Legal Representation for Home Sellers in Massachusetts

In Misc Topics, Real Estate, Uncategorized by Tramontozzi Law

When selling a home in Massachusetts, you have the option to hire an attorney. While this is common for buyers as well, there are a few reasons why we recommend legal representation for sellers. Deed Preparation In Massachusetts, sellers are required to draft the deed that transfers ownership from seller to buyer. Though closing attorneys typically offer this service, it would …

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 …

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 …

What Is Estate Planning? The Ten Tasks

In Uncategorized by Tramontozzi Law

You have often heard the phrase, “You can’t take it with you.” For this reason, it is important to have a sound estate plan in place to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes and will provide for the security of your dependents and loved ones. It can also transfer or liquidate business interests avoiding complications and confusion. Estate planning …

Motorcycle Accidents

In Uncategorized by Tramontozzi Law

Motorcycles can be a wonderful means of transportation and for many a great recreational activity. But when a car cuts you off or stops suddenly in front of you the resulting injuries from the motorcycle crash can be severe. If you are injured in a motorcycle crash get medical attention right away. The serious injuries affect not only you but …

Senate Proposed Ban on Cell Phone Use in Melrose Massachusetts

In Uncategorized by John Tramontozzi

In January  2016 the Massachusetts Senate passed a bill S.2093, banning the use of handheld mobile phones while driving. Though Massachusetts has banned texting, police have issued around 10,000 tickets with fines for texting violations. Law enforcement officials have complained that  if someone is pulled over for texting, the law currently gives the driver an out because he can say …

Cell Phone Use: Distracted Driving in Melrose MA

In Other Injuries, Pedestrian Accidents, Personal Injury, Traffic Violations, Uncategorized by John Tramontozzi

In 2010, Massachusetts banned texting while driving, yet many drivers continue to text while they drive and continue to cause serious accidents and injuries to others. WBUR reported that during the six years since the texting law went into effect, police have issued around 10,000 tickets with fines for texting violations.   If you or a loved one is involved in an …