Posts Categorized: Recent Announcements

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 »

The Spring Real Estate Market is in full bloom!

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.

Paid Family and Medical Leave Law Plan Exemption Deadline Extended

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.

Ongoing Jury Duty Scam in Middlesex

The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning regarding an ongoing jury duty scam in the area. Callers in the area are posing as members of the sheriff’s office and are informing residents that they need to resolve court and jury-related issues immediately. The reason for the scam is to try and extort money out… 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‚Äôs 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 »