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James F. Landergan

Marblehead Corporate / Incorporation Lawyer.

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  1. Our question: "is it legal I am one month late on my rent payment, my landlord put for rent signs outside my unit, advertising m

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey K. Varszegi
    2. Brandy Ann Peeples
    3. Jennifer L. DiCarlo
    4. James F. Landergan
    5. Rixon Charles Rafter III
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    Merely putting up a 'For Rent' sign is of no legal significance. If you have paid the rent, and there have been no actual legal actions taken against you, (i.e. a filing of summary process to evict you) I doubt you should have any significant problems. This being said, there may be ramafications should you have tardy rent in the future. The question really is whether there are any additional facts..

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  2. My wife left the home that we own together 4 months ago, now she wants to move back and take it from me. I am on disability.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Richard B. Kell
    2. Thomas J Callahan
    3. Eric Schutzbank
    4. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    5. James F. Landergan
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    Many issues at play here. Number one, you need an attorney experienced in the area of divorce. As husband and wife, you owe each other a duty of mutual support, that includes health insurance and keeping the marital home out of foreclosure. These can be ordered by a court upon your motion and affidavit. I don't know enough about your specific case, but you should certainly talk with your attorney about an affidavit and Motion for Exclusive Use And Possession Of The Marital Home....

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  3. Does my ex landlord owe me the rest of my money?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey K. Varszegi
    2. Joshua N Robbins
    3. James F. Landergan
    4. Erik Hammarlund
    4 lawyer answers

    In Massachusetts, a security deposit MUST be: Refunded in full within 30 days or You be given a document called an Accounting which documents the damage you have caused to the premises the landlord is with holding the security deposit for. It should be specific e.g. reciepts for the repair (like a bill from a plumber. - within 30 days. or an Accounting for the amount of damage + the remaining money. The Accounting must be signed by the landlord "under pains and penalties of perjury"....

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  4. What can be done re: my landlords keeping over a dozen cats on her property. it smells so bad I cant open doors or use our deck.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Gary S. Sinclair
    2. James F. Landergan
    3. Michael T. Cupoli III
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    You have a number of avenues. First, your municipal board of health and animal control officer. They can simply take the animals away. If you are in a rural area, perhaps you could contact your state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. This would be if they would be classified as wild animals. There are regulations that could put them in legal jeopardy for feeding wild animals, although their status as wild or domestic may be debatable as they could arguably be owned by your neighbors,...

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