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Louis P. DiLello, Esq.

Founding Attorney

Meet Attorney Louis P. DiLello, Esq.

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Attorney Louis P. DiLello provides high-quality counsel, guidance, and document creation for estate planningelder law, and probate law matters in the Philadelphia area. No matter how large or small your estate may be or how complex your wishes are, he can guide you in creating a plan that prepares yourself, your estate, and your loved ones for the future.

Attorney DiLello founded Chestnut Hill Legal as a way to help people, and it’s this passion for service that serves as the foundation for our business. He decided to pursue estate planning and probate law in his education and founded his law firm on the premise of helping those in the community get the assistance they need with securing their best wishes and the care of their loved ones.

Education

  • Drexel University – B.S. Digital Media, 2004
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania – M.A. Philosophy, 2010
  • New England Law – Juris Doctor, 2015

Awards

  • New England Scholar Award- 2015
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards-Trial Practice and Estate Planning

Attorney DiLello has created a law firm that is designed around three principles:

  • Better communication: Being available to answer questions, interpret the laws, and alleviate your concerns is critical to your experience, so we make it our mission to clarify what the law says, understand your wishes, and guide you to a successful outcome.
  • Better tools: We utilize modern tools to effectively and efficiently deliver legal services in a way that’s both much faster and even more environmentally friendly. All our clients receive a unique login to our client portal, where they can communicate with us as well as receive documents when they are completed.
  • Better results: We firmly believe that everyone deserves the best possible experience, and a good experience fosters better results. By putting our legal knowledge, client service skills, and modern tools to work for you, we can help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Attorney DiLello is fully licensed to practice in the state of Pennsylvania.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need a will?
    A:

    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.

  • How do I change my estate plan?
    A:

    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.

  • How long does probate take?
    A:

    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.