Wills, Trusts, Estates & Elder Law

Wills, Trusts, Estates & Elder Law

Our law firm helps individuals, families and business owners get their affairs in order and protect legacies and assets, through counseling clients, by preparing estate or family business succession plans, or by appearing in court proceedings. We know how personally difficult thinking and doing something about future events can be. In-home or on-site consultations are available to help you get started. We focus on creating effective plans in advance so that clients can rest easy knowing everything is in place. We ensure that matters are administered properly during periods of incapacity and after death, or in the event of court contests, that your interests are fully protected. We provide legal advice and representation in:

  • Probate Proceedings and Estate Administration
  • Contested Wills Representation
  • Appeals of Probate Matters
  • Wills and Testamentary Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
  • Adult Guardianship Proceedings
  • Conservatorship Proceedings
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Health Care Powers of Attorney
  • HIPPA Authorizations
  • Durable General Powers of Attorney
  • Special or Springing Powers of Attorney
  • Matters Relating to Real Estate Transfer, Ownership

As life progresses, people get sick, age, and eventually die. Although these life events or passages are certain to occur, they can be difficult to navigate when they do. They accentuate our humanity and familial and community relationships can help us to adapt to new circumstances. Life events also offer opportunities to meet the changes with integrity. These changes sometimes bring long-simmering inter-personal struggles or complaints to the surface, such as, ineffective communication patterns, stalemates or unresolved issues. Without understanding these underlying issues, resolutions of practical and legal problems, such as care-giving, financial independence, physical living arrangements, will contests, guardianships, competency decisions, and inheritance disputes, cannot be managed or resolved. Through effective mediation and family meetings initiated by our law firm, every person who has an interest in the matter can be identified and brought together to honestly explore options and to create realistic, workable solutions. With everyone working together towards this goal, effective and satisfying results can truly be achieved for all parties and we can then help you bring your agreements into effect through legally sufficient means.




Christine W. Ariel, Esq.
Attorney & Counsellor at Law
Mediator, Arbitrator & Conflict Resolution Consultant
70 Romano Vineyard Way, Suite 147
North Kingstown, RI 02852

Fax: 401.295.9410

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