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LaFountain & Wollman, P.C.
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. 

To learn more, please click on the links to our law firm's practice areas:

Real Estate Law                                          Trusts & Estates

Landlord/Tenant Law                                  Personal Injury Law

Divorce and Family Law                             Criminal Law

Immigration Law                                         Civil Disputes 

Condominium Law                                      
● Employment Discrimination 

For personalized legal attention from knowledgeable and experienced attorneys, contact LaFountain & Wollman, P.C. today at 617-926-8944 or info@lafountainwollman.com to set up a free half hour consultation with a lawyer.


  • Alimony Law Changes 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 ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2015, 8:08 AM by Michael Vosilla
  • October 2015 Visa Bulletin Bring Changes 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 ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2015, 6:55 AM by Michael Vosilla
  • Visa Bulletin Changes Expected The Department of State ("DOS") is expected to announce changes to the current immigrant visa availability system that will allow for those potential immigrant visa applicants waiting for their priority dates to become current to be able to file their adjustment applications beforehand and enjoy the benefits associates with a pending application for adjustment of status, mainly work and travel authorization.  However, while these applications would be accepted, they could not be adjudicated until the visa bulletin indicates that the applicant's priority date actually becomes current.Click here for a detailed explanation of the current system of the visa bulletin, priority dates, and the numerical limitations of immigration visas.This change is expected to provide some relief to those ...
    Posted Sep 9, 2015, 7:26 AM by Michael Vosilla
  • Divorce Decision: Trust Spendthrift Provisions In a recently published decision, the Massachusetts Appeal's Court reminded couples going though divorce that a spendthrift clause in a family trust does not guarantee that the trust assets are shielded from division during a beneficiary's divorce.  In the case at issue, the Appeal's Court found ample justification for the Probate and Family Court judge's decision to divide the husband's share in the trust, including that the divorcing couple paid for marital expenses with trust distributions, and that the trustees ceased all distributions to the husband right before divorce proceedings began.  The Appeal's Court did not rule entirely in the wife's favor however, because it concluded that although the trial judge was justified ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2015, 12:47 PM by Michael Vosilla
  • SJC issues decision declaring new Premises Liability tendency In the recent SJC case of Angela Sarkisian vs. Concept Restaurants, Inc., SJC-11786, the Court expanded the application of mode of operation doctrine. According to the mode of operation doctrine, a Plaintiff does not need to prove that the Defendant was on actual or constructive notice of a defective condition that gave rise to Plaintiff's injury, rather the Plaintiff has to prove that the injuries arose from a reasonably foreseeable unsafe condition related to Defendant's chosen mode of operation. The Plaintiff, Angela Sarkisian, broke her leg after slipping and falling on a wet dance floor at a nightclub owned by the Defendant, Concept Restaurants. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the Defendant, concluding that ...
    Posted Jun 25, 2015, 7:56 AM by Michael Vosilla
  • Successful Land Court Verdict After a three day trial in Land Court judgment1 entered on behalf of our client and the court ordered that the disputed deed was voided. The court determined that that deed should be voided because our client executed the deed under duress from her siblings. The interesting decision on this case can be found HERE. If you think our experienced Watertown real estate attorneys can assist you, please contact us at 617-926-8944 to set up a free half-hour consultation. 1 Currently under Appeal.
    Posted Jun 24, 2015, 11:43 AM by Michael Vosilla
  • $1,300,000.00 Personal Injury Settlement Our experienced Watertown personal injury lawyers have recently settled a client's car accident case for one million, three hundred thousand dollars ($1,300,000.00).  Our client had suffered severe injuries as a result of a head-on collision in Worcester county and our experienced car accident lawyers fought to obtain this well deserved settlement for our client.If you or someone you know has been injured in a car or other kind of accident, give us a call at 617-926-8944 for a free consultation regarding your potential personal injury case and how our experienced Watertown car accident lawyers can help.
    Posted Jun 17, 2015, 12:08 PM by Michael Vosilla
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