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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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Parents Brawl at Bowling Alley

To get divorced (when children are involved) be sure to specifically illustrate exactly how you two former love birds wish to divide time with the kids for each major holiday and special occasion. Unless I am told otherwise from the…

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The Race to the Bottom (of Hell)

I have entered into a child custody case.  Or at least, it is a child custody case at heart.  Unfortunately for the parties, the judge, and most importantly me, it has begun as a restraining order.  The custody merits will…

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The Parent Signal

Today's parents already wear many hats: nurse, teacher, spiritual guide, saucier, confidante, cheerleader, janitor, exorcist, on and on. Modern parents navigating a bitter divorce find themselves in an impossible situation.  Bestselling books and Ph.D. theses have been written about the…

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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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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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