Holidays can heighten the pain of a divorce, yet despite this we divorce lawyers all anticipate the annual post-holiday surge in divorce filings. Here are some useful tips to try to survive the post-holiday season during a divorce: 1. Keep the peace. Keep things calm. Flaring up emotions during this emotional and sentimental season can…

A new study has found that shared custody arrangement in child custody cases are the best for the children involved. The study found that having both parents in a child’s life will increase the likelihood of a child having a happy and healthy life after a divorce occurs in Rhode Island. The study was conducted…

Question: When will my divorce be final? Answer: So, it depends on the grounds for divorce. Most divorces in Rhode Island are filed under the grounds of “irreconcilable differences.” Divorces granted under this method are eligible to be finalized after 90 days from the final divorce hearing date, usually known as a “nominal divorce hearing.”…

After 20 years of practice, I think I’ve seen it all. What you wear to court DOES make a difference. Remember, most of the time the judge hearing your case will not remember who you are, so even if its not, think of this as a chance for first impressions. Making a good first impression…

There’s no easy way to address the issue of child custody when you’re going through a divorce. As parents, you’re no longer going to live together and your children can’t be in two places at once. Unless one parent has exclusive physical custody of the children, which is extremely rare in today’s world and not…

There are a number of child custody mistakes that can have a detrimental effect on the parents seeking custody or on the children. Many of the mistakes amount to little more than common sense, meaning that if the parents would not act as frequently on their emotions, they may find the outcome could be more…

Interstate Custody Jurisdiction Issues in Rhode Island Family Court Often, when one parent of a child moves out of state and the other remains in state, issues of jurisdiction arise when parents need to use the court system to resolve disputes. These jurisdiction questions increase in importance if the child or children move out of…

Consistency is often one of the most difficult things co-parents deal with today. From enforcing rules and disciplining your child to tolerating behavior, when co-parents are at the opposite end of the spectrum, the children quickly learn how to manipulate one parent to get what they want. Here are some tips to help co-parents create…

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