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Snippets from Family Court (overdose)

Judge: Good morning, parents.  It seems your children were removed from your care after an overdose. Attorney: Ridiculous.  We demand immediate reunification! Judge: No one demands anything in my Courtroom. Attorney: nonetheless. Social worker: The mother overdosed on Narcan.  We…

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Divorce Without an Attorney

Will you be able to divorce without having to hire (or worse) talk to an attorney?  Are you that lucky?  Maybe, maybe not ... ?! Here are some thoughts for my pro-se Divorce-I-Y’ers. As ever, I practice in teeny little…

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Listen (a rant)

Can I be candid with you a moment; I need you to listen carefully. No?  I will anyway.  You need it! You are a poor listener. I will never in a million light years understand why, when someone calls my…

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Can I Oppose My Divorce?!

So I got a heartbreaking divorce call this afternoon. A crying wife contacted me worried sick because her spouse, with whom she just began marriage counseling, had filed for divorce.  The cad.  Her first court date is in March. She…

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The Family Court Chambers Conference

The Family Court chambers conference is a unique instrument that can be of exceptional benefit to you, your family, and your case if used correctly. During your Family Court appearance, you will notice at the calendar call that the attorneys…

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How Do I Explain This to Our Child?

Telling a parent not to discuss a pending divorce, post-divorce, or child custody proceeding in the R.I. Family Court is easy advice to give.  And like all easy advice it is freely given. Adhering to that advice is more complicated.…

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