Tenant has been served, I am hoping to obtain legal examination questions to ask. Also I would like to know if I should file a continuance if we do not reach a payment plan so that I can subpoena tax returns, paystubs, bank accounts, etc. or if I should do this prior to the hearing? My thoughts... Read more »
I want to prove a statement from the plaintiff in Small Claims Court. Am I able to contact him directly?
I recently started the process of financing a vehicle through a dealer 20 days went by and a new lie every day still no vehicle so I cancelled deal by phone . Its now over 30 day and just finding out loan is still active and first payment is overdue , the dealer is only one who can cancel deal and... Read more »
answered on May 5, 2023
Put your protest in writing.
My grandfather passed and his wife hates me. She's made attempts to remove me from the deed since my grandfather passed.
I'm listed as a "joint tenant" on the deed. What are my options for selling or cashing out my share?
answered on Apr 27, 2023
Theoretically you could sell your share, but as a practical matter nobody is going to want to buy your share and then have to share use and occupancy with the other co-owners. The practical solution is to either buy out the other co-owner(s) or have one or more of them buy out your share. If you... Read more »
My car got towed from visitor parking spot in the “The Chase at Overlook Ridge” in Revere, MA. The spot had a sign stating “Visitor Parking - unauthorized vehicles will be towed at owners expense”. When I went to take my car from the towing company, they said the building management hs a... Read more »
answered on Apr 10, 2023
G.L. c. 266 s. 120D covers towing from private parking lots and prohibits towing except in certain circumstances.... Read more »
a detailed affidavit providing 1.
specific information about the debt, like the name of the original creditor, the name of the current debt owner, the date of the last payment, and the chain of ownership from the creditor to the current owner of the debt....
file an affidavit... Read more »
answered on Jan 26, 2023
I know of nothing in the rule addressing this specifically, but the references to complaint, clerk, district court, etc. lead me to believe Rule 8.1 does not apply to small claims. Also, small claims rule 2(b) contains its own verification of debt requirements for assigned debt.
I recently received the judgement itself in their favor saying I never went to the court date, but I never knew about it. In addition to that, the address on the judgement I received is wrong as it is my sister’s house where I have not lived for over a year now. The debt collector is fully aware... Read more »
answered on Nov 2, 2022
Take the judgment to the court that issued the judgment. Go to the Civil Clerk's office. Explain the situation to them and tell them you want to make a motion to vacate the judgment for all the reasons you described. Likely they have a form for you to fill out. Write your explanation as set... Read more »
I’m not the only one this is happened to according to the reviews I imagine it was just poor quality material as I have pictures of everything. The bolt heads were sheared off. Minimal damage done to truck and nobody hurt, but money had to be paid for a rental and other expenditures.
answered on Oct 13, 2022
Forward a demand to Amazon and the company for a refund and all your expenses. Depending on how much is at issue and how much they offer, consider accepting a settlement to avoid the hassle of small claims and having to chase them to collect. Otherwise, if they refuse to pay or do not make an... Read more »
MCM contacted me saying one of the debts i owe to a credit card company is now in collections but the guy threatening me that the credit card company is going to file a lawsuit against me, he didn't say if he had proof or anything and made me pay fast.
answered on Apr 1, 2022
Debt collectors are not supposed to threaten to file suit unless they actually intend to do so. However, if you owe the money and you are inclined to pay you may want to treat this as an opportunity to make a settlement favorable to you.
After a break up I spent some time living with my Nana. Our agreement was I’d work in lieu of rent in her shop, but pay utilities in the house I occupied since it’s normally empty. The utilities were in her name. After events ranging from abusive, to manipulative, to straight out slanderous I... Read more »
answered on Nov 18, 2020
You appear to understand and agree that you owe the bill for March. However, if you do not know the amount to pay, you cannot pay it. Your Nana would have to show you knew the amount you had to pay, that she asked you for the money, and you refused to pay.
answered on Jul 2, 2020
A Massachusetts attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. In terms of practicality, it would be a case that presents challenges. In terms of textbook law, it could depend on the mental state with which it was done, on one end being innocent oversight to the other end... Read more »
I completed a foundation replacement on a property to stop the house from collapsing and the home owner is refusing to pay there final bill even tho the job passed all state inspections upon completion
answered on Jan 2, 2020
The Homestead Act itself does not. It may impact your ability to lien the house, however.
