DuPage Divorce Attorney

Westmont Estate Planning Attorneys | Estate Administration Lawyer, Westmont IL

Westmont Estate Planning Attorneys | Estate Administration Lawyer, Westmont IL

At O'Flaherty Law, our experienced Westmont estate planning attorneys will help you navigate through the process of setting up an affordable will or trust, along with your powers of attorney and healthcare directives and work with trusted accountants and financial advisors to develop a great plan to accomplish your family’s financial goals. We help ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes, name a guardian for your children, prevent the necessity of probate proceedings, avoid estate taxes and costly attorney fees.

At O'Flaherty Law, our experienced Westmont estate planning attorneys will help you navigate through the process of setting up an affordable will or trust, along with your powers of attorney and healthcare directives and work with trusted accountants and financial advisors to develop a great plan to accomplish your family’s financial goals. We help ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes, name a guardian for your children, prevent the necessity of probate proceedings, avoid estate taxes and costly attorney fees.

Our Westmont Estate Planning & Administration Lawyers Can Assist You With All Of Your Estate Planning Needs:

No items found.

Your Community Law Firm

Why O'Flaherty Law for My

Estate Planning

Matter?

In this video, our Westmont Estate Planning & Administration attorney describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your estate planning matter.

  • We Are Affordable!  We don't base our prices on what other attorneys typically charge, we base them on the amount of time it takes us to meet with clients and prepare their documents (which is never terribly long).  If you find a more cost-effective solution for your estate plan, we would like to hear about it.
  • We Go Above-And-Beyond!  There are many estate planning attorneys that take the cookie-cutter approach to forms, fail to explain them properly, and fail to assist you in properly funding your trust.   Our Westmont estate planning attorneys fully educate you about every aspect of your estate plan.  We walk you through your documents, work with you free of charge to assist with transferring your assets, cut through any red tape, and answer any questions you have.  
  • We Know Our Stuff!  We are experienced in cutting edge Estate Tax Avoidance Techniques, Special Needs Trusts, Creditor Protection Strategies, and other specialized techniques to fit your situation.  We are not selling forms, but providing customized expertise.    
  • We are Comprehensive!  You need an Estate Plan now, but may need help with a different legal issue tomorrow.  We want to be your trusted adviser for all of your legal solutions by providing you with a team approach in nearly every area of law.  Regardless of your legal needs, you will get the same trusted quality service.

Some of Our Accomplishments

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our

Westmont Estate Planning & Administration Attorneys

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.

Please contact our friendly

Westmont Estate Planning & Administration Attorneys

at our nearest location to schedule a free 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.  ​​​

Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri

Our  Office Locations: 

Downers Grove Attorneys, Downers Grove Attorney, Downers Grove Lawyer, Downers Grove Lawyers

Downers Grove

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

Naperville Attorney, Naperville Attorneys, Naperville Lawyers, Naperville Lawyer

Naperville

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

Elmhurst Lawyer, Elmhurst Lawyers, Elmhurst Attorneys, Elmhurst Attorney

Elmhurst

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

Lake in the Hills Attorneys, Lake in the Hills Attorney, Lake in the Hills Lawyer, Lake in the Hills Lawyers

Lake in the Hills

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

Tinley Park Attorney, Tinley Park Attorneys, Tinley Park Lawyer, Tinley Park Lawyers

Tinley Park

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

St. Charles Attorneys, St. Charles Lawyers, St. Charles Attorney, St. Lawyer

St. Charles

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

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
Says...

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

Kevin Sender
Says...

"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.

DuPage Family Law AttorneyDowners Grove Estate Planning Attorney
John Paul Clancy
Says...
"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
Says...
"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."
DuPage Family Law AttorneyDowners Grove Estate Planning Attorney
Mike Stehlik
Says...
"Kevin and his team are my "Go To" resource for clients that need estate planning"
Kevin Koc
Says...
Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!
Stephen Petersen
Says...
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
Says...
Kevin is an excellent attorney. He helped me incorporate by business and provides legal counsel as need. I highly recommend him.

