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The probate attorneys of Berkshire & Burmeister are dedicated to assisting families and individuals throughout Nebraska and Western Iowa with all areas of probate law. Our law firm represents clients in matters related to estate and probate administration, probate litigation, guardianships, and conservatorships. Additionally, our estate planning attorneys assist clients in matters related to wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.
Probate matters involve sensitive, personal, and emotional situations and issues. When you need a trusted, experienced, efficient probate attorney near you, look no further than the Law Firm of Berkshire & Burmeister.
Our experienced team of probate attorneys assists personal representatives, trustees, and administrators carry out their duties and responsibilities when settling the final affairs of an individual who has passed away. Probating an estate or finalizing a trust after a person’s death can be overwhelming for family members. There are many steps involved in probating an estate or finalizing a trust.
In addition to the paperwork that must be completed and filed with the probate court, an administrator or trustee must also secure the estate’s assets, identify heirs, notify beneficiaries, prepare inventories, review claims, prepare tax returns, distribute assets, and prepare final accountings, among other duties. Our experienced team of legal professionals understands the steps involved in probating an estate. We provide the support and guidance you need to quickly and efficiently probate your loved one’s estate to distribute assets as your loved one directed.
Questions may arise regarding tax issues, rights of heirs, property division, and other matters. Heirs, creditors, or other parties in interest may file objections or contests, which result in complicated probate litigation proceedings. Having a Nebraska probate attorney involved from the beginning can help ensure that matters are handled correctly, and nothing is overlooked.
Our lawyers have experience handling all types of probate estates, from small estates to large, complex estates. Regardless of the size or complexity of the estate, we are ready to provide you with the advice and resources you need to protect your family’s best interests throughout the probate process.
Sadly, there are instances in which a person may not be able to make financial or personal decisions because of an illness or condition. In those cases, a family member or trusted friend may need to step in to make those decisions and protect that person.
The probate court hears petitions by family members and others regarding guardianships and conservatorships. If your loved one is incapacitated, we can help you protect your family member from unscrupulous individuals who might take advantage of your loved one’s condition by ensuring you have legal authority over your family member’s affairs. With a guardianship or conservatorship, you can ensure that your loved one’s finances are protected, and he receives the care and comfort he needs.
Our legal team wants to help you resolve your probate matters as efficiently as possible. We understand that you have many things to take care of in addition to dealing with the probate court. Our legal team can handle many of the aspects of an estate or probate matter for you so that you can focus more of your time and attention on your family’s needs.
If you need a probate attorney in Nebraska please contact the Law Firm of Berkshire & Burmeister by calling 402-827-7000 to speak with one of our probate lawyers.