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How To Tell Your Kids You’re Getting Divorced

Parents always want to protect their children. Whether it’s holding your baby’s hand while she figures out how to balance, or giving your anxious teen a pep talk before he enters high school—we’re innately wired to want to help our kids. It’s no wonder that one of the biggest concerns we hear from clients is, Read More

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Will my spouse get half of the business in the divorce?

If you and your spouse own a business, or if you’re self-employed, the decision to divorce presents unique challenges. Businesses are often considered an asset of the marital estate. Under Rhode Island law, property and assets are subject to equitable division. This may or may not be the case when it comes to your business. Read More

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I’m divorced. Can I move out of state with my children?

When you’re divorced and have children, moving out of state becomes a complicated issue, regardless of your custody arrangements. After months of tense emotions and countless negotiations, your divorce culminated with a marital settlement agreement and decree. This document, signed by you and your ex-spouse, outlines child custody, visitation, and placement. It is a legally Read More

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Understanding Rhode Island Custody Arrangements

Divorce is challenging, regardless of your family dynamics. When children are involved, navigating divorce and understanding your options becomes even more complicated. While custody arrangements vary, there are general terms you should familiarize yourself with during the divorce process. In Rhode Island, the relevant distinction is between child custody, visitation, and placement. The state law Read More

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Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets?

Divorce is one of the most stressful situations couples endure. There’s the heartbreak of love lost, combined with the division of assets and untangling of combined financial accounts. This challenging time has been said to bring out the worst in people, and unfortunately, it often does, especially when it comes to finances. In court, marital Read More

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How To Avoid Summer’s Top 5 Travel Related Accidents

Thinking about taking a road trip? You’re not alone. With summer in full swing, the team here at Kirshenbaum Law Associates wants you to hit the road in safety this season. We’ve rounded up the top five summer roadway accidents to be aware of and a few helpful tips on how to avoid them. Consider Read More

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Slow Down This Holiday Season and Save Valuable Time and Money!

The Holiday season is prime time for auto, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents for many reasons and the days immediately leading up to Christmas are no exception. This year, Hanukkah and Christmas overlap, so many people will be on the roads running errands, and driving to or from social gatherings with family and friends during the Read More

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Keeping Personal Data Secure in the Midst of a Breakup

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and you’ve probably read a lot about it – at work and online, there are many resources preaching best practices designed to minimize risk when it comes to the Internet, hacker and others phishing for your personal information. When it comes to managing cyber risk, it’s important to Read More

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Considering Marriage Therapy? How to Find the Right Fit for Both of You

With summer behind us, so is the busy season of weddings and anniversary celebrations. Nothing makes a couple take stock in their own relationship more than attending a fabulous affair, full of well thought out details, neatly orchestrated and full of fun and excitement.  If the honeymoon has passed in your relationship and you are Read More

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Uninsured Motorists – Who Pays When an Accident Occurs?

When it comes to automobile insurance, things can get very confusing. More often than not, many drivers are underinsured or carry the minimum coverage allowed by law. Here in Rhode Island, the minimum coverage that individuals can carry as determined by Rhode Island State law is $25,000 per person/$50,000 per accident bodily injury coverage and Read More

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