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Probate & Estate Administration

Rhode Island & Massachusetts Probate Lawyers

Hiring a lawyer to facilitate the probate and estate administration process can be helpful in relieving burdens. However, it can be expensive and lengthy if not managed by a truly experienced probate lawyer. At Fletcher Tilton, you can be certain that your interests are being represented by skilled attorneys working to resolve the probate as efficiently as possible with your finances in mind. We provide local assistance at reasonable rates. Contact our Providence, RI and Southeastern Massachusetts probate law firm for guidance from a skilled estate administration attorney.

Efficient and Experienced Probate Assistance

At Fletcher Tilton, we have facilitated the estate administration process on behalf of executors for more than 70 combined years. Because we focus our entire practice on handling estate planning and administration needs, we have acquired the skills necessary to resolve probate quickly and inexpensively. Additionally, because we have extensive tax law knowledge and experience, we are able to understand and manage all tax implications within the probate and estate administration process. We relieve your burdens by completely managing all aspects of estate administration, such as:

  • Opening the estate
  • Filing necessary paperwork
  • Paying bills
  • Filing estate tax returns
  • Filing fiduciary tax returns
  • Creating necessary trusts
  • Distributing inheritance to friends and family
  • Closing the estate

Avoiding Probate

There is no need to submit families to the expense and time consuming procedures of probate court.  There are many factors that can add up to unnecessary probate expenses.  For example, the estate is responsible for legal fees from law firms, executor fees, court cost such as newspaper advertising, affidavit costs etc.

Also, the lack of privacy and long probate delays can be both embarrassing and frustrating for the entire family.

Since most law firms bill clients using an hourly fee schedule, legal costs tend to be significantly higher when probate is needed.

Although our Rhode Island and Massachusetts estate planning law firm does a significant amount of probate work, and we do it well, we prefer to assist clients with proper estate planning, so that a family is able to avoid probate when an individual passes on. Through complete estate planning, families can avoid the exhaustive paperwork, expense, and time that probate could involve.

Local Experienced Representation from a Certified Elder Law Attorney

We provide local representation at fair rates. For experienced guidance from a Southeaster Massachusetts and Rhode Island Certified Elder Law Attorney, contact our estate planning law firm today.



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