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Kara O'Donnell

Bankruptcy Attorney.

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  1. Notice of Case Management Conference & Wage Garnishment

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Kara O'Donnell
    2. Shawn B Alexander
    2 lawyer answers

    The case management conference occurs prior to the trial and is a chance to get the parties together and for a status of the case to be given to the court. A trial date may even be chosen that day. A garnishment will not come until after the trial so there may still be some weeks left. Your best bet is to get in to see a bankruptcy attorney now so that all your paperwork is in order and the filing can get done quickly. Many bankruptcy attorneys, such as myself, offer free consultations....

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  2. Most responses are hire an attorney

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Kara O'Donnell
    1 lawyer answer

    When attorneys are answering questions on Avvo, they ARE working for free. Perhaps you didn't read my answer: I stated that we attorneys do so VOLUNTARILY. The only pathetic thing about Avvo is when people who ask questions feel the right to criticize the very attorneys who are voluntarily answering their questions. By asking questions you are admitting that a) you are in legal trouble over your head and b) NEED an attorney to solve your problem. As for pro bono, I, along with many...

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  3. Can i file a diminished value claim in the state of MA for a no-fault accident?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Kara O'Donnell
    1 lawyer answer

    Whether the insurance carrier will pay for diminished value depends upon the policies of the company. You can call the company's property damage adjuster and ask,

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  4. Child support order termination (children ages 22 and 23) in MA

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Kara O'Donnell
    1 lawyer answer

    The age that child support stops if probably indicated in your original order which granted child support. Kara O'Donnell, Esq. O'DONNELL LAW OFFICES 857-526-1355 Quincy, MA www.QuincyLegal.com

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  5. Can you file a chapter 13 after you have filed a chapter 7 in the state of Mass?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Kara O'Donnell
    2. L Jed Berliner
    3. Theodore Lyons Araujo
    4. Mitchell Paul Goldstein
    4 lawyer answers

    Since the court does not have the ability to modify, or rewrite, the mortgage then your remaining option is to file a Chapter 13 to catch up on those missed payments. Hopefully, you do not have too many in arrears so that you can afford a reasonable amount (over 36 months) in addition to your regular mortgage payment. PS Although there has been talk of legislation to require judges to modify mortgages in bankruptcy cases, such is not yet the case.

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  6. What kind of lawyer can I get to sue another lawyer in Ma.?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Kara O'Donnell
    2. Henry Lebensbaum
    3. James S. Tupitza
    3 lawyer answers

    You are seeking a legal malpractice attorney. To find a good one, do your homework. Call the referral services for the county and state bars and have consultations with attorneys until you find one that you think is a good match for you.

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  7. My now exwifes father lied on my preious years taxes and now i owe money.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Kara O'Donnell
    1 lawyer answer

    You should report the fraud to the IRS and also file an Amended return for the year in which this happened. Call the IRS helpline and ask if you can file separately for that year, considering the past fraud. If he told you you had $3259 due then he converted that to his own personal use (by depositing it to his own account) then that is a crime and I would also file a police report on it. You may only get the money back from him in a small claims court IF there are no criminal charges...

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  8. Can the irs levy my checking account to collect 6k where my income is Social Security disability income

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Kara O'Donnell
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    Was your entire checking account was seized? If the majority of funds were SSDI funds then you should contact the bank immediately, advise them of this, then ask that the funds be replaced. Call this number . . . IRS Taxpayer Advocate: 1-877-777-4778 If your reasonable expenses are more than your income you may be eligible to have an IRS levy from your bank account refunded. The IRS will have a telephone interview with you to determine your ability to pay. This includes and discussion...

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  9. Social security disability for a child.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Kara O'Donnell
    2. Michelle Rene Gottesman
    3. Suzanne Villalon
    3 lawyer answers

    I am assuming you get SSDI yourself . . . Dependents (spouses and minor children) may be entitled to monthly payments in addition to the benefits paid to the worker. However, a separate application is needed for eligible dependents.

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  10. My son wants to know when he divorces his wife

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Kara O'Donnell
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    In some situations, a divorced spouse may qualify for benefits based on your earnings if he or she was married to you for at least 10 years, is not currently married and is at least age 62. The money paid to a divorced spouse does not reduce your benefit or any benefits due to your current spouse or children

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