Understanding Small Estate Affidavits (Probate)

People going through the probate process after the death of a loved one can have very difficult experiences. You may have heard about how probate can be time consuming, expensive and frustrating. Facing this problem, many people look for an easier, quicker and less...

Tips for Your First Legal Consultation

    You need to see an attorney and finally have made your appointment for a consultation. Perhaps you are feeling stress about your legal problem which is compounded by the uncertainty of seeing an attorney. Most people do not deal with attorneys often, and...

Revocable Vs. Irrevocable Trusts

What is the difference between a revocable living trust and an irrevocable trust?  This is a very common question.  A revocable trust is simply one that can be revoked at any time. In this context “revoke” means not only to cancel the trust entirely but also to change...

Dog Ownership

Dogs (or other pets) are great companions and we love them as part of our family. Being separated from your dog can be a very difficult and frustrating experience. This most often happens when your dog wanders off and is lost. Even worse are disputes with other people...

What is a Power of Attorney?

What is a power of attorney (POA)?  A power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint a person to be your agent who then has the authority to manage your affairs. You may decide to appoint an agent under a power of attorney if you become incapacitated...

Protect Your Business Name

As a business owner, you want to protect your business name. Choosing the business name is one of the most important decisions you make. It conveys your image and brand in a unique way that stands out from your competitors. Once you have finally chosen the perfect...

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Would It Work For Me?

Chapter 13 bankruptcy may be an option for you, and an attorney that is experienced in bankruptcies can help you decide which chapter is your best solution. In this video, Anthony Albertazzi talks about some of the situations that might occur where Chapter 13 is the...

Should I Have a Living Trust?

One of the most common questions we get at Albertazzi Law Firm about estate planning is whether clients should have a trust, or a “living trust”. Often these terms can be confusing, so seeking the advice of an attorney is important when dealing with estate...

Yearly Meeting: Necessary for My Small LLC?

Our business clients often ask if a yearly meeting is really necessary for their one-member LLC or corporation. The answer is generally “yes”. The reason is that if any situation were to ever challenge your LLC or corporation legally, and you’ve had...