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Wheaton Probate Attorney | Estate Lawyers, Wheaton

Wheaton Probate Attorney | Estate Lawyers, Wheaton

If you are the executor or administrator of a loved one's estate, our Wheaton probate attorneys will guide you through every step of your probate, trust administration and estate administration needs. We will be your advocate and handle your legal matters with skill and efficiency.

If you are the executor or administrator of a loved one's estate, our Wheaton probate attorneys will guide you through every step of your probate, trust administration and estate administration needs. We will be your advocate and handle your legal matters with skill and efficiency.

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Why O'Flaherty Law for My

Probate & Estate Administration

Matter?

In this video, Wheaton probate attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your probate, trust administration, or estate administration matter.

Our Wheaton Probate Attorneys 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.​

Our Wheaton Probate Lawyers Know Their Stuff! 

Our Wheaton probate lawyers' dedication to client service have earned us a reputation for excellence:

  • We are the recipients of the Avvo Client’s Choice Award.
  • Kevin O’Flaherty was honored in 2015 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.

Our Wheaton Estate Attorneys Provide Comprehensive Service!

Probate cases can often require knowledge from other areas of including as business, real estate and family law.  Our Illinois attorneys have experience in nearly every area of law and will work together with a team approach to ensure that all areas of your case are given the attention they need.  No matter what your situation, you will have dedicated and attentive representation for your matter.

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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.

Please contact our friendly

Wheaton Probate Attorneys

at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation:

O'Flaherty Law of Wheaton

1275 E. Butterfield Rd.
Wheaton
,
IL
60189
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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

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

Naperville Attorney, Naperville Attorneys

Naperville

1515 Legacy Circle, Ste. 1 Naperville, IL 60563

Elmhurst Lawyer, Elmhurst Lawyers

Elmhurst

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

Lake in the Hills Attorneys, Lake in the Hills Attorney

Lake in the Hills

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

Tinley Park Attorney, Tinley Park Attorneys

Tinley Park

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

Chicago Attorney, Chicago Attorneys

Chicago

1941 N. Elston, Ste. A Chicago, Illinois 60642

Wheaton Attorneys, Wheaton Lawyers

Wheaton

1275 E. Butterfield Rd, Ste 109A Wheaton, IL 60189

St. Charles Attorneys, St. Charles Lawyers

St. Charles

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

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Davenport

201 West 2nd Street Ste 400A, Davenport, IA 52801

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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
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"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
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"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.

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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
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"Kevin and his team are my "Go To" resource for clients that need estate planning"
Kevin Koc
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Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!
Stephen Petersen
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An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.
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Kevin is an excellent attorney. He helped me incorporate by business and provides legal counsel as need. I highly recommend him.

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How Executors In Iowa Probate Cases Should Handle Real Estate

With help from the attorney, it is the executor’s responsibility to inventory all the assets of the decedent, including all property. In Iowa, the personal representative or executor must file a report and inventory of all the property of the decedent within 90 days of being qualified. An extension can be granted by the court as needed. The executor should not take this responsibility lightly as the inventory will be verified by an attorney under penalty of perjury.

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With help from the attorney, it is the executor’s responsibility to inventory all the assets of the decedent, including all property. In Iowa, the personal representative or executor must file a report and inventory of all the property of the decedent within 90 days of being qualified. An extension can be granted by the court as needed. The executor should not take this responsibility lightly as the inventory will be verified by an attorney under penalty of perjury.

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When Is Probate Necessary in Wheaton?

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Wheaton probate lawyer, Kevin O'Flaherty, describes when probate is necessary in Wheaton.

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Our Wheaton probate attorneys explain when probate is necessary in Wheaton. If an individual passes away while owning any real estate in his or her own name (rather than through a trust) or more than $100,000.00 of non-real estate assets outside of a trust or payable on death account, a probate case will be required in order to grant the executor or administrator of the estate the power to collect the deceased individual's assets and distribute them to creditors and heirs.

If probate is not necessary, a Small Estate Affidavit can be used to administer the estate without the necessity of a court proceeding.

Read more about the probate process from our Wheaton probate attorneys.

What is the Difference between Independent Administration and Supervised Administration of an Wheaton probate estate?

Our Wheaton probate attorneys discuss the differences between supervised administration and independent administration of an estate currently in probate. Independent administration is typically quicker and more affordable, while supervised administration may be slower and costlier.  

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

Wheaton probate lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains the difference between supervised administration and independent administration of probate estates in Wheaton.

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Our Wheaton probate attorneys discuss the differences between supervised administration and independent administration of an estate currently in probate. Independent administration is typically quicker and more affordable, while supervised administration may be slower and costlier.  

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

What Happens When Minors Inherit Property in Wheaton?

Wheaton Estate lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty discusses what happens when minor children inherit property in Wheaton.

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In this article, our Wheaton estate administration lawyers explain what happens when minors inherit property in Wheaton.

There are many different outcomes to a minor inheriting property in Wheaton the result may be drastically different depending on the following situations:

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

If the decedent dies intestate (meaning without a will or a trust), the probate court will appoint an adult to be the guardian of the minor’s estate.  The guardian of the minor’s estate will be responsible for managing the inherited assets until the minor turns 18.  In the absence of a will or trust naming someone other than the child’s guardian of the person (the person responsible for raising the child) as the guardian of the estate, the guardian of the person will also be named a guardian of the estate.

If the decedent has a will, but not a trust, the will may name a guardian of the person separate from the guardian of the estate.  The will may alternatively name a custodian for the assets under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act.  Custodians require less court oversight in managing the assets than guardians of the estate.

If the decedent has a trust, the decedent may name a trustee to manage the assets through a separate trust account without court oversight and according to the instructions of the trust.

Read the full article by our Wheaton probate lawyers about minors inheriting property in Wheaton.  

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We are your community law firm. Our Illinois & Iowa Attorneys are committed to providing exceptional client service in a cost-effective manner in the areas of Family Law, Probate, Estate Planning, Civil Litigation, Guardianship, Criminal Defense, Corporate & Contract Law, Bankruptcy and Real Estate.

Our Wheaton Probate Lawyers are Happy To Meet With You in DuPage County, Will County, McHenry County, Kane County, Kendall County, Grundy County, Kankakee County, Dekalb County, LaSalle County, at our offices in Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Naperville, Lake in the Hills, Tinley Park, St. Charles or Any Other Location Convenient To You.

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