I was in a vehicle crash in July, 2019. I was not at fault so my damage was paid for by the person at fault. My insurance though sent me a check for damage as well, So i cashed it after they sent me a letter saying it does NOT have to be used for my vehicle. I am now receiving... Read more »
answered on Nov 5, 2019
It sounds like your insurance carrier, either in the course of its investigation or in an audit, discovered the double payment - both from themselves and from the other driver. Either on your own or through a Massachusetts attorney, you could ask the carrier if they would be willing to consider... Read more »
I live in MA and was going to sell a vehicle to a person who lives in RI. The title has yet to be sent to me by the previous owner who lives out of state. The vehicle has been sitting in the garage of the RI resident for 8 months. Since the title is not in my name and no agreement was signed, am I... Read more »
answered on May 16, 2019
This question cannot be answered completely without first seeing the title to the car--the title that you do not have yet. In the meantime, you certainly must know that you cannot lawfully sell the car to anyone without owning it; right?
Then your next task is either get the title from... Read more »
In August, my basement was flooded for two days due to water pouring in from the adjacent townhouse. I filed a claim with my home owner's insurance and the master policy. Two different assessors reviewed the water damage. The one representing the master policy went next door, but my neighbor... Read more »
answered on Jan 22, 2019
You may be able to sue the neighbor for negligence and/or trespass in small claims court. See: https://www.mass.gov/small-claims. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read... Read more »
answered on Dec 14, 2018
If you have any defenses to the lawsuit, you must assert them in your case or the plaintiff will win by default. Some defenses include: Statute of Limitations has passed and therefore the debt in unenforceable; you don't owe the debt because it was incurred in someone else's name and you... Read more »
She has not paid for her items and it has been a week and the prom has already passed. She does not have the items I made her. She has not replied to any of my texts and calls. She is blatantly ignoring me. I am 19 and she is 18 so I fear that I will not win because I didn't think to have her... Read more »
answered on May 10, 2018
Maybe, but would it be worth it? Here is a helpful resource: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/file-a-small-claim-in-the-boston-municipal-court-district-court-or-housing-court
Back in October I had my ex boyfriend arrested for domestic violence. We had an apartment together but now he is legally not allowed here even tho his name is on the lease because I got a restraining order put on him. I’m severely struggling financially due to the fact that I was used to 2... Read more »
answered on May 1, 2018
You could file a small claims case in housing court https://www.mass.gov/service-details/small-claims-in-housing-court
Here is some info about utility shutoffs https://www.masslegalhelp.org/housing/lt1-chapter-6-protections-against-shut-offs
For more help try calling legal aid in... Read more »
I haven't seen this relative in close to 12 years. And now she's trying to seek I believe power of attorney over my mother who is deceased to collect funds then my mother supposedly has. She claims that she will give us what is rightfully ours but I'm not sure if that's really... Read more »
answered on Oct 16, 2017
Powers of Attorney are only given by living persons. Are you trying to say he's trying to be made executor/personal representative? The local COURT has control over such things, and will hear from all interested parties to get at what is in the best interest of everyone.
If you... Read more »
After working 4 years with an org on salary, I decided to leave. After leaving the salary position, I signed a "work for hire" contract w/ the org to be paid X dollars per hour for every hour I worked on two projects to help the org close out the work. The contract included a clause... Read more »
answered on May 30, 2017
What does the contract say will happen if you don't submit your hours on time? Does it describe a penalty?
If it does not describe what will happen to someone who submits hours after the deadline, you might be able to argue that you should be paid. It's also possible that the... Read more »
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