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I Need All the Custody

There are two kinds of custody, depending on where you live.  Brief tutorial. Where I practice, in the great State of Rhode Island, “custody” means the right to remain informed of the child’s significant life events and be reasonably informed…

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Childish.

What follows is the worst fu*(&ng phone call from child custody clients (and that is really, really saying something):  "My four-year-old told me she would rather live with me.  So we don't need to go to court anymore and I win,…

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“Visitation Isn’t Free”

(by guest blogger) I observed something troubling in family court today. A mom and her attorney had just come out of a mediation.  They were loudly discussing what had just happened with the mediator, ex-husband, and opposing counsel. (A note…

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Good Lawyering and Bad Parenting

Don’t ask if your child can speak to the judge.  Your child doesn’t want to talk to your judge and your judge doesn’t want to have to talk to your child.  Don’t put your kid in a situation like that.  You’re only job…

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Try Not to Poop on Your Child

None of us is a perfect parent.  I, personally, have been known to steal more than a few bites of my darling daughter’s mac and cheese when I feed her dinner (the horror!).  We all have a few stories our exes could…

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My #$**% is such a $@%&!

It is the great human tragedy to fall in love with someone just long enough to create a human being and thereafter come to hate the other parent so perfectly that you would do anything real or imagined to cause…

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