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Own a Business? Do This By December 31st to Get a Year-Long Extension To The Corporate Transparency Act Reporting Deadline

Posted by Anthony Senerchia Jr. | Nov 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

If you or your Trust own or manage a business, you’ll be required to report information about the company's ownership under the new Corporate Transparency Act. And if you, or your Trust, create a new company in 2024, that report could be due in as little as 30 days. In this blog, I’ll share how to get a year-long reporting extension for your new business, but you’ll need to act before the end of the year. Read more…

Rhode Island Wills FAQ

Posted by Anthony Senerchia Jr. | Nov 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

There’s a lot to know about Wills. You need to understand the difference between a Will and Living Will, how Wills should be executed, and how they can be modified, terminated, or challenged. You also need to understand the probate process and how that can affect the outcome of your estate planning goals.

Changing a Will in Rhode Island

Posted by Anthony Senerchia Jr. | Oct 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

A last will and testament in Rhode Island is a legal document instructing what should happen to your assets and property (known as your estate) at the time of your death. But it does not stop there. You can assign a guardian for children and appoint an executor for your estate, and much more. Over the course of a lifetime, however, many events create circumstances that require you to change your Will. You remarried. You had a falling out with a family member. You started a business. Your partner died. You got a divorce. You had another child. Whatever the event is, you should change your Will to reflect the new circumstances. At The Law Offices of Senerchia & Sheehan, our estate planning attorney in Cranston believes in updating Wills on a regular basis so that they reflect the current situation in your life. If you have a Will and need to make changes to it, contact us online or at (401) 615-3880 to schedule a Free and learn more. In the meantime, here’s generally what you should know about changing Wills.

Business Law Lawyer for Startups in Rhode Island

Posted by Tony Senerchia Sr. | Oct 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

Have a great business idea in Rhode Island that you need to put into action? Over the last few decades, startups have taken over, and some of the best are not limited to tech startups. They are in every industry, from health (e.g., Devoted Health) to consumer and retail (e.g., Juul Labs), e-commerce (e.g., goPuff), artificial intelligence (e.g., ByteDance), financial tech (e.g., Stripe), supply chain (e.g., Instacart) and more. Getting started with your startup business, however, is the hard part. There are laws and regulations that must be followed. Getting it right can mean either a solid foundation from which your business will grow or a rocky foundation from which your business may fail. At The Law Offices of Senerchia & Sheehan, we want your startup to grow. Our startup attorney based in Cranston will help you get established with the best business structure for your idea while also meeting all your legal obligations to help you avoid future fines or potential lawsuits. Contact us at (401) 615-3880 to schedule a Free today.

Student Loans & Bankruptcy Attorney in Rhode Island

Posted by Anthony Senerchia Jr. | Sep 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

Student loans are great because they help so many people further their education in Rhode Island and beyond. Upon graduation, though, they must pay back their loans. If they do not get well-paying jobs, then paying off the loans can be difficult. When a financial situation becomes difficult and bankruptcy seems like the only option, many debtors wonder if they can include student loans in their bankruptcy filing. Much confusion exists because student loans can be federal or private – the former typically cannot be discharged while the latter might be dischargeable. At The Law Offices of Senerchia & Sheehan, our bankruptcy lawyer in Cranston helps clients considering bankruptcy understand what debt can and cannot be included and how to proceed properly and timely. Contact us at (401) 615-3880 to schedule a Free and move one step closer to financial independence.

Trustee Duties and Liabilities

Posted by Tony Senerchia Sr. | Sep 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

Trusts are a common tool used in Rhode Island estate plans. Wills are no longer the dominant method to secure property and assets for loved ones. Trusts, in fact, provide a number of benefits to the settlor or trustor – the person who creates the trust – while they are still alive, so in many ways, it makes sense to create a trust. The problem is this: appointing a trustee who will comply with the law, fulfill the terms of the trust, and always act in good faith. Appointing the right trustee is critical because they have many obligations to uphold.

Title: Bankruptcy Lawyer in Rhode Island: Understanding the Impact of Divorce

Posted by Anthony Senerchia Jr. | Sep 08, 2023 | 0 Comments

Bankruptcy During a Divorce in Rhode Island As a general rule, it’s best to keep divorce and bankruptcy proceedings separate, rather than filing for them at the same time. The crossover of assets between the two cases can drag out both proceedings, costing you more time, money, and stress. A pending Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy can restrict a divorce court’s ability to divide your marital assets. Issues that typically arise during divorce proceedings, such as child support or alimony, may delay the finalization of a bankruptcy case. There is also this, the two proceedings, even if filed at the same time, will likely not proceed along the same timeline. In the unlikely event the cases are pending simultaneously, your bankruptcy case will be suspended until the divorce court apportions debt and assets to each party. So, trying to do both at the same time will not work and does not provide any benefits that could outweigh the many disadvantages.

