Plan, Protect and
Prosper

We help families and seniors plan for their future, protect their assets, and prosper during their best years.

We treat you
like family

Third generation
law firm

Dedicated to
your needs

Have you planned for your future?

We understand how stressful it can be to plan for an unknown future and fight to protect your life’s work. Life’s changes and responsibilities that come with aging can be difficult for both elders and their families.

Since 1940, Pecori & Pecori has been helping the Pittsburgh community and beyond. We walk you through the tough decisions about planning for your future and protecting your assets from future long term care costs

Conversations about end-of-life issues can be emotional and difficult, but are absolutely necessary. Our law firm understands both the legal and emotional decisions that come with estate planning and elder law issues. 

During our 82 years serving the Pittsburgh area, we have earned a reputation for having high quality, personal service. When you work with us, you and your family come first. 

We always offer a complimentary initial consultation so we can learn more about you and your needs. That way, you feel at ease and armed with information when deciding if our firm is the right fit for you.

Pittsburgh Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorney ensuring your wishes are fulfilled and legacy is preserved

Seniors elder law estate planning
Estate Planning

I want to shield my home and savings from probate, taxes, lawsuits, and long term care costs.

Nursing home
Nursing Home Care

I need help paying for a nursing home without losing my home and life savings.

Probate & Trust Administration

I need guidance carrying out my loved one's final wishes.

Special needs
Special Needs Protection

I want to ensure that my loved one with disabilities is cared for in the future.

Peace of mind for you, in 3 easy steps

1

Learning about you

During our first conversation (provided at no cost), we will learn all about you, your needs, and goals.

2

Create a plan together

We will create your legal plan based on the results of our conversation.

3

Relax and enjoy

We put your plan in motion so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the best years of your life.

Robert Pecori Elder Law Attorney Pittsburgh

A third generation lawyer who cares

Robert Pecori Elder Law Attorney Pittsburgh

Hi, I’m Robert. Welcome to Pecori & Pecori! 

My firm is a third-generation boutique Elder Law and Estate Planning law firm located in the Western suburbs of Pittsburgh in Oakdale, Pennsylvania. We also serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

I know the aging process all too well because I lived it with my mother-in-law.

My wife and I were faced with a situation where my mother-in-law became very ill and was unable to return home. The worst part was we knew her savings wouldn’t cover the nursing home bill for long.

Fortunately, with my background in Estate Planning, I was able to get her qualified for Medicaid to pay the nursing home and get her the care she needed.

That experience started my journey into Elder Law.

Helping seniors age with grace and dignity is what motivates me. 

Whether that is nursing home care today, or pre-planning for future long term care costs, I view it as an honor that they allow me to help them on their journey through life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Being a third generation law firm that started in 1940, we have fielded a lot of questions. 

Here are the ones we hear most often.

Elder law and estate planning overlap in many ways. They both involve the preparation of your future as it relates to your wishes for your home, savings, investments, and other items (also called your assets).

The main difference is that elder law focuses more on planning for the use of your income and assets while you are alive, and estate planning focuses more on what will happen to your assets when you pass.

Watch my YouTube video “What is Elder Law” to learn more.

We help you prepare for future long term care costs. Currently in the Pittsburgh area, the average nursing home is $10,038 per month. That would devastate most families.

An Elder Law attorney can help you qualify for Medicaid or other benefits that can help pay for that expense, while protecting your home and other assets that can be passed down to your loved ones.

Watch my YouTube video to learn more.

Hiring an attorney is a big decision. It is important to work with someone who has extensive experience, and that you can trust to always have your best interests at heart. 

Some questions you should ask an elder law attorney before making your decision are:

  • How experienced are you?
  • How long have you been practicing elder law?
  • How do you get paid? Flat price or hourly charge?

Watch my YouTube video to learn more.

No. While there are strict requirements to meet for both income and assets, with proper planning you may become Medicaid eligible before spending all of your assets.

Watch my YouTube video “The importance of Elder Law Planning” to learn more.

When a person dies without a Will, it is called Intestacy. In this case there is a statute that determines how the deceased’s assets are distributed.

Generally, surviving spouses and direct heirs are first to inherit an intestate estate. In their absence, aunts, uncles and cousins may inherit. It is a common misconception that the State will take all of your assets if you die without a Will.

It is only in the absence of any surviving heirs that the State would stand to inherit. To open an Intestate Estate, an Administrator must be appointed. Your first step is to contact our office for guidance.

Watch my YouTube video “What happens if I die without a Will?” to learn more.

If your other parent is still alive and they owned their property jointly, you likely do not have to do anything. Assets owned jointly by married individuals pass by operation of law to the survivor.

If your parent was a widow and he/she had a Will, the Will must be probated so the assets may be distributed accordingly.

Your first step is to contact an experienced attorney for guidance.

We'd love to hear from you

Serving our community for 82 years

Pecori & Pecori

7051 Steubenville Pike
Suite 7
Oakdale, PA 15071
(412) 788-2000

We look forward to speaking with you

Select a date and time to schedule your FREE consultation with Attorney Robert Pecori ($500 value!).

During this call, we let you do the talking.

If there are opportunities for us to help, we will discuss the next steps after having a better understanding of your needs.

For the safety of our clients and staff we are scheduling these over the internet via Zoom meeting. If you do not have computer access, please contact our office at (412) 788-2000.

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