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Will your Estate lose Assets in Probate Court?


If you or a loved one should be involved in a contested estate, the result may be that there will not be an Executor to take care of important matters quickly causing a substantial loss of money. In one such case involving a multimillion dollar estate the Judge needed to appoint a probate attorney with

Insurance Coverage for Release of Hazardous Waste


Residential property owners that use oil to heat their homes should be aware of the new protection afforded by the amendment to M.G.L. c. 175, §4D. Many people are under the misconception that a leak in their heating oil storage tank that allows oil to migrate into the ground would be covered by their home

Considering Refinancing a Commerical or Residential Mortgage?


With interest rates near historical lows, are you considering refinancing your commercial or residential mortgage to take advantage of today’s lower interest rates, shorten your term of payments or perhaps take additional equity out for an important project? If so, there are a lot of new things for you to consider in today’s changes lending

Buyers of Foreclosed Homes Tempted by Free Title Insurance


The mortgage foreclosure situation is hectic these days. Many Lenders have sold their loans to other companies or packaged them in security “bundles”, the so-called securitization of mortgages. Many of these loans went into default and have been foreclosed and are now “Bank Owned” properties. Naturally banks are anxious to sell off these properties, frequently

Accident Case Settled Without Court


When a retired gentleman was struck by a truck, he turned to Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro, P.C. to protect his rights. Attorney Paul N. Barbadoro lead a litigation attorneys team of BBB lawyers who investigated the accident quickly and found that the truck struck the client as he walked across a busy street. The client’s

Diligent Research Solves Title Issues and Avoids Costly Litigation


Prior to closing, an owner of a residential dwelling was informed by the buyer’s attorney that the title to the real estate was not marketable because documents within the chain of title did not sufficiently confirm the existence of a corporate entity or the identity of the corporate officers or the trustees or beneficiaries of

Implementation of the Uniform Probate Code


In January 2009, Governor Deval L. Patrick signed into law probate reforms that have been debated in the Commonwealth for nearly 20 years which is known as the Uniform Probate Code (“UPC”). The UPC comes into full effect on July 1, 2011, with the exception of the guardianship provisions which become effective on July 1,

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Is it for You?


In these tough economic times, going to court can be an expensive and time consuming manner in which to come to a resolution of a dispute. Alternative dispute resolution options are becoming a more popular way to resolve legal matters without the frustration of waiting for a court date and without incurring the expense of

Massachusetts 2009 Child Support Guidelines


As of January 1, 2009 the calculation of child support payments in Massachusetts has been changed. The new worksheet has been designed so that the income and certain of expenses of both the payor and the recipient are taken into consideration when calculating the final support order. The Child Support Guidelines apply to cases involving