Massachusetts Questions & Answers by Practice Area


Massachusetts Questions & Answers

Q: Bring biological mother to the US without birth certificate

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 22, 2016

The stated facts create a complex case, and are insufficient to provide legal advice.

You should sit down with an experienced immigration attorney for consultation. Good luck. www.aba-us.com
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Q: I married my cousin in Boston, MA, if I do the petition for him, he can have his green card without any problem. Thanks.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 19, 2016

What is your immigration status? You need an immigration attorney, this case could be tricky. Many immigration attorneys including me offer free consultations, make use of the consultations.

All the best.

-Shan Potts

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Q: How much can you get in a police department lawsuit for not getting your medication while incarcerated?

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Civil Rights and Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Answered on Apr 29, 2016

You should meet with an attorney in your state to assess the strength and potential value of your specific case. Settlement or judgment values are unpredictable and are based on many factors, including the overall strength of the case and the extent of the injuries that you suffered.
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Q: Can I sue a company who let someone work whit out paper past 5 years and let him drive whit out mass license

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Answered on Apr 21, 2016

No. You can report them to immigration and the DMV though.
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Q: i had blood drawn at TISH in nyc and my arm totally blue and bruised inches around the place where the blood was drawn

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Answered on Apr 5, 2016

The problem is you do not really have any damages. In a personal injury suit you need something like medical bills to show it was bad enough to treat.
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Q: Can I be sued for legal fees related to motion to compel arbitration if I prevail in the arbitration.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Apr 5, 2016

Your first step should be to look at the settlement agreement you signed. Does it say something to the effect that this settles all claims between you? If so, you should win. Otherwise, your argument is that the wage issue was a breach of contract, and thus, as you note, their claim should have been a counterclaim.
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Q: If my husband only had a 2 years green card can he leave the country to visit and than come back to the United states

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Mar 15, 2016

If the travel is for less than 6 months your husband will be fine. He just needs to take his green card and passport.

All the best.

-Shan Potts

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Q: I cut a driver off on a one lane road, he followed me and got my license plate but has no proof, can I get a ticket?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Massachusetts on
Answered on Mar 8, 2016

His testimony would be proof. Whether the judge believes him is another story.
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Q: Removal of property line fence

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Mar 8, 2016

As a co-owner (with you) of Lot A, the other owner probably has the right to remove the fence, as long as removing it doesn't lower the value of lot A. If it does, you could sue the co-owner for waste to the mutually-owned property. You might also consider suing the other owner for partition. Removing the fence would not be criminal.

I am not sure what you mean by indicating that you have not closed out the estate. Normally conveying property to the rightful heirs is about the last...
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Q: How long does it take for I-130 (without I-485) to get the approval?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Mar 3, 2016

There are questions and answers similar to the mentioned situation on our website at http://aba-us.com/other-services/?lang=en. You can take a look for general information. Good luck.
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Q: I was injured at work, due to my mgr's negligence & now I'm not working & have no income! I need legal help please?!

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Massachusetts on
Answered on Mar 1, 2016

You should file a worker's compensation claim, which would include income. Find a local WC attorney who can help you with it, as they may also figure out a way to go after the employer for the actions after the incident.
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Q: Forum Copyright infringement: Is this infringement?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Massachusetts on
Answered on Feb 29, 2016

Yes, you could be sued for copyright infringement for copying posts in a forum. It does not matter if they only use a nickname. This type of infringement is not criminal, so you would not be found guilty, just liable. Statutory damages are a minimum of $700 per infringement, plus you would be responsible for all of their costs and attorneys fees.

That said, if they want to sue, they have to register each work with the U.S. Copyright Office first. If they were only copying others, then...
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Q: Can person A legally deny privileges to person B for failure to consent on an invasive act?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Answered on Feb 12, 2016

Unclear what you are asking.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help with your specific situation at your...
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Q: How do i go about bringing my husband's younger sister here to America?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Feb 12, 2016

Your husband will have to finish his green card process first, wait for 4 years 9 months get a citizenship and then sponsor his sister. You cannot directly sponsor his sister. She can however get a tourist visa on her own to come visit you and her brother. I suggest talking to an immigration attorney regarding this situation. Many immigration attorneys including me offer free consultations, make use of the consultations. All the best.

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Q: Applying H4-COS while H1b amendment processing.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Feb 2, 2016

You have to listen to your husband's attorney. There is a possibility that your H1B amendment gets cancelled which makes your H4-COS and H4-EAD void. And remember USCIS will not refund your application fees if it gets void. So wait until your amendment is complete or withdraw your amendment and then proceed with the COS. All the best.

-Shan Potts

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Q: My father is a American citizen and he gave me residence how long can I apply for amrican citizen please? .

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Feb 2, 2016

You can apply for your citizenship after 4 years and 9 months if you maintain your resident status and also maintain a clean criminal record. If you have more questions I suggest talking to an immigration attorney to assist you with this matter. Many immigration attorneys including me offer free consultations, make use of the consultations. All the best.

-Shan Potts

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Q: Entering the US with a Green Card after several years

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Jan 28, 2016

You have most likely abandoned your green card, you might get a temp green card at the border or you might be asked to apply again. But it is always better to consult with an immigration attorney in private so they can verify for you before you start your trip. Many immigration attorneys including me offer free consultations, make use of the consultations. All the best.

-Shan Potts

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Q: On a ch 7 or 13 means test: can voluntary IRA deductions of non-filing spouse be applied as a marital adjustment?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Massachusetts on
Answered on Jan 22, 2016

That depends on a couple of factors. How much, and when they started contributing. Let me know if you still have questions.

Q: Can changes be made to my Loan Modification Agreement if I became unemployed in the process?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law and Employment Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Jan 22, 2016

That is a tough one. It is true that you can qualify for a modification once every 12 months, HOWEVER, if there is a change is circumstances, then you could always apply again. I would call the bank and find out what your options are. If you still need help, feel free to call me.
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Q: Can someone from US Virgin Islands apply for greencard for his foreign wife?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Jan 17, 2016

The answer is it does not. Good luck
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