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FIRM OVERVIEW

LaFountain & Wollman, P.C. is conveniently located in Watertown, just outside of Cambridge, Boston, Brighton, Newton, Belmont, and Waltham. Our firm primarily focuses on Divorce / Family Law, Real Estate and Condominium Law, Personal Injury / Civil Litigation, Business Law, Probate Matters including litigation and estate planning (such as drafting wills and trusts), Landlord Tenant Law, and Immigration Law. We primarily provide legal services to clients in Middlesex County, Suffolk County, Essex County, Norfolk County, and all of the Boston metro area and beyond. For real estate matters, we also serve clients in Plymouth County, Barnstable County, and Worcester County.

Our firm structure allows us to represent clients with a diverse range of legal needs, and each matter is assigned to a lawyer who focuses their practice on the specific type of law at issue. Our attorneys focus on different specific practice areas, which allows us to help clients with a wide range of legal needs “in house,” and to collaborate when a matter involves multiple practice areas. We always advocate for the best outcome in every matter, and we keep our clients informed of all developments and options in their cases. Every attorney at LaFountain & Wollman, P.C., maintains direct relationships with their clients, returning all client communications in a timely manner.

 

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

Recent Announcements

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Impact

LaFountain & Wollman, P.C. is closely monitoring the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Massachusetts.  We are proactively taking measures to ensure business continuity so that our attorneys can continue to zealously represent our clients.

While LaFountain & Wollman, P.C. remains open for business during this time; in accordance with CDC & WHO guidance our employees’ physical presence at 507 Mt. Auburn Street will be limited.  Be assured that our attorneys are more than capable of working remotely on your case. During this time, the best way to contact the attorney working on your case is via email. Those emails are as follows:

Nicholas J. LaFountain: [email protected]

PeggyAnn K. Wollman: [email protected]

Michael J. Vosilla: [email protected]

Alexander E. Swift: [email protected]

If you call our office during business hours and there is no answer, please leave a voicemail message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  Even if we are not in the office, our system automatically forwards all voicemail messages to all attorneys via email.

Additionally, during this time LaFountain & Wollman, P.C. is: 

Increasing the frequency of the cleaning and sanitizing of the common areas in our office such as our conference rooms;

Holding client meetings by telephone or other virtual means whenever possible; and

Encouraging employees and clients who feel sick to stay away from public spaces such as our office to avoid possibly spreading any infection.

Finally, we apologize for any inconvenience, but at this time we are encouraging all clients and potential clients to refrain from visiting our office without an appointment.  

Clients seeking an appointment should contact the attorney working on their matter via email to arrange for an appointment. 

Any potential clients who wish to consult on a new case should call our office and speak to a member of our staff or leave a detailed voice message and a member of staff will return your call as soon as possible and no later than the next business day.

Thank you for your consideration during this time.

Yours truly,

LaFountain & Wollman, P.C.
Nicholas J. LaFountain
PeggyAnn K. Wollman
Michael J. Vosilla
Alexander E. Swift

Recent Announcements

According to a recent report from CNN, on “Super Tuesday” (Tuesday, March 3, 2020), Senator Elizabeth Warren lost the Democratic primary vote to Joe Biden in her home state here in Massachusetts.

Also according to the report, Sen. Warren “is assessing her presidential campaign’s path forward on Wednesday… after a disappointing performance on Super Tuesday” (CNN). 18 States voted Tuesday, and Sen. Warren hasn’t managed to win a single one, or finish in the top-two.

Recent Announcements

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled that judges in the state of Massachusetts must consider all instances of domestic violence when overseeing divorce custody proceedings. Furthermore, the ruling includes hearings that take place after a divorce is final. The reasoning behind the new precedent is to help ensure children of divorce go to the safest parent or guardian possible.

“Regardless of whether it is in an initial divborce proceeding or a modificiation proceeding, the plain language of (the law) requires a Probate and Family Court judge to have complete view of abuse when determining whether a custody decision is in the child’s beest interest.” – Justice Elpeth Cypher

To read more about the new domestic violence ruling, you can find the meeting notes here. And, to learn more about child custody law and how our attorneys can help, head over to our custody disputes and child support page.

Need Help With A Custody or Domestic Violence Case? Contact Our Divorce Lawyers Now!

If you need help and representation for a custody or divorce case, then you’ve come to the right place! Contact the divorce and family law attorneys here at LaFountain & Wollman P.C. for a consultation today!

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Recent Announcements

According to an article by the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the First Circuit court in Massachusetts ruled that au pairs, someone who helps with housework and child care in exchange for room and board, are now, officially, covered by the state’s Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. The Massachusetts state policy director at the National Workers Alliance stated:

“This is the first Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in the country to have been challenged in the courts. it is a tremendous victory to witness it be rightly upheld by the legal system. Au pairs are immigrant workers who come to the United States to provide childcare. Like all working people, they deserve basic labor protections that allow them to work safely and with dignity.” – Rocio Avila, state policy director at the National Workers Alliance.

Additionally, the Executive Director of the Mathari Women Workers’ Center, Monique Tú Nguyen, seems to support the bill and said:

“We are thrilled to hear about this decision, which upholds the Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in its entirety. Au pairs will be covered by the state’s minimum wage and overtime law without exception.”

Recent Announcements

According to a report by Boston.com, a proposed law could make convicted cop killers eligible for the death penalty in Massachusetts.

Proposed by Republican state reps. Shaunna O’Connell and David DeCoste, the bill would give state prosecutors the option to seek capital punishment in cases involving a defendant (of at least age 18) convicted of murdering a law enforcement officer. According to the drafted legislature, anyone who murders an officer “either knowing that the victim was a law enforcement officer engaged in the performance of his or her duties or in retaliation for the performance of his or her duties, or both.”

“The people who committed these crimes, there’s no question of their guilt and we need to really stand with law enforcement and send a strong message that we do not tolerate the murder of any of our law enforcement officers.” – O’Connell

“I don’t believe that the authors of our constitution ever intended for us to be limited in terms of what we can apply the death penalty to, certainly not to protect law enforcement officers.” – DeCoste

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