Estate and Trust Administration + Litigation

We regularly resolve disputes arising out of the administration of estates and trusts. Recognizing that probate related disputes are often emotionally charged and have significant privacy issues and concerns, we counsel our clients about the risks, costs and benefits of litigation, and we offer carefully considered alternatives at the outset of each matter. If our client decides to pursue litigation, we routinely discuss the potential advantages and disadvantages of settlement and/or mediation at appropriate times throughout the course of litigation.

Our experienced attorneys regularly represent individual and institutional fiduciaries, including trustees, executors, administrators, guardians, as well as individual and charitable beneficiaries in connection with matters involving:

  • Will contests and contested accounts
  • Claims against executors and trustees
  • Trust interpretation and administration
  • Trust reformation
  • Petitions for Instructions/Declaratory Judgment Actions

W. Parish Lentz is an experienced trusts and estates lawyer helping clients in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. For more information about how our trusts and estates team can help you, please contact Parish at 888-273-9903 or

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