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Bankruptcy Basics

Bills piling up? Can’t make more than your interests payments each month? Have you ever considered filing a bankruptcy? Briones Law Group is pleased to announce that Attorney Annalisa Saldi will be serving “of counsel” to our office handling bankruptcy petitions. Read on to learn more about the process. When you are in over your head with credit card debt, it might seem like you have no way out. Filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy may

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Why you need to carry decent uninsured/underinsured limits on your auto policy.

In Massachusetts, we are required to carry auto insurance on our vehicles. But is the auto insurance we are buying and paying a lot of money for doing its job? Meaning, will it protect you in the event of an accident? Because I have been handling auto accident claims for over 25 years, I have made it a habit to talk to my clients about their auto insurance coverage. People don’t really think it through

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So, you drive for Uber?

You’re making some decent money driving for Uber. That’s great! But have you given any thought to what would happend if you got into an accident while driving for Uber? Well you should. If you have an Uber customer in your vehicle and you are involved in an accident, your insurance does not cover the loss. Uber carries secondary insurance that kicks in while you are “working” for them. The problem is that this secondary

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Pets and Divorce

People who know me well know how much I love animals, dogs in particular. So if you asked me who should get the dog in a divorce, I would likely have a different opinion than the Judges in Probate Court. Custody of the dog would be high on my priority list right after the children. On some days my dog comes before my children especially those in their teenage years.. My dog doesn’t talk back,

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Seriously, is it that difficult to use a blinker?

I was driving back from Court this afternoon and I admit I was rushing to get to my office. I was in the passing lane keeping a safe distance behind the car in front of me. Without warning, this red jaguar turned into my lane causing me to have to brake in order to not run into him. No blinker anywhere to be seen. This kind of driving really infuriates me. Was this driver just

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Will you help in an emergency?

I took an American Heart Association CPR course this week. To be honest, I was dreading it all day. But to my surprise, I found it really interesting! The instructor talked a little bit about why people are hesitant to help out when an emergency arises. They are afraid they will get sued. At my gym the next day, I was telling people about this great CPR class I took and about what the instructor

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Don’t like something about your divorce agreement?

Once a divorce is over and the dust settles, people often realize that they shouldn’t have agreed to certain terms in their agreement. I have been told by clients that they agreed to certain things because they just “wanted to get it over with”. Clarity comes later and people want to alter the agreement because they believe that something was not “fair”. In order to file for a modification of the divorce agreement, there must

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When Fido bites

Dog Owners in Massachusetts are strictly liable when their dog bites. The only defense to this is that the dog was being teased, tormented or abused by the bitee. Dog bite claims are generally covered under homeowner policies. If your dog bites someone, you should report it to your insurance company immediately. You will also have to produce vaccination records for your dog to prove that he or she has been vaccinated for rabies. If

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What should you expect from your lawyer?

There are a number of areas in which attorneys and their clients can come to disagreements. After all, in most cases, being the party in a probate, criminal or civil law suit is a high stress endeavor. Lack of communication, doubt about the attorney’s abilities, or simply the fact that he/she is a pompous ass are only a few reasons why clients and attorneys have relationship issues. In turn, some folks have a different view

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Is there any way to prevent a divorce once your spouse has filed?

People often ask me if there is any way to prevent a divorce if their spouse files against them. The answer is no. The basis of divorce in Mass is irretrievable breakdown. If one party believes that the marriage is irretrievably broken and wants to get a divorce, it will happen. Once a divorce is filed in Massachusetts, the Court will set a Pre trial date for six months away because contested divorces in MA

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