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Champaign Probate Litigation Attorneys

Take care of your probate litigation matters in the most effective and efficient way possible with our experienced Champaign probate litigation attorneys.
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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.

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.

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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.

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More information about our Champaign Probate Litigation Attorneys

​​If you are the executor, trustee or administrator of a loved ones estate, you do not have to do it alone. Our experienced Champaign probate attorneys are here to guide you through the process. Our excellent communication with our clients, extensive experience, and affordable rates make the experience of probate or estate administration as easy as possible for you and your family.

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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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44 E. Main Street STE 412

Champaign, IL 61820

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Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
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Sunday
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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

Further Reading from our Champaign Probate Litigation Attorneys

Family Settlement Agreements for Illinois Probate Litigation

In this video, our Champaign probate litigation attorneys explain family settlement agreements for Illinois probate litigation and trust disputes.  A family settlement agreement can be used to resolve ambiguities within a trust or will in order to avoid tension between family members and costly litigation A family settlement agreement is an agreement between beneficiaries of a trust or will that have a genuine dispute over a provision of the trust or will.  The agreement can be used to adjust or clarify a provision of the trust or will.  The agreement must be signed by all interested in parties, but it does not have to be filed in court.


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Will Contests and Probate Litigation in Illinois

In this video, Champaign probate litigation attorneys will explain the procedure for will contests in Illinois probate cases.  We will discuss the difference between will contests and formal proof of will hearings, the causes of action, defenses, and burdens of proof for Illinois will contests, the Illinois statute of limitations for will contests, as well as several procedural issues regarding will contests such as who has standing to contest a will, who is entitled to notice of a will contest, the executor’s duty to defend the will, and who is responsible for paying attorney fees in a will contest.


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What is Probate?

In this video our Champaign probate litigation attorneys describe probate as a court case in which the court oversees the executor or administrator as they distribute the assets of a deceased individual to creditors and beneficiaries.  The probate process occurs after a person has died and is handled by an executor of the deceased person.  The executor is usually the person that the deceased named in his or her will to be responsible for managing his or her estate.  In the absence of a will, the person with this responsibility is referred to as the administrator.  The overall goal of probate is to clarify who gets certain assets of a deceased person and to ensure that debt is paid off.


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