Say it Aint So ABC News! ABC’s horrible RI Divorce Article

Sponsored content and the news

ABC News recently released an article entitled, "Top 7 Worst States for Divorce." This article is terrible journalism. This article appears to be sponsored content put out by an allegedly reputable news organization. It is wrong in nearly all … [Continue reading]

Random thoughts of a RI Family Court, custody and divorce attorney

A Rhode Island child custody lawyer and RI divorce attorney discusses numerous tips and advice concerning how to behave during the Providence Family Court process. Tips and advice by a RI divorce lawyer Cover your tattoos during your divorce … [Continue reading]

Emergency Motions and Nominal Divorce- Part 3 of 5


East Providence family law lawyer, David Slepkow describes the divorce process in Rhode Island in this comprehensive series of articles about RI divorce.  This is part 3 of a 5 part series about divorce in Rhode Island. David has 20 years of … [Continue reading]

Act like ass in RI divorce, judge likely agree with spouse you are ASS!


Some people believe that it is okay to act like a moron in the course of their Rhode Island divorce litigation. These people will file ridiculous unwarranted motions, misleading restraining orders and make outrageous settlement proposals. They engage … [Continue reading]

The Rules of War for Divorce

Divorce war rules

If "you people" cannot avoid an unseemly and nasty divorce war, that no one can win, then you must abide by the written and unwritten rules of divorce war. Rhode Island divorce lawyers know who "you people" are!  "You people" are people who use and … [Continue reading]

What is a Divorce War? Endless battles


This is part 1 of a 2  part series of articles authored by a Rhode Island divorce lawyer concerning divorce in RI. This legal article answers the question: "What is a divorce war" I do not think that divorce in Rhode Island should be considered or … [Continue reading]

Ex- spouse coverage after final judgment of divorce?

Health insurance after divorce

The State of Rhode Island enacted the Rhode Island Health Insurance Continuation Act. This act allows some ex-spouses to remain on their ex-husband's or ex-wife's health insurance after Final Judgment of Divorce. However, this act has been watered … [Continue reading]

Court hearing required or can I just sign papers to get a divorce?


Rhode Island divorce attorney, David Slepkow answers some important questions concerning divorce law in Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. David is an experienced RI Family law and child custody lawyer with 20 plus years of experience in … [Continue reading]

Emergency Motions and Complaints for Abuse and Restraining orders


This is part 2 of 5 of a comprehensive series of articles authored by RI divorce lawyer, David Slepkow. This article is entitled Rhode Island divorce from A-Z. David Slepkow is an experienced Providence divorce attorney. He has 20 plus years of … [Continue reading]

Divorce in RI from A-Z (Part 1 of 5)


This is part one of a five- part series authored by Rhode Island divorce lawyer, David Slepkow. David explains the RI divorce process from pre-filing strategy through a contested divorce trial on the merits. East Providence family law lawyer, David … [Continue reading]

Meat Head Instigator Dad & Crazy 1st Time Mom = GO AWAY

1st time mother

This RI Family law article was authored by a Rhode Island child custody attorney who is also a Providence divorce lawyer. For those of you who believe I am only a father's rights lawyer, here goes: Dear, not ready to have a child, idiot father She … [Continue reading]

Child Support Terminate 19th b-day? Yes, no or maybe?


Surprisingly, RI Family Court still has a number of murky areas of child support law. The end conclusion, as far as these issues are concerned, are far from conclusively decided in Rhode Island. The lack of clear answers continues, despite these … [Continue reading]

Client Reviews for David Slepkow

Best Lawyer in Rhode Island! 5.0 stars Posted by Sarah December 13, 2016 I have been through several lawyers in my custody battle. None of them handled the case like David. David spent countless hours fighting for not 1 but 2 of my … [Continue reading]

Client consultations: How clients can effectively speak to their lawyer


Start out by explaining the issue involved and then give a short synopsis with the most important facts. The last thing the client should do is tell the entire story.  Child Custody attorneys are trying to analyze the relevant facts while the … [Continue reading]

Dear Crazy 1st time Family Court MOM of Young Child,

Dear Crazy, 'Out Of Control', first time RI Family Court mom with a young child, You made your bed and now you have to sleep in it. Perhaps in Family Court, the better saying would be 'you took him to your bed, now you have to make the bed with him … [Continue reading]

Family Court Tip: If You’re Winning- SHUT UP!

