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Why

O'Flaherty Law of Downers Grove

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Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

Cost-Effective

When we started our firm in the midst of the recession, we learned to survive in a lean environment and pass the savings on to our clients.  As the economy has improved, we have not changed our philosophy.  We are hungry to grow our client base, and so we have intentionally set our rates below what the market will bear.  Our mission is to make each client walk away feeling that they got more value than they paid for.  This is easier to do when we make our prices affordable.

Client-Focused

The secret to our success as a firm is incredibly simple: we build a personal relationship with each of our clients and treat them with the respect that they deserve.  We pride ourselves on our open lines of communication, frequent check-ins with our clients, and our accessibility.  We are here to help you in any way we can, often leveraging our network of resources to assist you with non-legal issues that you may be having.  We are your one-stop problem-solver and trusted adviser.  All attorneys say that they provide excellent client service, but, unlike other attorneys, we practice what we preach.  We make sure every client walks away happy . . . period.

Comprehensive

We are your community law firm.  Our business is built on long-term relationships with our clients.  Our clients have the luxury of building trust over time with one team of attorneys, rather than having to find a new attorney for each different type of matter that arises over the course of their lives.  No one attorney can be an expert at everything.  That is why we have worked hard to assemble a team of attorneys with extensive experience in different areas of expertise.  Our attorneys work together closely to bring our collective experience to bear on any issue that may arise for our clients.

Great at What We Do

Since our business comes entirely from referrals and community involvement, our reputation for quality legal work is our greatest asset . . . and it is extremely important to us.  Each of our attorneys is truly experienced in his or her practice areas, with the highest personal standards of excellence.  We are proud of our reputation in the community, and we did not achieve it by accident.  Our reputation for excellence comes from hard work, continuing education, and an above-and-beyond approach to our clients’ cases.

More information about our Downers Grove Will Attorneys:

Our Downers Grove will and trust attorneys are proud of our affordable rates and above-and-beyond client service.  We will take the time to learn about your family's goals and educate you on how to use revocable living trusts, wills, and powers of attorney to achieve them.

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Downers Grove Will Attorneys

Please contact our friendly Downers Grove Will Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.

O'Flaherty Law of Downers Grove

4949 Forest Ave., Ste. 1B

Downers Grove, IL 60515

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What to Expect From a Consultation

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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How to Use Revocable Living Trusts to Avoid Costly Illinois Probate Proceedings

In this article, our Downers Grove trust attorneys explain the differences between wills and trusts, what wills and trusts can accomplish for you, and why it is appropriate for some people to have both.  

Both wills and trusts will allow you to provide for the distribution of your assets when you pass.  However, revocable living trusts will allow your estate to avoid a costly and stressful probate proceeding and will give you greater control over how the inheritances of minor children are distributed.  On the other hand, wills will allow you to name a guardian for minor children.

 Read the full article by our Downers Grove will and trust attorneys comparing and contrasting wills and trusts.  

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How to Use Revocable Living Trusts to Avoid Costly Illinois Probate Proceedings

In this article, our Downers Grove trust attorneys explain how revocable living trusts can be used to ensure that a costly, stressful, and time-consuming probate estate is not necessary to distribute your assets to your loved ones when you pass away.

In Illinois, if you own any real estate, including your home, outside of a trust or more than $100,000.00 of non-real estate assets outside of a trust when you pass, probate is required.  Probate can cost 5% to 10% of the value of your estate in attorney fees and court costs and typically takes at least a year to complete before your assets can be distributed to your loved ones.  By using a revocable living trust as your primary estate planning vehicle, rather than a will, our Downers Grove revocable living trust attorneys can ensure that your estate passes immediately to your loved ones when you pass without the need for an expensive and time-consuming probate estate. 

Read the full article by our Downers Grove will and trust lawyers explaining how revocable living trusts can be used to avoid probate in Illinois. 

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How to Use Trusts To Avoid or Minimize Estate Tax

In this article, our Downers Grove trust attorneys explain the tools that we use to assist our clients in minimizing or reducing estate tax.  We discuss AB Trusts, which allow married couples to take advantage of each other's estate tax exemptions; Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, which remove the death benefit of your life insurance policies from your taxable estate; and Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, Grantor Retained Income Trusts, and Grantor Retained Unitrusts, which allow assets to accumulate in value without the accumulated value being included in your taxable estate.

 Read the full article by our Downers Grove trust attorneys about how to use trusts to minimize or avoid estate tax. 

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