Top Marlborough Residential Real Estate Attorneys Near You

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Booth Law, P.C.

Residential Real Estate Attorney | Serving Marlborough, MA

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508-202-1709

At Booth Law, P.C., we do what we love: providing personalized service for every client along with expertise and efficiency.

Formerly of Haddleton & Associates, P.C., John S. Booth, Esq. proudly continues to represent his clients on Cape Cod and the Islands. Booth Law, P.C. represents clients in the areas of elder law and estate planning, tax, real estate, business and corporate law.  Attorney Booth understands the issues that your family or business may be facing. Don’t wait until …

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Levin and Levin, LLP

Residential Real Estate Attorney | Serving Marlborough, MA

617-520-4981

Quality Legal Services In Quincy Since 1933

At Levin and Levin, LLP, full service means we offer experienced, effective legal counsel and advocacy in virtually every area of law. This can be a tremendous benefit to our clients as there are many times where a problem may involve more than one area of law. By offering a multi-faceted approach to the law, we are able to provide the comprehensive representation our …

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Marlborough Residential Real Estate Information

Residential Real Estate

Residential real estate transactions are regulated by state law and can involve a number of issues, such as easements, property lines, known and unknown faults with the home or the land. A home purchase is a contract between buyer and seller so other legal issues may be involved.

Do You Need a Residential Real Estate Lawyer?

Some states require a lawyer to be involved in the sale of a home. But even if your state does not have that requirement, it is still in your best interest to consult a Marlborough residential real estate lawyer. The lawyer can review the sales contract and the deed to prevent a legal issue arising later.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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