Frequently Asked Questions

Family law encompasses a wide range of legal matters that pertain to relationships and domestic issues within a family. It covers areas such as marriage, divorce, child custody and visitation, child, and spousal support (alimony), property division, adoption, surrogacy, paternity, domestic violence, and prenuptial agreements. Family law is designed to provide legal frameworks and protections for individuals and families during various life events and circumstances.

Immigration law encompasses a complex set of rules and regulations governing the entry, stay, and legal status of foreign individuals in a country. It covers various aspects, including visas, citizenship, deportation, asylum, refugee status, and naturalization. Immigration law also addresses issues related to family reunification, employment-based immigration, temporary visas, immigration enforcement, and the rights and responsibilities of immigrants. It is a dynamic field of law that is influenced by international treaties, national security concerns, economic factors, and humanitarian considerations.

Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process in which a neutral third party, known as a mediator, facilitates communication and negotiation between parties involved in a dispute. The mediator does not make decisions but helps the parties reach a mutually acceptable resolution. During mediation, each party has an opportunity to express their concerns, interests, and desired outcomes. The mediator assists by encouraging open dialogue, clarifying issues, exploring potential solutions, and promoting compromise. The goal of mediation is to find a resolution that satisfies all parties involved. If an agreement is reached, it is typically put into writing and can be legally binding. Mediation can be used in various areas of law, including family disputes, civil matters, workplace conflicts, and business disagreements.

U.S. immigration law is complex. Having an immigration attorney can make the immigration process go more smoothly and give you peace of mind that you are correctly following all procedures. Evidence gathering and presentation often will have a significant impact on the case. By hiring an immigration attorney, you will have an adviser who is experienced in immigration law and who will personally handle your immigration case. We pride ourselves in providing experienced and affordable immigration legal representation and being your immigration partner.

We at Lider, Fogarty & Ribeiro understand the complicated legal processes and laws that directly impact you and your loved ones. Our team of experienced and compassionate attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure your case is tailored to your personal circumstances by providing thoughtful, comprehensive solutions that will meet your needs. We will give your case the attention it deserves to provide a seamless experience for you.


  • Motor Vehicle Infractions


  • Driving Without a License
  • Restraining Order Violations
  • RMV Hearings


  • Abuse Prevention Orders
  • Adoption
  • Annulment
  • Appeals involving Dept of Children and Families, DCF Fair Hearings
  • Change of Name
  • Complaint for Dependency
  • Conciliation and Mediation
  • Contempt
  • Custody Matters
  • Custody Support
  • Divorce, Contested and Uncontested
  • Equity Complaints
  • Guardianship
  • Harassment Prevention Orders
  • Modifications
  • Parental Kidnapping
  • Parenting Time
  • Paternity Complaints-Custody/Support/Parenting
  • Separate Support Action
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Petitions


  • Estate Administration
  • Health Care Proxies
  • Power of Attorney
  • Wills

Federal Court Representation

  • United States Supreme Court
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Board of Immigration Appeals
  • US District Court for the District of MA

Immigration Law

  • All types of Immigration Cases


Personal Injury

  • Auto accidents
  • Premise Liability

Locations & Contact

Immigration / All Other Matters

  • Tel: 508-689-4773
  • Fax: 508-567-6986

Family Law / Mediation

  • Tel: 508-992-2200
  • Fax: 508-997-7699

Fall River, MA

  • 101 Jeremiah V Sullivan Dr
    Fall River MA 02721

Boston, MA

  • 55 Union St, 3rd floor
    Boston, MA 02108
  • Tel: 508-689-4773
  • Fax: 508-567-6986

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