The coronavirus outbreak that has hit the globe has had tragic effects on individuals, families, and businesses worldwide. Indeed, many have suffered pangs of loneliness in an effort to social distance; others have contracted the disease, COVID-19, themselves–in some cases, this has resulted in death; others have lost loved ones; and many have lost jobs or have suffered financial hardship. In response to the latter, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office has recently issued emergency regulations pertaining to debt collection rules during the pandemic. Here’s what you should know–
Facing large amounts of debt can be a terrifying experience, leading to worries about being evicted or losing one’s home, having assets seized or wages garnished, or even facing litigation as a result of outstanding debt. At the law offices of Deborah Gold-Alexander Attorney at Law, we understand how stressful living with large amounts of debt is, and we want to help. If you have been thinking about filing for bankruptcy in our state, it’s important that you understand the pros and cons of filing for bankruptcy in Massachusetts. Consider the following information, and call our lawyer for more details that are specific to your case–
As the old adage goes, two things are certain in life: death and taxes. If you’re filing for bankruptcy, though, you may have questions about whether or not you’ll need to pay taxes, as well as whether your bankruptcy filing will clear your tax debt. At the office of Deborah Gold-Alexander Attorney at Law, we have answers. To learn more, call our Massachusetts bankruptcy lawyer directly today.
Well, it has been two months since I provided an update concerning the Coronavirus impact on court closures and other important legal matters and unfortunately, not much has changed with respect to the court matters. The courts were set to re-open June 1st and that date has been extended to July, and probably will be further extended. Jury trials have now been extended to September 2020 and it is expected that there will be further delays with holding jury trials. The process of conducting a jury trial has presented as challenging with respect to maintaining social distancing during the trials. Attorneys receive weekly and/or daily updates from the courts and legal associations. While there appears to be some progress made with respect to having certain hearings conducted by virtual (ie: ZOOM) conferences or by telephone conferences, it also appears that the court administration must make more strives in upgrading technology to facilitate these conferences.