Estate Administration and 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.

Doug Hargrave

Doug Hargrave

Doug has decades of experience in estate planning and administration. He has worked locally and has a detailed understanding of local court rules and procedures. With comprehensive experience in drafting and preparing wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other estate related documents, Doug can help make sure your assets are protected and your family is provided for.

Doug is ready to assist you and your family in planning and managing family and personal assets before and during the trying times that often accompany estate administration.


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:

Jeanne Crabtree

Jeanne has nearly 33 years of experience in the legal field and has spent much of that time working in estate administration.

Jeanne can be contacted at:

(919)732-1208 |

Cindy Jordan

Cindy Jordan

Cindy came to us in 2013 with 26 years of retail banking experience. Her many skills insure that she will provide excellent quality service to our clients.

Strong attention to detail and her organizational expertise assist her as she prepares estate documents for our attorney Katie Merritt.

She has a strong understanding of medical records, billing and insurance claims which is an asset as she gathers information needed to complete our personal injury cases.

Cindy can be contacted to schedule appointments for Katie Merritt.

(919)732-1212 |