The cost of probate in Rhode Island can be between 2% and 7% of the value of your assets.

Two percent of a modest estate worth $400,000 may be $8,000.

Furthermore, probate may take months longer to wind up than a revocable trust.


You have a right to know how much your Estate Plan will cost.


Complete Estate Plan Includes:


  • Revocable (Living) Trust and Certificate of Trust
  • Pour-Over Will
  • Instructions for Distribution of Personal Property
  • One Real Property Deed with filing & Assignment to Trust
  • General Power of Attorney
  • Advanced Health Care Directive (Living Will)
  • Burial Instructions Form
  • Funding Instructions
  • Additional Real Property Deeds-$200 + filing fees


Affordable Estate Planning

Complete Estate Plan for a Couple $2,500


Package for a Couple of Complete Estate Plan &
Retirement Account Protection Trust (RAPT) $3,000


Second spouse RAPT $500


Complete Estate Plan for an Individual $2,000


Retirement Account Protection Trust $1,000
(includes all Change of Beneficiary forms)



Package for Individual of Complete Estate Plan & RAPT $2,500


Simple Will (does not avoid probate)

  •  Individual: $750
  • Two wills for a couple: $1,000

Estate Planning &
IRA Beneficiary Trusts

I prepare all documents myself and am there to make sure the signing is done properly. Your file will never be handed off to a paralegal. I specialize in quality, not quantity.

Zona Douthit, Attorney at Law

Phone: (401) 305-8094
Fax: (401) 753-6303
Email: Click here to contact me.

Plan for Your Family's Future

"Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning."

– Thomas Edison

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