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.
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.
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.
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Our Aurora estate tax attorneys will use their experience to thoroughly manage your advanced estate tax planning needs to help you minimize, or potentially eliminate estate taxes from your assets. Not only can we assist you in customizing a new plan aimed at reducing your estate taxes but we can also can help with your existing estate plans in order to further mitigate costs. At O'Flaherty Law Aurora, we are conscious of the decisions clients make to mitigate costs especially in terms of taxes. This is why we have a strong infrastructure in place that guarantees transparent billing, client-focused legal sessions, and quality delivery on your legal goals.
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In this video, our Aurora estate tax attorneys discuss revocable living trusts and explain how we can use them as part as your estate plan. Revocable Living Trusts are used to ensure that your estate does not go through probate when you pass. Probate is necessary for most individuals who own real estate outside of a trust. Probate is a year-long court case that can cost a significant portion of your estate in attorney fees and court cost. We can help you draft a revocable living trust that will make probate unnecessary. This will allow you to transfer your major assets to the trust in your lifetime to insure that that they will be dealt with outside of probate instantly when you pass, without the need to pay an attorney.
In this article, our Aurora estate tax attorneys discuss the types of taxes that a family may face when a family member passes away with or without an estate plan. It is important to understand what happens with estates after a loved one passes as to minimize loss and ensure all assets are allocated to your family and not the government.
In this video, our Aurora estate tax attorney discuss the exemptions that are available for estate taxes in Illinois. In addition to the taxes you pay during your lifetime, both the federal and Illinois state governments require your estate to pay taxes on what is left to your heirs. Fortunately, the government also offers exemptions that we at O'Flaherty law Aurora are happy to assist with. Whether it is the gifting strategy, generation skipping trusts, or AB trusts, we are dedicated to helping you find exemptions that best fit your situation.