My son and daughter-in-law are divorcing. As a grandmother do I have visitation rights?

Grandparents may have legal rights in Rhode Island, regarding visitation, however, this is far from certain. In the event the grandparents and parents can come to an agreement regarding visitation, court intervention is generally not required. When no such agreement can be made, there are certain situations grandparents may be granted a court order allowing…

What are the benefits of choosing mediation over litigation in a divorce?

When most of us think of divorce, we often fear custody battles, endless legal filings, and costly court proceedings. The process of divorce can seem daunting, and the emotional aspects of a marriage’s dissolution can be painful. But what if there was another way? Another, more collaborative and sometimes less expensive way? There is: mediation.…

Pre-nuptial Contract

Our client sought to enter into a pre-nuptial contract with his prospective wife prior to marriage. He wanted to protect his significant retirement accounts and insure that his pre-marital assets remained such. After drafting the contract, and meeting with his prospective wife, some minor changes were made to the document to account for marital earnings,…