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Elmhurst Trust Attorneys

Our Elmhurst trust attorneys have the experience you need to succeed legally. Have peace of mind over you and your family's future with our Elmhurst will lawyers.
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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.

More information about our Elmhurst Trust Attorneys

Our Elmhurst will and trust attorneys have the knowledge and skill to provide you with outstanding service. We take pride in our above-and-beyond client service and affordable rates. We take the time to understand your family's goals and educate you on revocable living trusts, wills, and powers of attorney, which help you achieve them.

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What to Expect From a Legal Consultation

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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Hours of Operation

Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Meet the Owner

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 Trust Attorneys

How To Use Revocable Living Trusts To Avoid Costly Probate Proceedings

In this article, our Elmhurst trust attorneys explain how revocable living trusts allow you to avoid a costly and stressful probate case. In the state of Illinois, if you own $100,000 of non-real estate assets and real estate outside of a trust, probate is mandatory. Probate court can end up costing you 5% to 10% of the estate in attorneys fees and court costs. Not only is it costly, but it is time-consuming. Probate cases take up to a year or more to complete before distributing your inheritance. 

Using a revocable living trust will allow easy passage of assets to your loved ones when you pass. This document is made to aid you in avoiding the stressful, lengthy, and costly process of probate. 

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Wills And Trusts Explained

In this article, our Elmhurst trust attorneys explain what trusts and wills are and what they can accomplish for you. These two documents are intended for the purpose of transferring assets when you pass. Revocable living trusts will help you avoid a probate case that can end up costing you a lot of money.  They also serve the purpose of outlining the inheritances that you will give to your minor children. Wills serve the purpose of naming a guardian for minor children.

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How to Use Trusts To Avoid Or Minimize Estate Taxes

In this article, our Elmhurst trust attorneys explain ways to minimize and reduce estate tax. The article goes over AB trusts. AB trusts allow married couples to use each other's estate tax exemptions. We also discuss irrevocable life insurance trusts, which are designed to remove the death benefit of your life insurance policies from your taxable estate. Finally, we explain grantor retained annuity trusts, grantor retained income trusts, and grantor retained unitrusts. These allow assets to accumulate in value without that value being included in your taxable estate.

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