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St. Charles Estate Planning Attorneys | Estate Planning Lawyer, St. Charles IL

Our St. Charles estate planning attorneys will take the time to learn about your family's situation and educate you on what you can accomplish with revocable living trusts, wills, and powers of attorney. We will ensure that when you pass your assets will be properly distributed to your loved ones without the need for a costly and time-consuming probate case. Our St. Charles estate planning lawyers will assist you in appointing agents to act on your behalf if you become mentally incompetent, avoiding the need for a guardianship proceeding. We can also assist you in minimizing estate tax, protecting your assets from creditors, and special needs planning.
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We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

Finding an attorney who 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.

We believe 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.

We believe 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, the 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 of 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 experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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O'Flaherty Law of St. Charles

1121 E. Main St., Ste. 124B

St. Charles, IL 60174

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

Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Why O'Flaherty Law of St. Charles?

Why O'Flaherty Law of St. Charles?

Why O'Flaherty Law of St. 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.

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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 experienced at everything.  That is why we have worked hard to assemble a team of attorneys with extensive experience in different areas of experience.  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.

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O'Flaherty Law of St. Charles

1121 E. Main St., Ste. 124B

St. Charles, IL 60174

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What to Expect From a Consultation

The purpose of a 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.

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Meet the Owner

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 knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

Check Out Articles and Videos from our St. Charles Estate Planning Attorneys

St. Charles estate planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains how to use revocable living trusts to avoid probate.

How to Use Revocable Living Trusts To Avoid Probate

In this article, our St. Charles estate planning lawyers explain how to avoid probate. Probate is a court case that is generally required to distribute your assets when a resident of Illinois passes away owning any real estate or more than $100,000.00 of non-real estate assets outside of a trust.  Probate can be expensive to the estate and stressful to the family.  It also tends to delay your family's receipt of your assets. Our St. Charles estate planning lawyers use revocable living trusts to ensure that our clients' estates do not go through probate when they pass.

Read the full article by our St. Charles estate planning lawyers explaining how to use trusts to avoid probate.

St. Charles Estate planning lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains why it is important to have healthcare and financial powers of attorney as part of your estate plan.

Why Should I Have a Power of Attorney?

In this article, our St. Charles estate planning lawyers explain why it is important to have powers of attorney as part of your estate plan. Financial powers of attorney name a trusted loved one to make financial decisions for you if you become mentally incompetent. Healthcare powers of attorney name an agent to make healthcare decisions for you if you are unable to do so. If you have both a healthcare and financial power of attorney, a costly and time-consuming guardianship proceeding will not be necessary if you become mentally incompetent through old age, disease, or accident.

Read the full article by our St. Charles estate planning attorneys explaining powers of attorney.

St. Charles estate planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains why it is important to have an estate plan if you have minor children.

Reasons to Have an Estate Plan if You Have Minor Children

In this article, our St. Charles estate planning attorneys explain the importance of estate planning if you have minor children. Some of the goals that you can accomplish with your estate plan include:

  • Naming a guardian for your children if you should pass;
  • Ensuring that your children's caretakers have access to your assets when you pass; and
  • Ensuring that your assets are not consumed by probate and estate taxes.

Read the full article by our St. Charles estate planning attorneys explaining estate planning for minor children.

Further Reading from our St. Charles Estate Planning Attorneys

We Are Affordable!  Estate plans are not one-size-fits-all and they do not have to be expensive.  We are proud of our flexible cost-effective packages that are targeted to your specific estate planning goals.

We Go Above-And-Beyond!  Our St. Charles estate planning attorneys will take the time to educate you on the various things you can accomplish with an estate plan and answer any questions you have along the way.  We are friendly and accessible.

We Know Our Stuff!   We have the skill and experience to provide both cost-effective simple estate plans as well as more complex solutions depending on your goals.  We have experience in estate tax planning, special needs planning, Medicaid planning, elder law, and asset protection.

We Are Comprehensive!  If you establish a relationship with our St. Charles estate planning attorneys, you won't have to find a new lawyer next time a different legal issue comes up.  Our comprehensive team approach means that we have the collective experience to handle all of your legal needs.