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Lake in the Hills Estate Tax Attorneys

Our Lake in the Hills estate tax attorneys take great pride in their outstanding customer service and affordable rates. We have extensive knowledge in advanced estate planning. We can assist you in eliminating or minimizing estate tax when you pass.
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Regardless of the nature of your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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More information about our Lake in the Hills Estate Tax Attorneys

Our Lake in the Hills estate tax attorneys take great pride in their outstanding customer service and affordable rates. We have extensive knowledge in advanced estate planning. We can assist you in eliminating or minimizing estate tax when you pass.

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(847) 231-2102
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The purpose of a 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.

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Office Address

8411 Pyott Rd., Ste. 107

​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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Hours of Operation

Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
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I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

Further Reading from our Lake in the Hills Estate Tax Attorneys

How To Avoid Estate Tax In Illinois

Our Lake in the Hills estate tax lawyers discuss multiple ways to avoid and minimize federal and Illinois estate tax. The estate tax exemption in Illinois is four million dollars this means that any assets you may possess above four million dollars will be subject to tax when you pass. Luckily our Lake in the Hills estate tax attorney are able to use AB trust to allow spouses to take advantage of one another estate tax exemption. These AB trust are able to effectively raise your exemptions to eight million dollars as a couple.

Additionally, Irrevocable life insurance trust are often used by attorneys to eliminate the death benefit of your life insurance policies from your taxable estate. This article also goes into further detail on the objective of grantor-retained annuity trusts, grantor-retained interests trusts, and grantor-retained unitrust.

Read the full article by our Lake in the Hills trust attorneys about how to use trusts to accomplish your estate planning goals.  

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Using A Revocable Living Trust To Avoid Probate Court

In this article, our Lake in the Hills t estate tax attorneys explain revocable living trust and how to add them into your estate plan to avoid costly and stressful probate. Probate is necessary when real estate is owned outside of a trust, probate can cost from 5% to 10% of your estate in court cost and attorney fees.

​Our Lake in the Hills estate tax attorneys will help draft a revocable living trust to make probate unnecessary. Additionally, you can transfer any major assets to the trust at any point during your lifetime to ensure the assets will be dealt with outside of probate.

Read the full article by our Lake in the Hills estate tax attorneys on how to avoid probate with Revocable Living Trusts. 

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