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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 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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Elmhurst Trust Attorneys

Please contact our friendly Elmhurst Trust 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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Further Reading from our Elmhurst Trust Attorneys

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Wills And Trusts Explained

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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