Property Division Laws in Massachusetts? Going through a divorce can be a difficult situation. It can lead to stress and high financial costs if not handled and dealt with swiftly and delicately. There is much to consider when going through a divorce, especially when it comes to the question of who gets what. If you are filing for a divorce in Massachusetts, it is important to understand the laws in regards to division of property. The state of Massachusetts is considered an equitable distribution state. What this means is that any assets or debts that were accrued throughout your marriage or [...]
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What to Do When You Cannot Pay Your Student Loan Student loans are sometimes a necessary means of helping individuals obtain a college degree. And the hope is that once you have the degree, you can get the job to help pay back those student loans. However, college is expensive and depending on the amount of student loan debt you incurred, it could be difficult to pay off what you owe, even with a decent paying job. If you live in the state of Massachusetts and find yourself in a situation where you are struggling to pay off your student loans, [...]
Bankruptcy can be quite complicated. In a nutshell, bankruptcy is a process wherein those with debt problems can discharge such debt, meaning that it is forgiven and the debtor does not owe any money to the government. Things can get a bit more complicated regarding bankruptcy in Massachusetts when considering what taxes can and cannot be discharged. Generally, there are several kinds of taxes that can be discharged, including income taxes, property taxes, sales and use taxes, and excise taxes. Here is an overview of these taxes, whether they can be discharged, and the parameters of the discharges. First, there are [...]
What is My Car Accident Case Worth? Have you been injured in a car accident in the state of Massachusetts and want to know what your case is worth? The answer to your question isn’t as cut and dry as you might think. There are a variety of factors that will limit what you receive after you case has been settled. So if you have been injured you need to know your rights and what to expect while your case is being settled. Determine Amount of Fault The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on the amount of evidence [...]
What Injuries Are Covered by Workers Compensation? In Massachusetts any injury that occurs during the course and scope of your work is covered. You are eligible if the injury occurred at your employer’s premises. You may also be eligible if for workers comp if you were performing a job-related task elsewhere when you sustained injuries. Some work injuries may be deemed as not severe enough to warrant a compensation claim. Small cuts and wounds are some of the injuries that may not be serious enough for compensation. In other words, if the injury can be treated through first aid it is [...]
Divorce proceedings can be easy or complicated depending on the given situation. If you are going through a divorce in New Hampshire, it is important to learn what you need to do to secure your finances. One of the main disagreements during a divorce is finances so you want to take the appropriate measures to ensure your credit as well as assets are secure. Below are a few quick tips to help you with preparing your finances for divorce. Gather Financial Information To begin, you will need to gather all information associated with your financial records. It is best to go [...]
Samsung Galaxy Phone Safety Tips for Your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Any Massachusetts resident who owns a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 should be aware of the recall that the company has placed on the device. The mobile phone has an issue within the battery of the device that can cause a fire and even explosion. This can lead to injury of the phone user as well as anyone nearby. Personal belongings can be at risk as well as the home where the phone is kept during charging. Samsung has alerted individuals who have the device that the mobile phone should be [...]
Labor Day Safe Driving Tips The Labor Day weekend is a great time of year, especially in Massachusetts. Although it signals the end of the summer for many, it is still warm and serves as a perfect opportunity to enjoy friends and family at barbeques and college football parties. Many families take this time to enjoy their last getaways before school starts and to get in one last beach day. It is also a time to be acutely aware of the dangers on the road that are all-too prevalent during this national holiday. Specifically, traffic on the roads skyrockets during Labor [...]
Drones have become so widely used today since their beginnings in 2009. They are used for a number of functions, both commercial and private. They are no longer just for leisure, as when they are flown over an open field or high-ceiling area. They are quite convenient for delivering packages during the day when no one is available to receive them. They are used to spy on terrorist and criminal activities and are thus indispensable in criminal law enforcement. People have discovered yet another useful function of drones - for surveillance of spouses and other family members. A person can either [...]
https://youtu.be/KCYt5OuBVuw Lowell DUI-OUI Lawyers in MA | Massachusetts DWI Attorneys Getting into legal trouble can be a daunting experience. Not only do you have fines and penalties to follow through with, you also have to deal with penal issues that are far above your head. That is why defense lawyers work hard to help you get out of a pickle. This is especially true for people of DUI and DWI charges. […]