Click here for Videos, Podcasts, and Articles by our Westmont Estate Planning & Administration Attorneys

Or Continue Scrolling Below to Browse some of our Most Helpful Articles

Can a Revocable Living Trust Avoid Estate Taxes?

In this article, we will explain the difference between revocable trusts and irrevocable trusts in Illinois.  We will answer the questions, how do trusts work?, what is the difference between a revocable living trust and an irrevocable trust?, what is a revocable living trust used for?, and what is an irrevocable trust used for?  We will also discuss how irrevocable trusts are used to protect assets from creditors, to plan for long-term care, and to minimize estate tax.

Read More

In this article, we will explain the difference between revocable trusts and irrevocable trusts in Illinois.  We will answer the questions, how do trusts work?, what is the difference between a revocable living trust and an irrevocable trust?, what is a revocable living trust used for?, and what is an irrevocable trust used for?  We will also discuss how irrevocable trusts are used to protect assets from creditors, to plan for long-term care, and to minimize estate tax.

Read More

The 8 Goals of A Good Estate Plan

Westmont Estate Planning Attorneys, Westmont Estate Planning Lawyers, Westmont Estate Administration Attorneys

Westmont estate planning attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, outlines the 8 goals of a good estate planning.

Westmont Estate Planning Attorneys, Westmont Estate Planning Lawyers, Westmont Estate Administration Attorneys

The four goals that apply to nearly every client and the tools that we use to accomplish them are:

In addition to these four primary goals, clients in special circumstances may also seek to accomplish four particular goals that are specific to their circumstances. 

Read the article by our Westmont estate planning attorneys for more details on the 8 Goals of a Good Estate Plan.

Estate Planning Goal #1: Appointment of Fiduciaries & Distribution of Assets

Our Westmont attorneys discuss appointing fiduciaries and arrange asset distribution through your estate.  The ourpose of your estate plan involves the appointment of executors or trustees to manage your estate once you pass.  Thisallows individuals you appoint to financial and healthcare decisions for you if you become mentally incompetent or incapacitated.

The next article on assets details how your assets will be distributed. 

Read an article by our Westmont estate planning attorneys about how to use your estate plan to appoint fiduciaries. 

Read an article by our Westmont estate planning lawyers about how to use your estate plan to arrange for the distribution of assets. 

Westmont estate planning attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, discusses how to use an estate plan to appoint fiduciaries to important roles in your life.

Our Westmont attorneys discuss appointing fiduciaries and arrange asset distribution through your estate.  The ourpose of your estate plan involves the appointment of executors or trustees to manage your estate once you pass.  Thisallows individuals you appoint to financial and healthcare decisions for you if you become mentally incompetent or incapacitated.

The next article on assets details how your assets will be distributed. 

Read an article by our Westmont estate planning attorneys about how to use your estate plan to appoint fiduciaries. 

Read an article by our Westmont estate planning lawyers about how to use your estate plan to arrange for the distribution of assets. 

5 Documents In A Typical Estate Plan

Westmont estate planning attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, explains how to ensure your estate avoids probate upon your death.

Westmont Estate Planning Attorneys, Westmont Estate Planning Lawyers, Westmont Estate Administration Attorneys
  • Revocable Living Trust: Primary estate plan document, which sets forth inheritance wishes, provides for disability, and establishes successor trusts for children.
  • Pour-Over Will: Safety net document, which provides that any assets not transferred to trust during lifetime will be dealt with according to the terms of the trust; also provides for guardianship of minor children.
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney: Designates an individual to make medical decisions on your behalf in the event of incapacity.
  • Financial Power of Attorney: Allows your spouse (and successor agents) to execute financial transactions on your behalf.  Living Will

: States your wishes in the event that you are incapacitated and death is imminent except for delaying procedures.

Further Reading from our

Westmont Estate Planning & Administration Attorneys