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Locations in Waseca, Owatonna, Janesville and Faribault

WASECA: 507-835-5240
OWATONNA: 507-451-9000
JANESVILLE: 507-234-5106
FARIBAULT: 507-332-7425
WASECA: 507-835-5240
OWATONNA: 507-451-9000
JANESVILLE: 507-234-5106
FARIBAULT: 507-332-7425

Estate Planning And Probate Counsel And Services


Planning for the end of your life is an uncomfortable process that many put off until it is simply too late. Estate planning involves more than simply drawing up wills or trust documents. Estate planning gives you the security of knowing that your wishes will be carried out even when you are no longer able to see them through. It is a process in which the attorney and the client work together closely, examining a wide range of family, financial, insurance and retirement considerations to determine the full extent of the client’s estate planning needs and goals.

Patton, Hoversten & Berg, P.A. provides clients with a variety of estate planning tools to achieve the desired result, including:

  • Wills and trusts clarifying how assets will be distributed
  • Health care directives (also known as living wills)
  • Powers of attorney
  • Guardianship and conservatorship
  • Will contests
  • Elder law and nursing home planning
  • Charitable trusts and foundations
  • Estate and gift tax
  • Family limited partnerships
  • Use of joint tenancy property
  • Probate

The estate planning attorneys at Patton, Hoversten & Berg, P.A. can provide creative ideas to help you form an estate plan of your own. If you are interested in evaluating your estate plan, please send an email inquiry, or contact our Waseca office at 507-835-5240, our Owatonna office at 507-451-9000, our Janesville office at 507-234-5106 or toll-free at 1-888-835-5244.

Our estate planning team includes attorney Daryl D. Bail and attorney William L. Hoversten.




A will is one of the most common estate planning tools used. A will is the legal document used to distribute property upon your death. This is the simplest way to make sure that your property is transferred according to your wishes. A will can also n…




Trusts provide significant flexibility and privacy for handling various estate planning needs. A trust can be used to minimize estate tax, to provide a disabled loved one with a continuous income stream, to make small distributions of assets at speci…



Health Care Directives

A health care directive, commonly known as a living will, is one of the most important documents a person can have. A health care directive appoints a person to make decisions about your medical treatment when you are no longer able to make those dec…



Financial Powers Of Attorney

Financial powers of attorney are also an important tool used in estate planning. A power of attorney allows another person to make financial decisions for you. The power of attorney can allow the person you select to sign documents on your behalf, tr…




Probate is the legal process of transferring property owned by you upon your death. Your property is gathered up, your bills are paid and the remainder is distributed to your heirs if you have no will, or to the people you provided for if you die wi…