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Elliot S Coren

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  • Is it right to get terminated for fracturing my ankle at home

    My wife was diagnosed with cancer and she was going down our steps at home. She felt faint and I went to help her. I fell down the stairs and fractured my ankle. I called my administrator and sent pictures of the ER papers. The human resource w...

    Elliot’s Answer

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    I am sorry to hear about your troubles. I think it important for you to speak with an experienced attorney in the field of employment law. Much more information would be needed before an attorney could give you an opinion but it may be worth the time to do this. My firm has an experienced unlawful termination attorney who would be happy to speak with you.

    Steve Coren

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  • If my divorce goes to trial, does that mean no separation agreement is required?

    My husband of 4 years recently filed for divorce on the grounds of infidelity. He told me he is taking the case to trial and there is nothing I can do to stop him. He said he wants all the dirty laundry to come out in public. Can he force me to g...

    Elliot’s Answer

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    If a case goes to trial, you are correct that there is no separation agreement. The judge will make the orders. However, judges favor settlement and very few cases actually go to trial. At the pre-trial conference, if the issues in the case are simple (division of assets, assuming no child issues, issue of alimony), your husband will be told that there is no reason to try the case. If your husband insists on trying the case, you may ask for attorney fees (in discretion of judge). My advice is to hire an attorney and do not pay too much attention to what your husband says. Also, if infidelity is an issue, it will not be given significant importance by the judge (assuming substantial marital assets were not spent as a result of any alleged infidelity. I think you will be much less anxious if you hire an attorney. Good luck.

    Steve Coren

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  • I need a probate lawyer in MA to help me get my inheritance, it should be cut and dry to do, no drama.

    My father passed away in January. I was told i have inheritance coming to me i just need to fill out papers. The problem i have is that i don't know how to go about getting those papers, and contacting remaining family isn't an option. I am curren...

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    I would be happy to chat with you. Our firm handles probate matters and we can certainly tailor the cost to the amount of work necessary.

    Steve Coren

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  • Do I have any rights to any of the trust fund

    I am getting divorced from my wife, we have been married for 9 years. She has a large trust fund left from the father, do I have any rights to any of it?

    Elliot’s Answer

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    A very interesting question. A new Massachusetts was just decided on this very subject. I would have to know the trust language but if payments were made to your spouse during the marriage and the trust language is written a certain way, you may indeed have rights, You need an attorney familiar with trust interpretation and this new case such as myself. Be happy to chat with you.

    Steve Coren

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  • If I don't object to this preceding does this give her the ability to cut us out of anything we may be entitled to?

    My father passed in December of 2015, I just received a letter from an attorney's office stating that my stepmother is filing for formal adjudication of intestacy and appointment of personal representative. I personally have absolutely no experien...

    Elliot’s Answer

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    She has to file a petition seeking to be named personal representative of the estate. You may file a written objection to this petition but there is a time limit. My best advice is to hire an attorney experienced in this area of probate litigation. Litigation is costly so keep that in mind. Good luck.

    Steve Coren

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  • Should I first find a personal injury lawyer? What can I expect from a case like this one? Any advice would be appreciated.

    My handicapped mother was riding her electric wheelchair to a store a block from where she lives two days ago 4/10/16 and was hit by car while in a crosswalk. She is currently still hospitalized with a fractured leg, many lacerations, bruised up f...

    Elliot’s Answer

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    The first thing you should do is find a lawyer experienced in personal injury who is a comfortable fit for you and your mother. The attorney will handle everything. It is important to do this as soon as possible in order to get witness statements and photographs of the scene before memories fade or the scene changes. I would be happy to speak with you.

    Steve Coren

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  • I'm getting a divorce. Can I demand money from my husband that he was supposed to be putting away for retirement but didn't?

    I'm getting a divorce from my husband. We've been married 17 yrs. I made more money that he did. I worked at a corporation and contributed to my 401k, he was an independent contractor and was supposed to be putting 10% of his earning aside in for...

    Elliot’s Answer

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    You may ask the Court to give you a greater share of the assets to compensate for your spouse's wasting of marital assets. I hope you not trying to do this yourself. Given the money involved, you absolutely should hire an attorney. Good luck.

    Steve Coren

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  • Can someone living in a different country file for and get a divorce in Massachusetts, where his wife lives?

    A friend of mine lives in Chile. He wants to divorce his wife who lives in Massachusetts, but he has not intention of ever coming back to the U.S. They were only married for a few years and have no children. Can he hire an attorney from Massachus...

    Elliot’s Answer

    The answer is a qualified yes. If there are no child, asset or financial issues, this could be done. However, in order to get a definitive answer your friend would need to speak to an attorney at least over the telephone. Good luck.

    Steve Coren

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  • Dog bit my face causing stitches. 1in vertica and 1in horizontal cut leaving scar. Need advice on how much to go for

    I am a mail man and was bit in the face by a dog. After I delivered a package and was returning to my truck I noticed a mand and a woman both walking dogs and they were walking towards me. I tried to walk off to the side but the dog that was bei...

    Elliot’s Answer

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    You are being foolish if you try to handle this yourself. No competent attorney would be able to tell you what your case is worth and what the demand should be without having access to all the evidence. Hire an attorney!!

    Steve Coren

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  • If I was to file for divorce and not named on corp or commerical deed, am I still entitled to my half of the business&property

    My husband and I have owned and operated our business since 1987 along with commerical property and incorporated in 1997. When the company was incorporated he was made 100% of the corporation. I was advised at the time by the lawyer setting up ...

    Elliot’s Answer

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    You do have a martial interest in any asset owned by your husband during the marriage. Massachusetts does not automatically award 50-50%. Mass is an equitable distribution state which means the judge is not restricted to a 5050 division. There can be factors that might result in an unequal division such as divorce misconduct or substantial inheritance expectation. However it is a rule of thumb that judges will look for a 50-50 division. Hope this helps. Good luck.

    Steve Coren

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