I recently found out that my 19 year old pregnant daughter and her boyfriend are moving out of an apartment rental in which they resided for approximately 5 months . He cannot afford the rent because he was fired for his job. Anyhow I was told b...
The answer to the questions depends on whether the garage meets the requirements for a habitable rental unit as defined in the State Sanitary Code; e.g., having adequate bathrooms,heating, running water, cooking facilities, etc. This website from the State will provide the needed information. https://www.sec.state.ma.us/cis/cissfsn/sfsnidx.htm
The designation of it as a garage doesn't really end the inquiry. Good luck with this problem.
In December I was awarded sole legal and physical custody of my special needs minor child. His mother is battling substance abuse and hasn't stayed sober for any significant amount of time since 2015. So as a result the judge ordered a hair follic...
I agree with the previous answers. You should hire a lawyer. The Rules of Evidence govern how to introduce evidence, so the judge allows what is submitted into evidence for consideration. A party introducing a document into evidence must lay a proper foundation, otherwise, the document is not admitted into evidence. The point of the rules is to ensure the documents are true, accurate, and relevant. A judge cannot simply accept any document, even if relevant, in the absence of a proper foundation being made. You may have to subpoena documents from a government agency. This can be complicated for a non lawyer. Good luck with this difficult problem.See question
I have been married for 11 years and together back and forth for 20 years. We have 3 children together. For years there has been verbal abuse, cheating episodes and some physical abuse. He verbally abuses our youngest child as well. there have be...
If your husband has committed abuse towards you, you may seek an Abuse Protection Order under General Laws Chapter 209A from either the New Bedford District Court, or the Bristol County Probate and Family Court on 6th Street in New Bedford. If it is an emergency, you may call the police and they will help you get an order out side of regular court hours. Abuse is:
the occurrence of one or more of the following acts between family or household members:
(a) attempting to cause or causing physical harm;
(b) placing another in fear of imminent serious physical harm;
(c) causing another to engage involuntarily in sexual relations by force, threat or duress.
You also should contact the New Bedford Women's Center, which can provide very helpful assistance.
Address: 405 County St, New Bedford, MA 02740, USA
Phone: +1 508-996-3343
Good luck with this stressful situation. You should contact a lawyer to assist you with this.
My child's other parent is a alcoholic and so is his parents. They are temporarily supervising visits in there house on weeks rotating with a third party center. It was brought up in court that they haven't been forthcoming with visits, they have ...
The language you quote means that no one can drink alcohol during the visitations, and that no alcohol can be seen or viewed by anyone during the visits. Good luck on this. You really should consult a lawyer.See question
Hello - i have a hearing in 2 weeks on an anti-SLAPP attorney fee award. It has already been awarded against me, for approx $50k, so the hearing is to determine the exact *amount* of the award. ..... Post-hearing, how do i then get the entry of ju...
Under the circumstances, the stay of the judgment first must be sought in the trial court. If denied there, the next step would be to seek a stay before the Single Justice in the Appeals Court. You have to follow the procedures, even though they may seem fruitless to you, otherwise there is no chance that a stay will be allowed. Read the Rules of Appellate Procedure. Good luck with this. You should consult a lawyer. Appeals are quite difficult, and one mistake could throw you out of court.See question
I am taking my tenant to court for non payment of rent. Court was suppose to be for today. However, she had filed a notice to transfer to the house court. So now we are in a waiting game. In the mean time, I did some research, and found out on the...
Depending on the circumstances, such information could be used to impeach the tenant's credibility during cross examination. I would not use the term "professional tenant." I would simply use the information to question, for example, whether the tenant knew about the inspection process for the Board of Health or such like, if he or she raised the condition of the premises as an issue.. Good luck. You should consult a lawyer. If you are in business, it will save you time and money.See question
You have to ask a question in order to get an answer. You did not provide any information, or even ask a question. Try again.See question
My mother lived in an affordable apartment comple when she died 16 days ago on February 7th. I went there today to remove her belongings and the locks were changed. Is this legal?
I agree with Attorney Owens. In addition, the landlord may simply have changed the locks to secure the property. You should speak with the property, explain the situation, show some ID, and ask to remove the property. There may be a problem in that the property manager may want to ensure you have the authority to take the property, so speak with him or her in a reassuring tone, and don't get defensive. I had a similar situation in my life, and after speaking with the property manager I was able to remove the property, although I did have a key and was able to get in. Communication is key here. If the property manager wants formal authority from you here is a website from the Mass government explaining the probate procedures. You could probably use the informal probate which is simpler and less costly. You also could file for a restraining order in the southeast Housing Court in Wareham for a court order to allow you access. Good luck with this. I am sorry for your loss.See question
My mother has guardionship of my 3 children and i am going to court to ask for supervised visits only because she wants this? I am willing to do this but i dont know if there is a possible way to not have a huge fee and how to go about to file for...
It appears that a complaint for modification is in order based upon the facts contained in your question. Often the court will require a party to use a court approved supervision center.. On the other hand, ofter the court will approve a supervisor which both parties can agree upon, such as a family member or trusted friend. Sometimes a supervision center will have a sliding fee payment scale. I hope this answers your question. Consult with a lawyer. Good luck.See question
Involved as a pro se in a custody dispute against my wealthy ex-husband armed with a law firm. As pro se, the judge repeatedly shuts me down before I can barely begin a sentence. The judge is perfectly respectful (even stating that he " sympathize...
Attorney Isquith is correct, although the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Responsibility require the attorneys and judges to treat all parties with respect. On the other hand, civil litigation is quite difficult even for a lawyer. The rules of procedure and the rules of evidence are very technical and must be followed even by a pro se party. It may be that your understandable lack of knowledge about those rules is causing you problems. I have seen pro se litigants try to conduct a custody trial involving allegations of child abuse. It is painful to watch and takes up a great deal of the court's time. You really should get a lawyer. Good luck with this matter.See question