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Mechanic's Liens

Posted on Monday, October 05, 2015

In Connecticut, a mechanic's lien may be filed by any person who has a claim for more than ten dollars for materials furnished or services rendered in the construction, raising, removal or repairs of any building or in the improvement of any lot or in the site development or subdivision of any plot of land. >> Read Entire Article





Debt Settlement Companies; a few things you should know

Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Everybody has seen ads on television where someone will promise to magically negotiate your high debt down to a manageable bite-sized amount. Before dialing that toll-free number, there are a few things you should know. >> Read Entire Article





Can I claim ownership of my neighbor's land by adverse possession?

Posted on Friday, May 30, 2014 by James A. Lenes

Most people have heard of the legal doctrine of adverse possession. It allows a party to go into court to assert ownership of all or a portion of another's land. Since it is not unusual for a land owner to use the land of an adjacent land owner, adverse possession claims are more common than one may think. Determining whether the use of the other's land is enough to claim ownership, however, is where things begin to get tricky. >> Read Entire Article





Health Care Act Reminder

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014

Beginning in 2014, everyone must chose to maintain health insurance coverage for themselves and their families for the entire year, or choose to either seek an exemption or pay a "shared responsibility" payment on the 2014 tax return for that period during which there was no coverage. >> Read Entire Article





Municipal zoning regulation & the rising popularity of "in law apartments"

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

If your mother and/or father or other family member no longer wish to maintain a separate residence but are not ready, financially or otherwise, for assisted living, you may be considering converting part of your home for them to live in. Before you make any plans for a conversion, you need to be aware of your local zoning requirements. >> Read Entire Article





What are a commercial landlord's options when a tenant breaches a lease agreement?

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Commercial landlords regularly face situations where a tenant fails to pay rent or otherwise breaches the lease between the parties. Generally, unless the landlord wishes to be rid of the tenant, the first step to address the situation is to contact the tenant to demand that the lease default be cured. If the tenant is unable or unwilling to remedy the situation, more dramatic efforts may be needed. How a landlord initially deals with a lease default can have consequences as to how the situation is ultimately resolved. >> Read Entire Article





Call Before You Build

Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2013

Make sure you comply with applicable land use regulations before you start that home improvement project. >> Read Entire Article





Can I file a bankruptcy and still keep my house?

Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by James A. Lenes

One of the most frequent question I receive when speaking to a client considering bankruptcy is whether the client can keep his or her home. While the answer is usually yes, there are certain issues that must be considered before a final answer can be reached. >> Read Entire Article





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