Wills, Estates, and Related

Wills, Estates, and Related

We can help you with the preparation of a will. We can discuss with you other options available to plan the disposition of your assets in a manner that will give you peace of mind and provide your loved ones with an easy transition.

We also handle probate of testate (with a will) estates, the administration of an intestate (no will) estate, and determinations of heirship. 

Berry & Munn can also assist you in the preparation of documents such as a power of attorney, health care directive, and other instruments which will assist your loved ones in the event you have a need for assistance in the future.

Estate Planning

No matter how estate planning is essential because it involves taking steps to ensure that your hard-earned savings pass to whom you want, when you want.It is a way for you to ensure that your loved ones will be provided for after you pass away.

The best estate planning eliminates uncertainties over the administration of a probate and maximizes the value of the estate by reducing taxes and other expenses. It allows you to be the one in control and enables you, rather than the state, decide who receives your property.

In addition to a Will, most estate plans include a Power of Attorney. This document ensures that if you are still alive but unable to manage your affairs, someone you trust and designate is able to make decisions on your behalf. With a Power of Attorney in place, your family will not have to have a court appointed conservator, which ultimately saves you in time and expense.