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Kati M. Amarantes

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  • Hello. My name is Lisa. I would like to start a business helping people who have gone through foreclosure of their home.

    Many people who have gone through foreclosure of their home, don't know that they are entitled to the money from the sale of their home at auction. I would like to inform these people and help them get that money before the government keeps it. Ar...

    Kati’s Answer

    First, a home owner is not always entitled to the money that a property sells for at auction. Only if there are proceeds above and beyond the liens on the property, any outstanding taxes, utility bills etc, is the owner entitled to funds. Second, you are walking a slippery slope of giving legal advice, unless you are a trained professional surrounding legal issues of foreclosures, I would strongly recommend you consult with an attorney to make sure your business is not providing legal advice and you are qualified to provide your service. If you are going to start a business, I would recommend that you speak with an attorney to assist you with the formation of the business. Good luck to you.

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  • My husbands ex wanted child support (which is not through court, everything has been a verbal agreement) and she asked

    for an advance to child support last week (which is paid biweekly) because she needed to pay daycare. We advanced her the money and on the receipt she signed it said "Advance to child support" and this week she asked for child support again. The...

    Kati’s Answer

    I would advise that your husband contact an attorney as soon as possible and a formal arrangement be made with the court. It is extremely important that you document everything and keep copies of checks. It would be much easier for both of you if you were to have a formal agreement drawn up.

    Sincerely,

    Kati M. Amarantes
    kati@kmalawgroup.net

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  • Do you need a lawyer to place a lien on someone's property

    we are owed $2300.00 for landscape services

    Kati’s Answer

    Did you have a contract? You should most certainly contact an attorney. You may be able to place a mechanics lien, but there are very specific rules regarding this. Most attorneys wil offer you a free consultation, it is worth your while to contact one.

    Good Luck,

    Kati Amarantes
    kati@kmalawgroup.net
    603.254.6471

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  • My residential lease requires me to pay 1,000 per month for a year. However, the total rent stated

    in the lease for that year is 10,000 dollars. Which number prevails if this lease is interpreted in court?

    Kati’s Answer

    You would want to forward the lease to an attorney to review it in its entirity. Its hard to say without reading the entire lease.

    Good luck to you,

    Kati Amarantes

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  • Caught in a brutal car crash, unhurt, however Airbags did not open. Do we have a case here?

    So my wife, my 4 year old daughter and I, met with a car accident. The damage was so severe, the car had to be totaled. We miraculously escaped unhurt, but shocked, however none of the airbags opened despite the crash and/or the impact. We are ali...

    Kati’s Answer

    While I agree with the other attorneys, I would also like ot add that airbags are designed to only deploy upon certain types of impact ie, head on. If you were hit head on, at a strong enough impact, then yes, you should notify the car company (even though with no injury you have no case).

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  • Condo Association over 55 - at year end we had $25,000 unused in our operating account for the first time in 17 years.

    We estimate very carefully our monthly association fee at each annual meeting. However, in 2013 we have a $25,000 remaining. Can this be retained legally by the Association in the Operating Account for emergencies? Some believe it should be ret...

    Kati’s Answer

    You should do an analysis of your reserves and meet with a condo attorney and your accountant to make sure that your numbers are correct and discuss your next course of action. It is possible that you can reduce your common area fees, but you want to make sure you are meeting necessary requirement guidelines. You also want to make sure that you take into account any upcomming expenses you may have, so that you don't have to impose any assessments if not necessary. Good luck to you.

    Sincerely,
    Kati Amarantes
    kati@kmalawgroup.net

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  • Car insurance quotes!

    I just recently received my car insurance premium for the year 972. I am at a step 98 which classifies me as an excellent driver with the Commonwealth of Mass. I just asked my insurance agent to get some comparisons to see if I could perhaps get ...

    Kati’s Answer

    It does not appear as though anything illegal was done here, nor are there any damages. I would advise that you contact another agent to get some quotes. Good luck to you.

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  • How much can I claim as expenses for a 93A lawsuit?

    Architect filed in Small Claims stating that I did not pay. I did not know of 2nd invoice and his demand emails did not say anything about the invoice nor even the total amount I owed. He lied in court repeatedly (and has a poor record in the Di...

    Kati’s Answer

    In order to file a 93A demand, you need to prove unfair and deceptive practices. It is not clear that you have a valid claim. I would suggest that you contact an attorney to advise you. Where this matter has already gone to small claims, you may not have a 93A claim and could be opening yourself up to further suit for filing a frivolous claim. Good luck to you.

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  • Can my landlord only give me 8 days to get out of my apartment, can he change the locks on me and can he charge me rent for Jan

    My father and I live in NH and on Jan 1st at 3 am our landlord shut the power off to our studio apartment, then told us that we had to get out of the apartment that night. The landlord put the power back on and we haven't heard anything from him u...

    Kati’s Answer

    No he cannot. I suggest you contact an attorney immediately. Good luck to you.

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