Your retainer agreement signed with the attorney addresses the contractual obligation and fee agreement & charges that are "reasonable" according to professional standards. You may request your file at any time. Note that the court also retains copies of all documents filed there for...Read more »
pre-divorce documents when wife and I decided about cars, kids, assets, etc. Neither she nor I personally put a cent of our own money into that acct. It was funded by the company I worked for and they contributed a little each year. My question is....am I legally obligated by RI law to execute... Read more »
Although opposing counsel may appear to be giving you legal advice, it is not a good idea to take advice on legal matters from your adversary. Your own independent counsel will cost you some money, but in the long run it may be well worth it. Rhode Island general law’s specify an equitable...Read more »
Division of assets, debts, and allocation of marital property are addressed in either a Bed and Board Divorce(Separation) or a "full" Divorce. Meet with your qualified local practitioner to review your options in confidence.
If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer for this uncomplicated no-fault divorce, based on living separate and apart for 3+ years, you will not likely be able to afford the costs of advertising should you not have his location to have the papers served on him. Hiring an attorney may save you lots of...Read more »
If you are an owner with your parents in a joint tenancy with rights of survivorship then your husband can claim a right to equitable distribution of some of the equity in the house. That means money. He can’t claim ownership.
My two sons, (18,16) reside with their mother and I pay support for both. Son is turning 18 and she has been advised by the state that his part will be ending. She now wants to take me back to court to ask for more support for our 16 yr old to try and compensate. Can she do this and if so, how much... Read more »
Unless the child support order that you currently have was separated into two amounts, one for each child, you are going to want it to be modified because that order won't be reduced to an amount appropriate to one child on its own. Either parent can move to modify based on a change of...Read more »
Husband and I have lived separately for over 5 years. Divorce papers have been filed. The baby's biological father admits paternity and wants to be on the birth certificate/ the child to have his last name.
Your attorney will be able to help you collect and present the appropriate evidence to meet the burden of proof required to overcome the presumption of paternity of a child born during a marriage in the State of Rhode Island. If you have not yet met with, and retained an attorney to advocate for...Read more »
Meet with your family court attorney to review the contractual language and evaluate its precise terms. Generally speaking any competent adult may use any name they like, as long as it in not for an illegal purpose.
My wife and her family decided to dye my child’s hair....My wife is not telling the truth and has my child lying also....This is in R.I.....BTW my wife has DCYF on her case because she drinks and urine(s) came back dirty..
Meet with your attorney and prepare to present this to the court. Bring all of the impeaching evidence you have to help your attorney expose these lies along with copies of the prior court orders, if any, that prohibit hair dying. DCYF will also likely be interviewing you if they are following up...Read more »
Yes my ex wife is complaining that I had her removed by signing the domestic partnership, I was under the impression that they are one in the same for this purpose, my workplace allowed domestic partnership, allowed in the state, all signed and legal. Is that reason enough to take her off my... Read more »
I am divorced and I found out yesterday that my ex mother-in-law left my 9 year old daughter home alone for 15 min because she needed to take my son to school because his bus never showed up at the bus stop. So instead of bringing my daughter with them to drop my son off, she left her home alone.... Read more »
If the child was not in danger, they may argue that it does not constitute neglect. Talk to your attorney about the possibility of a first right for parenting time when either parent is not available to care for the child . . . such as when one parent must be travelling for an extended period.
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