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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.

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O'Flaherty Law of Chicago

1941 N. Elston Ave., Ste. A Chicago, IL 60642

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(312) 736-1384

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chicago@oflaherty-law.com

Hours: 9 am - 7 pm Monday - Friday 11 am - 3pm Saturday 11 am - 2 pm Sunday

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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.

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Chicago Special Needs Planning Explained

In this article, our Chicago special needs attorneys discuss how Special Needs Trusts are used in planning for the care of individuals with special needs.  Typically, if someone has a disability in Illinois, they are entitled to Supplemental Security Income if they have less than $2,000 in assets and earn under the maximum amount as described by SSI guidelines.  With the help of our Illinois special needs attorneys, you can create a Special Needs Trust to ensure that your  loved one with a disability can gain assets and income without reduction of benefits.  

Illinois special needs attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the process of special needs planning in Illinois.

Can I Transfer My Home To My Special Needs Trust?

In this article, our Chicago special needs lawyers discuss these benefits as well as what Special Needs Trusts are allowed to pay for and what they can't under current rules. Adding a home to a special needs trust is additional benefit when calculating Supplemental Social Security Income. Special Needs Trusts cannot pay for the expenses that SSI typically covers including utilities, mortgage payments, and groceries.

 

In this video, Chicago special needs attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses supplemental needs trusts and Illinois ABLE Act accounts and how they can be used to ensure that you or your loved one with a disability are able to receive gifts, inheritances, and income without jeopardizing entitlement to government benefits.

Testamentary Special Needs Trusts vs. Stand-Alone Special Needs Trusts in Chicago

In this article, our Chicago special needs attorneys discuss the differences between stand-alone special needs trusts and testamentary special needs trusts and the benefits and disadvantages of each. A special needs trust is a tool that can be used to benefit a person with a disability.  It allows the person with a disability to accumulate assets and earn income without negatively impacting government benefits. A testamentary special needs trust is one that is provided for in a third party’s will or trust.  An example is when a parent of an individual with a disability provides in her will that upon her death a special needs trust will be created for her child and that a certain portion of her estate will be transferred to the trust. A stand-alone special needs trust is one that is not created as part of a third party’s will or trust and is not contingent upon the death of that third party.  It is a separate trust document that is effective immediately.

In this video, Chicago special needs attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses supplemental needs trusts and Illinois ABLE Act accounts and how they can be used to ensure that you or your loved one with a disability are able to receive gifts, inheritances, and income without jeopardizing entitlement to government benefits.

Our Chicago special needs 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 Chicago, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Naperville, Lake in the Hills, Tinley Park, St. Charles or any other location convenient to you.

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