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Rhode Island Divorce

RI Law Articles by Rhode Island Divorce, Child Support, Child Custody and Family lawyer- David Slepkow.

Beware of the Rhode Island Pump and Dump Divorce Lawyer

There are a small group of RI Divorce Attorneys who I call "Pump and Dump Lawyers". Thankfully, there are probably less than 10 of these "jokers" still practicing in Family Court. These Rhode Island Divorce Attorneys will pump up your Family Law case and promise you the world.

RI Family Court - If you play near the fire you may get pushed in!

There is the old adage-People in glass houses should not throw stones. When it comes to Rhode Island Family court, I go one step farther and state "If you play near the fire you may get pushed in!" Example: women "Jane" lives with her "fiancee" and they have been together for 3 years in a relatively stable household.

Incarceration for failure to pay Child Support in RI is not Punitive

If a noncustodial parent does not pay his child support then the other parent may file a motion to hold the obligor parent in willful contempt. In cases in which the Custodial Parent is a full service client of the State of Rhode Island, Child Support Enforcement then the motion can be pursued by the state.

Many people Wrongfully Filing Abuse Complaint Only to get Custody of Child

A Complaint protection from Abuse in Rhode Island Family Court is intended to be used by someone Legitimately seeking a restraining order. Someone who has been physically abused by their spouse / the parent of their child or another family member.

Why is there 3 month waiting period to enter Final Judgment of Divorce?

In RI Divorce, the Final Judgment of Divorce may not be entered until three months after the Nominal Divorce Trial or after the contested RI Divorce Trial. The Husband and Wife are legally married during the 91 day period until Final Judgment actually enters.

Rarely are litigants in the Rhode Island Family Court held accountable for false statements. The Rhode Island Family Court and divorce cases are primarily based on conferences or hearings without testimony. These conferences are often in a back room without the clients present.

Significant Child Relocation Case

In the Case of Deprete v Deprete, the Rhode Island Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the RI Family Court. The Kent County Family Court Justice determined that it was not in the best interest of the children for them to relocate to Texas. Read the Deprete Case here: Important RI Relocation cas e.

Two Important RI Family Court Tips!

1) keep your child out of the divorce or custody case as much as possible. Do not fight or yell at each other in front of your children. Do not make negative remarks about the other parent in front of your children. Do not make the mistake of attempting to get your children to take your side.

RI Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support & Family Law

Rhode Island Child Custody Law - Basics of Legal and Physical Custody on March 15th, 2010 This legal article explains the Rhode Island Family Law concepts of legal custody, Joint Custody and Sole Custody. This RI Law article also explains physical custody (physical placement) in Rhode Island.

RI Family Law & Divorce Info Center

Provided by Rhode Island Domestic Relations Attorney David Slepkow. Contact Rhode Island Family Lawyer David Slepkow at 401-437-1100 or use his contact form. Original and Informative Articles Authored by an East Providence Divorce Lawyer. This website goes way beyond the standard cookie cutter information you will find on the internet.