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. For seventeen years, Christine focused her skills as an attorney on helping injured people defend their rights against insurance companies that denied them coverage on their 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. She is now utilizing the knowledge and experience obtained from the field of insurance coverage defense to the fields of Probate & Estate Administration and Elder Law.
Christine decided to join Craig at the Law Office of Craig A. Andreoli, P.C. in 2009 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. Christine painfully watched her father deteriorate over the course of eleven years, and her mother, his primary caregiver, become more and more stressed as her husband’s condition worsened, until she finally agreed to get 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 Craig’s family suffered, but her family as well, Christine assisted Craig with the development of a process that structures and implements Medicaid pre-planning. Her devotion to helping others and her compassion for excellence is only dwarfed by the smile she brings to the office every day.
Now, Christine focuses her efforts at the Law Office of Craig A. Andreoli, P.C. on helping their clients make sense of Community Care Medicaid and the use of Pooled Trusts, as well as 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.