Wills, Trusts and Estates


"In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." These famous words once spoken by Benjamin Franklin still hold true today, but given the complexities of modern-day life, it is not always easy for the individual to determine how to plan for these certainties. Fortunately, the Wills, Trusts and Estates Law practice at WSHLA takes the uncertainty out of the planning.

We provide comprehensive wills, trusts, estate planning and probate services to our clients. We represent individuals in all aspects of estate planning, including the preparation of: Wills, Testamentary Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills Health Care Powers of Attorney.

The tax law has changed in recent years and documents currently in place may no longer suit your needs.

Perhaps your situation or thoughts have changed and as a result, changes in your estate planning documents are needed.

Fiduciary and Beneficiary Representation
Are you named as the Personal Representative or Trustee under a document and want to know what to do?
As a beneficiary of an estate or trust you may have concerns about whether the document is appropriate (i.e., was the person who signed the document competent, was he/she subject to undue influences, etc.?) or whether the trust or administration has been handled appropriately, we can help you.

The firm has very successfully represented many clients regarding will contests and estate and trust disputes, including highly-experienced trusts and estates litigators, when necessary.

Premarital Agreements
Are you getting married and want to protect some of your assets? A Premarital Agreement is probably the best way to accomplish this.  Contact us and we will be happy to discuss this with you.

Other Related Legal Services
Whether it is business planning, a guardianship or conservatorship question, a charitable or gift question, or a challenging financial family matter, we are experienced and ready to help you.

Attorneys in this area:

John C. Hurd
John C. Hahn
Barry L. Hemmerling
Chris Peterson
Spencer Bergen

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Our Law firm represents clients throughout Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, and Colorado including, but not limited to: Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Fremont, Papillion, Blair, Norfolk, Kearney, Grand Island, North Platte, York, Geneva, Wilbur, Beatrice, Seward, Fairbury, Columbus, Osceola, Norfolk, Aurora, David City, Sutton, Clay Center, Hebron, Superior, Hastings, Alliance, Chadron, Sioux City, McCook, Imperial, Falls City, Douglas County, Lancaster County, Dodge County, Washington County, and Sarpy County.