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Evidence and Documentation in Child Custody Cases

Not all marriages or separations end peacefully. While most parents usually agree on joint legal custody, it is how physical custody will be decided and how much parenting time the noncustodial parent will have that can quickly turn a divorce even more acrimonious. When you are engaged in a child custody dispute, it is important Read More

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Virtual Visitation

Study after study confirms that children whose parents are not together do much better emotionally when they spend time living with their parents. Researchers point out how difficult it is to keep up on engaged parenting if the parenting plan only allows a parent to visit with their child every other weekend. And while shared Read More

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What Is Parental Alienation Syndrome?

One of the most challenging things couples have to deal with following a divorce is to co-parent together in a cooperative manner. This can be made particularly difficult if the divorce was an acrimonious one. While it is not uncommon for one or both ex-spouses to have feelings of anger or resentment for the other, Read More

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Establishing Paternity in Rhode Island

For many families, when a baby is born, there is no question over whose names will go on the birth certificate. In Rhode Island, when the parents are married to each other at the time of the baby’s birth, the husband is considered the child’s legal father and his name will go on the birth Read More

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Calculating Child Support in Rhode Island

When a couple divorces, there are many issues that need to be resolved related to their children’s care. These issues include child custody, parenting time, and child support. Child support is the money that one parent pays to the other parent to help cover the costs of caring for their child. Usually, the parent who Read More

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Preparing for a Divorce Deposition

A divorce can go one of two ways. Either both parties are able to amicably work together and come to a fair and just agreement as to how child custody, asset and property division, spousal support, and other issues should be resolved or there are issues they cannot agree on and their divorce must be Read More

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Should You Fight for the House in a Divorce?

For many couples who are divorcing, one of the biggest assets they own is usually the family home. As part of the marital estate, a decision will need to be made about what to do with that asset – either one of the spouses will retain sole ownership of the property or the couple will Read More

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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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