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0 Answers | Asked in Products Liability, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Massachusetts on
Q: A car dealerships is trying to scam me 7,500 I have the car but no title for over 2 months now

How can I make this dealership pay for wasting my time and selling me a car which I can't drive for over 2 months now,

I need a lawyer for this case. Plus this car dealerships gave me bounced check when I tried to ask for my money back.

0 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Can I claim half of my child’s daycare payment on my taxes when it’s my year to claim him? Divorced

Divorced and paying half of daycare in child support payments. I can claim him every other year.

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Massachusetts on
Q: My wife left her job caring for a disabled woman when the woman’s husband became increasingly abusive towards my wife.

My wife cared for this woman for more than ten years. The husband was always gracious and generous until the recent president’s election. After his favored candidate lost he discovered that my wife preferred the opposing political party. He began to make comments that bothered my wife. These... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Massachusetts on
Q: Can my employer still require the covid vaccine despite Biden’s mandate being suspended?

I work at an outpatient mental health/addiction clinic.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Can kid's father file to suspend parenting time and demand hair folicile with no proof or evidence?

I lost custody of my daughter in 2016 due to drug use. I had to do hair foliciles then for 3 years with supervised visits. I have worked my way back to regular visits with overnights and I haven't had any problems until last week when my daughter told her dad that I was tired behind the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Massachusetts on
Q: If I signed and paid a lease in Massachusetts and that building is devalued am I required to pay more if they ask?

They want us to send money to three separate bank accounts. We were told we could see the apartment when the other tenant move out and they still won’t allow us to view the apartment even though they don’t live there anymore. They tried to re-post the apartment when we already signed the lease.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Massachusetts on
Q: I need help with probate law

My lawyers filed an extension for the estate tax 2 months ago. But still pending some sales of property.. can we still request a closing letter for closing of the estate with probate ? What is the process for this. How long does it take for irs to give closing letter ? Or can we request an... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Massachusetts on
Q: If our units unlivable due tan we r in a hotel will LL pay hotel fee g? And for how long?

The question is can she give just a 14day or did it have to be a 30day. Rents paid for nov+dec

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Can my employer refuse to pay me for missing work due to being positive for covid?

Owner of company knowingly put me in danger of contracting covid by making me drive in a work van while he was visibly, extremely sick. Within days of that exposure I was diagnosed as covid positive. Refuses to pay me.

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on Nov 24, 2021

While numerous laws were enacted in response to COVID-19 in 2020, these extra protections all expired on December 31, 2020. Now, whether and how much pay you are entitled to is governed strictly by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA does not require employers to offer sick pay or pay you... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Estate Planning and Family Law for Massachusetts on
Q: How could I arrange to talk with someone about the possibility of have a guardian ad litem for the family trust.

My mother had been trying to change trustees for last two years prior to her death as the trustees (her son's) had not seen her for 2 years and one embezzled $35,000 from her

0 Answers | Asked in Intellectual Property for Massachusetts on
Q: Renovation company had cement mix leak through ceiling onto my property. Insurance does not cover this.

Apartment hired renovation company that drilled cracks in ceiling leading to cement mix pouring into my apartment and property, renters insurance just told they don't cover this claim so either property or the renovation company have to pay for damaged property but they are tossing me around.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Health Care Law for Massachusetts on
Q: A hosp employee has mental health issues and was placed by HR in FMLA. Can I refuse to supervise him when he comes back?

I am not an MD and I feel that I am not fit to supervise this employee, especially after his unstable behavior at the office that makes me uncomfortable to communicate with him. Is it legal to refuse to supervise him even though I hired him when he appeared to be fit for work? Are there any ADA... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Massachusetts on
Q: Do I have to continue paying child support after my son turning 18 and he hasn’t been living in Puerto Rico for 5 years

He lives on the state of Wisconsin for the last 5 years or so and he’s working

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Massachusetts on
Q: I hired a company to create a logo

I hired a company to create a logo for my business which will be starting in the future. They created the logo for me and before they emailed it to me they wanted all sorts of money to get a copyrighted. I did a quick search and think I found out that it does not need to be copyrighted unless I... Read more »

Robert Kost
Robert Kost answered on Nov 17, 2021

There's a lot to sort out here. First, if you paid for a logo, I'm not sure why you're obligated to the vendor to copyright it (meaning: register it with the copyright office - see below). A more fitting form of legal protection is probably trademark, which is very different from... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Massachusetts on
Q: I would like assistance with a demand letter and lawsuit against an unlicensed plumber.

I hired a plumber to complete a basement bathroom install, install a five-unit minisplit system, a new heating zone and several smaller projects that would require permits. I recently found that he has not been licensed since 2016. He left a lot of damage in my home and all of the projects he... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Would starting a new master's program right after PhD impact my chance of filing for the EB1-A visa?


I hope the message finds you well. I am an international graduate student and I recently defended my PhD dissertation (STEM field). I intend to file for EB1A visa; I think I've met 3 out of the 10 criteria. Then there's that second part from USCIS that reads... Read more »

Samuil Buschkin
Samuil Buschkin answered on Nov 16, 2021

The definition of extraordinary ability is a level of expertise indicating that the individual is one of that small percentage who have risen to the very top of the field of endeavor. You prove extraordinary ability by showing “sustained national or international acclaim” and that your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Massachusetts on
Q: My Dad died with a will leaving everything to my stepmother. Can't I still inherit part of his estate?

She just sent me a legal paper to sign giving up my rights to any of his holdings. He still owes my mother $80k for back child support.

Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa answered on Nov 17, 2021

So, did your mother pursue a Contempt action to establish the arrears? Is she living and able to pursue the claim against her former husband's estate? If not, are you the Personal Rep of her estate? You really need to discuss the whole issue with a Probate attorney ASAP as there is a one year... Read more »

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