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Rock Island Special Needs Attorneys

Ensuring your family's needs are taken care of is the most important thing to you, which is why our Rock Island special needs attorneys are here to help you create a special needs estate plan that is tailored to your family's needs using every estate planning tool to maximize your estate plan ans ensure benefits such as Social Security will remain unaffected. Our experienced Rock Island special needs lawyers ensure you have peace of mind knowing your family is taken care of.
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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

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We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.

We believe your attorney should be accessible

The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

We believe your attorney should be realistic with you about costs and outcomes

Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.

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 Rock Island Special Needs Attorneys

Ensuring your family's needs are taken care of is the most important thing to you, which is why our Rock Island special needs attorneys are here to help you create a special needs estate plan that is tailored to your family's needs using every estate planning tool to maximize your estate plan ans ensure benefits such as Social Security will remain unaffected. Our experienced Rock Island special needs lawyers ensure you have peace of mind knowing your family is taken care of.

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(563) 503-6910
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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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201 W. 2nd St., Ste. 400A

Davenport, IA 52801

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Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
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Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
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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 Rock Island Special Needs Attorneys

Rock Island Special Needs Planning

Special Needs estate plans need to cover all eventualities. There are many things to consider when creating a Rock Island special needs trust for your family. In this article, our Rock Island special needs lawyers discuss some of the broad issues to be aware of when creating your special needs estate plan.

If someone in your family has a disability in Rock Island, in most instances, they are entitled to Supplemental Security Income if they have less than $2,000 in assets and earn under the amount as described by SSI guidelines.  Creating a Special Needs Trust in Rock Island will ensure that your loved one with a disability can gain assets and income without a reduction of benefits.  

Read the full article by our Rock Island special needs attorneys explaining the special needs planning process in Rock Island.

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Testamentary Special Needs Trusts vs. Stand-Alone Special Needs Trusts in Rock Island

Our Rock Island special needs attorneys examine what stand-alone special needs trusts and testamentary special needs trusts can do for an estate plan and explain the differences between them. We discuss:

  • What is a special needs trust?
  • What is a testamentary special needs trust?
  • What is a stand-alone special needs trust?
  • What are the benefits of a stand-alone special needs trust versus a testamentary special needs trust? and,
  • When is a testamentary special needs trust appropriate?

These types of trusts in Rock Island estate plans can be utilized for persons with a disability and allows that person to collect assets and receive income without impacting government benefits.

Read more from our Rock Island special needs attorneys on the differences between a testamentary special needs trust and a stand-alone special needs trust.

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