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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
According to a report by Boston.com, lawmakers in Massachusetts introduced an anti-sucicide coercion bill called “Conrad’s Law” last Wednesday (July 24). The bill proposes to criminlize suicide coercion with jail time for up to 5 years. The bill was introduced in response to a suicide case from the 2014 death of Conrad Roy III. Conrad… Read more »
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 »
The Spring Real Estate Market is in full bloom! Arrange a consultation to discuss the real estate process BEFORE you sign any contract, including a listing agreement or an Offer to Purchase.
According to The National Law Review: The exemption deadline for the recent paid family and medical leave law in Massachusetts has been extended until September 30, 2019. Another extension was given to the Employee Notice Deadline which is now due by June 30, 2019.