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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Recent Announcements

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.

Recent Announcements

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.

Recent Announcements

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.

Recent Announcements

Alimony Law Changes

posted Sep 10, 2015, 8:07 AM by Michael Vosilla [ updated Sep 10, 2015, 8:08 AM ]

The alimony reform act has been the subject of numerous complaints for modification in the Probate and Family Courts, and appeals thereof, in the past couple years. These appellate decisions have been providing divorce and family law attorneys with guidance on the practical effects of the recent alimony changes.
Of note, the Probate and Family Courts are allowed to modify separation agreements that MERGED with the divorce judgments, if they predate the alimony reform statues and include a spousal support order, solely on the basis that the alimony orders have exceeded the new alimony durational limits. But, if the spousal support order in the separation agreement survived the judgment of divorce as an independent contract, then termination solely on the basis of the new durational limits will not be allowed. Further, in either case of merger or survival, the courts will deny modification to a “pre-alimony reform statutes” order for spousal support, on the basis of the payer reaching full retirement age, unless the judgment, of which modification is sought, provided for reaching retirement age being a situation entitling the payer to modify the alimony payments.

Recent Announcements

October 2015 Visa Bulletin Bring Changes

posted Sep 10, 2015, 6:53 AM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated Sep 10, 2015, 6:55 AM ]

The Department of State has released the October 2015 Visa Bulletin. With this visa bulletin comes changes to the immigrant visa availability system. Specifically, visa bulletins will now include two different charts per visa preference category. The two charts are:

  • Application Final Action Dates (this is the old chart which indicates the dates when visas may be issued)
  • Dates for Filing Applications (this is a new chart which indicates the dates when applicants may apply for an immigrant visa or file an application for adjustment of status.
USCIS has indicated that it will begin accepting applications for adjustment of status based upon the Dates of Filing Applications Chart. This new system will allow applicants to obtain work and travel authorization early than they could previously under the old visa availability system.
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.

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