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I Think My Judge Doesn’t Like Me

After a rather heated and pathetic exchange in open court in a recent divorce action involving such matters as temporary alimony, a rabid skunk, bankruptcy, lingerie and bank fraud the judge became (understandably) disgusted and walked off the bench leaving…

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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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Get Out of My Courtroom

A fellow Family Law attorney told the following anecdote, and I think it encapsulates the Family Court experience (n.b. “standing” means the right to bring a case, i.e. either parent of a child has standing to file a custody case…

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“Your Honor”

I dug deep into my box of Family Court secrets and pulled up a good one.  You're not going to want to hear it.  You're not going to believe it.  But here goes: your family court judge is there to…

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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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