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Christopher Joseph Fein

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  • Is it a conflict of interest for a lawyer to buy his elderly clients house?

    My 80 year old father tsold his house to his attorney, I think is a conflict of interest. Worse, he sold it $250K below value. I have emails from my father stating he wanted to back out of the deal; however, the lawyer stated he already fixed his ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Did your father have any other attorney representing him at any point in time when this happened? Where was your father residing at the time he passed away?

    Chris

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  • Can co-owners of home dictate to owner resident?

    My friend is a senior citizen, never married & no children, and lives alone in her family home she grew up in. Both parents are deceased and she shares ownership of the home with her 2 brothers. The family home will be put on the market next ye...

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    The answer to your question depends on the language in the trust. If the money is running low most trusts will have a provision allowing termination, however, nobody can tell you anything without reading the language. Assuming they can terminate and sell, she may have other options and she should seek legal assistance immediately.

    Chris

    www.feinlawoffice.com

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  • I have property a cottage which I put my daughter on due to illness BIG MISTAKE. She was to be off as of July 1, 2013 is not

    I got any Attorney she is filing Chapter 13 supposedly did alot of damage to my cottage( my daughter and her husband )plus they took all my stuff have never paid a cent on the place my attorney had me sign papers that I will never go after them ...

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    If you have an attorney then you should start by calling him or her to discuss this situation. If you already signed "papers" it might be too late.

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  • Do I have a medical malpractice case? Negligence. Case 2

    I was pregnant and seeing my ob every 2 weeks. The labs screwed up my urine at least 2 times. I was home sick for over 3 months. I complained that I didn't believe it was the flu. It was cancer Multiple Myeloma. My kidneys were shot (requiring...

    Christopher’s Answer

    The answer to your question is going to depend on a combination of what your medical records suggest and what an expert opinion would support. It could be malpractice, and if it is, you also need to show damages to be in a position to collect. Speak with an attorney as soon as you can.

    Chris

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  • I have a notice for a payment hearing in Massachusetts for a payment order I was supposed to pay what happens if I can't make it

    I had a small claims court judgement to pay the plaintiff $2000 by June 2013. I have not been able to pay and I have a paper from court for a payment review. What happens if I do not go

    Christopher’s Answer

    A capias (civil arrest warrant) may issue or the matter could be put on for a new date. Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for bankruptcy. If appropriate, a bankruptcy petition could eliminate the debt altogether. Speak with an attorney to learn more.

    Chris

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  • Can I file a mechanics lien for material specially fabricated for a residence, if notice of identification was sent to GC ?

    My company ordered customized limestone for a private residence in MA. The stone was fabricated in Germany and was ordered by subcontractor. The terms were 50% deposit, which was received and the balance prior to release. The terms were FOB Edison...

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    This is a specially manufactured good and you may have recourse beyond filing a mechanics lien for damage you suffer as a result of the rejection of a specially manufactured good under the UCC. There are very strict procedures to follow to remain eligible for recovery. Speak with an attorney as soon as you can.

    Chris

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  • 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?

    The Issue happened before i bought the house. Now i cant sell it.

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    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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  • Judgement placed on credit report

    I discovered a judgement on my credit report from 2007 for a company that no longer exist. Through hunting i've found the person who reported it to the courts, however they are saying that all paperwork relating to this case was destroyed when the...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Challenge the validity of the debt through the ftc.gov website, or through each of the major credit bureaus. The creditor will need to respond in writing within 30 days. If they don't, the judgment should be removed from your credit report.

    If this is a valid debt the creditor, or assignee of the judgment, could pursue you through a supplementary process action. In order for them to do this they will need the original execution and if they don't have it they will need to go through the proper channels to reproduce it. This will take time and money that they might not be willing to invest.

    Also, a company out of New Hampshire called Rocket Dog provides a service for a fee that eliminates inaccurate credit report flaws.

    Good luck

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  • My lawyer committed malpractice. What is the time limit for suing him?

    Motor-vehicle accident case

    Christopher’s Answer

    The time limit depends on a number of factors. Speak with an attorney who handles legal malpractice cases and be prepared to provide specific facts about your case.

    Good luck.

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  • Forced OT

    I have been working for 2 lawyers for 9 years...(not in succession there was a one year gap)...at any rate, I now know for certain that making me sign a contract to work Saturdays for nothing is illegal, and they as lawyers KNEW this and I am appa...

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    If you have a claim for unpaid wages Massachusetts has a statute that may enable you to seek triple damages, legal fees, costs and interest but you need to comply with the very specific language in the statute.

    Good luck

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