Massachusetts Property Division Laws – Alimony Attorney

  Property Acquired During Divorce Proceedings Remain Subject to Division When a couple is going through a divorce and figuring out alimony, the amount of alimony is calculated based upon the “length of the marriage.” While this term seems arbitrary, Massachusetts General Law c. 208, § 48, inserted by St. 2011, c. 124, § 3, […]

Massachusetts Employee & Independent Contractor Laws

Employee or Independent Contractor? Are Your Employees Classified Correctly? On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued an Administrator’s Interpretation on the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) “suffer or permit to work” standard and the misclassification of employees as independent contractors. WHD Administrator, David […]

Changes the Way to File for Green Cards – Immigration Law Firm MA

  New Visa Bulletin for October Changes the Way to File for Green Cards! For years, the United States Department of State has controlled when people can file for permanent residence (green cards) based on family-based and employment-based petitions. For everyone other than a spouse, parent or minor child of a U.S. Citizen, they must […]

Green Card Lottery Begins Today 10-1-2015 – Massachusetts Immigration Law

Green Card Lottery Begins Today! The United States has long been known as a “melting pot” of nationalities, cultures, and ethnicities. In order to keep the United States diverse, Congress enacted a program called the “Diversity Immigrant Visa Program.” This program makes up to 50,000 immigrant visas (green cards) each year to random applicants from […]

Immigration Enforcement Policies in Massachusetts

  If you or your relatives hope to live and work in the United States, you should be aware of US immigration laws pertaining to acquiring legal immigration status and employment. Immigration policies at the state level vary considerably in terms of access to public benefits and verification of legal status of immigrants. Some states […]

The Republic of Yemen Now Eligable For TPS – Immigration Law MA

The Republic of Yemen Designated for TPS through July 22, 2017 Immigration has announced that nationals of the Republic of Yemen are now eligible for temporary protected status starting September 3, 2015 through March 3, 2017. Temporary Protected Status   Temporary Protected Status (also known as TPS) is a measure taken by the U.S. Department […]

Haiti Designated for TPS Extension through July 22, 2017 – MA Immigration Law

Haiti Designated for TPS Extension through July 22, 2017 Immigration has announced that current Haitian TPS beneficiaries may extend their TPS status through July 22, 2017. Applicants only have a 60-day period in which to file their extensions; from August 25, 2015 through October 26, 2015. If you feel you may be eligible for an […]

Eligibility for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver – Massachusetts Immigration

Immigration Documentary Requirements In the past year, living in the United States without immigration documentation has become increasingly more difficult. Immigration documents are required to get a driver’s license, enroll in some schools and colleges, work, sign some leases, and be approved for loans. More and more, people in the United States are trying to […]

Wealth Management for 2015 – Massachusetts Attorneys

Multi-Generational Planning The importance of legacy-driven infrastructure for families in the 21st century is of critical importance.  More than ever, families are experiencing rapid changes in structure, responsibility, and wealth. A carefully drafted estate plan will address the need to protect your family, provide for estate supervision, and ensure assets are safely protected and transferred […]

DACA Recipients Only Have 5 Days Left to Return 3-Year Work Permits!

Immigration has sent out final letters warning anyone who still has a employment authorization card (work permit) with a validity of three years that they must return it immediately. All 3-year work permits must be received by Immigration by July 17, 2015. In addition, any DACA approval notice with a period of longer than two […]