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Planning you and families future can be really important. Choosing the right attorney’s for the job can be just as important. Here at Castel & Hall. LLP. we can help assist you in these matters with our great legal team and staff. 

Last Will & Testament

The idea of a will simplistic. A Will is a legal document. This legal document states the maker’s directions regarding the disposition of his/hers estate after death. This is part of the probate process, which provides the name(s) of person(s) who are responsible for the overseeing the settlement of the dependents estate. Here at Castel & Hall, LLP. we can help provide the Last Will and Testament  for you in the manner you need.

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Medical Malpractice v. Medical Negligence

People often confuse or completely negate the different classifications of medical wrongdoing. An assumption exists within our society that all instances of such behavior constitutes medical malpractice, and yet such is only one avenue a plaintiff may pursue in hopes of recovery. Another, and often interrelated, classification is that of medical negligence. This blog hopes to highlight the main differences between the two legal theories, while concluding with a strong emphasis on seeking the advice of counsel before making a…

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DACA – All You Need to know

As of the end of 2020, one of the most discussed aspects of the U.S. immigration regime is a policy known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. DACA was implemented in 2012 under the Obama administration, and the formal law stemmed from the DREAM Act, which had been proposed then, and on several other occasions, since 2001 but has yet to be passed through both houses of Congress, as of the authorship of this article.

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Chapter 93A: Consumer Protection Law in the State of Massachusetts.

Most of the consumer protection laws are made so that businesses and companies are incapable of committing fraud or certain specified unfair practices in order for themselves to gain a lead over their competitors, and also so that they or are incapable of misleading their consumers. This write-up is a summation of one of such laws as applied in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Personal Injury Laws in Massachusetts

By: Bhabesh Bhabisnu …The person bringing the suit has to have suffered some sort of injury, whether it be physical, mental, or emotional. There are a variety of reasons for which these injuries may have allegedly occurred, but the most common are through negligence, gross negligence, reckless conduct, or intentional misconduct. Depending upon the jurisdiction, facts of the case, the intent or negligence of the responsible party, and other important factors, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from the…

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Temporary Workers: H-1B & H-2B Visas

By: Lara Werneck Temporary (nonimmigrant) worker visas are for those who are interested in migrating to the U.S. for employment purposes, but solely for a fixed period of time. A petition filed by the prospective employer is required for most of these visas, including the H-1B and H-2B.  Such visas will be discussed in further detail below; specifically, in regards to eligibility, the filing/program process and period of stay for each. Please note that some of the requirements for temporary…

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Need Workers Compensation?

When an individual has been injured or develops an illness as a direct result of their job, often the aggrieved person seeks financial assistance. One can attempt to receive such help through a workers’ compensation claim. Such has proven successful in cases where one can prove that they were injured or developed an illness in their normal place of business, on their normal work site, or while conducting business in the ordinary course of their job. Workers’ compensation is a…

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Thinking about Estate Planning in Massachusetts?

Estate planning involves determining how a person’s belongings and assets will be managed, preserved, and distributed to those that they want in the event of their death or incapacity. Assets could include all sorts of personal property, including money, cars, houses, works of art, insurance benefits, and even pensions. There are many reasons an individual would take part in estate planning, but the common reasons are to preserve the wealth of their family and to provide for their spouses, children,…

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Temporary Protected Status Extended for Haiti

By: Ryan Madden New TPS designation enables Haitian nationals (and individuals without nationality who last resided in Haiti) currently residing in the United States as of May 21, 2021 to file initial applications for TPS, so long as they meet eligibility requirements. TPS will apply only to those individuals who are already residing in the United States as of May 21, 2021 and meet all other requirements. Those who attempt to travel to the United States after this announcement will…

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