Divorce and Reconciliation

Our client was a stay at home mom who raised the couples three children. Our client did not want the divorce to happen. Husband was a well-known doctor and high income earner. The parties owned several pieces of real estate. Initially custody of the children was contested. Husband had committed numerous bad acts during the…

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Evaluation and Distribution of Assets

Our client was an owner of several small businesses, including some that were online in nature. Wife was an executive in a multi-national corporation, with many benefits including stock options. The parties owned significant real estate that needed to be appraised and distributed. The businesses also required independent business evaluations and settlement resolution needed to…

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Understanding Child Support – Rhode Island Family Law

Child support is a court-ordered financial obligation ordered to be paid from one parent to another. When two parents of a child separate, the court will issue a judgment against the non-custodial parent (the parent with the lesser amount of parenting time) to make a monthly payment to the custodial parent (the parent with the…

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Pets and Divorce. Custody or Property?

Would you think that worrying about what happens to a dog or cat during a divorce is silly? Probably not if you are a pet lover. When a couple decides to divorce, the concern over who gets the family pets is common. Pet lovers do not buy an animal, they adopt a family member. Unfortunately,…

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Divorce Modification in Rhode Island

Once a divorce is finalized and the Final Judgement is field with the court a litigant can finally relax. However, life is unpredictable and circumstances can, and often do, change over time. In Rhode Island, if an earlier Court order or Judgment no longer suits the parties because there has been a substantial change in…

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Is Collaborative Law Right For Your Divorce

The emotional repercussions of the breakdown of a marriage make divorce one of the most complicated and difficult of all legal processes. However, complicated court appearances and stressful litigation is not always necessary. For those that are comfortable with settling out of court, collaborative law is an option. What is Collaborative Law and is it…

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False Allegations During Child Custody & Divorce

Unfortunately, a spouse often will rely upon false allegations during child custody and divorce to gain advantage in the proceedings. One spouse points the finger at the other and receives a restraining order from the court. The wife or husband recognizes that doing this will, almost by default, give them custody of the children and…

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Ways to Discover Hidden Assets During a Divorce

Despite complications to the marriage, most people enter the divorce process believing their soon to be ex-spouse is an honest person. However, this is not always the situation. The fact is, dishonesty is a common reason for seeking a divorce. Regardless, even if you have no reason to suspect your former partner is a liar,…

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What to Do if You Aren’t Getting Visitation with Your Child

If you are the non-placement parent, unable to spend sufficient time with your child on a daily basis, it can be can be quite painful. Regular and consistent visitation ¬†helps, but if the other parent is not cooperative, recalcitrant, or if you have not been granted specific visitation you may be wondering what steps you…

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Divorce and The Best Interests of the Child

When you’re going through the divorce process and negotiating child support and custody issues, you’ll hear the term “best interests of the child.” The court will consider a number of things in determining the best interest of a child, including the new family lifestyle the children will experience after a divorce and where the court…

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