Cutting-Edge Rhode Island Alimony Attorneys


At Kirshenbaum Law Associates, Inc., we have been providing strong legal representation for divorcing clients since 1964. Our alimony lawyers in Rhode Island understand how important it is to protect your financial future after a divorce. We represent former spouses in all types of complex property and support disputes, including those involving the family residence, potential division of the family business and other closely held assets.


Our property division attorneys in Rhode Island help spouses divide and protect their marital and separate property through well-drafted property settlement agreements and cutting-edge trial arguments. When spouses cannot agree on the division of property, the court divides property equitably, but not necessarily equally. Property owned by one spouse before marriage, or acquired by gift or inheritance, is usually but not always considered separate property not subject to division, although interest and appreciation on those assets may be marital property. When dividing property between spouses, the court considers:

  • Length of marriage
  • Marital misconduct
  • Spouses’ contributions to properties
  • Contributions of homemaker spouse
  • Health and ages
  • Incomes
  • Occupations and employability
  • Assets, incomes, gifts and inheritances
  • Contributions to education, training, licensure, business or increased earning power
  • Need of custodial parent to remain in the marital residence
  • Waste, transfer or encumbrance of assets made in contemplation of divorce
  • Any other factors


The parties can agree to the amount and duration of alimony or spousal support payments in a settlement agreement. An experienced alimony attorney in Rhode Island should help you negotiate and draft a divorce settlement that protects your alimony interests, including a waiver of alimony. If the spouses cannot agree, the court determines whether alimony should be awarded and, if so, how much and for how long. The court generally considers several factors:

  • Duration of marriage
  • Marital misconduct
  • Health and ages
  • Station, occupation, income, job skills and employability
  • Liabilities and needs
  • Ability to become self-supporting
  • Support or minor children
  • Homemaker’s absences from employment
  • Earning capacity and marketable skills
  • Time and expense for job education, training and finding employment
  • Standard of living while married
  • Assets, income, gifts and inheritances
  • Need for alimony
  • Ability to pay alimony

To learn more about how our alimony attorneys in Rhode Island assist with spousal support and property settlement matters, see our page on the division of assets in Rhode Island.

Contact Rhode Island lawyers with alimony and property division expertise

As highly experienced and successful Rhode Island property division lawyers who have helped mold divorce law in Rhode Island, we have the knowledge and skill you need to resolve your property division and spousal support matters. We offer flexible office hours for your convenience, as well as representation on a contingency fee basis for the collection of alimony arrears. To make an appointment to speak with an attorney at Kirshenbaum Law Associates, Inc. today, contact us online or call 401-467-5300.