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Danielle M. Callahan

Charlestown Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney.

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  1. Hi - I currently have about $60K in debt. Lost my job a fews mos ago. Been struggling and thinking about debt stlement or bankru

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Danielle M. Callahan
    2. Bruce Clifford Fett
    3. Richard Glenn Elie
    4. Sandra A Kuhn Esq.
    5. John N. Mansella
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    6 lawyer answers

    I'm sorry to hear about your difficult position right now. However, you're not alone, and this happens much more often than most people think. As the other answers describe, debt settlement is usually not a great options. If you have around 60K worth of debt, expect to pay at least half of that if you're considering debt settlement. These settlements are tricky, and as the other attorney said, not something I ever recommend to clients. However, it sounds like you are a good candidate...

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  2. If i file a small calims against someone and he shows up with a bankruptcy notice what happens?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Danielle M. Callahan
    2. Marques Lipton
    3. Allen Preston Turnage
    4. Robert Charles Russell
    5. Andrew B Clawson
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    In most cases, yes, that will mean his debt to you will be discharged, but there's a lot more to it than that. Make sure that he provides you with a case number of his bankruptcy so that this is not just an empty threat that he's trying to use to get out of the debt. You should figure out whether he's filing a chapter 7 or chapter 13 (maybe even 11). You'll want to know what types of assets he has if he's filing a chapter 7 and what type of income he has if he's filing a chapter 13. These...

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  3. Reverse mortgage and bankruptcy

    Answered 9 days ago.

    1. Danielle M. Callahan
    2. Richard Glenn Elie
    3. Alan S Dambrov
    4. Michael B Feinman
    4 lawyer answers

    I've had many clients with a reverse mortgage file for bankruptcy and not lose their home. However, I'd recommend you speak with an attorney to discuss your specific situation during a consultation. There are just too many moving pieces when considering a bankruptcy to adequately advise through this site. Most attorneys, including myself, offer a free consultation. Try to use the find a lawyer tab here or call the Boston or MA bar associations for a referral. Good luck.

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  4. My sister got laid off without notice because the company became aware of a surgery she underwent two years ago , is this OK ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Robert Kirschbaum
    2. Neville Francis Fernandes
    3. Danielle M. Callahan
    4. Jeffrey Neil Wilens
    5. Neil Pedersen
    5 lawyer answers

    Your sister should speak with an employment attorney in her area. Depending on the type of surgery it was, her termination could be discriminatory in nature. Best of luck to her in the future.

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  5. When filing bankruptcy in Massachusetts can Department of Revenue arrears (child support arrears) be listed?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Danielle M. Callahan
    2. Lynda Wesley
    3. Michael J. Szklasz
    4. Alan J Pransky
    5. Michael J Corbin
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    These are not dischargeable in bankruptcy. However you could file a chapter 13 and pay these back through a monthly payment plan over 5 years without incurring additional interest during that time. That might be very helpful to your situation. Good luck.

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  6. Can I sue the tattoo artist for giving me a infection? (staph infection)

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Danielle M. Callahan
    2. Gilbert Richard Hoy Jr
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Haley Manaia Rank
    5. William J Stopper
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    I'm sorry to hear you're going through this. It sounds like the tattoo artist / parlor might have breached their duty to you. I would recommend you speak with an attorney on this matter. You should meet with a few attorneys in your area to discuss the situation, and see which one you're comfortable with. Most attorneys, including myself, in this area will offer you free consultations. This type of case is typically taken on a contingent fee basis, so there isn't much of a cost (in terms of...

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  7. Bankruptcy, looking to discharge credit debt but not home or car!

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Daniel Dufresne
    2. Danielle M. Callahan
    3. Michael A. Goldstein
    4. Dorothy G Bunce
    5. Richard D. Granvold
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    As long as you can afford your mortgage and car payments, you'll most likely be able to keep them. Chapter 7 would be great for you because the discharge would wipe out your credit card debt. To be eligible to file chapter 7 your income, household size, and relevant expenses need to be looked at. This determination is the 'means test' and is quite complicated. A bankruptcy attorney would probably be able to tell you if you're eligible or not through a free consultation. If the test shows that...

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  8. I am 23. My ex boyfriend is a current law student, he posted nude pictures of me online. Help.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Danielle M. Callahan
    2. Henry Lebensbaum
    3. James Joseph Bagley
    4. Erik Hammarlund
    5. Hindell S Grossman
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    I believe this is a previously posted question, but just in case you didn't see my response, I'm copying it below: I'm very sorry you're going through this situation. I agree with the other attorney's answer posted here in that I am curious to see other responses, but mostly, I'm disgusted with your ex's behavior. I agree that you should retain an attorney to help you send him a demand letter asking for him to remove and return all pictures to you. I also think that you should consider...

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  9. Worker is terminated for misconduct,denied unemployment, wins their appeal and is award unemp. can he win wrongful term suit??

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Danielle M. Callahan
    2. William T Harrington
    3. Michael A. Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    There are a lot of facts that need to be fleshed out before an attorney can give advice or an opinion on this question. You haven't even mentioned why the termination was wrongful. Was it based on a contract? Do you believe it was discriminatory in nature? There are a lot of reasons why a termination could be wrongful, but you've given no facts to implicate any of them. If you do not feel comfortable providing more facts here, you should meet with an employment attorney in your area. Many...

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  10. Is there a time period that a no compete can be retracted?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Emma A. Kremer
    2. Danielle M. Callahan
    3. John Laughlin Fink
    4. Melissa Anne Levine-Piro
    5. Michael A. Goldstein
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    Usually it depends on the terms of the actual agreement. You may want to have this reviewed by an attorney to be sure. There are a lot more facts that need to be fleshed out such as the duration of the non compete, the scope (both occupational and geographical), and the language of the agreement. You may be able to go to a consultation with an employment attorney and have your questions answered in that initial consult.

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