Estate Administration and Estate Planning

Our estates division prepares wills, powers of attorney, declaration for natural death, health care powers of attorney and basic trusts.

Our office is also able to assist or serve as an estate administrator to ensure that statutory requirements and procedures are properly followed.

Contact our office today for an appointment to meet with an attorney who can discuss your situation and help you make informed decisions about how to effectively manage your estate.

Organizing your estate can save your family from stress, confusion and conflict. Call now:

Katie Merritt

Katherine Merritt

Katie has experience both organizing and managing estates. Her understanding of the North Carolina statutory guidelines for estate planning and administration can help you organize your estate in order to fulfill your wishes and protect your assets.



Contact Us

Coleman, Gledhill, Hargrave, Merritt & Rainsford

129 E. Tryon Street

P.O. Drawer 1529

Hillsborough, NC 27278


919.732.2196 phone
919. 732.7997 fax

To make an appointment to discuss Estate Administration or Planning cases and questions:

Heather M. Jones

Heather M. Jones

Heather came to us in March of 2017 with 10 plus years of accounting experience. She was born and raised in Hillsborough, North Carolina and currently lives in Mebane, North Carolina with her dog, Bo.

She looks forward to working with you for your Estate Planning needs.

Heather can be contacted to schedule appointments for Katherine Merritt.

(919) 732-1204 | 

Cindy Jordan

Cindy Jordan

Cindy came to us in 2013 with 26 years of retail banking experience. Her strong attention to detail and her organization expertise assist her as she prepares estate documents for our attorney Katherine Merritt.

Cindy can be contacted to schedule appointments for Katherine Merritt.

(919) 732-1212 |

Jeanne Crabtree

Jeanne has extensive experience in the legal field and estate administration.

Jeanne can be contacted at:

(919) 732-1208 |