Elder Law Attorneys

About Connelly Law Offices

Our Rhode Island law firm was established more than four decades ago as a family-owned business—and continues that tradition to this day. Led by a certified elder law attorney, we strive to help our clients protect what matters most. If you have additional questions or are looking for compassionate help, contact us today!

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Rhode Island Elder Law Attorney

Elder Law, Probate & Estate Planning Services

Connelly Law is an elder law firm that specializes in estate planning and probate law, as well as a variety of fiduciary services. Our firm was established in 1970, and we have continued to remain a family owned business since that time. To ensure that our clients' assets are not only protected throughout their lives, but after they pass away as well, our firm helps clients create clear and concise estate plans. For clients who are facing probate regarding a loved one's estate, we have the ability to assist them throughout the entire process. We also have the ability to help elderly clients who wish to plan for retirement, need fiduciary assistance, or need representation during an elder exploitation case.

Our firm regularly appears before all probate courts within the state of Rhode Island and works closely with several state agencies. These agencies are responsible for protecting elders who live in both the community and in nursing and assisted living facilities. We offer our clients the highest quality of legal representation and are licensed to practice before the Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Federal Bars.

Rhode Island elder lawyer R.J. Connelly followed in the footsteps of his father by pursuing law and has been practicing law himself for over 17 years. He is currently a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and seeks to provide the highest standard of representation he can in each case he takes on.

Attorney Connelly is 1 of less than 500 Certified Elder Law Attorneys in the Country, 1 out of only 25 in the state of Massachusetts, 1 out of only 11 in the state of Connecticut,
and 1 out of only 5 in the state of Rhode Island!

Protect What Matters Most

Estate plans not only protect your assets but you and your family as well. If created properly, your estate plan should include an advance healthcare directive, powers of attorney, trusts, and a will. Powers of attorney and an advance healthcare directive state your medical wishes in regards to certain types of illnesses. Wills allow you to appoint guardians, select an executor, and state which of your property will go to selected beneficiaries/heirs. Depending on the types of trust you choose, they may protect your assets during your lifetime and still allow you to manage the items or transfer the assets out of your name. With these types of trusts, you will no longer be able to manage the assets once the trust is executed.

Depending on a loved one's estate, potential creditors, and beneficiaries, the probate process may either be challenging, or fairly simple to complete. Our firm can assist clients who are facing either type of probate, and for beneficiaries who wish to contest an estate or will, we offer estate litigation representation. We may also walk clients through the entire probate process and an estate's administration. In regards to elder law, our team can help clients with conservatorship, elder exploitation litigation, retirement planning, and fiduciary services. Fiduciary services include asset management and protection, attorney in fact services, bill paying services, representative payee services, and trustee services.

Rhode Island Estate Planning & Probate Lawyer

Our estate planning attorneys and staff provide the highest level of representation and service to individuals facing estate planning, probate law, or elder law issues. The cornerstone of our success is the high-quality relationships we maintain with clients, as well as keeping abreast of all rapidly changing laws that pertain to the fields of probate, estate planning and elder law. Our clients are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve, and we strive to meet all of their needs, goals, and objectives. While this web site does not contain legal advice, we hope it will provide you with information about our firm and how we can help.

Thank you for visiting our site! Contact us via telephone or e-mail to set up an appointment to discuss any legal matter. In-home consultations are also available for those who cannot travel.

We are proud to serve the residents of Pawtucket and all throughout Providence County and Rhode Island.