Since 1984, the lawyers of Mignanelli & Associates, Ltd. have provided knowledge, experience and guidance in the areas of estate planning, elder law and probate law, including:
• Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
• Elder Law, Medicaid Planning and Guardianships
• Probate and Trust Administration
• Probate and Trust Litigation
• Estate Tax Planning
• Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples
• Trust Reformation
• Locating Missing Heirs
• Anonymous Trusts for RI and MA State Lottery Winners
Firm founder Anthony R. Mignanelli successfully litigated the landmark special needs planning case of Chenot v. Bordeleau. In that case, the Rhode Island Supreme Court decided that the benefits held for mentally disabled individuals from discretionary trusts could not be counted as part of their resources in determining eligibility for government benefits. This case had a profound impact on special needs planning as it established legal principles that were reflected in amendments to Social Security laws in 1992 and 1993.
Attorney Mignanelli has also prevailed in a number of other precedent-setting cases involving novel and unresolved areas of estate planning law, including spousal life estates and defective charitable remainder trusts.
Call us at 401-455-3500 or contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.
Luminescent Construct 2010
by Matthew Mignanelli