28 Years Ago

In Uncategorized by John Tramontozzi

  I was recently asked to pull from Court archives,  remarks made from the bench 28 years ago, in my final days as an Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County. The words were directed to a young DA starting a new chapter in his professional life.  I continue to feel humbled by these words spoken by the Honorable Judge Robert Stanziani, who passed away in 2012. As a true mentor …

Reporting Child Abuse in Massachusetts

In Child Abuse, Uncategorized by John Tramontozzi

Crimes against children are heartbreaking. Since children are not able to speak for themselves, it is up to the adults in their lives to recognize signs of abuse and be the voice of those in potential danger. If you suspect that a child may be abused or neglected, here is some helpful information on reporting child abuse in Massachusetts.  Mandated Reporters There …

Information on Living Wills in Melrose, MA

In Finances, Misc Topics by John Tramontozzi

A ‘living will’ is a legal document explaining your instructions regarding health care treatments. It informs family members and health care providers of your preferences if you are unable to speak for yourself. While it is commonly created as part of an estate plan, it may also function separately. This post provides information on living wills in Melrose, MA and …

What To Do if You’re in a MBTA Bus Accident

In Auto Accidents, Other Injuries by John Tramontozzi

The state of Massachusetts offers some wonderful transportation options including buses, trains and ferries. Using public transportation is fairly safe, however, just like driving in your own car, accidents do happen. The likelihood of being in an accident is higher on buses, simply because of the fact that they must navigate through the same dangers as any other vehicle on the road. If you ride buses …

Who Needs an Estate Plan?

In Estate Planning by John Tramontozzi

Many people believe that you only need an estate plan if you’re wealthy or nearing retirement. But the reality is you should have an estate plan so that your personal wishes are carried out when you can no longer manage your affairs. This can happen at any stage in life. At a minimum, an estate plan should address your wishes …

Buying Your First Home and What to Expect

In Misc Topics, Real Estate, Uncategorized by Tramontozzi Law

Many people enter the purchase of a home process with both excitement and trepidation. It is helpful and reassuring to know what to expect as go through the process in terms of expenses and the process. What is Included in the Closing Cost Closing costs generally cover the following services: Attorney’s fees (yours and your lender’s if applicable) Title insurance …

Is It Time to Refinance Your Home?

In Misc Topics, Real Estate, Uncategorized by John Tramontozzi

Homeowners who bought their home when mortgage rates were low may have no interest in refinancing their present loan. However, if you bought your home when rates were higher or have an adjustable rate loan you should consider refinancing to a loan that has more favorable terms and lower interest rates. Refinancing is similar to the process you went through …

Real Estate Terminology and Transactions: Do I Need a Lawyer?

In Real Estate, Uncategorized by Tramontozzi Law

Real Estate has a language all its own just an in many other industries. This language can be both confusing and intimidating. The following are some basic terms used when listing your home for sale or when you are in the market to purchase a home in Massachusetts. Listing agreement – the contract that’s signed between a person selling a …

Legal Assistance With Traumatic Brain and Head Injuries

In Other Injuries by John Tramontozzi

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, it is critical to see a doctor immediately for proper medical treatment. In certain cases, you may require legal assistance with traumatic brain injuries in MA. The following is information that may be helpful. What is a Traumatic Brain Injury? A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, usually occurs …

Boating Accidents in Massachusetts

In DUI and OUI, Other Injuries, Personal Injury by Tramontozzi Law

Boating accidents happen far more often than you may think. With the summer season in full bloom and holiday boat use in full swing it is important to exercise extreme caution. If you get injured or suffer property damage by a motorboat or sailboat, there are some things you should know about within your legal rights. While significant injuries are …