Christine Andreoli, Esq. is a partner of the Law Office of Craig A. Andreoli, P.C., located in Islandia, New York, a family owned firm which she operates together with her husband and partner, Craig.
“Our firm offers a very different personal approach to Elder Law and Estate Planning that we developed from first-hand experience and knowledge.”
In an effort to help families avoid the hardships that her husband’s family suffered, Christine assisted Craig with the development of a process that structures and implements Medicaid pre-planning, sophisticated gifting and estate tax planning techniques. Clients that have used this process have seen an immediate reduction in stress, family disputes, and an increase in asset preservation.
“In order to help our clients prepare for the present and the unexpected future, our practice also focuses on the explanation and implementation of trusts, wills, and advanced directives.”
Now, Christine focuses her efforts/work at the LOCAA on helping our clients make sense of the probate process, the legal process of Court-supervised administration of an estate when someone dies with a Last Will & Testament and the administration process, the legal process of court supervised administration of an estate when someone dies without a Last Will & Testament.
For seventeen years, Christine’s focus was in helping injured people defend their rights against insurance companies that would deny coverage claims. Christine’s efforts usually resulted in securing coverage and ensuring that her clients received the medical and financial damages to which they were entitled.
Christine decided to join Craig at the Law Office of Craig A. Andreoli, P.C. because she too had a personal desire to help clients with Elder Law issues. As a child in the late 1970’s, Christine watched her grandfather suffer for five years with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Neither Christine’s grandmother nor any of her other relatives knew that they could receive care at home for her grandfather paid for by the government. The family had no choice but to put him in a state-run institution since no nursing homes would accept him at that time because he was incontinent. It was devastating to the family.
Moreover, shortly before joining the Law Office of Craig A. Andreoli, P.C., Christine’s father was diagnosed with dementia and a few years after that with Parkinson’s disease as well. Christine painfully watched her father deteriorate over the course of eleven years, and her mother, the primary caregiver, become more and more stressed as her husband’s condition worsened, until she finally agreed to getting help caring for him at home, which Craig and Christine helped her obtain.
In an effort to help families avoid the hardships that not only her husband’s family suffered but her family as well, Christine assisted Craig with the development of a process that structures and implements Medicaid pre-planning, sophisticated gifting and estate tax planning techniques. Client that have used this process have seen an immediate reduction in stress, family disputes, and an increase in asset preservation.
Mrs. Andreoli received her Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law in 1992 after receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1989. Mrs. Andreoli is admitted to practice law before the Courts of the States of New York and Connecticut. She is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association and is an active participant in the Elder Law, Surrogate’s Court, and Solo & Small Firm Practitioners’ Committees of the Suffolk County Bar Association.