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Why

O'Flaherty Law of Wheaton

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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 Wheaton Elder Law Attorneys:

Our Wheaton elder law attorneys are dedicated to taking the time to help you understand your senior planning goals and educate you on estate planning techniques that will ensure you and your loved ones are provided for in the long-term.  We pride ourselves on our affordable rates and amazing client service, and are here to help you secure your loved ones' future.

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Wheaton Elder Law Attorneys

Please contact our friendly Wheaton Elder Law 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 Wheaton

1275 E. Butterfield Rd, Ste 109A

Wheaton, IL 60189

Please contact our friendly lawyers to Schedule a Consultation.
See below for our other locations. If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to speak with you by phone.
wheaton@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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What Should I Discuss With My Elder Law Attorney?

Our Wheaton elder law attorneys will assist you and your loved ones in taking advantage of Medicaid benefits in order to pay for long-term care.  

The cost of long-term care can be incredibly expensive.   If you are facing the prospect of long-term care, Medicaid benefits may be an option to cover these costs. However, in order to be eligible for Medicaid benefits, you must be able to show that you have "spent down" all of your non-exempt assets.  Medicaid allows you to keep a certain small amount of value in certain types of assets without interfering with eligibility. You must spend all of your assets over and above exemption amounts before becoming eligible for Medicaid assistance.  

The good news is that, with proper Medicaid planning, you may be able to transfer a significant amount of your assets to your family rather than spending these assets on long-term care.   It is important to begin the planning process with our Wheaton elder law attorneys as early as possible because Medicaid has a "5-year look back period" which complicates matters.  Any transfers made to family members within 5 years of applying for Medicaid may result in a penalty period during with your eligibility for Medicaid will be delayed.  When you pass away, the state is obliged to seek repayment from your estate for Medicaid benefits paid on your behalf for long-term care.  If you transfer assets like your family home to your loved ones within 5 years prior to your passing, these transfers can be undone and your family members may be liable for repayment of the proceeds.

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What Should I Discuss With My Elder Law Attorney?

In this article, our Wheaton elder law attorneys explain how Powers of Attorney (POA) can help avoid the costly and time consuming process of guardianship proceedings by directly stipulating who will handle the affairs in case of incapacity or disability.

If a person becomes mentally incompetent through disease, injury or old age, their immediate family can't simply take over the management of their major life decisions or financial affairs. 

Read the full article by our Wheaton elder law attorneys about how guardianship proceedings can be avoided by using Powers of Attorneys.

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How to Avoid a Probate Upon Death

In this article, our Wheaton elder law attorneys discuss how trusts are used in order to prevent probate proceedings.

Probate matters see the courts distributing assets of a deceased individuals' estate to heirs and creditors. Probate proceedings are a long and costly process and can be avoided by implementing a revocable living trust that transfers money and other estate assets to it during a lifetime.  The revocable living trust is a legal entity that owns the assets and property during the creator's lifetime. That creator has control of it while they are alive and can stipulate what happens to those assets upon their death.

Read the full article by our Wheaton elder law attorneys about what having a great estate plan can accomplish for you and your family.  

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