November 2, 2017

Who's been protected by DACA? Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established a program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) through the issuance of a memorandum on June 15, 2012 entitled “Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion with Respect to Individuals Who Came to the United States as Children.”  The DACA program was by far President Barack Obama's signature immigration policy and benefitted approximately 800,000 young immigrants. It allowed the federal governmen...

October 31, 2017

Massachusetts implemented new child support guidelines on September 15, 2017.  The Task Force worked very hard to address the issues that parties were facing with the 2013 child support guidelines. You can read the 20 page Child Support Guidelines or continue reading for a highlight of the major changes and what this can mean for your establishing or existing child support order as the new guidelines shall be used in all cases establishing and modifying child support orders regardless...

September 21, 2017

With a rise in entrepreneurships, many small business owners and start up companies are turning to the Internet for step-by-step instructions on how to start their business.  Although there are many factors to consider and decisions to make, one of the most important decisions is deciding on the type of business structure your company will follow. 

The most common business structures are corporations, including C Corporations and S Corporations, limited liability companies, partne...

September 18, 2017

ALVES|SANTOS, LLP believes that attaining citizenship is the best measure of an immigrant's successful integration into the United States.  The pathway to citizenship can feel overwhelming but our firm can simplify the process. We are available to guide you each step of the way. If you’ve been thinking of beginning this journey, contact us now and let us help you take the first step. We want to be the first to say, “Congratulations - you are on your way to becoming a U.S. Citizen!”....

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