Stephen M. Asbel

Stephen M. Asbel

Reger Rizzo & Darnall LLP
  • Estate Planning, Business Law, Real Estate Law
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Reger Rizzo & Darnall LLP
Villanova University
J.D. | Law
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University of Pennsylvania
B.A. | International Relations
Honors: Cum Laude, Distinction in Major, Pi Gamma Mu Social Science Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
Activities: Penn Band, College Bowl
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Boutique Estate Planning
Corporate INTL Global Awards
Top Lawyers
Main Line Today
Top Estate Planning and Administration Attorneys List
Suburban Life Magazine
Distinguished Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement with High Ethical Standing
Lead Counsel Rated Attorney in Estate Planning Law
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Lead Counsel Rated Attorney in Probate Law
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Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals
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Professional Associations
Philadelphia Estate Planning Council
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Delaware County Panel of Attorneys for Arbitrators
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Delaware County Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
Why You Should Pre-Plan Your Funeral
Client Alert
Protecting Your Will and Other Documents from Potential Challenges by Angry Relatives
Client Alert
Mark Twain was Wrong – New Land is Being Made But Who Owns It?
Client Alert
Speaking Engagements
Interviewed on Safe Money Radio
WDEL 1150 AM
September 2013
Websites & Blogs
Stephen M. Asbel's Website Profile
Reger Rizzo & Darnall LLP Website
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. My Mother did not leave a will. 3 surviving kids, 2 deceased. Are the kids of the 2 deceased entitled to her estate.
A: Under Pennsylvania law when there is no will, assuming that your mother was not married at the time of her death, the estate would be divided into equal shares - one share for each living child and one share for each deceased child who has living children or descendants. Each living child would receive a share. For the shares of deceased children, the children of the deceased children would equally divide the share of their deceased parent. So for example, if each of the 2 deceased children had 3 children of their own, then each of those grandchildren of your mother would receive 1/15 of the estate - that is one-third of their deceased parent's one-fifth share. Note that the division of shares of the estate is of what is left after payment of the debts, administration expenses and taxes due from the estate.
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Contact & Map
Reger Rizzo & Darnall LLP
Philadelphia, PA
Cira Centre, 13th Floor
2929 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: (215) 495-6500
Fax: (215) 495-6600