Below you will find some highlights of some recent cases we have been working on.
Obtained dismissal of false allegations by DCYF against father accused of sexual assault after nearly a year of complex litigation. Used key evidence to discredit accuser.
Reunited mother with child after convincing court that client was on the road to recovery, after prescription drug abuse relating to injury sustained during military operations in Iraq.
Successfully completed adoption of young child by mom’s husband after lengthly litigation process involving dead-beat dad.
After the introduction of expert testimony relating to mother’s mental health status, and hearing before the court, obtained placement of minor child for father.
Succeeded in obtain physical custody of young daughter for father, who lives in RI. Mother and daughter and mother’s husband lived in New Mexico for years and recently moved to Oregon. Key testimony from our expert child psychologist convinced the court that the relocation was in the best interest of the child.
Successfully challenged finding by Rhode Island DCYF alleging abuse by parents after introducing key audio evidence that the teenager, not parents, caused his own injuries.
After several days of trial, succeeded in terminating the rights of a father who had abandoned his young child, paving the way for an emotional and rewarding adoption.
Convinced court that maternal grandmother was in fact a “de facto parent”, and thus entitled to parental rights, after years of being the primary caregiver of her 10 year old grandson. Grandmother was awarded physical placement of the child.
After months of court disputes, depositions, and legal briefs, obtained permission of court for mother to relocate to another state with the 8 month old child in order for mom to complete her college education.