Illinois Elder Law Attorneys | Medicaid Planning Lawyers, Illinois

Illinois Elder Law Attorneys | Medicaid Planning Lawyers, Illinois

Our Illinois elder law attorneys have the experience to offer you affordable and comprehensive senior planning. We'll give you peace of mind preparing your financial matters to meet your and your family's needs.

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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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O'Flaherty Law of Naperville

1515 Legacy Circle, Ste. 1
Naperville
IL
60563

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(331) 330-7466

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info@oflaherty-law.com

9 am - 5 pm Mon - Friday
After 5 pm by Appointment
11 am - 3pm Saturday & 11 am - 2 pm Sunday by Appointment

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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8 Goals of an Illinois Estate Plan

Our Illinois elder law attorneys discuss some of the common goals that our clients accomplish through estate plan.  Our Illinois elder lawyers guide our clients through the process of:

  • Using revocable living trusts to ensure your estate doesn't require costly probate court in order to distriubte your assets when you pass.
  • Using trusts and wills to appoint executors and trustees to protect, manage and distribute your assets according to your wishes.
  • Using healthcare and property powers of attorney to ensure guardian proceedings won't be necessary if you become mentally incompetent.
  • Using a living will to make end of life decisions.                

We also discuss several more specialized goals, such as:

  • Avoiding estate taxes
  • Planning for a loved one with special needs
  • Protecting your assets from creditors; and 
  • planning for long term care.

Our Illinois elder law attorneys know that no two clients have the exact same goals.  We work with each client to create the best plan to eliminate stress and worry in your golden years.

You can read the full article by our Illinois elder law attorneys about what having a great estate plan can accomplish for you and your family.  

For this video, Illinois senior planning attorney Kevin O'Flaherty gives you 8 goals of a good estate plan.

Illinois Senior Planning: Allowable Transfers Within The Medicaid 5 Year Look Back Period

In this article, our Illinois elder law attorneys explain allowable transfers within the Medicaid period.  

In order to qualify to have Medicaid pay for your long-term care, you must have already “spent down” all of your own assets.  One Medicaid planning strategy is to transfer assets such as the family home to your children in order to qualify for Medicaid without depleting your children’s inheritance.  However, any transfers of assets for less than fair market value within 5 years prior to applying for Medicaid will result in a delay in your eligibility for Medicaid.  This is called the 5 year look back period.  There are some exceptions to this rule.  Certain types of transfers may be made within the Medicaid 5 year look back period without delaying your eligibility for Medicaid benefits.  Our Illinois elder law attorneys describe the exceptions to the Illinois Medicaid 5 year look back rule in this article.

Read the full article by our Illinois elder law attorneys about allowable transfers within the Medicaid 5 year look back period. 

In this video, Illinois elder law attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains how to use healthcare and financial powers of attorney to prevent the need for a guardianship proceeding should you become mentally incompetent.

Avoiding Probate in Illinois

In this article, our Illinois elder law attorneys discuss how to avoid probate when you pass by using revocable living trusts. 

In general, these trusts help families avoid the costs and stress of probate in Illinois. By using revocable living trusts, you and your loved ones can ensure that passing will not bring additional, unnecessary stress to loved ones.

Read the full article by our Illinois elder law lawyers about how to avoid probate. 

In this video, Illinois elder law attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains how to use healthcare and financial powers of attorney to prevent the need for a guardianship proceeding should you become mentally incompetent.

Our Illinois elder law attorneys are happy to meet with you in DuPage County, Will County, McHenry County, Kane County, Kendall County, Grundy County, Kankakee County, Dekalb County, LaSalle County, at our offices in Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Naperville, Lake in the Hills, Tinley Park, St. Charles or any other location convenient to you.

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