Probate is one of those areas of law unfamiliar to most people until they find themselves confronted with the process. Essentially, it means settling an estate – whether a person has left a will (died testate) or not (died intestate). Losing someone you love can be devastating and stressful all at once. At Miller Scott Holbrook & Jackson, our priority is to ease the burden by carefully explaining probate procedures, delicately navigating familial relationships, and satisfying probate requirements to conclude probate as efficiently as possible. Probate can be a long process, often depending upon the person’s assets and level of estate planning. Our experienced attorneys are familiar with probate procedures and courts around the state, and are prepared to help you through the probate process.
From the first conference and initial filings, through appearances before the probate judge and the distribution of assets, our attorneys have represented executors and administrators throughout Rhode Island. Probating an estate can be cooperative or contentious, and we have represented clients in cases ranging from simple estate administration to will contests. Whether the estate is small or more complex, we will help you to determine the best course of action and maintain a supportive and communicative relationship with you throughout the course of probate.