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O'Flaherty Law of Lake in the Hills

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Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

Cost-Effective

When we started our firm in the midst of the recession, we learned to survive in a lean environment and pass the savings on to our clients.  As the economy has improved, we have not changed our philosophy.  We are hungry to grow our client base, and so we have intentionally set our rates below what the market will bear.  Our mission is to make each client walk away feeling that they got more value than they paid for.  This is easier to do when we make our prices affordable.

Client-Focused

The secret to our success as a firm is incredibly simple: we build a personal relationship with each of our clients and treat them with the respect that they deserve.  We pride ourselves on our open lines of communication, frequent check-ins with our clients, and our accessibility.  We are here to help you in any way we can, often leveraging our network of resources to assist you with non-legal issues that you may be having.  We are your one-stop problem-solver and trusted adviser.  All attorneys say that they provide excellent client service, but, unlike other attorneys, we practice what we preach.  We make sure every client walks away happy . . . period.

Comprehensive

We are your community law firm.  Our business is built on long-term relationships with our clients.  Our clients have the luxury of building trust over time with one team of attorneys, rather than having to find a new attorney for each different type of matter that arises over the course of their lives.  No one attorney can be an expert at everything.  That is why we have worked hard to assemble a team of attorneys with extensive experience in different areas of expertise.  Our attorneys work together closely to bring our collective experience to bear on any issue that may arise for our clients.

Great at What We Do

Since our business comes entirely from referrals and community involvement, our reputation for quality legal work is our greatest asset . . . and it is extremely important to us.  Each of our attorneys is truly experienced in his or her practice areas, with the highest personal standards of excellence.  We are proud of our reputation in the community, and we did not achieve it by accident.  Our reputation for excellence comes from hard work, continuing education, and an above-and-beyond approach to our clients’ cases.

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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Lake in the Hills Estate Tax Attorneys

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lakeinthehills@oflaherty-law.com

8411 Pyott Rd., Ste. 107

​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

What to Expect From a Consultation

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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Transferring Assets To Your Revocable Living Trust Explained

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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Transferring Assets To Your Revocable Living Trust Explained

Our Lake in the Hills estate tax attorneys explain different ways to transfer assets to your revocable living trust. Discussed are the multiple different classes of estates that may include retirement accounts, insurance policies, real estate as well as checking and savings accounts. We also discuss how said assets must be titled to ensure that your estates plan is effective and preserves your assets.

Read the full article by our Lake in the Hills trust attorneys explaining the differences between wills and trusts. 

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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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