Trusted Estate Planning And Probate Services
At Kiernan, Plunkett & Redihan, LLP, our attorneys have significant experience counseling clients on estate and probate issues. We evaluate the needs of each individual or family and draft the appropriate wills, trusts or other instruments to ensure your plans for the future are protected.
We also guide heirs, beneficiaries, executors and other parties through the probate process. With law offices in Providence, East Greenwich, North Kingstown, Westerly and Bristol, we handle probate and estate administration matters for clients throughout Rhode Island.
Estate Planning Solutions
By establishing a sound estate plan today, you can put worries about future financial and medical matters to rest. By establishing a will, you can designate how you want your wealth and assets distributed upon death. If you have minor children, a will allows you to appoint a trusted person to serve as their guardian in the event you are no longer able to be there for them.
Powers of attorney allow you to appoint someone you trust to make medical or financial decisions on your behalf in the event you become incapacitated and can no longer make those decisions for yourself.
A trust is a valuable asset protection tool that has a wide range of benefits, from allowing certain types of property to pass through probate to enhancing the life of a loved one with special needs.
Whatever your estate planning needs, our lawyers will work with you personally to craft a plan that truly reflects and protects your wishes.
Protecting Your Interests In Probate
Probate is the complex process of setting the affairs of a person after their death. The probate process generally entails:
- An accounting of estate assets and debts
- Payment to creditors to the estate
- Distribution of estate assets in accordance with a will
Probate draws many people, often with competing interests, into the same legal arena. When conflicts arise, they must be handled with care. We are mindful of the sensitive nature of interfamily conflicts and seek to resolve probate disputes amicably whenever possible. Whether you are an executor, heir, beneficiary, fiduciary, creditor or anyone with interest in an estate in Rhode Island, our probate attorneys are here to protect your rights and interests.