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Your Ex Isn’t Paying Child Support, Now What?

The holidays are rapidly approaching. With this season comes the universal idea that everyone should be happy, grateful and fulfilled. If you’ve lived through the holidays, you know that this isn’t always the case. The financial burden associated with this season can be daunting for all, regardless of family dynamics. This stress is often compound Read More

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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 Read More

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Top Reasons to Adopt an Older Child

Considering adoption? You may be interested to know that the current Rhode Island database for children awaiting adoption is in the thousands – and those are for children over the age of 4 years old. Often times, an older child fits more appropriately into an existing family and there certainly are many reasons to consider Read More

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You’ve Received Custody of Your Child or Children. Now What?

For most, this may not come as a surprise, as child custody is often determined though a lengthy legal process. But there are times when custody can change quickly. Either way, when the decision happens, there will be some immediate concerns that you’ll need to address. Following is a list of some initial steps that Read More

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Sharing Important Documents – Your Personal Security is at Stake

Identity theft is in the news on a daily basis. In fact, this year alone, millions of Americans will deal with identity theft on some level. Protecting your personal information, including date of birth, social security numbers and otherwise are more important than ever, as each provide a piece of a puzzle that when complete, Read More

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Personal Assets, Steps You Can Take to Ensure Intended Ownership

Through our family law practice, we see many situations where family assets need to be clearly assigned, protected and managed so as to minimize or eliminate future discrepancies in ownership. When it comes to creative assets, such as artwork and written content, ownership and future intent is especially important to consider due to the nature Read More

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Welcome to Divorce Season. Is it Post Holiday Stress or Something More Serious?

The holidays are over, and with the quiet solitude of winter, reality sets in.  Perhaps the bills from an especially generous holiday season are causing arguments, or the inability to be outside as often has caused irritability. In some cases, the reality that you just really aren’t as compatible with your spouse as you once Read More

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