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Will County Probate Attorney | Probate Lawyer, Will County IL

Will County Probate Attorney | Probate Lawyer, Will County IL

Our Will County probate lawyerws have the experience and skill to guide you through the probate process in an effective and affordable manner. We provide above and beyond service in probate, estate administration, trust administration, small estate affidavits, will contests, probate litigation, and trust litigation.

Our Will County probate lawyerws have the experience and skill to guide you through the probate process in an effective and affordable manner. We provide above and beyond service in probate, estate administration, trust administration, small estate affidavits, will contests, probate litigation, and trust litigation.

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Why O'Flaherty Law for My

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In this video, our Will County Probate & Estate Administration attorney describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your probate or estate matter.

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 Will County probate & estate administration lawyer’s dedication and hard work have earned a reputation for excellent service.

  • We are the recipients of the Avvo Client’s Choice Award in 2016.
  • 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.

We Are Comprehensive! Probate cases can often require expertise from other areas of including as business, real estate, and family law.  Our Will County probate & estate administration attorneys have experience in nearly every area of law and will work together to ensure 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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Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri

Our  Office Locations: 

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Downers Grove

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

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Naperville

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

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Elmhurst

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

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Lake in the Hills

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

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Tinley Park

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

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St. Charles

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

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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
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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."
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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."
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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.
Troy Golden
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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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What Happens When Minors Inherit Property?

In this episode of Learn About Law, we explain what happens when minors inherit property and explore the different possible scenarios, including if the decedent dies with a will, trust, or neither. #EstatePlanning #IllinoisLaw

When a minor inherits property in Illinois, how that property will be dealt with depends on whether the decedent (the person from whom the property is inherited) dies with a will, with a trust, or without either (intestate).  In this article, we will explain the results of the different potential scenarios.

1.  Decedent dies intestate (without a will or trust)

In the absence of a will or trust, the decedent’s estate will go through probate.  The probate court will appoint a guardian of the minor child’s estate.  This person will be responsible for managing the inherited assets of the minor until the minor reaches age 18, at which point the remaining assets will be paid out to the child.  The guardian of the estate will have the duty to preserve as much of the inheritance as possible for distribution to the child when the child reaches the age of majority.  He or she will be required to report periodically to the probate court until the assets are finally distributed and seek court approval for certain types of transfers.  The guardian of the estate may be a different individual than the guardian of the person (the individual with custody over the guardian).  However, in the absence of a will or trust naming a specific person as the guardian of the estate, the guardian of the person will often be named the guardian of the estate.  This is undesirable for divorcees who do not necessarily want their ex-spouse, who will likely be the custodial parent and guardian of the person,  to have control of their property.

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When a minor inherits property in Illinois, how that property will be dealt with depends on whether the decedent (the person from whom the property is inherited) dies with a will, with a trust, or without either (intestate).  In this article, we will explain the results of the different potential scenarios.

1.  Decedent dies intestate (without a will or trust)

In the absence of a will or trust, the decedent’s estate will go through probate.  The probate court will appoint a guardian of the minor child’s estate.  This person will be responsible for managing the inherited assets of the minor until the minor reaches age 18, at which point the remaining assets will be paid out to the child.  The guardian of the estate will have the duty to preserve as much of the inheritance as possible for distribution to the child when the child reaches the age of majority.  He or she will be required to report periodically to the probate court until the assets are finally distributed and seek court approval for certain types of transfers.  The guardian of the estate may be a different individual than the guardian of the person (the individual with custody over the guardian).  However, in the absence of a will or trust naming a specific person as the guardian of the estate, the guardian of the person will often be named the guardian of the estate.  This is undesirable for divorcees who do not necessarily want their ex-spouse, who will likely be the custodial parent and guardian of the person,  to have control of their property.

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What Types of Taxes Need to Be Filed For a Will County Probate Estate?

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Will County probate lawyer, Kevin O'Flaherty, describes the types of taxes that are required to be filed in connection with a Will County probate estate.

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In this article, our Will County probate attorneys explain the different types of taxes that may have to be when someone passes away.  We explain the difference between income tax, estate income tax, and estate tax and explain when each tax must be filed on both the state and federal level.

Read the entire article by our Will County probate lawyers explaining the taxes that have to be filed for Will County probate estates.

What is the Difference between Independent Administration and Supervised Administration?

In this article, our Will County probate lawyers discuss the differences between independent administration and supervised administration of Illinois probate estates. In an independently administered probate estate, the executor has discretion to liquidate assets and distribute assets to creditors and heirs with very little court oversight.  However, any interested party may request that the executor's administration of the estate be supervised by the court.  In a supervised administration, the executor must seek court approval of all major decisions and asset distributions.

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

Will County probate attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the difference between supervised administration and independent administration of probate estates.

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In this article, our Will County probate lawyers discuss the differences between independent administration and supervised administration of Illinois probate estates. In an independently administered probate estate, the executor has discretion to liquidate assets and distribute assets to creditors and heirs with very little court oversight.  However, any interested party may request that the executor's administration of the estate be supervised by the court.  In a supervised administration, the executor must seek court approval of all major decisions and asset distributions.

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

What Happens When Minors Inherit Property In Will County?

Will County probate attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains what happens when minors inherit property in Illinois.

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In this article, our Will County probate attorneys explain what happens when minors inherit property in Illinois. Property intended for minors can be held either through a guardianship of the estate, a custodianship, or a trust depending on whether the deceased benefactor had a will or a trust in place or no estate plan at all.  Our Will County probate lawyers explain the ramifications of each of these scenarios.

Read the full article by our Will County probate & estate administration lawyers about minors inheriting property in Illinois.  

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