Illinois Trust Attorneys | Will Lawyers, Illinois

Illinois Trust Attorneys | Will Lawyers, Illinois

Our Illinois trust attorneys want to help you achieve peace-of-mind. We help you use trusts, wills, and other assets to build a solid estate plan.


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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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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

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. 

Illinois will and trust attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains in this video how to use trusts to prevent probate when you pass.

Using Trusts To Avoid or Minimize Estate Tax

In this article, our Illinois trust attorneys explain how to effectively use trusts to avoid or minimize Illinois estate tax and federal estate tax.

First, we discuss how you can use AB Trusts to essentially double the amount of your Illinois estate tax exemption if you are married. We also show how to 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 are also worth considering, as they allow your assets to accumulate in value within the trusts without the accumulated value being part of your estate.

Illinois will and trust attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains in this video how to use trusts to prevent probate when you pass.

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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