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Our Illinois trust attorneys and Illinois will lawyers will take the time to learn about your estate planning goals and educate you on all of your options, so that you can make an informed decision about your estate plan. We are proud of our affordable rates and above-and-beyond service.

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O'Flaherty Law of Downers Grove

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

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Naperville

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

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Elmhurst

​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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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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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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Using Trusts to Accomplish Your Estate Planning Goals

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In this Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, Illinois trust attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses how to use trusts in your estate plan.

Using Revocable Living Trusts To Avoid Costly Probate Proceedings

Illinois will and trust attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains how to use trusts to prevent the necessity of probate when you pass.

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In this article, our Illinois trust attorneys explain how trusts can be used to avoid costly probate cases. Probate is a court case that is generally necessary in Illinois whenever an individual passes owning any real estate outside of a trust or more than $100,000.00 of non-real estate assets outside of a trust. Probate cases last approximately a year, and tend to cost 5% to 10% of the value of the estate in attorney fees and court costs. While the probate case is ongoing, your loved ones will not have access to the assets that you wish them to inherit. Our Illinois trust attorneys can assist you in creating a trust and transferring your major assets into the trust, so that when you pass, your loved ones can administer your estate immediately and without the need to hire an attorney. 

Read the full article by our Illinois trust attorneys about how estate planning with revocable living trusts can allow your estate to avoid probate. 

Using Trusts To Avoid or Minimize Estate Tax

Illinois trust attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the tools that lawyers use to assist you in avoiding or minimizing your estate tax liability.

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In this article, our Illinois trust attorneys explain how to effectively use trusts to avoid or minimize Illinois estate tax and federal estate tax. Our Illinois trust lawyers can use AB Trusts to essentially double the amount of your Illinois estate tax exemption if you are married. We use irrevocable life insurance trusts to remove the death benefit of your life insurance policies from the value of your estate for estate tax purposes. Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, Grantor Retained Interest Trusts, and Grantor Retained Unitrusts allow your assets to accumulate in value within the trusts without the accumulated value being part of your estate.

Read the full article by our Illinois trust attorneys about how to use trusts to minimize or avoid estate tax. 

Should I Have A Will or a Trust . . . or Both?

In this article, our Illinois will and trust attorneys explain the differences between wills and trusts.  Trusts and WIlls both allow you to appoint an executor to manage your estate when you pass and to arrange for the distribution of your assets according to your wishes.  However, trusts have the added benefits of allowing your estate to bypass the probate process.  Families with minor children will often have both a will and a trust, because a will allows you to appoint guardians for minor children and a trust will allow you to place a trustee in charge of those assets until your children reach an age at which you feel they will be responsible enough to manage the assets for themselves. 

Read the full article by our Illinois trust attorneys explaining the differences between wills and trusts. 

Our Illinois trust 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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