Create a Will or a Trust in Rhode Island
If you have questions about estate planning, one of the first questions you may have is whether it is necessary to create a will or trust in Rhode Island. The answer, as with most legal questions, is that it depends on your situation and your goals. Working with an attorney who will take the time to understand your unique situation is the best way to find answers that fit your life.
At Blais Cunningham & Crowe Chester, LLP, our Pawtucket estate planning lawyers provide sound, practical counsel designed to help our clients achieve their goals. We work with young families seeking to establish a plan for their future with non-traditional families who may have questions about their unique situations and with older individuals who may be facing long-term care and have questions about their Medicare eligibility and asset protection.
Experienced Estate Planning Attorneys in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
A will is a legal document that can accomplish many goals for clients. Properly executed, a will can appoint a guardian for minor children as well as name a personal representative or executor. Many people also use a will to direct how they wish to distribute assets and personal property.
In other cases, it may be necessary to include a trust as part of your estate plan. There are many different types of trusts and each type can accomplish a different goal. We can establish any number of trusts, including:
- Revocable trusts (living trusts)
- Irrevocable trusts
- Charitable remainder trusts
- Special needs trusts
- Testamentary trusts
There are many benefits to creating trusts and if done properly, the benefits can include: avoidance of taxes, efficient conversion of assets, privacy, and minimized probate expenses.
We provide legal representation on estate planning matters for clients throughout Rhode Island. If you have questions about how we can help you meet your planning goals, contact our Pawtucket will and trust law firm or call our office at 401-723-1122 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced lawyers.