Providing Hope & Security for Your Future

Elder Law & Estate Planning Guidance

If you have questions about what your legacy will look like, we can help you find solutions. Get in touch with us today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Providing Hope & Security for Your Future

Elder Law & Estate Planning Guidance

If you have questions about what your legacy will look like, we can help you find solutions. Get in touch with us today to schedule your free initial consultation.

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Philadelphia
Estate Planning Lawyer

Setting Families Up for Success

At Chestnut Hill Legal, we put your family's needs first. Our firm offers trusted legal guidance through a broad range of probate and estate planning matters. We serve the area's needs to get your questions answered and problems solved.

Our firm is committed to providing our clients with a sense of security and hope about their futures. To navigate our clients through the legal process as peacefully as possible, we handle their matters in an encouraging manner. We do more good with the cases we handle by taking a transparent approach. Rest assured that when you turn to our Philadelphia Estate Planning Attorneys, we devote ourselves to steering you in the right direction.

Schedule a free consultation with our attorney. Give us a call at (215) 631-8432 or fill out our online contact form.

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The Chestnut Hill Legal Difference

Chestnut Hill Legal understands how difficult the legal process can be. For that reason, we are committed to simplifying it as much as possible. We don't use "legalese" and our processes are far from complex. Our attorney is simply here to provide you with clarity on how the legal system works, and navigate you through the matters you are dealing with.

Attorney Louis P. DiLello

Louis DiLello, Esq.

Founding Attorney

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What Makes
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We put clients first

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Louis DiLello's top priority is finding the best solutions for each client and always keeping their best interests in mind. Get to know the founding attorney.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t own anything or everything you own is jointly held by you and your spouse (i.e. a shared bank account and family home), then odds are your estate won’t need to go through the probate process because everything will transfer to your spouse automatically. However, this is a rare condition, and odds are you’ll probably want a little more flexibility with your final wishes. When this is the case, you absolutely should have a will as a part of your estate plan

It’s important to have an estate plan, even from an early adulthood age. This means it’s not uncommon for your wishes to change as your life progresses, so naturally you’ll need to change your estate plan along with them. Minor changes to your plan can be done with a document known as a “codicil,” however too many changes can lead to a complex and convoluted plan, at which point you should consider revoking your plan and creating an entirely new one from scratch.

There’s really no telling how long the probate process can take. It’s not uncommon for an estate to be open for a year or more, but an executor who has proper counsel and guidance in their duty can often complete their job in less time. Pennsylvania’s probate process is fairly efficient, but simply fulfilling all required duties and filing the mandatory paperwork can take some time, which means distributing the assets to heirs can take months. As a good rule of thumb: the more complex an estate, the longer it will take to fully close.

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