Elder Law

Elder Law and Estate Planning

Elder Law is an important part of The Pile Law Firm. As people age estate planning is often supplemented with Elder law.


The primary difference between Elder Law attorneys and Estate Planning Attorneys is that elder law deals with the unique issues that face elderly clients. Many of the procedures are similar, but what is acceptable in estate planning can be devastating for elder law purposes. An attorney who practices elder law address issues such as social security, retirement and age discrimination.


Elder Law can be thought of Estate Planning with an emphasis on making sure the individual or their spouse is not disqualified for benefits they may need as they continue to age.  It often involves planning for long-term care insurance, protecting assets, and making sure Medicaid and veteran’s benefits are available. In other circumstances we must establish Pennsylvania Guardianship’s to care for parents or spouses who have become incapable of managing their daily personal, health, or financial matters.


The Pile Law Firm’s Elder Law practice addresses estate-planning issues and we counsel clients on planning for incapacity.  We also assist in planning for long-term care needs, such as nursing home care.  Locating the appropriate care, coordinating financing of care, and ensuring the client’s right to quality care are all part of what we do at the Pile Law Firm.


We can also help you and your family with your Medicaid benefit needs and other aspects of Pennsylvania Elder law.  Medicaid coverage for long term care services is incredibly complex and, without an attorney, any issues that arise can take a long time to resolve and could be potentially costly. Please contact our office to discuss your situation.