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Areas of Law

The practice of elder law is holistic, taking into consideration the legal issues of aging, disability, estate planning and probate. Here is an overview of the areas of law practiced by Kathleen:

Elder Law

Helping families plan ahead for the high cost of long term care (home care, assisted living and nursing home care) including:

  • Comprehensive legal and financial analysis to spot and resolve long term care and Medicaid planning issues, including spousal protections, spend down and resource preservation
  • Assistance to help clients apply for Medicaid benefits, including application preparation and supporting document assembly
  • Representation of the applicant before Medicaid to resolve application issues
  • Preparation of related documents for the Medicaid process including personal care agreements, deeds, leases, and regulatory analysis
  • Consultation on Medicaid-compliant annuities
  • Consultation on Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) issues (not including initial eligibility)

Estate Planning

Helping families to understand and obtain the documents necessary to plan ahead for the future or for a specific illness or disability, including preparation of:

  • Last Wills or Trusts
  • Codicils or Trust Amendments
  • Durable Financial Powers of Attorney
  • Durable Medical Powers of Attorney and Living Wills
  • HIPAA Releases
  • Real Property Deeds
  • Real Estate Leases
  • Personal Care Agreements


Helping families navigate the Probate process when there is incapacity or death of a loved one, including:

  • Guardianship
  • Conservatorship
  • Probate of Decedent’s Estates or Trust Administration
  • Serving as Court-appointed Guardian ad Litem or Counsel for Respondent
I have an adult son who receives Social Security Disability benefits due to a mental illness. Kathleen successfully created a Special Needs Trust to provide for future life necessities without endangering his government benefits, and an ethical and legal path for me to provide loans to my son to cover a dramatic increase in his rent, until he can obtain subsidized housing. Her knowledge and professionalism are greatly appreciated by our family! John

Kathleen Negri is an attorney specializing in Elder Law. She recently prepared a will and a trust for me. She is very professional and well versed on the law. She presents it so that you can understand it. She strives to keep her charges reasonable. I recommend her enthusiastically.