May 2018 Archives

What should Quincy residents include in a basic will? (Part 1)

Drafting a will is one of those things that far too many Quincy residents put off for later. Part of this is simply trying to find the time in a busy week to deal with issues that seem so far removed from day-to-day life. Another part is simply not knowing where to begin, and wondering: what should be included in a basic will?

Filing for divorce in Massachusetts: initial choices to make

Fear of the unknown can be a powerful factor keeping Quincy couples from making the difficult decision to separate, even when they know in their hearts that they have reached the end of a marriage. In order to help de-mystify divorce, we'll be taking a look at one of the very basic steps: the actual divorce filing. The information in this post is not intended as legal advice for any particular situation, but simply as a general background that spouses should have.

What actually happens at a real estate closing?

You found the perfect Massachusetts home. You made an offer to purchase it. The seller accepted your offer. Now all you need to do is close the deal. That is what a real estate closing is, the meeting at which the property legally transfers from the seller to you. It is the final step in your home purchase process.

Quincy-area man charged with elder abuse after police chase

Justice is supposed to be blind to those details that play off of our emotions when someone is facing criminal charges. Unfortunately, Quincy residents know that this isn't always the case. Sometimes the eye-popping aspects of criminal allegations overshadow the nature of what a defendant is actually accused of.

Consolidation and debt relief for Quincy residents (Part 3)

Finally, having looked previously at debt consolidation in general and debt consolidation loans in particular, we'll turn this week to an examination of credit card balance transfers. Quincy residents are likely familiar with this type of consolidation from advertisements in the mail. While a credit card balance transfer has some benefits, it is important to distinguish between it and true debt relief.

Protect yourself from these sources of business liability

Running a business comes with many types of financial risks, but one of the highest is liability. Statistics show that at any given time, nine out of 10 businesses are involved in a lawsuit, reveals Forbes. Litigation is not a matter of if, but when, so you need to protect yourself from common sources of legal trouble.

Consolidation and debt relief for Quincy residents (Part 2)

To continue from an earlier post on our Quincy legal issues blog, we'll now take a look at a few common options for consolidating debt: consolidation loans and credit card balance transfers. The information is intended to be general in nature only, not as specific legal advice.

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