Been arrested for failure to provide child support?
Have you been arrested for a criminal offense? If so, it is important to contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible so that they can make you aware of your rights and responsibilities. Depending on your circumstances, a criminal defense lawyer will be able to provide relevant counsel. If you did not commit […]
Dealing with a stressful Divorce.
If you are going through a separation right now and are back and forth with the divorce attorneys and family lawyers then you might be feeling a little stretched and stressed. It’s important to make sure that you give yourself some time to rejuvenate and get refreshed during times of crisis like this. It doesn’t […]
What does a Family Lawyer do?
Family lawyers deal with a wide range of issues, but as the name suggests, most of them have to do with marriage and children. But even within these broad categories, there are specific things that only a family lawyer is equipped to deal with. If you’re looking for legal assistance with any of the following […]
What is a prenuptial agreement?
Prenuptial agreement is in simplest terms a contract between two parties who’re contemplating getting married. It’s an agreement that can set out your right and responsibilities in the event of a dissolution. It’s an agreement that can be used to protect your separate property interest. A prenuptial agreement can also provide force spousal support in […]
What is an uncontested divorce?
There are people to turn to who charge a reasonable price and provide representation from beginning to end.
You may represent yourself in a divorce, if you choose. It is not permissible in Rhode Island for an attorney to represent both parties in a divorce. Therefore, it is common for one party to represent themselves “pro se” and the other party to be represented by an attorney in cases where there is no […]
Child Custody Questions?
The Rhode Island Family Court judge utilizes the “best interest of the child” standard in Rhode Island Child Custody and Child Visitation cases. The Factors a Family Court Judge should use in making a “best interest of the child” determination are set forth in the seminal Rhode Island case of Pettinato v Pettinato, 589 A.2d […]
Rhode Island couples sometimes pursue a legal separation instead of a divorce, so they can think about their marriage without the finality of a divorce. The process of legal separation is essentially the same as a divorce, with the same timetable as a divorce, however, in the end, the petitioner receives a court order granting […]