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Small and large banks, finance companies, and even private individuals can write loans, whether it's for a home, car, small business or personal loan, many of these loans go unpaid. When someone owes you money from a loan, the Law Office of Georg C. LaBonte can help you get it back. Let this office help you collect your debts and unpaid loans. Our office can also assist you in many different types of commercial debt collection matters, including actions to collect debts owed under loan agreements, retail installment contracts, negotiable instruments, promissory notes, goods sold and delivered, and goods sold on open accounts.
Whether it's a long time client, or a new purchaser, there are multiple scenarios in which you might provide goods to someone before receiving payment. Sometimes, that payment never comes, or is unavailable when payment is due. If you've delivered goods or even sold goods under contract, and have not been paid, the Law Office of Georg C. LaBonte can help recover debts owed by your customers who have failed to pay.
The Law Office of Georg C. LaBonte represents builders, masons, architects, plumbers, electricians and many other contractors who need to bring actions against clients who have not paid their bills. Nobody likes it when they don't get paid for work they've performed, in most cases payment is expected during the commencement of the job, but sometimes that is just not possible, and you perform the work with the expectation of being paid upon completion. Whether you have a formal contract or not, the Law Office of Georg C. LaBonte can help you in collecting your debts, or placing a mechanic's lien on the debtors property.
The Law Office of Georg C. LaBonte represents lawyers, accountants and other professionals who need to bring actions against their own clients who have not paid their bills. Nobody likes it when they don't get paid for work they've performed, sometimes an upfront retainer is just not possible, and you perform the work with the expectation of being paid upon completion. When that doesn't happen, you might need help in collecting your debts, and that is where this office can help.
Divorce is considered a dissolution or termination of marriage by a legal proceeding in the Probate Court. Divorces are generally categorized as contested or uncontested. In a contested divorce, the parties cannot agree on at least one issue, while in an uncontested divorce, the parties agree to all terms. In a contested divorce, the spouse seeking divorce prepares a petition for divorce and files it with the Probate Court, or for uncontested divorces, the parties submit a joint petition for divorce.
Uncontested divorces are often referred to as simple divorces. An uncontested divorce occurs when the couple agrees on all issues required to effectively terminate their marriage, leaving no items of consequence in dispute. This does not necessarily mean the divorce was amicable, however, it does require that all material items of the divorce be settled out of court, and detailed in the separation agreement.
Most couples would benefit from the use of an uncontested divorce due to its speed, simplicity, convenience, privacy, and inexpensiveness. An uncontested divorce can be accomplished in as little as a day, and can be filed and resolved in court as soon as all material terms are agreed upon. This efficiency can benefit divorcing couples significantly, and save them from large attorneys fees.
The contested divorce is one in which the spouses cannot come to agreement on one or more material issues required to effectively terminate their marriage. When spouses cannot come to agreement on even a single issue, they must approach the Probate Court to adjudicate their dispute. Contested divorces are very common, especially since there are so many different material issues to resolve during the course of terminating a marriage.
The most commonly disputed issues requiring court intervention include sensitive topics such as:
Civil litigation is a legal dispute between two or more parties that seek money damages or specific performance rather than criminal sanctions. ”Civil litigation is a process for resolving public and private legal disputes on civil matters through negotiation or through the courts. In a civil litigation matter one party is attempting to right a wrong, force another to honor an agreement, or attempting to settle a dispute.
Civil litigation involves seven stages: investigation, pleadings, discovery, pre-trial, trial, settlement and appeal. Not every lawsuit passes through each stage, and not necessarily in the same order, of litigation; most lawsuits are settled prior to trial and many cases that reach a trial verdict are not appealed. A lawsuit can range from several months to several years, and complex civil litigation often takes years just to pass from investigation and discovery through trial. Discovery is the longest and most labor-intensive stage of civil litigation. Despite the main focus on courtrooms in television and movies, litigators spend little time in the courtroom, and most of their time is devoted to discovery and investigation.
Mediation is an informal and confidential way for people to resolve disputes with the help of a neutral party. The mediator helps facilitate conversation, and drives the parties to constructive collaboration in resolving their disputes, the mediator helps the parties work out their own solutions to problems. Mediation in Massachusetts allows parties to collaboratively come to mutually beneficial and equitable decisions about their conflicts.
Please contact Georg C. LaBonte, Attorney-at-Law, to assist you in your Estate Planning needs. This office can assist you in the preparation of the following documents: