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Why

O'Flaherty Law of St. Charles

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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 Saint Charles Trust Attorneys:

Whether your estate planning needs are simple or complex, our Saint Charles trust attorneys have the experience to assist you in a cost-effective manner.  Our Saint Charles will and trust lawyers can ensure that your estate avoids probate, that estate tax is minimized or avoided, and that your assets are sheltered from potential creditors.

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Saint Charles Trust Attorneys

Please contact our friendly Saint Charles Trust Attorneys at our nearest location to schedule a free consultation. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.

O'Flaherty Law of St. Charles

1121 E. Main St., Ste. 124B

St. Charles, IL 60174

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See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.
saintcharles@oflaherty-law.com

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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Using Revocable Living Trusts to Avoid Probate in Kane County, Illinois

In this article, our Saint Charles will and trust attorneys explain how wills and trusts can be used to ensure proper distribution of your assets.  We explain what happens if you pass away intestate, meaning without either a will or a trust. We also explain how trusts can provide more long-term control over how your assets are handled.  Finally we explain several scenarios in which revocable living trusts may be a better option than wills for your asset distribution needs.

Read the full article by our Saint Charles trust lawyers explaining the use of wills and trusts to plan for asset distribution.

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Using Revocable Living Trusts to Avoid Probate in Kane County, Illinois

In this article, our Saint Charles will and trust lawyers explain how trusts are used to avoid probate. Probate is a court case that is typically required to distribute your assets if you pass away owning any real estate outside of a trust or more than $100,000.00 of non-real estate assets outside of a trust. We want to use revocable living trusts as an estate planning vehicle to avoid probate because it can be costly to your estate, stressful to your family, and delay the distribution of your assets to your loved ones.

Read the full article by our Saint Charles trust attorneys explaining why it is important to use revocable living trusts to avoid Kane County probate.

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Naming Executors and Trustees as Fiduciaries

In this article, our Saint Charles will and trust attorneys explain the importance of naming trusted fiduciaries to manage your estate.  An executor is the person named in your will who is responsible for administering the assets in any part of your estate that is required to go through probate.  A trustee is the person named in your trust to ensure that the wishes stated in your trust are effectuated.  The responsibility of a trustee may last for many years depending on the age of your beneficiaries and the provisions of your trust.

Read the full article by our Saint Charles trust lawyers explaining the roles of executor and trustee in administering wills and trusts.

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