Secure Peace of Mind for Your Family When an Unexpected Death Occurs

Rhode Island Estate Administration Lawyer

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Estate administration is a process that occurs upon a person’s death when they have died with a trust or a will in place. It involves the transfer of assets from the deceased to the party who is inheriting the asset. While the probate process may be required whenever property or assets are owned, or jointly owned, by the deceased. However, the official formal probate process in court may not always be necessary and whether you will need to go through a legal probate process after a death is going to depend upon the size and structure of the estate as well as on whether there are any disputed matters.

To learn about the probate process after a death, it is advisable to contact an experienced Rhode Island estate administration attorney who focuses on estate law and in wills and trusts. Hoopis Manosh Estate Law can explain what is involved in the process, what your obligations are, and what the process will entail given the size of the estate. We can also help you in probate court to address any legal matters that may arise.

The Probate Process

Probate may occur after a death when there is a will or when there is no will. If there is a will, then the wishes of the deceased will dictate who receives the assets from the estate; however, there are certain laws that impose limits on this. For instance, if property is jointly owned under certain legal ownership structures, the property will pass automatically to the other owner.

The deceased's debts are paid and the remainder of the estate is distributed to the heirs, in accordance with the terms of the will or in accordance with the intestate succession laws of Rhode Island, if there is no will. Who inherits in this situation depends on if the deceased died with descendants, such as children, parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, or other surviving family members. If there are no surviving kin, the estate will pass to the spouse, or the surviving family of a deceased spouse, if necessary.

You Don't Have to Walk into a Courtroom Alone

At Hoopis Manosh Estate Law, we are ready to work with executors who are named in and estate plan to settle an estate.

We are prepared to help you with issues related to:

  • Asset gathering and identification
  • Creditor notification and payment
  • Stock and property liquidation
  • Individual and estate tax filing
  • Asset distribution among heirs based on will or the law of intestacy

To discuss any Rhode Island probate or estate administration issue during an initial consultation with our Rhode Island probate administration attorney, call (401) 229-2933 or fill out our online contact form.

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