Business Formation Lawyer in Rhode Island

Posted by Anthony Senerchia Jr. | Aug 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

Business Formation Lawyer in Rhode Island Have an idea for a business? Where do you start transforming that idea into a business? Determining business formation is one of the first and most important steps to starting a business in Rhode Island. It can make a difference in terms of taxes, liability, profitability, growth, and more. Getting it right from the very beginning is critical. At The Law Offices of Senerchia & Sheehan P.C, our business attorney will review your business idea with you and advise you on all your best legal options. From that point on, our business attorney will guide you through the process, proactively making sure you have all the forms, documentation, and other necessary information and strategies in place for a successful venture. Contact our business lawyer today at (401) 615-3880 to schedule a Free.

Beneficiary Designations

Posted by Anthony Senerchia Jr. | Aug 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

A beneficiary designation involves naming the person who will directly receive an asset in the event of the death of its owner. Assets that allow for beneficiary designations include insurance policies, retirement accounts such as 401(k) plans, annuities, and other financial accounts. Trusts also require beneficiary designations. You can also choose beneficiaries in your Last Will and Testament.  To note, beneficiaries are slightly different from heirs. Beneficiaries are chosen while heirs (though they can be chosen) are those who inherit the property of a person who dies intestate, or without a will. The designation process ensures the named beneficiary directly receives the asset, rather than it passing to the estate and going through probate, which can cost significant time and money. 

How Collaborating with an Attorney on Your Estate Plan Benefits Minors

Posted by Anthony Senerchia Jr. | Aug 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

Crafting a thoughtful estate plan isn't just about financial matters; it's about securing a promising future for your children, especially those who are minors. While the idea of estate planning might sound complex, enlisting the support of a knowledgeable attorney can offer remarkable advantages to ensure the welfare and prosperity of your young beneficiaries. This blog delves into why involving an attorney in your estate planning process can be a game-changer for the well-being and potential of your minor children.

Navigating Probate and Real Property Transfers with Senerchia & Sheehan

Posted by Anthony Senerchia Jr. | Jul 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

Losing a loved one is an emotionally challenging experience, and during this difficult time, there are practical matters that require attention, such as handling probate and real property transfers. At The Law Offices of Senerchia & Sheeha, we understand the complexities involved in these legal processes and the impact they can have on families. With our Attorneys specialized in estate planning and probate law, we offer invaluable guidance to ensure a smooth and efficient resolution of estate matters. In this blog, we will explore the vital role of the Attorneys at Senerchia & Sheehan in navigating probate and real property transfers, highlighting the benefits we bring to our clients.

Hiring an Attorney for Property Division in Rhode Island: Protecting Your Interests

Posted by Tony Senerchia Sr. | Jul 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

When it comes to property division during a divorce or separation in Rhode Island, hiring an attorney who specializes in family law is crucial to protect your interests and ensure a fair distribution of assets. Our experienced attorneys at The Law Offices of Senerchia & Sheehan will provide you with the necessary legal expertise, guidance, and advocacy throughout the process, helping you navigate the complexities of property division and working towards a satisfactory resolution. Remember, seeking professional legal advice early on can save you time, stress, and potential financial losses in the long run.

The Importance of Hiring an Attorney for Your Bankruptcy Paperwork

Posted by Anthony Senerchia Jr. | Jul 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

Filing for bankruptcy is a significant financial decision that requires careful consideration and expert guidance. The complex legal procedures and paperwork involved can be overwhelming and confusing for individuals facing financial distress. While it may be tempting to navigate the bankruptcy process independently to save money, hiring our  experienced bankruptcy attorney at The Law Offices of Senerchia & Sheehan is a wise investment that can significantly benefit you in the long run. In this blog post, we will explore the reasons why having an attorney handle your bankruptcy paperwork is essential.

Understanding which Debts are Dischargeable Debts in Bankruptcy

Posted by John T. Sheehan | Jun 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

Understanding which Debts are  Dischargeable Debts in Bankruptcy Bankruptcy is a legal process designed to help individuals and businesses facing overwhelming debt. It provides an opportunity to obtain a fresh financial start by eliminating or restructuring debts. In the state of Rhode Island, bankruptcy laws govern the dischargeability of debts, determining which debts can be eliminated through the bankruptcy process. In this blog post, we will explore the concept of dischargeable debts in bankruptcy, specifically focusing on Rhode Island's laws and regulations.

