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Elliot S Coren

Wellesley Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Personal injury car crash in Mass.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jonathan Alexander Karon
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Kenneth P Doherty
    4. Emma A. Kremer
    5. Elliot S Coren
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    Hi It is difficult to asnwer your question without knowing all the insurance policies in play. However, you can claim against the person causing the asccident as well as against the driver of your vehicle. I would advise not listening to anyone but your own lawyer as to what you can do. Hire an attorney. This is too complicated for you to try to handle yourself. Good luck. Steve Coren

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  2. Offer for my personal injury is low --Settle or go to trial?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Elliot S Coren
    2. Scott D Goldberg
    3. Gary A Kester
    4. Steven B Boris
    5. Bret A. Schnitzer
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    Hi There is not enough informartion provided to give you an opinion. Have you had a full and frank discussion wityh yoiur attorney about why he feels this settlement is fair under all the circumstances? Usually closed head inbjuries warrant higher offers. A mild neuropsych classification does not mean "mild" symptoms. It is still a closed head injury. Your degenerative disc condition was a pre-existing condition that is compensable if it was made symptomatic by the accident. You need to...

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  3. I have never felt more sick and miserable in my life. Would I have a case worth while?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Francis Earley
    2. Daniel DeMaria
    3. Elliot S Coren
    4. Michael Alan Contant
    5. Kathleen O'Toole
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    Hi You should immediately contact an attorney who is experienced in personal injury. It is too early to tell what kind of claim you have but if the club was aware or should have known there were loose tiles you may have a case. It is important to do this right away while evidence is still fresh. Good luck. Steve Coren

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  4. When someone comes to serve me a restraining order, if I don't take the paper, can I be "properly served"?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Elliot S Coren
    2. Adam William Vella
    3. Phil A. Taylor
    4. Henry Lebensbaum
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    First of all, the girlfriend's father cannot file for an RO. The girlfriend must file it herself. Secondly, if the service was made at your usual residence, service is good. Also, there must be a showing of imminent physical harm (not just unwanted contact). It may be in your better interest to fight it, not duck it. You should hire an atotrney. This is not a do-it-yourself situation. Good luck. Steve Coren

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  5. We get a gift for downpayment in our house from my in laws. we are getting divorce and my wife does not want to give me a penny

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Elliot S Coren
    2. Joshua N Robbins
    3. Henry Lebensbaum
    4. Ryan Sherman Loughlin
    5. Annalisa Avola
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    Hi You should not leave the marital home (you don't have to) and you should not agree to anything your wife wants. She cannot force you to leave (unless you are abusing her). Don't do anythung until you speak with a divorce attorney. Good luck. Steve Coren

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  6. Can I re-file for divorce immediately after receiving a letter of dismissal from the probate courte?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Elliot S Coren
    2. Joshua N Robbins
    3. Henry Lebensbaum
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    Hi You may file a motion in court to reinstate the complaint for divorce and for an extension to perform service of the summons. Schedule motions for hearing. This way you will avoid having to pay a second filing fee. As wisely suggested by other counsel, you may also file a motion for "service by publication". If allowed where the address is unknown (it usually is), you will receive a citation and publication instructions fdrom the court. Just send the citation to the designated newspaper....

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  7. Under (new) Massachusetts law, can my husband cease alimony payments now that he is retired? He has been paying since 1994.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Elliot S Coren
    2. Joshua N Robbins
    3. Anton R. Reinert
    4. William Gramer
    5. Joseph Roche
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    Hi The new alimony law provides potential relief from alimony payments due to retirement. However, it depends oin the wording of yoiur divorce asgreement to determine if you are entitled to be covered under the new statute. You need to consult with an experienced family law attorney. I have lectured on the new alimony law and have found some confusion on this point. It is clear that if alimony did NOT merge into the judgment of divorce, you cannot use the new law. However, even under the...

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  8. I'm seeking your assistance with my divorce. I married in Barbados in 2009. My husband lives in Boston, MA and I live abroad

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Elliot S Coren
    2. Philip W. Mason
    3. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    4. Michael Rodney St Louis Esq.
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    Hi You need to hire a Massachusetts attorney. The attorney wille explain that your husband has started divorce proceedings. You need representation to deal with issues having to do with assets, children and alimony. You can respond to the summons yourself either admitting or denying what he claims and send it to the court but in my opnion you cannot do this without consulting an attorney. Perhaps there is an advantage to working out a solution without fighting in court. However, you would...

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  9. How to withhold inheritance money from brother with history of drug abuse?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James P. Frederick
    2. Elliot S Coren
    3. Joseph Michael Pankowski Jr
    4. David R. Lucas
    5. E. Alexandra Golden
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    Hi Attorney Frederick is right. There is not much you can do. Your grandmother left him his share of the money and it is now his money. You have no legal authority to prevent him from getting his money despite your good intentions. You would need to show in a probate court that your brother is not capable of managing his financial affairs and to have a guardian or conservator appointed. This requires a lawyer to be hired and I am not sure your brother would willingly agree to this. Further...

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  10. In mass whats the limit a lawyer can charge for a slip and fall my offer is 10,000 lawyer wants 4,000 plus traval phone coast

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Emma A. Kremer
    2. Elliot S Coren
    3. Jonathan Neftali Soto
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Michael D. Kelly
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    Hi You had to have signed a contingent fee agreement supplied by your lawyer porior to the case being begun. This agreement states the percentage your arttorney would get. If there was no agreement then your attortney cannot take a percentage. Your attorney may get reimbursed for case expenses (medical recortds and reports, depositoion costs, etc.) but may not charge for office expenses. Good luck. Steve Coren

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