Illinois Special Needs Attorneys | Special Needs Lawyers, Illinois

Illinois Special Needs Attorneys | Special Needs Lawyers, Illinois

Our special needs attorneys at O'Flaherty Law help create custom special needs plans in Illinois. Schedule a free consultation with us today!

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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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Hours: 9 am - 7 pm Monday - Friday 11 am - 3pm Saturday 11 am - 2 pm Sunday

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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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Illinois Special Needs Planning Explained

In this article, our Illinois special needs attorneys discuss how Special Needs Trusts are used in planning for the care of individuals with special needs. 

Typically, if someone has a disability in Illinois, they are entitled to Supplemental Security Income if they have less than $2,000 in assets and earn under the maximum amount as described by SSI guidelines.  With our help, you can create a Special Needs Trust to ensure that your loved one with a disability can gain assets and income without reduction of benefits.  

Read the full article by our Illinois special needs attorneys on the special needs planning process in Illinois.

Illinois special needs attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the process of special needs planning in the following video.

Can I Transfer My Home To My Special Needs Trust?

Special Needs Trusts can be used for most types of payments except for groceries, shelter, utilities and mortgage payments, because these are the types of expenses that SSI is intended to cover. In this article, our Illinois special needs attorneys discuss how to add a home to a Special Needs Trust and why you shouldn't count it as an asset when calculating Supplemental Security Income.  We also explain the types of items that Special Needs Trust are allowed to pay for as well as what is not allowed under the rules.

In this video, Illinois special needs attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains how supplemental needs trusts and Illinois ABLE Act accounts can be used to ensure that you or your loved one with a disability are able to receive gifts, inheritances, and income without jeopardizing entitlement to government benefits.

Types of Illinois Special Needs Trusts: Testamentary and Stand-Alone

Our Illinois special needs lawyers can help you better understand your options in a special needs trust. In this article, we cover the main differences between two common types of special needs trusts: testamentary and stand-alone.

In general, stand-alone special needs trusts are preferable because they make it easier for the beneficiary to access benefits from multiple sources. However, testamentary special needs trusts can be better for beneficiaries that don't have any assets of their own.

To find out which might be best for your situation, make sure to read the full article by our Illinois special needs attorneys.

In this video, Illinois special needs attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains how supplemental needs trusts and Illinois ABLE Act accounts can be used to ensure that you or your loved one with a disability are able to receive gifts, inheritances, and income without jeopardizing entitlement to government benefits.

Our Illinois special needs lawyers 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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