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Elliot S Coren

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  • Can a child go into court to enforce a divorce agreement that agreed to pay for college expenses?

    In the divorce agreement it stated that college expenses for four years would be paid from a certain fund. Can the child ask the court to enforce this agreement if the parents won't?

    Elliot’s Answer

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    Technically no since only the parents are bound by the agreement and were parties to the divorce action. However, I would suggest you see a lawyer and perhaps have the lawyer strongly remind the parents of the obligation and take it from there.

    Steve Coren

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  • What is your opinion on having her name on the deed and not both names l?

    I am about to walk down the isle and marry the woman "I want" to spend my life with, which is great but there has been a wrench thrown in to our happy life. My soon to be father in law is a developer and is going to build us a house for us to purc...

    Elliot’s Answer

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    This is not unusual. Some parents with wealth insist on this for their child. You need to confer (asap) with an attorney to learn the benefits and detriments and to decode what is best for you.

    Steve Coren

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  • Doctor sends bills years after being told my insurance covered procedures, car accident related, seeking legal representation.

    I went to see a physical therapist for four months (once a weekly) after I was involved in a car accident which I was not at fault for. I was told in the office my insurance would take care of the bills. Fast forward 4 years later. I am being drag...

    Elliot’s Answer

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    As other attorneys have suggested, if you had an attorney representing you, he has some explaining to do. Before agreeing on a settlement amount all the outstanding case and treatment expenses should be known. Unfortunately I assume you are contractually obligated to pay the provider since you received the services. Did the provider notify your attorney or you about this claim? Good luck.

    Steve Coren

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  • Is it 3rd party communication & violation of RO if I contact husband's attorney?

    I am a Defendant, pro se, in divorce action & my husband, who has a RO against me, is represented by an Attorney. He is currently 5 wks behind in Alimony. I dont like running to court I'd rather resolve it. Last time I called his Attorney regardi...

    Elliot’s Answer

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    The attorney HAS to talk with you. His response is unfortunate. I would recommend sending him a letter indicating that since you are pro see you are entitled to have communication with him. You might also consider bringing a contempt action against your husband and explain to the court during the hearing that opposing counsel refuses to speak with you. Are you able to afford an attorney? You really should have one. Good luck.

    Steve Coren

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  • Are Massachusetts police dog bite cases strict liability cases?

    I was bit by a police dog. I have done some research and learned that Massachusetts has strict liability for dog bites in general. I am not sure if that law applies to police dogs.

    Elliot’s Answer

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    The answer by Attorney Riccio is absolutely correct. He is a great personal injury attorney.

    Steve Coren

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  • Dividing 401K in Divorce

    My husband and I are considering an uncontested divorce. We married in Feb. 2012 and are 30 years old. I have about $10K in my 401K, about half of which I earned before the marriage. We have both worked during the marriage and have no children. He...

    Elliot’s Answer

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    He would be entitled to 1/2 of the value of the 401k for the period during which you were married. You may want to negotiate this so you give him some more money out of other assets and keep the 401k. You need to speak with an attorney for this. Good luck.

    Steve Coren

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  • I was lying on the beach and an unleashed dog chasing a bird trampled me and up kicked my face.

    This knocked in my front tooth, split my lips and scratched my face. The dog owner has ignored letters from my attorney to provide insurance, is it worth filing a claim?

    Elliot’s Answer

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    I believe on the facts you have presented that you do have a case. I think you should be represented by counsel experienced in the field of personal injury to insure you receive fair compensation, You should hire an attorney asap.

    Steve Coren

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  • Question on divorce and child support

    My wife left me in June. We are not divorced and nothing has been filed with the courts. We have a child together and she recently asked me to start paying child support. Long story short when she left she took $8500 we had saved and left me with ...

    Elliot’s Answer

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    Sorry to hear about your situation. Not easy to give answers without knowing all the facts but generally court ordered child support is prospective, not retroactive. Given your wife's hostility you need to have an attorney to protect you so you don't have to worry about these kinds of threats.

    Steve Coren

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  • My brother is looking for a good lawyer who will fight in his favor. We see too many times where the husband gets screwed over.

    He has 3 grown kids the youngest is a senior in H.S.. His wife told him last week he will be serviced papers in about 4 weeks So she has started the process.. He needs a lawyer will care enough about his client and who fight to settle this very...

    Elliot’s Answer

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    I can't comment on another lawyer. I am very experienced in divorce and fight aggressively on behalf of my clients. I care about my clients. I do not believe it is the "norm" for men to get nothing and the men I have represented have gotten their fair share of the marital property. Happy to speak with you. Good luck.

    Steve Coren

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  • Offer of 10k, accept or contact a lawyer?

    After starting at them offering $5500, they have now claimed top offer of $10,000 for accident that was their insureds fault. Medical bills about $15k, accident was Jan 2014 it is now September 2015, I have continued pain in the area of the shoul...

    Elliot’s Answer

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    Do not do this yourself. The insurer will never offer what you want unless the proper medical and damage documentation is generated which only an attorney experienced in personal injury can do. . You need to get an attorney immediately! Good luck.

    Steve Coren

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