Posts Categorized: Recent Announcements

Same-sex Spouses can file for Immigration Benefits

Same-sex Spouses can file for Immigration Benefits posted Jul 3, 2013, 5:04 AM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated Jul 3, 2013, 5:05 AM ] Pursuant to a statement from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, as a result of the Supreme Court’s Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) decision, same-sex married couples will enjoy the… Read more »

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 of what they want to happen next. When that occurs, quickly getting the process over with can save many months’ worth of stress, anxiety, uncertainty, agitation, hostility, and discomfort. Even the most amicable of separating couples… Read more »

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Impact

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… Read more »

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Loses To Joe Biden In Home State Of MA

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”… Read more »

Judges Must Consider Domestic Violence in Post Divorce Custody

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… Read more »

Au Pairs Now Covered by the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in MA

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… Read more »

Proposed Law Could Bring the Death Penalty to MA

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… Read more »

Spouse-As-Caregiver Bill Proposed in MA

According to a report by The Somerville Times, a new bill proposal, known as S28, seeks to enact a new Medicaid spouse-as-caregiver policy. Medicaid has several programs to help family caregivers. However, it currently does not have any such policy to help spouses who take on the role of caregiver for their significant other. Senate… Read more »

Lawmakers Consider Removing Abortion Restrictions

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal: Lawmakers in the state of Massachusets are considering drafting legislation that will effectively remove all of the restrictions applied to abortion procedures as well as decriminalize the act. This legislature is called the “Roe Act”; a name that is a direct callback to the Roe V…. Read more »