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Honesty with Clients

Being brutally honest with potential new clients saves everyone involved a lot of time and trouble, even if it negatively affects the office's bottom line. Early this morning I received a frantic call from a father who was afraid for…

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When Is Child Support Retroactive?

When the R.I. Family Court enters a child support Order stating that the “non-custodial parent” (whichever parent does not live with the child primarily, or the parent who has fewer overnights with the child in a given month) must pay…

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HOW LONG WILL MY DIVORCE TAKE?!

Please See Also Other Divorce Related Inquiries: How much is this divorce going to end up costing me (no, in total)?, How long will I have to carry this weight around? Can't we just end this already? Haven't I suffered…

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Fired in Family Court

When a Family Court attorney fires her client – or is fired by her client – the relationship lives on as some kind of radioactive toxic zombie, shambling forward on pleadings, phone calls and court appearances.  It is not ……

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I Need My Judge to Know…

Something to know before you stroll into the Rhode Island Family Court for your date with a judge.  You will see misery, crying, screaming, and a fist fight.  You will see a couple get into a fight and then make-up…

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The R.I. Uniform Parentage Act

The R.I. House & Senate have now passed a final version of the R.I.U.P.A., or Rhode Island Uniform Parentage Act.  Governor Raimondo is expected to sign the legislation, which will allow for same-sex couples who have a child via surrogacy,…

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