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 hearing when you are in front of the judge or magistrate hearing the cause of action. […]

Divorce in Rhode island from A-Z- Part 3 of 5

East Providence family law lawyer, David Slepkow describes the divorce process in Rhode Island in this comprehensive serious of articles about RI divorce.  This is part 3 of a 5 part series about divorce in Rhode Island. David has 19 years of experience in Providence Family Court. Part 1 of 5 , Part 2 of 5, (Part 4-5), […]

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 in unseemly and outrageous conduct in Providence Family Court. These people often believe that the Providence Family  Court […]

The Rules of War for Divorce

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 abuse the Rhode Island Family Court system. See also: Part 1 […]

What is a Divorce War?

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 treated as a “war.” Sometimes SPOUSES behave so badly and […]

Divorce and health insurance in RI | EX spouse coverage 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-wive’s health insurance after Final Judgment of Divorce. However, this act has been watered down by case law out of the Federal Court District of Rhode Island. Th  Rhode island Health […]

Random Rhode Island family and divorce law FAQS

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 19 years of experience in Providence Family Court. These RI divorce FAQS should be very informative to litigants going through the divorce process. Why […]

RI Divorce from A-Z – Part 2 / 5 | Emergency motions

This is part 2 of 5 of a comprehensive series of articles authored by RI divorce lawyer, David Slepkow entitled Rhode Island divorce from A-Z. David Slepkow is an experienced Providence divorce attorney with 18 years of experience in Providence Family Court. also see:   Divorce in RI from A-Z (Part 1 of 5) ,  3 of […]

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 Slepkow has over 19 years litigating divorce cases in Providence Family Court. Providence Family Court is a very […]

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

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 is an overprotective, first time mom who is trying […]

RI 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 continue, despite the fact that these issues have been raised thousands of times over many decades in […]

Client Reviews for RI Family Court Attorney 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 children. He was very invested in our case and he really cared […]

How clients can effectively speak to their family court lawyer!

I have some potential clients and current clients who explain their legal situation with a long difficult to follow, rambling story. This is not the best way to address and interact your RI Family Court lawyer! Here are some useful tips on how to get the most out of your initial consultation or subsequent interactions with your matrimonial lawyer! A long […]

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 for 18 years, at least.’ […]

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 Providence Family Court judge. Also, self-represented parties fail to understand proper arguments and improper arguments in Rhode Island Family Court […]

NO justification for nearly everyone to waive alimony in RI divorce

I have been a regular in Providence Family Court for nearly 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 of default nominal cases. RI divorce lawyer explains nominal divorce hearing A default nominal trial […]

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 friends or family about the other parent. This child […]

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 from abuse orders.  These unjustified restraining orders clog the system and actually hurt legitimate victims. Restraining order article authored by a Rhode Island […]

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 18 years of experience fighting the battles in Providence Family Court. Custody and domestic relations TIPS! 1. Never get in a feud with opposing counsel in a divorce or custody […]

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  favors litigants being awarded joint custodial rights over their children. This applies in […]

What is Marital Property in Rhode Island Subject to the 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 to the equitable distribution statute. If you need legal advice about a divorce in RI, contact a Rhode […]

RI Divorce Discovery: Interrogatories, Request for Documents, 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 Assets and Debts? In some cases, Husband or Wife may be hiding assets or stashing away money in […]

Motion for temporary Orders or Emergency Relief in RI Divorce?

A Rhode Island divorce attorney discusses emergency motions and motions for temporary orders. Should I file a motion for emergency relief in a RI Divorce? A motion for temporary orders in a Rhode Island Divorce should be filed if the husband or wife is in need of temporary resolution of issues while the Divorce case […]

Failure to pay Child Support in RI 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 / ex- boyfriend or ex-husband or ex-wife a visit with your child. It makes no difference whether you share joint custody or whether you have sole custody of your child. All Rhode Island Family […]

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 […]

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 posted on August 5, 2016 David Slepkow has a BRILLIANT COURT PRESENCE. He is articulate and concise. […]

Common Law Marriage in Rhode Island: 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 you deserve. Common Law Marriage in Rhode Island Fiction- If I live together with […]

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 […]

Out of control visitation and custody wars in Rhode Island- 3 of 3

Fast forward it two weeks later and we have an international incident! The pee-wee soccer game is moved from its normal time of 12:30 pm to 9 am because of the local fair that is in town this week that needs to use the field. See: part 1 of 3 and part 2 of 3 THE 27 […]

Pathetic RI Visitation Spats at Children’s Soccer Game

This is part 2 of a three part series concerning visitation wars in Rhode Island family Court. This Providence Family Court visitation article was authored by RI child custody attorney, David Slepkow who has 18 years of experience representing clients in divorce, child support, visitation and custody matters in Providence Family Court. The “your visitation time does […]