Eliminating Debt in Rhode Island with the Help of an Attorney

Posted by Tony Senerchia Sr. | Jun 09, 2023 | 0 Comments

Eliminating Debt in Rhode Island with the Help of an Attorney Debt can become a burden that weighs heavily on your financial well-being and overall quality of life. If you find yourself struggling to manage your debts in Rhode Island, seeking the assistance of an experienced attorney can be a wise decision. In this blog post, we will explore how an attorney can help you eliminate debt in Rhode Island and provide you with the fresh start you deserve.

Short Selling vs. Foreclosure: Understanding the Impact on Your Credit Score

Posted by Anthony Senerchia Jr. | Jun 07, 2023 | 0 Comments

Financial difficulties can sometimes lead homeowners to consider options like short selling or foreclosure. While both of these methods involve selling a home for less than what is owed on the mortgage, they have different implications, especially when it comes to your credit score. In this blog post, we will explore the differences between short selling and foreclosure and how each can impact your credit score.

Why You Need an Attorney to Form an LLC: Protecting Your Business and Interests

Posted by Tony Senerchia Sr. | May 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

When starting a business, one of the crucial decisions you'll make is choosing the right legal structure. For many entrepreneurs, forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) is an attractive option due to its flexibility, limited liability protection, and tax benefits. While it's possible to establish an LLC without legal assistance, enlisting the services of an attorney can provide invaluable guidance and protection throughout the process. In this blog post, we'll explore why having an attorney by your side when forming an LLC is essential and how they can help safeguard your business and personal interests.

The Importance of Having an Attorney for Uncontested Divorce: Protecting Your Interests and Ensuring a Smooth Process

Posted by Andrew Senerchia | May 25, 2023 | 0 Comments

Divorce is a challenging and emotional process, but an uncontested divorce can offer a more amicable and efficient resolution. However, even in uncontested divorces, it is crucial to have legal representation. Hiring an attorney during an uncontested divorce may seem unnecessary, but their expertise and guidance can provide invaluable benefits. In this blog post, we will explore why having an attorney for an uncontested divorce is essential to protect your interests and ensure a smooth process.

The Importance of Hiring a Short Sale Attorney: Protecting Your Interests

Posted by Anthony Senerchia Jr. | May 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

Navigating the complex world of real estate transactions can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to short sales. Short sales involve the sale of a property for an amount that falls short of what the homeowner owes on their mortgage. These transactions require careful negotiation with lenders and legal expertise to ensure a smooth process. That's where a short sale attorney comes in. In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of hiring a short sale attorney and how they can protect your interests throughout the transaction.

What factors go into calculating Alimony?

Posted by Andrew Senerchia | May 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

No one factor is more significant than the others, and the courts will carefully consider each one. The nature and length of the alimony award are entirely under the judge's discretion in each case. If you and your spouse agree on an alimony award, the court will accept it as long as it is equitable to both parties, as it would with any other divorce-related matter.

Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer in Rhode Island & Massachusetts

Posted by Anthony Senerchia Jr. | Apr 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

What do M&A attorneys do? - Create a "road map" for the customer that details the entire process and includes a deadline. - Advises on business and negotiating strategies. - Investigate the opposition with diligence. - Determine the tax effects and whether they call for special structuring with the assistance of tax attorneys. - Work with antitrust lawyers to identify regulatory barriers, win regulatory approval, and examine any additional regulatory approvals that may be necessary. - Obtain the agreement of lenders or parties to other contracts as a third party. - Define the client's corporate goals. - Obtain the agreement of lenders or parties to other contracts as a third party. - A contract is closed after agreement has been reached, signed, and made public. - The target's attorneys determine whether to engage in negotiations, reject the buyer's offers, sell, or strike a deal with another business.

What does a Trust and Estate Lawyer do?

Posted by Tony Senerchia Sr. | Apr 21, 2023 | 0 Comments

Are you worried about what will happen to your assets and your loved ones after you pass away? Do you want to ensure that your wishes are carried out and that your legacy is protected? If so, then you need the services of a trust and estates lawyer. A trust and estates lawyer is an experienced l...

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Posted by Tony Senerchia Sr. | Apr 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

If you want to file for Chapter 13, you must: Earn a consistent living. Not filed for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy for four or more years. Keep your tax filings up to date. You cannot owe more than $419,275 in secured debt or $1,257,850 in unsecured debt.

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Our Mission

At Senerchia & Senerchia P.C., located in Cranston, Rhode Island, we stand with individuals and families in our community who have endured hardship or life challenges. At our firm, we focus on Short Sales, Bankruptcy, Family Law, Estate Planning, Worker’s Comp, Probate, Personal Injury, and Criminal Law. We have dedicated our careers to fighting for the rights of people in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire.