephews.

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In this video, Sangamon County probate attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains when a probate matter is required in Sangamon County

Contempt Of Court In Illinois Family Law Cases | Part Three

In this article, we discuss the process of contempt of court in Illinois. To learn more about contempt of court in family law cases, check out part one and part two of this article series. Below we will answer the following questions: what does the contempt process look like?, what if the other party is out of the country?, what happens at the contempt hearing?, and what happens if I’m found in contempt?


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In this video, Sangamon County probate attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses the probate process in Sangamon County.

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In this article, we discuss how remarriage and cohabitation affect spousal support and alimony payments. We answer the questions: what are the different types of spousal support/alimony?, do I still need to pay spousal support if my ex-spouse is cohabiting with another party?, and do I need to pay spousal support if my ex-spouse has remarried?

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