My roommate has been verbally abusive to me, and messing with my property. She sometimes follows me around while insulting me and bullying me and saying racial slurs. She falsely called 911 on my boyfriend (when the cops came they didn't bother to...
In general terms, if there have been three incidents of sufficiently harassing conduct directed towards you, a court may award you a HPO (The title seems to suggest you are interested in a HPO as opposed to a 209A order). If you believe such occurred, you should go to your local district court or municipal court (Boston) and obtain / complete an application. Many courts have victim witnesses advocates who help people apply for restraining orders as well, though I am not sure if they offer assistance in non-209A situations. You should check with your local court, and/or a local attorney if you have questions or want assistance with the process.See question
one my tenant left the apt and didn't pay two month rent $3000 the security deposit is in a saving account in both our names. can I take the security deposit from the bank? how do I collect the rest of the rent? what is the process to report ...
In any case involving a security deposit, it is important to make sure you complied with the requirements of M.G.L. c. 186, s. 15B for taking and holding security deposits, and to also comply with making deductions and notifying the tenant of them. If you fail to do so, you expose yourself to unneeded liability, and can forfeit all rights to make deductions or keep it at all. My advice is to consult with someone experienced in these matters long before the 30th day after they vacated, because failing to return whatever is owed them within those 30 days is a basis for liability in and of itself.See question
I rent in a 3 story 2-family house. The top floor is attached to my 2nd floor unit by an interior 'Philly' style door and staircase. It also attaches to the common stairwell. The upstairs is in a partially finished state as the landlord had starte...
If you agreed that the space being renovated was not part of your unit, can be accessed without entering your unit, and the layout (appropriate locks on your side of the door for instance) provides that anyone entering the space cannot simply walk into your unit, I am unsure why you would feel the landlord would be violating your lease rights by renovating it absent more information. Now if the renovations are being done in a manner to interfere with your quiet enjoyment, or that permits a safety hazard to you or people in your unit, that would be an issue that the landlord could become liable for. But if they are simply renovating a part of the building you have no lawful claim to enter yourself, that alone does not scream lease violation to me.
In any event, review your lease. If you have storage rights up there, that might change things. Of course, if your lease gives them the right to renovate, that is a factor to consider too.See question
My ex-fiancé called the local chief of police and told him I was suicidal and threatened me he would call CPS on me. I'm currently on probation and have straighten my life out and don't need this slander and defamation of character. He continues t...
I suggest you find a local attorney to discuss the issue. Some states may make reports to the police privileged as an absolute rule. Another issue could be reporting an opinion vs. fact.See question
we want to get married, but his ex said they are still married, but has told family, friends that she celerbrated her diviorce years ago, they were married in Flordia, were living in Tenn @ the supposed time of diviorce.
You would need to research the records of the court where the divorce allegedly took place.See question
My wife and I seperated in which I moved to Fl because of business and she remained in New Hampshire with our twins. she filed in new hampshire and our divorce decree was complete 8 years ago in2004. Our hearing took 2 days in which fighting for ...
The divorce decree / judgment, etc., may play a role. However, an initial inquiry should focus on what ties, if any you have to Massachusetts. Mass would likely have subject matter jurisdiction over the children if they resided here as long as you say. Whether Mass has personal jurisdiction over you is an entirely different question. If you have no ties I think you would prevail on a motion to dismiss. If you have any ties the ties would need to be evaluated against the law here.
If Mass does have jurisdiction for the case and over you, getting here for mandatory court appearances would be on you. If Mass has no jurisdiction over you, she may need to bring an action in NH if she still can, or come to you in FL.See question
Could you tell me in mass, do you have to pay an additional $500 for taking the breathalizer test to get your license back? How much does it usually cost at the reg to get my license back. Thank you '
A fee to take a breathalyzer? That does not sound right. Like the poster above, it sounds like you are asking if you really have to pay a resinstatement fee, which is typical.See question
And it was expunged after the probation.no jail .its my only offense .im a green card holder sinc 2005 this happend in 2007 should I just apply for citizenship can I loose my green card if I hrt denied or I can renew my green card.
The attorney directly above is spot on. It is highly unlikely to have been expunged. Sealed perhaps but expunged after pleading guilty I really doubt.
As for immigration consequences, you are probably going to be ok and eligible for citizenship once 5 years passes (if not sooner based on an exception). But petty theft is too loose a term to assess, as is probation (some probation is implemented in connection with a suspended sentence). You should review your actual CORI / docket sheet(s) with an attorney knowledgable in immigration and criminal defense.See question
We recently moved to what we thought was a nice basement apartment in May. We are adding last months rent to current rent for five months, and this is really hurting us financially. After we moved we discovered this place was only clean on the sur...
I would never tell someone to simply go ahead and break a lease because a tenant saw a mouse or two, some ants, and what appears to be mold to the naked eye. Too much risk you would be held liable for the balance of rent owed. However, you are not without recourse or possible claims (potentially including a claim to void the lease). In order to get a full assessment, I suggest you immediately contact your local Board of Health for a complete inspection. Then make an appointment with a knowledgable landlord tenant attorney to discuss what they find.See question
last night on 6/23/2012 i was walking up the stairs on the side of the house to go in the back door. While walking up the step (the one on the bottom I fell off the left side of the stairs (where the railing was taken off) and fell on a tree and s...
If you fell and were injured because a required railing was removed you likely have a good claim that the landlord is at fault. But a complete assessment is not possible based solely on what you have written. Defenses to the claim also need to be assessed, including comparative negligence, causation and damages.See question