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Southern New England's Certified Elder Law Attorney

Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts


Connelly Law has been helping residents of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts since 1970. Our team is dedicated to our clients and offers outstanding legal service to everyone seeking our assistance. We understand that certain areas of law may require an attorney's assistance more often than others. Some clients continue to seek our assistance for years after our original meeting. We build strong relationships with our clients and strive to keep abreast of the ever-changing laws.

Our award-winning attorney, RJ Connelly III, has over two decades of legal experience and is more than capable of handling any legal issue a client may face. 

Elder Law

Since elder law is an expansive area of law, almost every lawyer has their areas of expertise. Elder law covers all topics that people may face as they start to reach retirement age, including retirement planning, conservatorship, and fiduciary services. It is essential to find an attorney who has knowledge of the elder network.


Attorney Connelly is a Certified Elder Law Attorney, which makes him 1 out of less than 500 Certified Elder Law attorneys in the country, one out of only 25 in the state of Massachusetts, one out of only eleven in the state of Connecticut, and one out of only five in the state of Rhode Island, who can claim such a title! His experience and passion for elder law ensures that our clients will receive excellent elder law assistance.

Everyone who owns something has an estate. An estate may consist of a person's car, house, other real estate properties, and personal items. When you create an estate plan, you dictate how and to whom you want your items to be distributed to after you pass away. Without an estate plan, your assets and properties may be divided according to state law.

Probate refers to administering and processing a person's estate through the legal system after they pass away. Probate law ensures that your estate is transferred to the correct people in an orderly manner. Almost all estates must pass through probate prior to their distribution, and specific steps must be completed to properly close a probate case.

A professional fiduciary must act solely in a person's interests. When a person is hired as a fiduciary, they may not benefit from their client unless they have the client's consent. A fiduciary may manage and protect a person's assets, act as an attorney in fact, pay a person's bills, manage an estate, act as a trustee, and perform representative payee and daily money management services.

Medicaid planning is a part of long-term care planning. Many people over age sixty-five will need long-term care at some point, and with this type of care, costs are incredibly high. Everyone should include long-term care planning in their estate plan.  But there is good news, in many cases, Medicaid will help pay for long-term care. However, there are strict asset and income limitations. Medicaid planning involves preserving as many assets as possible while qualifying for Medicaid.  

If you need assistance with estate planning, probate law, or elder law, please contact our firm. Our attorney is dedicated to successfully meeting our clients' end goals. We have worked with probate courts throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts, and have helped clients create all types of estate planning documents. For clients who are interested in what elder law services we provide, please click on the boxes below.

Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut Certified Elder Law Attorney

Rhode Island Fiduciary

"Southern New England's Certified Elder Law Attorney"

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Rhode Island Elder Law Attorney

Phone:  401-724-9400

Fax:  401-724-3046

Our office locations


Connecticut appointments are not available until further notice.  Please contact our Pawtucket Office at 

401-724-9400. Thank you. 

Rhode Island - Main Office

372 Broadway

Pawtucket, RI  02860



Martha's Vineyard

East Chop, MA  02557


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