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Wheaton Estate Planning Attorneys | Estate Planning Lawyers, Wheaton

Our Wheaton estate planning attorneys will work relentlessly to help with all of your estate planning and probate needs. We will work to implement your estate plan based on your needs and preferences, ensuring that your loved ones are taken care of after you pass.
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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 Wheaton Estate Planning Attorneys:

  • We Go Above-And-Beyond!  At O'Flaherty Law of Wheaton, our policy is simple.  We seek to impress our clients and believe that when we leave you feeling like you received the best representation,  you will tell your friends and family about us. This is how we build our business and start the best relationships with our clients. Our support from them has helped us achieve Avvo's Client's Choice Award for Estate Planning.  We look forward to bringing our service and dedication to excellence to bear for you and your family.
  • We Are Affordable! We pride ourselves on our affordability. We would love to hear if you find a more cost-effective solution to accomplish your estate planning needs.
  • We Know Our Stuff!  Our Wheaton estate planning attorneys have the skill and experience to provide you with technical estate planning options.  Whether you just need a simple will, or need help with more complex estate planning goals such as estate tax avoidancecreditor avoidancespecial needs planning, and Medicaid planning, we tailor a solution to fit your particular needs at your price point.
  • We are Comprehensive!  Let us at O'Flaherty Law work as a team and be your community law firm.  We strive to be a resource in our community to ensure the resolution of a wide variety of legal matters. We accomplish this by retaining skillful attorneys who have experience in different areas law. This comprehensive approach ensures your representation isn't disrupted if your case requires knowledge in other areas of law.  We will be your life-long adviser and work through any legal issues that may arise along the way. 
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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

1275 E. Butterfield Rd., Ste 108D

Wheaton, IL 60189

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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 Wheaton Estate Planning Attorneys

The 8 Goals of A Good Estate Plan

In this article, our Wheaton estate planning attorneys discuss some of the most common things that our clients try to accomplish with their estate plans, including:

Our Wheaton estate planning lawyers go into detail regarding common considerations that surround each of these estate planning goals and the tools that we use to accomplish them such as revocable living trusts, wills, powers of attorney, living wills, grantor retained annuity trusts, special needs trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, and life estate deeds.

Read the article by our Wheaton estate planning attorneys about the 8 Goals of a Good Estate Plan

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

In this article, our Wheaton estate planning attorneys discuss appointing fiduciaries and arranging for the distribution of your assets after you pass. 

One purpose of an estate plan is to select people you trust to be executors or trustees to manage your estate once you pass and guardians of your person and of your estate to manage your healthcare and your finances if you become mentally incompetent.  Often the most important part of an estate plan is to name guardians for your minor children to act in the event that you are no longer able to care for them.

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

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Wheaton Estate Planning Goal #2: Probate Avoidance Upon Death

Our Wheaton estate planning attorneys discuss revocable living trusts and how they are used to avoid probate, which can be time-consuming and costly, in the following companion article.

Probate is required in Illinois when you pass away while owning any real estate or non-real estate assets of at least $100,000.00 outside of a trust. Probate also may take a year or more which causes your loved ones to wait to receive your assets. Avoiding probate will save your loved ones time and money.  The costs of probate can be between 5% and 10% of the estate value in court and attorneys fees. This is why trusts act as the primary vehicle of your estate plan if you own your home.  We will ensure that your avoids probate and your estate will pass immediately to your loved ones without the need to hire an attorney or deal with a court case.

Read the full article by our Wheaton estate planning attorneys on how to use revocable living trusts to avoid probate. 

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