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Why

O'Flaherty Law of Elmhurst

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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 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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Elmhurst Elder Law Attorneys

Please contact our friendly Elmhurst Elder Law 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 Elmhurst

​110 E. Schiller St., Ste. 200B

​Elmhurst, IL 60126

Please contact our friendly lawyers to Schedule a Consultation.
See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.
elmhurst@oflaherty-law.com​

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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Changes to Illinois Probate and Estate Law 2020

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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