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How do I drop domestic violence charges in Massachusetts?

Domestic violence cases are treated differently from most other criminal cases in Massachusetts. Having started my career as a prosecutor in …

Answered by David R. Yannetti, 3 days ago

Do I need a Massachusetts personal injury attorney to handle my car accident case?

Motor vehicle accidents are an unfortunate fact of our modern lives. Statistics say that someone in the United States is involved in a motor vehicle …

Answered by Leonard L. Spada, 1 week ago

Can I Sue For A Dog Bite In Massachusetts?

The short answer is "most likely". In Massachusetts the law requires dog owners to be held financially responsible for injuries …

Answered by Leonard L. Spada, 1 week ago

Is my noncompete agreement enforceable in Massachusetts?

In Massachusetts, courts will enforce noncompete agreements if they are reasonable in time and geographic scope, supported by consideration, and only …

Answered by Emily Smith-Lee, 8 months ago

Who can be paid as an independent contractor under Massachusetts law?

Can you pay people who provide services to your business as independent contractors rather than W-2 employees? In Massachusetts, the answer is only …

Answered by Emily Smith-Lee, 8 months ago

I live in Massachusetts and recently underwent hip replacement surgery. How do I find out if my device is one of the recalled Stryker hips?

If you underwent hip replacement surgery in the past few years, it is possible that you received one of the implants made by Stryker Orthopaedics. …

Answered by Marilyn (Marnie) McGoldrick, 11 months ago

I live in Massachusetts and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. How do I file an asbestos lawsuit?

People who are diagnosed with mesothelioma have usually suffered exposure to asbestos at some point in their lives, whether through their own work, …

Answered by David J. McMorris, 11 months ago

How Do I Get a Divorce in Massachusetts?

There are many ways to get a divorce in Massachusetts. Your approach depends on the nature of your case and your financial resources. You are not …

Answered by Maureen McBrien, 1 year ago

Do I Need A Lawyer For Debt Collection In Massachusetts?

You do not need an attorney for debt collection but sometimes it  is advisable so that your rights are protected under the Fair Debt Collection …

Answered by Josef Culik, 2 years ago

I live in Massachusetts and my parent is having difficulty making decisions. Should he or she be placed under a guardianship or conservatorship?

When a parent struggles to make effective personal decisions regarding self-care, health and safety, it is a sure sign to see a medical professional …

Answered by Matthew P. Albanese, 3 years ago

I live in Massachusetts, and my parent(s) did not have a will. How do my siblings and I distribute their property, and what is the tax liability?

When someone dies without a will, also known as dying “intestate,” loved ones may be left with many unanswered questions. You may feel …

Answered by Matthew P. Albanese, 3 years ago

I live in Massachusetts and recently underwent hip replacement surgery. How do I find out if my device is a recalled DePuy hip implant?

If you underwent hip replacement surgery, you may have received one of the implants made by DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & …

Answered by Andrea Marino Landry, 3 years ago

Do I need a Massachusetts Medicaid/MassHealth Attorney if I enter a nursing home?

For most elders, the prospect of long-term care in a nursing home is, to say the least, unpleasant. In addition to concerns about leaving their homes …

Answered by Matthew P. Albanese, 4 years ago

Do I Need A Lawyer To Create A Will In Massachusetts?

A Will is a legally binding written statement of who will receive assets upon your death. A Will also appoints a Personal Representative (formerly …

Answered by Matthew P. Albanese, 4 years ago

How can my business start a company in Massachusetts?

Starting a company, whether it is to purchase and acquire an ongoing business or to start building a business from ground up, is an important step …

Answered by Ku Yoo, 4 years ago

My Contractor Abandoned Our Massachusetts Home Renovation Project. What are My Rights?

           Your rights as a homeowner against a contractor depend on whether the contractor was …

Answered by Alan S. Fanger, 4 years ago

I Believe I Have Been Misclassified as an Independent Contractor by a Massachusetts Business or Employer? What Are My Rights?

          Businesses often intentionally misclassify employees as independent contractors for several …

Answered by Alan S. Fanger, 4 years ago

How can I Challenge or Contest a Will or Trust on the Grounds of Undue Influence in Massachusetts?

            It is not uncommon for wills or trusts to be made or changed due to undue …

Answered by Alan S. Fanger, 4 years ago

I am a foreign business and looking into opening an office in Massachusetts. How does a foreign company do business in the United States of America?

There are many factors you, as a foreign business, must consider to make smart decisions to start your U.S. presence. Ultimately, you will want to …

Answered by Ku Yoo, 4 years ago

How are stock options and other contingent assets treated by Massachusetts divorce courts?

Generally, where stock options are awarded during a marriage and vest before a divorce, their value is treated as part of the marital …

Answered by Matthew H. Feinberg, 4 years ago

How is a partnership or business interest owned during marriage treated by Massachusetts courts upon divorce?

All partnerships and business interests are part of the marital estate in Massachusetts. Often, however, a controversial issue arises where the …

Answered by Matthew H. Feinberg, 4 years ago

Can I sue my lawyer or attorney for legal malpractice in Massachusetts?

Lawyers (also called attorneys), like most other professionals such as physicians, architects, accountants and nurses, owe a duty of care to their …

Answered by Russell X. Pollock, 4 years ago

What happens to my business and retirement accounts in a divorce in Massachusetts?

The decision to divorce is not an easy one, on an emotional or financial level. If you are the spouse who has acquired retirement assets or who has …

Answered by Teresa M. Harkins La Vita, 4 years ago

Can I sue my doctor / physician for delayed diagnosis of infection leading to sepsis or necrotizing fasciitis and death in Massachusetts?

Doctors and physicians, like most other professionals such as lawyers, architects and accountants, owe a duty of care to their patient. When a …

Answered by Clyde D. Bergstresser, 4 years ago

Can I sue my doctor / physician for delayed diagnosis of cancer in Massachusetts?

Doctors and physicians, like most other professionals such as lawyers, architects and accountants, owe a duty of care to their patient. When a …

Answered by Clyde D. Bergstresser, 4 years ago

Can I sue my doctor / physician for medical malpractice if my child was born with cerebral palsy or some type of birth trauma in Massachusetts?

Doctors (also called physicians), like most other professionals such as lawyers, architects and accountants, owe a duty of care to their patient. …

Answered by Russell X. Pollock, 4 years ago

Should I contact a Massachusetts medical malpractice lawyer about my spinal cord injury?

Whether a spinal injury results from medical malpractice, a car accident, a fall, or some other cause, the impact on the lives of spinal injury …

Answered by Zachary B. Lang, 4 years ago

My child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy in Massachusetts. Could this have been caused by medical malpractice?

Cerebral Palsy is not always due to the negligence of a doctor, but to answer the question directly, it can be. Cerebral palsy is a medical term for …

Answered by Zachary B. Lang, 4 years ago

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