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The Art of Domesticating Judgments in Massachusetts

When it comes to judgments, under the US Constitution, all States are required to honor judgments of other States. How that is done is generally governed by the Uniform Foreign Judgment Enforcement Act, which unfortunately has not been adopted by some States, such as Massachusetts. This means a foreign judgment creditor must first domesticate the … Continue reading The Art of Domesticating Judgments in Massachusetts

How an Experienced Commercial Collections Attorney Can Help You

In a credit business, the department of accounts receivables is normally a busy place, processing sales inquiries, credit applications and making collection calls. If the list of customers on the Aged Trial Balance is longer than it should be, you could spend months, and possibly years, making collections. This is the same challenge that’s faced … Continue reading How an Experienced Commercial Collections Attorney Can Help You

A Collections Attorney Can Make the Difference between Getting Paid and Living with an Unpaid Judgment

Law can be a tricky subject, especially to the uninitiated. In fact, the area of law is so diverse that there are different lawyers who concentrate on different areas of law, and seldom if ever, venture out of their domain. When it comes to collections and judgments in Massachusetts there are quite a few things … Continue reading A Collections Attorney Can Make the Difference between Getting Paid and Living with an Unpaid Judgment

Worth Liening: How to File a Massachusetts Mechanic’s Lien the Right Way

Before we can get into the risks of not filing a mechanic’s lien, it’s important to take a step back and find out the why you are contemplating a mechanics lien. It’s a good chance that you are probably thinking about getting a mechanic’s lien because you’re worried that you might not get paid some … Continue reading Worth Liening: How to File a Massachusetts Mechanic’s Lien the Right Way

Collecting Collections: What You Need to Do and Know Before Getting a Commercial Collections Attorney

If you own a business you are going to be dealing with commercial collections from times to time. It would be nice if clients paid up their outstanding balance on time, but there are some instances when you will need to get involved in the process of making a collection. While there are many reasons … Continue reading Collecting Collections: What You Need to Do and Know Before Getting a Commercial Collections Attorney

Why File a Notice of Identification in Massachusetts?

A mechanic’s lien in the State of Massachusetts is a lien against real property created by statute. Its purpose is to secure a contractor, their subcontractors, and sub-subcontractors the right to payment for services rendered and material supplied in connection with real estate improvement.  To create, perfect, and enforce a mechanic’s lien, strict compliance with … Continue reading Why File a Notice of Identification in Massachusetts?

Enforcement of Judgments in Massachusetts Requires a Skilled Commercial Debt Collection Attorney

Enforcing a money judgment in the State of Massachusetts is generally allowable for a period of twenty years. A skilled and persistent attorney will ensure that all property that is liable to be taken on execution and enforcement has been identified and secured. Alan M. Cohen is such an attorney and has been successfully helping … Continue reading Enforcement of Judgments in Massachusetts Requires a Skilled Commercial Debt Collection Attorney

Domesticating Foreign Judgments in Massachusetts

Under the United States Constitution, individual States are required to honor the judgments of another State as ruled by their courts. However, in the State of Massachusetts, this is not an automatic process. Foreign judgments awarded outside the State of Massachusetts must be domesticated before they can be enforced in Massachusetts. At the Law Offices … Continue reading Domesticating Foreign Judgments in Massachusetts