Rhode Island Trusts, made easy

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In 10 minutes, identify your medical agents and define your preferences for care in a Living Will (Advance Directive).
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Many families report conflict due to poor planning and communication.

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Wait, why do I need a Trust?
That's a great question - provide peace of mind, control over asset distribution, minimize family disputes, protect your children's future, support cherished charities, to name a few. With Snug, it's also incredibly easy to do, so what are you waiting for?
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Does a trust avoid probate in Rhode Island?
Yes, trusts can avoid probate in Rhode Island. By creating a trust and transferring your assets into it, the assets can bypass the probate process when you pass away. This can save your beneficiaries time and money, as probate can be a lengthy and expensive process.
How much does a Trust cost in Rhode Island?
The cost of setting up a trust in Rhode Island varies depending on the complexity of the trust and the attorney's fees. A basic Revocable Living Trust generally ranges from $1,000 to $3,000. More complex trusts can cost several thousand dollars more. Online services like Snug can provide a more affordable alternative to traditional legal services, offering estate planning services, including trusts, at a lower cost.
What type of trust do I need?
A Revocable Living Trust is the most common type of trust people set up, offering flexibility and control over your assets during your lifetime and helping to avoid probate. Other types of trusts, such as Charitable Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, and Irrevocable Trusts, may be appropriate depending on your specific circumstances and goals.
How can I fund my trust?
Funding a trust in Rhode Island involves transferring ownership of your assets to the trust. For real estate, a new deed must be prepared with the trust as the owner. Bank accounts should be retitled in the name of the trust, and other assets like vehicles, personal property, stocks, and bonds must also be formally transferred to the trust.
Who can be a trustee in Rhode Island?
In Rhode Island, any individual who is of legal age (18 years old) and mentally competent can serve as a trustee. Furthermore, Rhode Island law also permits corporations, such as banks or trust companies, to serve as a trustee if they are authorized to exercise trust powers in the state. Trustees must be capable of managing and caring for property, and they should not have been found guilty of serious crimes, including felonies or crimes that involve dishonest or immoral behavior.
How to change your living trust in Rhode Island?
In Rhode Island, to alter your living trust, you must create an amendment to the original trust document. The amendment should clearly outline the changes you wish to make, whether it's adding or eliminating beneficiaries, changing trustees, or altering distribution guidelines. Make sure to include the date, your name, the name of the trust, and the date the trust was originally created. Just like the initial trust document, your amendment needs to be signed in the presence of a notary public. If you're making extensive adjustments to your living trust, it might be more practical to draft a restatement of the trust. A restatement allows you to rewrite the whole trust while keeping the original date and title of the trust, which can be advantageous for avoiding the need to retitle assets. In the restatement, you would incorporate all the modifications you want, and these new provisions will completely replace the old ones.
How much does it cost to maintain a trust?

Trustee fees in Rhode Island, which aren't dictated by statutory guidelines but by a "reasonable fee" standard, can vary greatly depending on the type and complexity of the trust, the trustee's responsibilities, and the agreement between the grantor and trustee, with professional trustees typically charging a flat fee or a percentage of the trust's assets, and non-professional trustees having a more flexible fee structure. Read more about trustee fees in Rhode Island.

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Estate planning, marriage (and divorce), business documents and succession plans.

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List of assets and debts to make clear inventories and avoid discovery efforts.

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Trust-Based Estate Plan

All of the coverage of a Will, plus the benefit of avoiding probate to reduce family burden.

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Documents included:
Revocable Living Trust
Schedule of Assets
Pour Over Will
HIPAA Authorization
Living Will
Power of Attorney
Certification of Trust
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Snug provides one place to create essential documents, analyze existing documents for updates, and organize all of life's details. No matter where you're starting from, Snug can get you across the finish line.

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We make Wills, Trusts, and essential documents easy to create and maintain - but this is just the beginning. Organize all of life's details, from collectibles to garage codes to social media, and help avoid headaches for loved ones down the road.

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You've done the work to plan and protect your legacy - don't hide it in a filing cabinet. Snug allows you to share your plans with family, friends, and professional advisors to ensure your wishes are known and accessible at all times.

Comprehensive guides for you and your loved ones.

Complete Guide to Estate Planning

Estate planning can sound scary and complex, but we're here to help simplify the process and decisions for you and your family.

Complete Guide for Executors

Being an Executor or Personal Representative can be a rewarding, yet challenging role. This guide helps to light the way.

Complete Guide for Trustees

Being a Trustee is a significant legal and operational role. This guide includes everything from taxes to liability to fiduciary duties.