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Rhode Island Elder Law, Bankruptcy & Estate Planning Lawyers

At Audette, Cordeiro & Violette our legal expertise spans across numerous practice areas. We have built a highly accomplished legal team composed of attorneys who are leaders in their respective areas of focus. Each lawyer has an in-depth knowledge of the nuances of his or her legal field and has won the respect of clients and the community alike. Together, we have 85-plus years of combined experience and have had tremendous success in obtaining favorable results for clients with diverse legal needs.

Regardless of your legal issues, we are in a position to help. Call (401) 371-9555 for a free consultation with our attorneys in Rhode Island.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

There are numerous reasons individuals and families can no longer keep up with their credit card bills, mortgage payments, medical bills and other financial obligations. Some may have gone through a divorce. Others have recently lost their jobs. And many people simply became trapped by the rising interest rates on their home loans and lines of credit. Regardless of what brought you to this place of financial despair, Audette, Cordeiro & Violette can help you find a way out through Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

What is Chapter 7 Bankrutpcy?

Chapter 7 is often referred to as debt liquidation. This means that a bankruptcy trustee will sell all of you nonexempt assets in order to pay down your creditors, with the remainder of your debt being forgiven. However, most people find they can claim the majority, if not all of their belongings as exempt when they file for bankruptcy. While there are income limits requirements for Chapter 7, the majority of individuals find that they qualify — and if you do not, we are happy to discuss your options under Chapter 13 bankruptcy instead.

The thought of declaring bankruptcy can cause stress and anxiety for many people, but the process does not have to be as intimidating as it sounds. When you work with our firm, we invite you to see us for a free initial consultation where we will provide an honest assessment of your financial position and help you decide if Chapter 7 is the right option for you. Our lawyers take the time to fully explain the law and how it will apply to your unique circumstances.

Estate Planning

At Audette, Cordeiro & Violette, P.C., we devote a significant portion of our practice to wills, trusts, and estate planning. Estate planning is the process of preparing and arranging for the disposal of your assets when you pass on. The objective of an effective estate plan is to eliminate uncertainties over the distribution of your assets and maximize the value of your estate by reducing taxes and other expenses. Our lawyers have extensive knowledge of estate planning and administration laws in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

We are fully equipped to draft any document you may need to ensure that you have a complete estate plan, including:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • Codicils

In estate planning matters, our fee is based on the work we do, not by the size of your estate. You will not be penalized or “upcharged” for having more or less to protect than someone else. We only recommend the documents you need – no more, no less.

Probate & Estate Settlements

While many people understand the importance of wills, not as many are aware of the probate process, or the process through which one's assets are transferred to others after decease. While probate is often thought of as an intimidating and overwhelming system, it doesn't have to be.

At Audette, Cordeiro and Violette, we walk you through each step of the probate process. We take great care to simplify the process for you, while satisfying all the wishes of your loved one. Not only do we expeditiously fulfill all requirements to close the probate estate as efficiently as possible, but we also assist you in managing all other estate issues, such as filing taxes or closing existing trusts.

Elder Law

As Elder Law attorneys, our team protects the rights and wishes of the elderly in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Our firm aids clients in navigating the process of transitioning to an assisted living facility or nursing home, and helps them understand Medicaid eligibility while protecting their assets. In doing so, we can work with you to construct powers of attorney to meet your needs, which inform your family of who you want to make medical or financial decisions for you if necessary.

We also assist clients who wish to establish a guardianship for loved ones who have been unable to assign a power of attorney. In advising you through this process, we will counsel you on the guardianship so that you can make the best, educated decisions possible.

To discuss your concerns with an experienced attorney at our firm, contact us at (401) 371-9555.

Our Case Results

We are proud to have obtained numerous settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our clients. At Audette, Cordeiro & Violette, we truly care about you and your family. That’s why we strive to recover the maximum compensation you are owed. Throughout the process, you can rely on us to act as your trusted advocate and guide. Browse some of our firm’s notable case results to learn more about how we’ve helped other people like you.

  • $6,175,000 Traumatic Brain Injury/Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $5,000,000 Paralyzing Injury
  • $1,500,000 Worker's Compensation, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $1,000,000, Medical Malpractice
  • $863,000 Back Injury
  • $700,000 Workers' Compensation
  • $700,000 Trench Collapse
  • $600,000 Workers’ Compensation Claim
  • $600,000 Discriminating Conduct and Harassment
  • $600,000 Medical Negligence

Why Hire Audette, Cordeiro & Violette?

  • We Keep You Informed

  • All Consultations Are Free!

  • We Will Fight for You

  • We Invest in the Community

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