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Elmhurst Elder Law Attorneys | Medicaid Planning Lawyers, Elmhurst, IL

​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 customer service.  We are happy to assist you with elder planning, medicaid planning, and estate planning in a cost-effective manner.

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O'Flaherty Law of Elmhurst

110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 220B
Elmhurst
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60126
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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.  ​​​

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9 am - 5 pm, Mon-Fri

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5002 Main St, Ste. 201 Downers Grove, IL 60515

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

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​110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 220B ​Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107, ​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B, Tinley Park, IL 60477

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St. Charles

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

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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."

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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."
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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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Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!
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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.
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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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Allowable Transfers Within The Medicaid Look Back Period

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Our Elmhurst attorneys explain estate tax and discuss some tools used to avoid it or minimize it in this episodes of Learn About Law.

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In this article, our Elmhurst Medicaid planning 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.

Read the full article by our Elmhurst Medicaid lawyers explaining allowable transfer within the 5-year look-back period.

Illinois Medicaid Planning Explained

in this Learn About Law episode, Elmhurst elder law attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the 8 goals of a good estate plan.

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In this article, our Elmhurst elder law attorneys explain how to use life estates and irrevocable trusts to become eligible for Medicaid. While assisted living can be quite expensive, there are options to receive government assistance through Medicaid. In order to qualify, you must have less than $14,400.00 in countable resources. You may note that there is a 5-year look-back period. This is a way that they review the last 5 years to see if you have given any gifts, and if so,  you may be disqualified for a certain period of time from Medicaid depending on the size of the gift.

The way to safely give gifts without being penalized in the 5-year look back period is to use life estate deeds and irrevocable trusts. This will allow you pass on your assets to your loved ones while also avoiding the Medicaid lien.

Read the full article by our Elmhurst senior planning attorneys explaining Medicaid planning. 

How illinois Living Wills Work

Elmhurst Medicaid planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the goals that seniors should be thinking about for their estate plans.

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In this article, 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. 

Read the full article by our Elmhurst Medicaid planning lawyers about allowable transfers during the Medicaid 5-Year Look Back Period. 

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