Posts Categorized: Recent Announcements

Child Custody Laws Apply to Same-Sex Couples

Child Custody Laws Apply to Same-Sex Couples posted Feb 4, 2012, 10:30 AM by Michael Vosilla On February 2, 2012, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has reiterated that child custody and related laws apply equally to both opposite and same-sex couples in the Commonwealth. In Della Corte v. Ramirez, the court held that the word “husband”,… Read more »

El Salvador TPS Extension

El Salvador TPS Extension posted Jan 10, 2012, 3:36 PM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated Jan 10, 2012, 3:39 PM ] U.S.C.I.S. has announced that Temporary Protection Status (TPS) for Salvadoran beneficiaries has been extended until September 9, 2013.  Please contact one of the experienced immigration attorneys at LaFountain & Wollman, P.C. if you… Read more »

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!! posted Jan 3, 2012, 6:50 AM by Michael Vosilla   [ updated Jan 3, 2012, 6:51 AM ] The attorneys at LaFountain & Wollman, P.C. would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!

Personal Injury – Snow and Ice

Personal Injury – Snow and Ice posted Dec 1, 2011, 12:05 PM by Andrew Kenney   [ updated Dec 1, 2011, 2:02 PM by Michael Vosilla ] With the winter months approaching, it is important for individuals and property owners to remember that the Massachusetts law with regard to personal injuries suffered due to snow… Read more »

ICE Review of Immigration Court Cases to Begin

ICE Review of Immigration Court Cases to Begin posted Nov 17, 2011, 10:33 AM by Michael Vosilla Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has released a memorandum outlining the process by which deportation/removal cases before the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) will be reviewed in order to conform with… Read more »

National Estate Planning Awareness Week: Oct. 17-23

National Estate Planning Awareness Week: Oct. 17-23 posted Oct 20, 2011, 6:04 AM by Michael Vosilla Congress has designated October 17th through the 23rd as National Estate Planning Awareness Week.  Now is the time to review your own estate plan to determine if it properly reflects your wishes in the event of a sickness, accident… Read more »

Newton Landlord Liable for Racial Discrimination

Newton Landlord Liable for Racial Discrimination posted Oct 3, 2011, 5:30 PM by Andrew Kenney On September 6, 2011, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) held a Newton landlord liable for race discrimination against an African-American real estate broker after informing her that he would not rent to “blacks” or “Africans” and that “they were not… Read more »

Changes to Massachusetts Alimony Law

Changes to Massachusetts Alimony Law posted Sep 27, 2011, 6:59 AM by Andrew Kenney Yesterday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the state’s most sweeping alimony reform in decades. The new law is designed to erase what many attorneys, judges and divorcing parties believed to be an outdated and often times inconsistent formula for… Read more »

Massachusetts Evidence and the “CSI Effect”

Massachusetts Evidence and the “CSI Effect” posted Sep 27, 2011, 6:36 AM by Andrew Kenney   [ updated Sep 27, 2011, 6:39 AM by Michael Vosilla ] The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court last week ruled that a judge may ask potential jurors about the “CSI effect.” a defendant in an Essex County murder case had… Read more »