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Our Elmhurst elder law attorneys are ready to assist you or your loved ones with the legal issues we all commonly face as we age such as estate planning and wills
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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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More information about our Elmhurst Elder Law Attorneys

​Our Elmhurst elder law attorneys are here to assist you in all of your senior planning needs. We take pride in our skill and commitment to excellent clientele communication.  We are happy to assist you with elder planning, medicaid planning, and estate planning in a cost-effective manner.

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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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Office Address

​110 E. Schiller St., Ste. 200B

​Elmhurst, IL 60126

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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 Elmhurst Elder Law Attorneys

Allowable Transfers Within The Medicaid Look Back Period

In this article, our Elmhurst elder law attorneys explain assets that are transferable within the 5-year look-back period. You are allowed to make certain types of gifts that would not warrant a penalty waiting period for Medicaid. You may gift any assets to:

  • A spouse who is not seeking Medicaid
  • A child who is permanently disabled or blind, or a trust for that child's benefit
  • A trust for the executive benefit of anyone who is permanently disabled or under the age of 65

‍You may also transfer your home to anyone who is:

  • A child under the age of 21.
  • A "caretaker child" who has lived in your home for at least 2 years before you move to a nursing home.
  • A sibling who has ownership who has an ownership interest in the house who has lived in the home with you for 1 year prior to moving your moving to a nursing home.

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Changes to Illinois Probate and Estate Law 2020

In this video, our Elmhurst elder law attorneys explain how probate is a court case that oversees the process of collecting and disbursing the assets of an individual’s estate once he or she has passed away and what the recent changes to this process are. If the deceased had a valid will and named someone to manage his or her estate, the court will appoint this person as executor of the estate, as long as he or she is fit to take on the role. The most notable change to probate law is the addition of the Illinois Trust Code (ITC).  The ITC is based off of a unified standard called the Uniform Trust Code (UTC), which has been implemented in 33 states.  Most of the changes outlined in the ITC are optional and can be waived by the creator (known as the settlor) of the trust, but other statutes, such as the information an executor must provide to each beneficiary, must be followed under any circumstances.

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8 Estate Planning Goals

In this video, our Elmhurst elder law attorneys explain how a living will provide for end of life instruction. A living will has the ability to prevent life-sustaining treatment if one enters an irreversible vegetative state. This will is made in a mentally competent state of mind and takes the decision out of the hands of your health care agent. If a living will exists, the doctor will cease life support if he or she believes there is little chance of your coming out of a coma. Without this document, the health care agent will make the decision on your behalf. If there is no health care agent identified, it becomes the responsibility of your next of kin to make this decision. An alternative to a living will is giving a verbal or written instruction to your health care agent of what to do in an artificially prolonged life state. 

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