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What is a Guardian ad Litem?

A Guardian ad Litem is an attorney who represents the child, and only the child.  She is not beholden to either party and is thus independent of the burden of having a paying client to impress. Mother’s attorney is expected…

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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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Oh, you have text messages??

Painful truth – you overvalue the text messages, voicemails, secret recordings and videos you have taken of your significant other showing him or her high / drunk / dangling from a bridge or involved in illegal activity.  Meaning – your…

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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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No Gavel

There are several misconceptions about the Family Court. The one that is most bothersome is the belief that once the case is over the conflict is over.  The (former) couple gets all dressed up, all worried, all stressed, and all…

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I Want All of the Custody!

Fairly often now I am told by a parent of a newborn or infant that they want sole custody.  And often this request comes innocently enough by a parent who probably doesn’t know exactly what they are asking for and hasn't…

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