Fun (Or Not So Fun) Facts About Estate Planning

April 24, 2017 | Estate Administration Estate Planning

Part 2: Why Do You Need A Last Will? By: Thomas E. Shea, Esquire Why you should have a Will. We wrote recently about why one should not write their own will. Of course, that begets the question, why does one need a will in the first place? Let me illustrate. I recently was told […]

Fun (Or Not So Fun) Facts About Estate Planning

January 15, 2017 | Estate Administration Estate Planning

DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION Part 1: Why Not To Prepare Your Own Will By: Thomas E. Shea, Esquire Fernande Aube had a sense of humor. The French Canadian woman died of cancer in 2007, leaving an unsigned handwritten Last Will … on a Sudoku puzzle. Apparently her children, 1 son and 2 daughters, didn’t appreciate her […]

Stern & Eisenberg, PC Announces $20 Million Class Action Settlement

September 27, 2016 | Announcements Press Releases

FOR RELEASE Date: August 29, 2016 $20 Million Fund to Benefit Estates of Deceased PA Property Owners [Warrington, PA] [August 29, 2016] — The following is being released by Stern & Eisenberg, PC and Kramer & Kramer LLP in relation to the litigation Muscarella v. Commonwealth. On August 2, 2016, the Commonwealth Court approved a […]

Pennsylvania’s Filial Support Law: A Child’s Obligation To Support A Parent

July 26, 2016 | Elder Law Estate Administration Estate Planning

By: Thomas E. Shea, Esquire A few months ago, we published an article on the cost of long-term care ( If you have an aging parent, you may have assumed that they planned for the cost of long-term care. Ignorance is bliss, but that ignorance could come at a surprising cost, at least in Pennsylvania, because […]

Jacqueline McNally is a 2016 Junior Professionals & Executive Group (“JPEG”) Award Recipient

July 25, 2016 | Announcements

Congratulations to Jacqueline McNally for being recognized as a stand-out young professional for making a significant impact on the mortgage servicing industry and receiving a Junior Professionals & Executive Group (“JPEG”) award from ALFN, a national network of legal and residential mortgage banking professionals that leads the industry as a provider of strategic and timely education.

Richard F. Stern was Recognized for Over 50 Years of Practice

July 25, 2016 | Announcements

Stern & Eisenberg PC is pleased to announce that Richard F. Stern has been recognized by the Montgomery County, Philadelphia County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations for over 50 years of practice. Richard has also been recognized by Martindale Hubbell for being AV rated (the highest rating) for over 25 years.  

The High Cost Of Long Term Care – The Genworth Annual Survey

May 26, 2016 | Elder Law Estate Administration Estate Planning

The High Cost Of Long Term Care – the Genworth Annual Survey May 26, 2016 By: Thomas E. Shea, Esq. Genworth, a financial services company that offers life and long term care insurance products, publishes an annual state/regional survey of long term care costs. Genworth’s annual survey for 2016 was recently published, and can be […]

Reversal of the “Free House” Decision

May 24, 2016 | Creditors Rights & Bankruptcy Residential & Commercial Real Estate

Steven K. Eisenberg, managing shareholder of Stern & Eisenberg, P.C., recently talked with DS News about the reversal of a controversial decision in which a judge dismissed a foreclosure case (Washington v. Specialized Loan Servicing) in November 2014 because the servicer had exceeded the statute of limitations, essentially giving the borrower a “free house” despite […]

Social Security Benefits Planning & The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

April 13, 2016 | Elder Law Estate Administration Estate Planning | Related: , ,

By Thomas Shea, Esq. In the past week, I heard from 2 clients in their 60’s who recently received what I will call “scare tactic” marketing emails or calls from firms advising them of drastic changes in social security benefits that could affect them. What was this all about? They appeared primarily to be solicitations for financial […]