Haphazard Life Insurance Trusts Common in Divorce | How to do properly

After months of arguing, motions and tedious discovery in a RI divorce, someone remembers the life insurance policies at the last minute. Everyone is worn down and wants to get the ghastly divorce cause of action over, as soon as possible. Life insurance obligations for the benefit of the children or child are typically glossed […]

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Will judge allow overnight visitors of the opposite sex when child home?

Will a judge of the Rhode Island Family Court allow overnight (romantic) visitors of the opposite sex when children are home? The answer is that it depends. Here are is a bright line general rule in this confusing minefield: When the RI divorce is pending and final judgment has not entered, almost all Providence Family […]

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After Divorce who claim child as Dependency Exemptions for Tax?

Rhode Island divorce and child custody attorney discusses the law concerning who may claim the minor child on their federal and state income tax forms. Pursuant to Rhode Island Law, who is entitled to claim the minor child or children as Dependency Exemptions for Federal Tax Purposes? If there is no indication in a Divorce […]

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Rhode Island Divorce Child Custody and Family Law

Below you will find three articles by Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer, David Slepkow 403-437-1100 Providence divorce attorney (1)      This Article explains in depth the important considerations and decisions that must be made by a Husband or Wife prior to filing for Divorce in Rhode Island. The issues discussed in this comprehensive article by David Slepkow […]

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Does RI Have Jurisdiction for Paternity Case against Non Resident?

Rhode Island Family Court can properly exercise Subject Matter Jurisdiction of Paternity Cases under RIGL 15-8-7 which is set forth below. If you need a paternity attorney in Rhode Island call RI paternity lawyer, David Slepkow Pursuant to 15-8-7 the act of sexual intercourse in Rhode Island gives the Rhode Island Court Jurisdiction if the […]

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Rhode Island Divorce Mediation | RI Divorce Mediator

In Mediation, parties attempt to settle disputes, divide property, and determine visitation, child support and custody issues. The goal of the mediation is to curtail a long  bitter and expensive court process in RI Family Court. A mediator’s prime goal is to facilitate a settlement rather than make determinations.  Judges decide Cases. RI Family Court Attorneys advocate for their clients. Mediators […]

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RI Divorce, Custody, Support & Family Law Articles

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10 Random RI Family Law FAQS by Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer

A Rhode Island divorce attorney answers several important divorce questions concerning RI family law. Question: Can the three month waiting period be shortened after the nominal date? Answer.  No, pursuant to RI law, the waiting time is required and mandated. A Final Judgment of Divorce cannot be granted by a Rhode Island Family Court Judge until the […]

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Unrepealed Absurd RI Family Laws- Believe it or Not : These are still Law!

Rhode Island has some strange and outdated laws. Below you will find a small selection of odd and outmoded RI laws pertaining to Family law and marriage. § 15-4-11  Agent for husband – Husband as agent. – The wife may act as agent or attorney of her husband, and the husband may act as the agent […]

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