This article contains a very important family court tip for pro-se litigants in Providence Family Court. Pro-se* litigants often make fundamental mistakes in Providence Family Court. These mistakes include not understanding how to address the … [Continue reading]

NO justification for nearly everyone to waive alimony in RI divorce


I have been a regular in Providence Family Court for over 20 years. I have watched hundreds, perhaps, thousands of nominal divorce hearings. I have represented clients in hundreds of such hearings in Providence Family Court. I have watched hundreds … [Continue reading]

Keep children out of your RI Custody, Divorce or Visitation feud!

Children do not want to be part of your divorce war or visitation feud. They do not want to hear the arguments, bickering and yelling. They do not want to hear the negative comments and innuendo. They don't want to listen to you complain to your … [Continue reading]

Denying some restraining orders & sanctions help DV victims

Rhode Island Family Court constables and sheriffs, unfortunately, devote too many resources to unwarranted and unjustified temporary protection from abuse complaints. The police also devote too many resources enforcing unjust temporary protection … [Continue reading]

7 RI Family Court TIPS for your Divorce, Custody or Visitation Case!

Rhode Island child custody attorney, David Slepkow provides 7 tips for litigants in Providence Family Court. David Slepkow is an experienced Family Court practitioner with 22 years of experience fighting the battles in Providence Family … [Continue reading]

Distinction: Joint Custody & Sole Custody – Crucial & Meaningless


Let’s start with the central premise concerning child custody in Rhode Island. When a child is born and the father is on the birth certificate, the parties automatically have joint custody of that child. The modern trend in Rhode Island Family Court … [Continue reading]

What is Marital Property Subject to Equitable Distribution ?

A Rhode Island divorce attorney with extensive experience in Providence Family court discusses what constitutes marital property in RI. This article also explains Rhode Island divorce law concerning what is not marital property and thus not subject … [Continue reading]

Discovery: Interrogatories, Request for Documents, Admissions Etc.


An experienced RI divorce lawyer answers numerous questions about domestic law practice in Providence Family Court. What is "Discovery" in Rhode Island Divorce? How do I get information about my Spouse? How do I get information about Marital … [Continue reading]

Motion for temporary Orders or Emergency Relief ?


A Rhode Island divorce attorney discusses emergency motions and motions for temporary orders in Providence Family Court. Should I file a motion for emergency relief? A motion for temporary orders in a Rhode Island Divorce should be filed if the … [Continue reading]

Failure to pay Child Support is not an excuse to deny visitation!


Nonpayment of child support or contempt for failure to pay child support is not a justification to deny your ex-girlfriend or ex-wife a visit with your child. It makes no difference whether you share joint custody or whether you have sole custody of … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Rhode Island Attorney David Slepkow’s Client Reviews

I am very proud out the reviews and ratings that I have received from my Rhode Island Divorce, Custody and Family Law Clients. HERE ARE A SELECT FEW OF MY RATINGS and REVIEWS: "BRILLIANT COURT PRESENCE" 5.0 stars: Anonymous review … [Continue reading]

Common Law Marriage in the Ocean State: Fact or Fiction?


If you believe you may be common law married in Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, contact a Rhode Island divorce attorney. A RI divorce lawyer with experience litigating common law marriage causes of action, will help you get the justice that … [Continue reading]

After Divorce, who claims child as Dependency Exemption for Tax?


A Rhode Island divorce and child custody attorney discusses the law concerning who claims the dependency exemption for the minor child or children on their federal and state income tax forms. Who is entitled to claim the minor child as a dependency … [Continue reading]

Out of control parenting time battles- 3 of 3

Fast forward it two weeks and we have an international incident! The pee-wee soccer game is moved from its normal time of 12:30 pm to 9 am.  The local fair in town this week needs to use the field. See: part 1 of 3 and part 2 of 3 Visitation … [Continue reading]