Christopher Joseph Fein’s Answers

Christopher Joseph Fein

Braintree Business Attorney.

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  1. Can I get arrested for defending myself?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Christopher Joseph Fein
    1 lawyer answer

    The only way you could get arrested for defending yourself is if the force you use clearly exceeds what is reasonable in asserting the defense. For example, if someone comes at you with a broomstick and you strike them away you would be fine. If you shot someone under the same circumstances you could be charged with a crime.

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  2. How do you go about changing a will you are unhappy with

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Joseph Fein
    2. Brian Mitchell Mekdsy
    3. Erik Hammarlund
    3 lawyer answers

    There are three ways to change a Will. By executing a new Will, physically destroying it, or by drafting a codicil that acts as an amendment to the Will. If you draft a new Will you should destroy any copy of the old instrument to avoid confusion later on. If you choose to draft a codicil you must observe the same formal requirements as if you were drafting a whole new Will. There must be 2 witnesses and a notary and all three should be dissinterested. I would advice against online or...

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  3. I am being charged by a college I have never physically been to. What should I do?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James M Lynch
    2. Christopher Joseph Fein
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Lynch. I only want to add that tuition is dischargeable. If you did not finance this with a student loan, and you are otherwise eligible, you could eliminate the debt by filing a bankruptcy petition.

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  4. If my employer has me turn in a daily time sheet but tells me if i do not turn it in they will not pay me at all

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Joseph Fein
    2. Meghan Hayes Slack
    3. Philip W. Mason
    4. Erik Hammarlund
    4 lawyer answers

    The employer may want to reconsider that position. Massachusetts has a mandatory triple damage provision when it comes to unpaid wages. Now, with that being said, make sure you turn in accurate time sheets because it may be grounds for termination if you fail to observe ordinary and reasonable work obligations.

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  5. Can the Trustee put a lien on my Father property and force a sale? Even if i have no right until after he passes?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Christopher Joseph Fein
    2. Danielle M. Callahan
    3. David R. Chenelle
    4. L Jed Berliner
    4 lawyer answers

    I think you should consult with a legal malpractice attorney. If your bankruptcy attorney characterized your current ownership of your dad's home as a future interest he may not have realized that this was a present interests subject to a life estate. Depending on the value of the house and any liens, the house may be a non-exempt asset. This means the trustee can seize and sell it, subject to your dad's life estate. There is a market for this asset. There are certain people around the...

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  6. My brother passed away in Fl. , his only son inherited his estate consisting of two lots [side by side]. He's in MCI [PRISON]

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Joseph Fein
    2. E. Alexandra Golden
    3. Denise Leydon Harvey
    3 lawyer answers

    Is your objective to recover the money given to your nephew or protect those lots? Do you know if your brother's estate was administered? If not, you could petition the court to be named personal representative of the estate. If his son does not object you would likely be allowed and you could administer the estate to protect those lots.

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  7. Family deceased had homestead on home with attachment to deed. I surviving son have any claim to property?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard N Gottlieb
    2. Christopher Joseph Fein
    3. Erik Hammarlund
    4. Stephen Daniel Karpf
    5. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    5 lawyer answers

    I think we need more information to answer this question. It is possible to avoid certain liens in Bankruptcy depending on the circumstances. Oftentimes I find the liens legally avoided but then nothing is recorded at the registry of deeds. To answer your question I (or anyone) would need to pull up the bankruptcy docket and search the registry based on names that you would need to provide. If I were you I would speak with an attorney today. Good luck.

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  8. Is it possible to collect things like life insurance for a child whos father has pasted if he is not on the birth certificate?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Joseph Fein
    2. E. Alexandra Golden
    3. Anthony Rao
    4. Brian C. Snell
    5. Joshua N Robbins
    5 lawyer answers

    Life insurance is paid to a beneficiary and has nothing to do with relationship. I would rethink your decision. If you are certain that this is the father of your child then his name should be listed on the birth certificate. There is no need for you to seek child support if you do not want to, however, if he is the father of your child he should be identified as such on the certificate. In the event this person passes away your child will have an entitlement to a portion, if not all, of...

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  9. When selling my house there turned out to be a title problem. The buyer backed out because of it. How do I clear the title?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Joseph Fein
    2. Mark Joseph Guay
    3. Julie Court Molloy
    4. Thomas J Callahan
    4 lawyer answers

    If you have title insurance find the policy. Most companies have an online claims reporting service that will allow you to report the issue through their website but you will need the policy information. If it is covered they will take steps to resolve the issue. If you do not have title insurance there are options available but you should speak with an attorney immediately. Chris

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  10. My business partner is operating our closed business with my equipment, name and logo. Do i have grounds for a demand or to sue?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Joseph Fein
    2. Daniel Dufresne
    3. Travis J. Jacobs
    4. Stephen Daniel Karpf
    5. David R. Lucas
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I think you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. If the equipment is owned by you and not insured properly it could lead to substantial liabilities in the future, among other things. Chris

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