Question:  What does it accomplish? Answer:  Allows you to distribute your Estate Property in the manner you chose. So in effect you are providing instructions stating whom you want to receive something of yours, what you want them to receive, and when they are to receive it. Without a Will, your Estate Property is distributed […]

I was leaving the construction site after a day’s work and was struck by falling debris causing injury. Do I have a workman’s comp claim?

Workers’ compensation is a benefit used by states to compensate employees of private and government employers when they are injured at work. In the state of Massachusetts, the Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) oversees the workers’ compensation system. Workers’compensation insurance covers almost all employees in Massachusetts.  You are entitled to file for workers compensation benefits […]

What does a lawyer do at a home sale closing?

Believe it or not, lawyers are not only here for the difficult times in life, such as a divorce or a death. The right lawyer can make the joyful moments in life even sweeter by reducing stress and providing peace of mind that everything is ‘just right.’ Closing on a home is one such happy […]

As a landlord, what am I allowed to do with a renter’s security deposit before they need it back? Am I able to reinvest it into my property?

In a word—no. Massachusetts law tends to favor tenants. This is understandable, as tenants have their home to lose, but it can lead to frustrating situations when a tenant is uncooperative, remiss in paying rent, or blatantly disrespectful to the property and its furnishings. The law in Massachusetts allows landlords to collect a security deposit […]