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Tinley Park Probate Attorney | Estate Lawyers, Tinley Park IL

Our Tinley Park probate attorneys will guide you through every step of your probate and estate administration needs. We are proud of our expecrience, client-service and cost-effective rates.
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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

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.

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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.

Client Testimonials

Christi M.

Kevin's firm handled setting up my will and trust recently. They took something that seemed intimidating and made it easy to understand. I've also referred a couple clients to Kevin - he's trustworthy, approachable and very fairly priced.


"I've used Kevin and his firm's services since 2011. He gave undivided attention to my cases, advised me on different options and..."

Rachel B.

"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

About Tinley Park Probate Attorneys:

We Are Cost-Effective!  We are proud to offer superior representation, communication and customer service.  Let us be your trusted advocates to guide you through your estate planning needs.

We Know Our Stuff! Our Tinley Park probate lawyers' dedication and hard work have earned a reputation for excellent service.

  • We are the recipients of the Avvo Client’s Choice Award.
  • Kevin O’Flaherty was honored by being named one of Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40.
  • We are honored to have received glowing testimonials from many of our satisfied clients.
  • We have achieved an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and have never had a BBB Complaint.

We Are Comprehensive !

Probate cases can often require knowledge in other areas of law including business, real estate and family law.  Our team of Tinley Park attorneys collectively have experience in nearly every area of law and will work together to ensure all areas of your case are met with the appropriate knowledge.  

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What to Expect From a Legal 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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Office Address

​16860 Oak Park Ave., Unit 201D

Tinley Park, IL 60477

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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 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 Tinley Park Probate Attorneys

When Is Probate Necessary in Cook County?

Our Tinley Park probate attorneys explains what probate is and when it is necessary in Illinois.  Probate is a court case in which the court oversees the administration of a deceased person's estate, and the distribution of his or her assets to heirs and creditors. Probate is generally required in Illinois if the deceased individual (known as the "decedent") owned real estate outside of a trust or more than $100,000.00 of non-real estate assets outside of a trust or payable on death accounts.  If probate is not necessary, the estate may be administered by the executor or trustee preparing a Small Estate Affidavit.

Read the full article by our Tinley Park probate attorneys explaining when probate is required in Illinois.

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What is the Difference between Independent Administration and Supervised Administration of a Probate Estate?

Our Tinley Park probate attorneys explain the differences between supervised administration and independent administration of a probate estate.  In independent administration, the executor or adminstrator of the estate can make most decisions without court approval.  If an interested party requests supervised administration of the estate, the executor or administrator will be required to get court approval for most major decisions and distributions and file additional reports with the court.  This protects the interests of adverse parties and may protect the executor or administrator from liability. ​

Read an article from our Tinley Park probate attorneys about the difference between independent administration and supervised administration of probate estates.

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What Happens When Minors Inherit Property in Cook County?

In this article, our Tinley Park estate attorneys explain what happens when minors inherit property in Illiknois. We discuss three different situations, which give rise to different results for a minor's inheritance:

  • The decedent dies intestate (without a will in trust);
  • The decedent dies with a will but not a trust; and
  • The decedent has a revocable living trust in place at the time of death.

We explain how routs appoint a guardian of the estate if the decedent dies intestate, and the difference between minors inheriting through a will and through a trust.

Read the full article by our Tinley Park probate lawyers about minors inheriting property in Illinois.  

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