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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Rhode Island on

Q: Thank you so much for your time! Is an attorney required or can she file on her own?

My friend basically has nothing! She needs these funds to payoff the loan she borrowed for the services she had for her brother and then her sister 4 days later. If there is a chance I can help w/o an attorney (no disrespect), please advise. Again, thank you for time and consideration.

R.J. Connelly III answered on Oct 14, 2017

technically an attorney is rarely required, but (a loaded question) is always a good idea. essential if it is a contested matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Rhode Island on

Q: My friend's brother was due proceeds from an accident. Does she have to become admin? Proceeds 10k

No Will in place. Does this fall under Intestate Succession Law?

R.J. Connelly III answered on Oct 14, 2017

Short answer-yes for all probate assets ( without joint owners or beneficiary designations)

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