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Is a Divorce Mediation the Right Choice for You?

For many people, the word “divorce” brings up images of a couple battling it out, fighting over who gets custody of the children, who gets the family home, and other issues like alimony and child support. While it is true that some couples who make the decision to end their marriage are at a high Read More

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Filling out FAFSA Applications When Parents Are Divorced

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application used by all two and four-year colleges, universities, and career schools for awarding federal, state, and school-funded student aid. Anyone who has ever filled out a FAFSA form can likely attest to how overwhelming it may feel. Afterall, this is the document that will Read More

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Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation Read More

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Tips When Divorcing a Self-Employed Spouse

When a married couple has filed for divorce in Rhode Island, there are a variety of issues that may need to be resolved to end the marriage, such as child custody, division of assets and property, child support, and spousal support. Each spouse’s income plays a significant role in determining how these issues will be Read More

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Who Gets the Stimulus Check When Spouses Are Separated or Divorcing?

Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the United States presents additional complications for spouses who have decided to split. In addition to changes that might need to be made regarding custody and visitation arrangements while travel is restricted, negotiations over property division need to address any new economic Read More

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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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