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The Role of the Guardian Ad Litem in a Custody Case

When a family court judge needs to decide how custody should be divided between two parents, that decision is made based on the best interest of the child standard. In the best interest of the child means the judge will decide what type of custody plan best encourages and fosters the child’s emotional and physical Read More

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Our Firm’s Commitment During This Challenging Time

The health and safety of our clients, employees, colleagues, and the community are of our utmost concern as we continue to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As many closings are taking place over concern about the COVID-19, Kirshenbaum Law Associates, Inc. wants to assure our clients – both current and new – that we are Read More

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Signs of Financial Fraud in a Divorce

As many people who have gone through a divorce can attest, when a couple has decided to end their marriage, the relationship between the two of them is usually pretty strained. Often, there is anger, frustration, hurt, and other emotions that can make it difficult to communicate with each other in order to negotiate a Read More

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Can I Collect on My Ex-Spouse’s Social Security Benefit After Divorce?

You may have seen or heard the term “gray divorce.” Gray divorce refers to marriage dissolutions that involve couples over the age of 50. National data shows that while the overall divorce rate has decreased, the rate of gray divorce has doubled over the past twenty years. There are a number of reasons why couples Read More

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Money, Marriage, and Divorce: Answering Your 3 Top Questions on the Division of Assets

There are a few questions we often hear from our first-time divorce clients. They usually fall into one of two categories: child custody and the division of marital property and assets. In this blog, our goal is to help you understand the latter, the basic guidelines surrounding the division of marital assets in Rhode Island. Read More

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Can I Modify My Divorce Agreement?

Can I Modify My Divorce Agreement? As the old saying goes, “the only certainty in life is change.” If you’ve been through a divorce, you know how true this is. Change is consistent, no matter what life stage you’re in. What your life looks like now, after your divorce, is likely very different than it Read More

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 Dealing With Unwanted Parenting Advice During Your Divorce

If you’re going through a divorce or even on the brink of one, chances are you’ve heard this age-old advice at least once. Almost everyone, regardless of marital status, whether or not they’ve experienced divorce—even if they don’t have kids—finds it necessary to remind divorcing parents of this all the time. We’re not quite sure Read More

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How To Choose The Best Divorce Attorney

How To Choose The Best Divorce Attorney At some point in your life, you’ve likely heard the advice that you should avoid making major decisions when you’re angry or emotional. It’s true. When emotions are high, we’re less likely to think rationally. Acting impulsively could lead to costly mistakes, regrets or undesirable outcomes. While this Read More

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Is Court My Only Option For Divorce?

Divorce is a significantly painful time, fraught with emotions. Not only are you mourning the end of a chapter in your life, but you’re also tasked with figuring out how to best proceed through the divorce process. For years, we’ve helped thousands of Rhode Island clients understand how to navigate divorce confidently and empowered. Our Read More

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3 Fool-Proof Ways To Protect Your Finances During Divorce

3 Fool-Proof Ways To Protect Your Finances During Divorce Money and marriage—rarely are the two a match made in heaven. According to Business Insider, money is the leading source of conflict in marriage and one of the top reasons cited for divorce. Surprised? Neither are we. Money and financial well-being are often thought of as Read More

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