Massachusetts Questions & Answers

Q: My 17 - year old son is being targeted by the School Resource Officer. Can they question him without a parent present?

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 27, 2017

It depends on the facts at play here. They can typically speak with students without parental permission each time, but if they're harassing him without cause, that's a different story. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in...
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Q: Where can I turn for real help with an out of control 12 year old when the police wont help?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Family Law, Juvenile Law and Patents for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 27, 2017

Perhaps therapy is the answer. You and your husband may start with a therapist to learn how to deal with this. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts,...
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Q: Im separated with my wife,there is no child support order from court. Hiw can i support my son. And how can i see him.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 26, 2017

You can file for child custody in court. Child support is paid to the mom pursuant to a court order. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal...
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Q: I answered the atfs questions after they arrested my boyfriend . Will he find out if I gave details

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 26, 2017

He might. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal...
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Q: If you are partly at fault for an accident can you still sue the other side?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 26, 2017

I am not sure what type of accident you are referring to, but typically you can make a claim for injuries as long as you are less than 50% at fault for the incident. However, the fault that is attributed to you can affect the amount you ultimately receive. For example, if you are determined to be 25% at fault for an accident, the other side can suggest that you are entitled to 75% of the full value of your claim.
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Q: Hi my daughters grandfather is a lawyer.Can he represent his son in a custody case.Is this a conflict of interest.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 24, 2017

See my prior answer. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute...
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Q: How do I go about getting a court appointed Lawyer under Gaurdianship of K.N.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 24, 2017

Currently that is not the recognized state of the law in Massachusetts, unfortunately. However, you might have a judge who is willing to do so if you are determined to be indigent, nonetheless. If you are on public benefits you can try to seek same.
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Q: Am I entitl My granfather's estate he left to second wife ( not my grandmother). She died and had no heirs.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 23, 2017

Unless there was a Will or Trust that provided for part or all of the estate go to your father or his children, then you have no claim against the estate.
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Q: Hi my daughters grandfather is a lawyer.Can he represent his son in a child custody.Is this a conflict of interest.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 22, 2017

I hear no problem with that. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not...
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Q: My client in Massachusetts have been convicted of forging a public record. What punisment may be impossed?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 22, 2017

He may face a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the facts. The sentence depends on the crime and past convictions. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business &...
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Q: Court order says my ex has 120 days to remove his things from my property. It's been 150 days, can I keep them or toss?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 22, 2017

If your Order specifically states that you can keep the items for yourself or toss them away if he does not remove them within 120 days, it would not do either. Your ex is in violation of the Order and you must file a Contempt against him to get him to remove his things. I understand it is frustrating that you have to take further steps to get him to obey the Order so prior to filing a Contempt you should make every attempt to communicate with him about your intentions to file. Perhaps that...
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Q: Does a school district have right to throw teacher's personal teaching supplies away if left at at end of year

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 20, 2017

Was notice provided in writing weeks before this was done? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and...
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Q: Can you challenge a home inspector's findings regarding a house you are trying to sell?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 20, 2017

Sure, and you can hire your own inspector. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This...
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Q: Q: I live across from a commercial property. What is the comm. prop. owners limits as to what he can do with his land.

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 20, 2017

It depends on the zoning. You can sue for nuisance and report illegal noise disturbance to the police. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal...
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Q: What is the time limit for the federal government to penalize you for a past year in which you underpaid?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 19, 2017

That depends. If you filed a return the IRS normally has three years to audit the return. If there is a substantial understatement of tax (25% or more) the IRS has six years. If any fraud is involved there is no time limit.
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Q: DCF has custody of my child I am fighting to get him back what action could be done if I were To become pregnant

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 17, 2017

Are the same facts that resulted in your DCF investigation still present now? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...
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Q: my daughter was adopted in Minnesota without my knowledge or due process. The MA DOR CSE continues to withhold money.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 17, 2017

You should have been served. Contact a MN lawyer asap to appeal. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
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Q: The 2nd of this month I was unexpectedly hospitalized and had a dog at home. I called my mother to explain the scenario.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Constitutional Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 17, 2017

Definitely contact a criminal defense attorney such as myself asap to discuss your risks and potential civil rights and privacy rights.

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Q: If I don't specifically bequest property in my will, does it all go to the executors?

3 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 16, 2017

It depends on the language of your will. Have a professional draft you one rather than trying to do it yourself. A trust may fit your needs rather than a will. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the...
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Q: Company that sued in small claims court sold my account. Who do I owe?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Collections and Small Claims for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 16, 2017

The entity that purchased the right to the money would be owed the money from you, but they'd have to provide you written proof of that right. Otherwise you won't know whether they're trying to scam you or not. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website,...
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