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An Elder-Centered Pennsylvania Law Practice

Growing old in today’s world is complicated and expensive. Many people today do not become aware of all the legal, financial, personal, and planning issues that can come up as their loved one’s age—until it’s too late.

If you are reading this because you have an elderly parent:

As the child of an aging parent, we recognize that you are committed to doing everything that you can to support and care for your loved one while also trying to find a balance among your children, work, school, spouse, and all that life demands of you. You may be close to running on empty, and we understand that.

If you are reading this because you want to plan ahead:

Maybe you are concerned about your own future and how your estate plan and quality of life, as well as that of your spouse and children, could be disrupted should you someday need long term care.

Attorneys Henry Levandowski and Maria Darpino are here to help reduce that stress. Levandowski & Darpino has been dedicated to helping people in Southeastern Pennsylvania with their Elder Law and Estate Planning needs for over 25 years. You will receive nothing but knowledgeable, compassionate legal guidance and representation from Henry and Maria. Read more about the Pennsylvania Elder Law and Elder Care Planning services we offer, and schedule a personal consultation with us today.

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The staff at Levandowski & Darpino couldn’t have been nicer and bent over backward to help.
Settling an estate after the loss of a loved one can be a daunting task. Maria’s guidance has been invaluable! She responds readily to all concerns with respect and easy to understand direction. Her office staff is approachable, relaxed and friendly, yet, always professional. Maria’s vast knowledge and expertise in estate law is exceeded only by her honesty, patience and empathy. I highly recommend the Levandowski & Darpino firm for all elder planning and estate issues.
I met Maria when I needed help for my husband. I was desperate and out of options. I had been to another lawyer that did not understand elder law. I called her office and she met with me that week. As soon as we talked I knew I was in good hands. Maria and her paralegal, Markesha, guided me through the Medicaid maze with skill and compassion. They were available whenever I had a question. I highly recommend her and her staff. You will be in good hands.
They saved my house!
My experience with Levandowski & Darpino has been nothing but positive. I attended their very informative workshop. They answered all of my questions and even spent a considerable amount of time with me after the workshop was over. I felt like I was in their living room. They listened to what I had to say and came up with a great game plan for my particular needs. I felt a trust that I hadn’t felt with the previous three elder care lawyers I talked to. I decided to hire Levandowski & Darpino to help me with obtaining Medicaid for my wife, who is in a nursing home. They did more for my wife and me in two weeks than my previous lawyer did in six months. I am so thankful that I attended their workshop.
Helpful, considerate. Hard to put into words how much helped we received. We would use them again at the drop of a hat.
I attended a seminar at Maria’s office, then hired her to create a trust for my father’s estate. She was incredibly knowledgeable about elder law and she explained the details of the trust clearly and precisely. Additionally, she has been very responsive to follow up questions. She made the process seamless. I would definitely recommend Maria.
Having an aging parent is scary. Add to that having to relocate that parent into a senior care or assisted living setting. Then, try to figure out how to pay for it! Henry Levandowski and his office staff have the experience and know-how and they navigated my sisters and I through the process of filing for VA widow benefits for my mother. Those benefits will go a long way toward paying for mom’s medical care. Henry and his paralegal are with you every step of the way and make the process understandable. They make you confident and they put you in control….at a time when you start out with worry and fear wondering how you will be able to pay for the care your aging parent requires. And, they are always there, on the phone or by email. Their customer service is outstanding!
We were referred to Levandowski & Darpino for advice at a time of family crisis. My mother had Alzheimer’s and my father had an unexpected life threating injury. Maria & Henry were able to put proactive measures in place to manage a reactive situation. Their collective professional services played a pivotal role in protecting my parents and providing them with a plan that is still in place 10 years later.
I have been working with Levandowski and Darpino for approximately 5 years. I contacted them with questions concerning my mother and I am so happy I did. They have been extremely helpful and knowledgeable, I could not have handled some items on my own. Would highly recommend.

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