Posts Categorized: Recent Announcements

Divorce Can Be Inexpensive And Fast

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… Read more »

U.S.C.I.S. Filing Fee Increase & Updated Forms

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… Read more »

New Probate Court Forms

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…. Read more »

Breach of Contract Withholding

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… Read more »

February 2016 Visa Bulletin Released

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… Read more »

Alimony Law Changes

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… Read more »

October 2015 Visa Bulletin Bring Changes

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… Read more »

Visa Bulletin Changes Expected

Visa Bulletin Changes Expected posted Sep 9, 2015, 6:43 AM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated Sep 9, 2015, 7:26 AM ] 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… Read more »

Divorce Decision: Trust Spendthrift Provisions

Divorce Decision: Trust Spendthrift Provisions posted Aug 31, 2015, 12:47 PM by Michael Vosilla   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… Read more »