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If you’re making an estate plan in Rhode Island, start here. Learn how to make a will, trust, and power of attorney (POA) that are valid in your state, or get more information about estate planning and funeral laws specific to Rhode Island.
Making a Will in Rhode Island
A will can help you protect your family and your property in Rhode Island.
Make a Living Trust in Rhode Island
Learn how to make a living trust in Rhode Island.
Intestate Succession in Rhode Island
If you die without a will in Rhode Island, your assets will go to your closest relatives under state intestate succession laws.
Rhode Island Restrictions on Who Can Serve as Executor
Learn the rules about who can be your executor in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island Estate Tax
If you leave behind more than $1,648,611, your estate might owe Rhode Island estate tax.
ABLE Accounts in Rhode Island: A Savings Plan for Disability Costs
You can keep up to $395,000 in your Rhode Island ABLE account, but you might not want to.
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Rhode Island Power of Attorney Laws
A durable POA allows someone to to help you with your financial matters if you ever become incapacitated—here's how to make one in Rhode Island.
Avoiding Probate in Rhode Island
Probate court proceedings (during which a deceased person's assets are transferred to the people who inherit them) can be long, costly, and confusing.
Probate Shortcuts in Rhode Island
Rhode Island offers a probate shortcut for "small estates." This makes it easier for survivors to transfer property left by a person who has died.
Rhode Island's Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act
Rhode Island is considering a death with dignity bill that would allow terminally ill patients to request life-ending medication.
Burial & Cremation Laws in Rhode Island
Everything you need to know about burial and cremation in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island Home Funeral Laws
Learn the rules that govern home funerals in Rhode Island.