August 2019 Archives

Can you file bankruptcy to discharge student loan debt?

Can you file bankruptcy to discharge student loan debt? This common question has a two-part answer. The answer to the direct question of whether or not a person can list a student loan lender as a creditor in a bankruptcy case is "yes." The lender can, and should, be listed as a creditor, but whether the debt can actually be discharged is another discussion. The answer to this question is "possibly," but it may require additional work.

Developer cancels plans for downtown project

Massachusetts real estate developer Weiner Ventures recently announced it was cancelling a major project that would have built two high-rise buildings over the busy Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston. Weiner referred to the project as 1000 Boylston Street.

Strategies for avoiding probate

In Massachusetts, the term "probate" refers to the process of transferring property after a person has died. This legal process is overseen by a Family and Probate Court, and generally must be completed within three years of the death. However, not all types of property must go through probate.

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