Lillian J. LaRosa

Lillian J. LaRosa

LaRosa/Toland Law Office
  • Probate, Divorce, Workers' Compensation...
  • Massachusetts
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Probate Court practice including litigqation and administration of estates. including will and account contests and appointment of personal representative contests divorce and custody including guardianship of minors, and preparation and reviewing real estate and purchase and sale agreements, preparing petitions for license to sell,real estate and petitions to partition land in common. I have been a Conciliator with the Middlesex County Bar Association program for several years, I am a Court appointed Guardian Ad Litem category D on, Probate Accounts including Estates and Conservatorships, and Custody and Visitation Guardian ad litem . Our office also handles Workers Compensation matters including third party claims, personal injury , auto and truck accidents, pedestrian accidents.

Practice Areas
  • Probate
  • Divorce
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Thirty minute consultation for Probate Court matters . Please note that Workers Compensation and Personal Injury matters do not have an hourly billing rate and are either statutory or contingent fee
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
1st Circuit
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
LaRosa/Toland Law Office
- Current
Probate law and Family Law and Workers Compensation, Personal Injury and Auto Accident practice
Education
American University Washington College of Law
J.D. (1981) | Administrative law
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internships with the US Food and Drug Administration and Montgomery County Maryland County Attorneys Office
Professional Associations
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
Member
- Current
Middlesex County Bar Association
- Current
Massachusetts Bar Association # 105219
Member
- Current
Speaking Engagements
Employee's Average Weekly Wage Enhancement, Workers' Compensation Law & Practice, Boston, MA
Sterling Education Services, Inc.
Peter T. Toland , Esq., LaRosa/Toland Law Office, Woburn, MA, Lecturer , Lecutre for CLE credit
Employee's Average Weekly Wage Enhancement, Workers' Compensation Law & Practice, Boston, MA
Sterling Education Services, Inc.
Peter T. Toland , Esq., LaRosa/Toland Law Office, Woburn, MA, Lecturer , Lecutre for CLE credit
Employee's Average Weekly Wage Enhancement, Workers' Compensation Law & Practice, Boston, MA
Sterling Education Services, Inc.
Peter T. Toland , Esq., LaRosa/Toland Law Office, Woburn, MA, Lecturer , Lecutre for CLE credit
Certifications
Guardian ad litem
Probate and Family Court
Middlesex County Bar Association ADR Conciliator
Middlesex County Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
LaRosaTolandlaw
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294 Questions Answered

Q. Moving from MA to RI. How will this affect custody battle?
A: Moving with the child is called a Removal Modification Petition because the MA Court presumes that the parties and child will continue to live in MA and permission needs to be granted to do so by the Court in MA unless the parties agree to the move . If the primary residence is in Rhode Island or becomes RI then MA loses jurisdiction after the child has lived there for 6 months.
Q. Now that my child is 21-1/2 am I entitled to a child support reduction, I live in Massachusetts
A: Is the child enrolled in a 4 year college educational program ? If so, then no, but you should ASAP have your divorce/separation agreement reviewed by your divorce attorney or domestic relations counsel to determine what obligation you have and how the wording reads concerning college contribution before filing for a Modification to terminate child support.
Q. stepparent's obligation for child support if it's not in divorce decree. (In MA)
A: If the child is adopted by you then the child support guidelines level of support would apply and child support orders can be sought regardless of whether visitation occurs.
Q. In a divorce case with 2 children ages 6 and 10, will the judge force the father to work to his fullest potential?
A: The Court can impute income to him in calculating child support in an amount based upon his earnings history and educational background and the Court can order job search to occur also.
Q. I am a high school student looking for some information about your career considering I was thinking about going into
A: I have my own law firm so I am not on a salary and the advancement is dictated by what I will and won't do. My hours are basically a 40 hour week although sometimes more or less depending upon what I am working on and deadlines to complete work. I am a Probate and Family Law attorney and I also litigate contested matters so I interact with the public and the Court system. Income can be uneven and that is a caution for anyone going into their own business. You may want to try working for a governmental agency or a corporation if a steady check is important. large law firms also have billing requirements that can entail longer hours than 40-50 per week although the pay is better if you do not make partner or are in a junior track you can be let go after working there for 5 to 7 years. No good answer for you.
Q. Can I get MA jurisdiction if the child has been living here for 4 months?
A: The Probate Court would have support order jurisdiction but not yet custody and visitation jurisdiction. However, is there a threat to the child's safety or well-being involved in the return to Florida? If so, Massachusetts may consider taking the case.
Q. How would the estate be divided in this case? Spouse, Son from Deceased and Spouse, Son from Deceased and other, Spouse
A: Father is intestate, correct? If he died after the MUPC then spouse would receive first $100,000 and half of the remainder with the children having the other half.
Q. My daughter, Age 5, was taken from me in November of 2015. I was granted a suspended judgement which is almost expired
A: This sounds like a complex matter which you should pursue through counsel and not try to handle pro se. If you do not have funds to engage an attorney to represent you, you may qualify for appointed counsel to represent you in contesting the guardianship You would need to file a Motion requesting appointment of counsel on your behalf due to indigency in the court involved.
Q. What are our chances of my husband adopting my son as his legal stepchild. As well as what are the steps we need to take
A: If there are no issues involving the step father there are no chances working against you and then quite possibly biological father would be willing to consent to the adoption. You can still proceed with the adoption petition if he does not consent but it would be a longer time frame, and judging from the facts presented there is no involvement with the child and he may also have fitness issues.
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3 Baldwin Green Common, Ste. 207
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