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Suspect Your Spouse of Hiding Assets in Your Rhode Island Divorce?

While the goal for many when divorcing is to get through the process as quickly and painlessly as possible, the unfortunate reality is that sometimes divorces get ugly. One of the most common ways that spouses may try to hurt each other or get the upper hand – aside from arguing over parenting and custody Read More

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How Do the Courts Address Parental Relocation?

Child custody cases often involve issues that the parents do not agree on. As the case comes to a resolution, the parents will either negotiate an agreement through their attorneys or – if they are unable to come to an agreeable solution – the family court judge presiding over the case will decide. One issue Read More

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Spousal Maintenance in a Rhode Island Divorce: Myth vs. Reality

Couples facing divorce may have misconceptions about the concept of spousal maintenance. At the outset, it is important to understand that each case is different, and maintenance orders will be highly fact-specific. However, understanding general misconceptions and the corresponding realities can assist you if you are facing family law issues related to spousal support in Read More

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What Do Rhode Island Courts Consider Income When Calculating Child Support?

One of the largest financial impacts that divorce has is the assignment of child support, a regular payment designed to see that a child’s needs are met despite their parents no longer living together. Rhode Island law determines child support as a percentage of the supporting parent’s net income. However, this raises some important questions, Read More

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Divorce and Potential Tax Consequences

There is no getting around it: tax issues are always part of any divorce, simply because the marital assets are being divided, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) treats this as income. This is especially complex to navigate when the divorce involves high-income parties and high-value assets. The stakes are often higher when large marital Read More

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Social Media and Electronic Evidence in a Rhode Island Divorce

There is a lot of online advice for people who are going through a divorce or other legal issue about what they should and should not post on their social media accounts. There is also a great misconception about what “social media” means and some people assume that it only refers to platforms like Facebook, Read More

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What Do Rhode Island Courts Consider Income When Calculating Child Support?

One of the largest financial impacts that divorce has is the assignment of child support, a regular payment designed to see that a child’s needs are met despite their parents no longer living together. Rhode Island law determines child support as a percentage of the supporting parent’s net income. However, this raises some important questions, Read More

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Planning a Wedding? Don’t Forget the Prenup

Couples who are in love and planning their wedding often get caught up in the romance of it all. The last thing they want to think about is divorce. But the reality is that despite the rate of divorce declining over the past several years, couples still have a 40 percent chance of divorcing. That Read More

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The Time Value of Money in a Rhode Island Divorce

One of the most complex aspects of a divorce is the distribution of assets and property. The more assets a couple has in their marital estate, the more complex it can become. Complicating divorce finances, even more, is the fact that money can decreases in value over time. The interest rate that funds in a Read More

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Divorce vs. Legal Separation

Most married couples experience bumps in their relationship from time to time. While many issues can be resolved, there are some marital problems that may cause either one or both spouses to consider the possibility of ending the marriage. There are some couples who will decide that divorce is the best option, while others may Read More

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