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LaFountain & Wollman, P.C. is a general practice law firm located in Watertown and providing legal services to clients in the Boston metro area and beyond. Our lawyers are experienced in a wide variety of practice areas. Our experienced attorneys utilize collective, but never duplicative efforts to maximize efficiency in a practical, cost effective manner. Our lawyers also promote excellent client relationships and respond to client communications in a timely manner. Our experienced attorneys always advocate for the best outcome in every matter.

 

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After a while, many couples both decide they were not “meant to be,” and come to a general understanding on what they want to happen next. When that occurs, quickly getting the process over with can save countless months’ worth of stress, anxiety, uncertainty, agitation, hostility, and discomfort. Even the most amicable of separating couples can find themselves arguing over minor and trivial annoyances when trying to navigate the legal process of their marital dissolution.

Know Someone in This Situation? We Can Help

If you or someone you know is in this situation, we can help bring the marriage to a quick and low-cost resolution. Although we can only represent one spouse in any given divorce under the law, we can help you quickly convert your tentative agreement into a formal divorce agreement for your spouse to review, and can also draft the legal papers that must be filed with it (except for one standard form that must be completed by your spouse – we can give them a blank copy though). Once both sides are in agreement on the legal documents, we get them filed and arrange for a court hearing to finalize the matter.

Same-Day Filing

In one county, we can often get the papers filed and presented to the judge on the same day or even morning!!!!! Again, in some cases we can literally file the completed papers together, and leave court before lunch with the case already resolved. Even in courts where that is not possible, the delay before the hearing is generally not too long when everything is properly filed, and in most cases having the agreement signed and filed will reduce the stress and fighting a great deal during the wait.

We Can Help You Reach A Joint Agreement Faster

Finally, even if there are a few issues in dispute, getting the assistance of counsel to finalize the remaining issues can help reach a joint agreement faster and with less stress than going it alone. This can be done before anyone files for divorce in hopes of doing so together, or it can be done after one side files.

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As of December 23, 2016, U.S.C.I.S. has increased the filing fees for immigration applications and petitions by an average of 21 percent. Further, new versions of most immigration forms were also released on December 23, 2016 and are to be used in place of older versions.

All immigration applications or immigration petitions postmarked on or after December 23, 2016 must include the new filing fees or U.S.C.I.S. will reject the submission. Pursuant to recent guidance from U.S.C.I.S., older versions of immigration forms will be accepted until February 21, 2017. The new forms can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/forms and information regarding the new immigration filing fees can be found at https://www.uscis.gov/forms/our-fees.

Before you file any immigration applications or immigration petitions, contact LaFountain & Wollman, P.C. to set up a free half-hour consultation with one of our immigration lawyers to review and discuss your immigration status. Remember it is almost always safer, and cheaper, to seek legal advice before filing rather than after a problem arises.

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Effective April 15, 2016, the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court requires the use of new and revised forms for estate or probate filings. While there will be a two week grace period, older version of the forms will not be accepted for filing thereafter. Information regarding the changes to these forms can be found HERE.

To access the new forms, please visit the FORMS PAGE of the Probate and Family Court. If you have any questions concerning these changes, or any other aspect of an estate or probate matter, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free half hour consultation with our probate attorneys.

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Sometimes people wonder if they can withhold payment under a contract due to the other party’s breach of the contract. While that is possibly allowed depending on the nature of the breach, the circumstances leading up to it, and the ramifications thereof, not every breach permits such. As the Supreme Judicial Court required potential litigants earlier today in a published decision, refusal of performance (payment) by a non-breaching party will ordinarily require that the breach was “material.” To be “material”, the breach must involve an essential and inducing feature of the contract.

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February 2016 Visa Bulletin Released

posted Jan 12, 2016, 7:42 AM by Michael Vosilla [ updated Jan 12, 2016, 7:43 AM ]

The Department of State has released the February 2016 Visa Bulletin, which can be found by CLICKING HERE. The Visa Bulletin is published monthly by the Department of State and indicates who may apply for an immigrant visa based on their preference category and priority date. For a detailed explanation of the visa bulletin, priority dates, and the numerical limitations of immigration visas, please CLICK HERE.

If you are in the United States and seeking to adjust status to become a permanent resident of the United States, please check HERE in order to determine whether to use the “Application Final Action Dates” or “Dates for Filing Applications” chart to determine if you can file your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status as of February 1, 2016.

If you have any questions, or think that your priority date is now, or may be, current in the near future, please contact one of the immigration lawyers at LaFountain and Wollman, P.C. to set up a free half hour consultation.

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