Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Alert: 3 Common Scams

Scam artists prey on the vulnerable to profit especially in times of crisis. If you are struggling to keep up with your bills, debts and/or have underwater assets, then filing for personal bankruptcy with the help of an experienced attorney may be the best solution. The three following offers of ‘debt relief’ and assistance to ‘rescue’ ‘help’ or ‘save’ you are not in your best interests. Scam #1 Debt Settlement Companies Debt Settlement companies advertise heavily on providing you with … Continued

Warning Signs: Losing Control of Your Finances

Many people have let their finances get out of control. When a tragedy or unforeseen disaster such as the recent COVID-19 occurs, they simply cannot pay their bills. They are in over their heads in debt and the situation is made worse with unforeseen circumstances. If this sounds like your current situation, then you might start to explore the possibility of filing either a Chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcies. Bankruptcy does provide relief from overwhelming debt. Filing for Chapter 7 … Continued

Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Card and Purchasing a Gun

If I have a Massachusetts medical marijuana card, can I still purchase a gun? The clash between federal and state marijuana laws isn’t going away anytime soon. Massachusetts is the latest state to join several others in legalizing recreational use of cannabis, but our medical marijuana laws have been on the books since 2012. Even so, medical marijuana users will have to make a difficult choice: Maintain treatment or keep their Second Amendment rights. That’s because the federal government prohibits gun … Continued

Continued Learning During the Covid 19 Crisis

Attorney Gregory Oberhauser and his team understand what you and your family are going through due to the COVID 19 crisis. During the virus outbreak, he wants you to know that he is busy attending online lectures and undertaking extensive research to protect the future of his clients. Whether you are facing bankruptcy, criminal, or OUI, Oberhauser and his team are ready to meet your needs by staying on top of the ever-changing legal system via lectures and laws provided … Continued

Updated Order Regarding Court Operations During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT   In Re: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic   UPDATED ORDER REGARDING COURT OPERATIONS UNDER THE EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY THE COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) PANDEMIC   To safeguard the health and safety of the public and court personnel during the COVID- 19 (coronavirus) pandemic while continuing to conduct court business, the Supreme Judicial Court, pursuant to its superintendence and rule making authority, issues the following ORDER: Prior orders. Effective May 4, 2020, this order shall repeal and … Continued

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Amended Order Related to The Small Business Reorganiztion Act of 2019

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS AMENDED ORDER ADOPTING INTERIM FEDERAL RULES OF BANKRUPTCY PROCEDURE RELATED TO THE SMALL BUSINESS REORGANIZATION ACT OF 2019  On August 23, 2019, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (the SBRA) was enacted into law. The SBRA makes many substantive and procedural changes to the Bankruptcy Code and requires changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure to implement those changes. However, the February 19, 2020 effective date of the SBRA occurs long … Continued

What Does A Criminal Battery Charge Mean in MA?

If you or someone you know have recently been charged with assault and battery crimes in Massachusetts, you’ve likely heard allegations against you that don’t all make sense. The first step in fighting any criminal charge is to understand which offense or offenses you are being accused of, and what they actually mean. Legal Definition of Battery Battery is defined under common law as an intentional and unpermitted act that causes harmful or offensive contact with another person. It can … Continued