Berkley & Oliver

Berkley Oliver PLLC provides the finest legal representation to clients in Shelbyville, Shelby County, and throughout Central Kentucky. Our practice is focused on estate planning, probate, elder law, family law, and criminal defense.

Whether you need assistance drawing up a will or administering a loved one’s estate, want to preserve assets when facing the nursing home, or are considering divorce or facing criminal charges, we can help. We provide a powerful combination of legal knowledge, skill, and technical savvy to deliver positive results.

When you meet with us, we will take the time to understand your challenges, consider possible solutions, and help you achieve your goals. Our friendly, no-nonsense approach to every matter we handle will give you confidence, knowing that your case is in good hands. Contact our office today for a complimentary case evaluation.

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Estate Planning Is
For Everyone

At Berkley Oliver, we help clients from all walks of life with their estate planning needs. From young couples just starting a family to seniors with long-term care planning concerns to high-net-worth families, we tailor estate plans to each client’s unique objectives.

Because estate planning is not a once-and-done arrangement, we also provide ongoing counsel to ensure your plan is up-to-date and aligned with life’s changes. In addition, our elder law attorneys assist clients with managing the challenges of aging and protecting their assets through Medicaid planning so that they can maintain their independence and enjoy their golden years.

Regardless of your estate planning needs, you can trust us to provide you with compassionate, efficient representation, work to protect your interests, and help you plan your financial future.

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When you become our client, you will work directly with an estate planning attorney who is highly experienced in preparing foundational documents, such as:

A will is the most basic estate planning document that determines how your assets will be distributed to your loved ones, names an executor to carry out your wishes, and designates guardians for your minor children.

Living Will

Not to be confused with a will, a living will is a legal document that declares the type of end-of-life care you wish to receive or have withheld.


Many clients can benefit from establishing trusts in order to avoid probate, preserve their assets for beneficiaries, provide for a loved one with special needs, or leave a charitable legacy.

Durable Power of Attorney

This legal document allows you to designate an agent to handle your personal and financial affairs should you become incapacitated.

Healthcare Surrogate Designation

This document notifies your family and healthcare team about who will make your medical decisions if you become unable to do so yourself.

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Probate and Estate Administration In Central Kentucky

Whether you have been named the executor of a loved one’s estate or a close relative has died without a will in place, it is essential to work with a capable probate and estate administration attorney. At Berkley Oliver, we understand your emotional burdens during this difficult time and will guide you through the process of administering an estate. We know the ins and outs of Kentucky probate law and will help you carry out your loved one’s wishes, preserve the estate assets, and protect the beneficiaries’ rights.

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Why Choose Us?

We are not only highly skilled attorneys, but we’re also your neighbors. Founding members Josh Berkley and Amy E. Oliver were born and raised in Kentucky and understand the unique needs of people from Shelbyville to Louisville. We are actively involved in a number of civic groups and events and dedicate ourselves to providing our clients and the communities we serve with the highest standards of professional excellence. Rest assured, we will work in your best interests at all times and always stand by you. When you are facing a legal challenge, having an experienced attorney is a smart choice. Contact our office today to learn how we can help.

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Berkley Oliver PLLC serves clients throughout Central Kentucky, including
Shelbyville and Shelby, Spencer, Anderson, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties.

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