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Our Chicago special needs attorneys have the experience and the knowledge to assist you and your loved ones to create a special needs plan tha will allow you to retain assets that also ensures government benefits like social security won't get interrupted. Our Chicago special needs lawyers will ensure you have peace of mind knowing your family is taken care of.

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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

10 South Riverside Plaza Ste. 1925A Chicago, Illinois 60606
Chicago
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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

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

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

10 South Riverside Plaza Ste. 1925A Chicago, Illinois 60606

St. Charles Attorneys, St. Charles Lawyers

St. Charles

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

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."
DuPage Family Law AttorneyDowners Grove Estate Planning Attorney
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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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.
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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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

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

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In this article, our Illinois 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 withoutreduction of benefits.  

Read the full article by our Illinois special needs attorneys explaining the special needs planning process in Illinois.

Can I Transfer My Home To My Special Needs Trust?

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.

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Adding a home to a special needs trust is additional benefit when calculating Supplemental Social Security Income. 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. Special Needs Trusts cannot pay for the expenses that SSI typically covers including utilities, mortgage payments, and groceries.

Read the full article by our Chicago special needs lawyers about transferring your home to your Chicago supplemental needs trust. 

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

In this video, Chicago special needs attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses the differences between a testamentary special needs trust and a stand-alone special needs trust as well as the pros and cons of each.

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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. We answer the questions:

  • What is a special needs trust?
  • What is a testamentary special needs trust?
  • What is a stand-alone special needs trust?
  • What are the benefits of a stand-alone special needs trust versus a testamentary special needs trust? and,
  • When is a testamentary special needs trust appropriate?

Special needs trusts are a tool that can be utilized for persons with a disability and allows that person to collect asets and receive income without impacting government benefits.

Read more from our Chicago special needs attorneys on the differences between a testamentary special needs trust and a stand-alone special needs trust.

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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