Cook County Estate Tax Attorneys | Estate Tax Lawyers, Cook County IL

Cook County Estate Tax Attorneys | Estate Tax Lawyers, Cook County IL

Our Cook County estate tax attorneys offer solutions for your estate planning, with advising on how to avoid estate taxes to lessen burdens in this hard time.

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O'Flaherty Law of Chicago

1941 N. Elston, 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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How Will the Recent Federal Estate Tax Law Impact Illinois Estate Plans?

In this episode, our Cook County estate tax attorneys discuss the 8 goals of a good estate plan, including appointment of fiduciaries, distribution of assets, avoidance of probate, avoidance of guardianship proceedings upon mental incompetency, end of life instruction, minimizing estate tax, special needs planning, protecting assets from creditors, and medicaid planning.

Cook County estate tax attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains what you can accomplish with a good estate plan.

How to Mimize Estate Tax in Illinois

In this article, our Cook County estate tax attorneys explain some of the strategies we use to minimize estate tax. In addition to the taxes that you pay during your lifetime, both the federal and the Illinois state governments require your estate to pay a tax before passing to your heirs.Luckily, we have several relatively inexpensive tools that we can use to legally avoid much or all of the estate tax that would otherwise be imposed on your estate.

Cook County estate tax lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains the strategies we use to minimize estate tax in Illinois.

What Are the Different Types of Taxes That Must Be Paid When A Cook County Resident Dies?

In this article, our Cook County estate tax attorneys explain the various taxes that executors, administers and trustees must pay on behalf of a deceased individual's estate. We explain the difference between estate tax, estate income tax, and the decedent's final year of income tax, as well as the different taxing bodies to whom these taxes must be paid. Probate can be avoided by executed a revocable living trust and transferring your real estate and savings accounts into it during your lifetime. A revocable living trust is a legal entity that can own property. It typically provides that the creator of the trust has complete control over the property owned by the trust during his or her lifetime, and describes how the trust assets will be distributed after the creator’s death. So, we can avoid probate by taking the following steps:

  1. Create and execute a revocable living trust;
  2. Deed any real estate owned by the client into the trust;
  3. Transfer any savings accounts that are not qualified retirement accounts into the trust; and
  4. Ensure that proper beneficiaries and successor beneficiaries are named on qualified retirement accounts and life insurance policies.

Cook County estate tax lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains the strategies we use to minimize estate tax in Illinois.

Our Cook County estate tax lawyers are happy to meet with you in Tinley Park, Elmhurst, Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Alsip, Bellwood, Bensenville, Blue Island, Bridgeview, Brookfield, Buffalo Grove, Burbank, Burr Ridge, Calumet City, Chicago, Chicago Heights, Chicago Ridge, Cicero, Des Plaines, Dolton, Elgin, Elk Grove, Elmwood Park, Evanston, Glenview, Hanover Park, Harvey, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Homewood, Lansing,Melrose Park, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Oak Park, Orland Park, Palatine, Park Ridge, Skokie, South Holland, Wilmette or any other location convenient to you.

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