Morning calendar call in RI Family Court is gobbledygook

Rhode Island Family Court lawyers and RI Associate Justices, Magistrates and members of the bar are so well versed in the bizarre and sometimes anachronistic calendar call it, has become nearly normal. The key word here is “nearly.”  Lets call it what it is: The calendar call is  RI judiciary, “inside baseball”, gobbledygook. Few outsiders […]

Navigating a High Conflict Divorce in RI

Every divorce in RI is stressful and and often brings out the worst out in most of us. However, a high conflict divorce is far more nerve-racking when couples engage in hostile or aggressive confrontation instead of using legal negotiation tools to resolve marital issues including child custody, child support, spousal support and the division […]

Family Court: Important TIPS from RI lawyer

A Rhode Island divorce lawyer provides free advice concerning RI family law. If you need a custody lawyer in RI, call RI divorce and child custody attorney, David Slepkow.  David has 22 years experience in Providence Family Court. David was voted a top three attorney in Rhode Island by the Providence Journal Reader’s choice poll. […]

RI Family Court Enters Digital Age with E-files & E-Filing!

The Rhode Island Family Court, in all counties, across the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, are taking the plunge into the digital age. The Providence Family Court will begin the process of going all digital beginning tomorrow 10/31/14. All Court filings will be filed electronically including complaints for absolute divorce and miscellaneous complaints for […]

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 Providence Family Court. These RI divorce FAQS should be very informative to litigants going through the divorce process. […]

The Misguided Family Court Constitutional Amendment Guy!

All the Judges and Lawyers who practice in Family Court know who you are. You’re the guy who cites the constitutional amendments in Kent County Family Court. You are the guy who everyone including the judge rolls their eyes when you open your mouth.  Here comes the Constitutional Amendment guy!  Let’s all crowd into court to get a […]

Tips: Clients Who Seek an Enabler rather than a good Lawyer…

Many clients considering a divorce interview an attorney. In many cases the prospective client is looking to get advice he or she wants to hear, rather than an explanation of the realities of Rhode Island Family Court. These people will hire the RI divorce attorney who tells them what they want to hear. Some of […]

News (2013); New Associate Judge & more!

Rhode Island family Law lawyer David Slepkow 401-437-1100 presents the following news articles related to Family Law in Providence and other cities and towns in RI Title of Article: Governor Chafee picks Magistrate Asquith as next Family Court judge Editors Commentary: Congrats to Magistrate Asquith for this honor. Rhode Island Family Court will benefit from […]

Lawsuit Alleging Constitutional Abuse by Truancy Court is MOOT!

In 2010, fifteen minor children sued the Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Family Court as well as numerous Magistrates of the Court. The minor children who filed the lawsuit all participated in the Court’s Truancy Court Diversion Calendar Program. This program involved RI Family Court Magistrates conducting court hearings at Public Schools across Rhode […]

How much does a divorce cost in Rhode Island?

How much does a divorce cost in Rhode Island? Some families  pay out exorbitant amounts on a wedding. However, if the marriage ends in separation and irreconcilable differences, a divorce can also be costly. Litigants in a divorce in RI have to pay attorneys fees, outside consultants and Court costs Divorce attorneys fees Between court […]

Know Your judge! Different Judge may Mean Different Result

Pro Se litigants are at a major disadvantage in Rhode Island Family Court because they are not familiar with the Judges and Magistrates. Rulings in RI Family Court may depend on making the right argument to the judge. As a seasoned family law attorney, I have practiced before all the judges hundreds of times. As […]

5 Mistakes to avoid in Domestic Court

1.) Refusing mediation sends a message to the judge that you are part of the problem not part of the solution. Even if there is no chance for the mediation to be successful, give settlement a chance. Judges in RI Family Court have busy calendars. Judges often look positively and encourage litigants  to negotiate and […]

Kids involved in Marital Dispute can be damaging

Important Family Court Tips: 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 […]

Information and Phone Numbers

Below you will find important phone numbers and information concerning Rhode Island Family Court: J. Joseph Garrahy Judicial Complex (Providence Family Court) One Dorrance Plaza – Map Providence‚ RI 02903 Restraining Order Office: 401–458–3372 Family Counseling Unit: 401–458–3420 Domestic Violence Coodinator: 401–458–3377 Domestic Clerk’s Office: 401–458–3200 (Divorce‚ Child Custody ‚etc.) Juvenile Clerk’s Office: 401–458–3290 (Juvenile […]

RI Family Court: Different Judge Sometimes equals different Decision!

One of the best reasons to retain a Rhode Island Family Court lawyer is because an experienced RI family Attorney will have a general idea how a judge will rule on a particular issue. Of course, some issues are highly fact specific and the divorce lawyer in RI will not know how a judge will rule because the […]

Providence Family Court RI Phone Numbers and Address

Providence Family Court | J. Joseph Garrahy Judicial Complex- FAMILY COURT (Providence County) One Dorrance Plaza – Map Providence‚ RI 02903 401-458-3200 (Clerk’s Office and main Number) (Press zero to speak to clerk) Facsimile / fax number (401) 458-3130 Mapquest directions RI Family Court Clerk’s Offices, Second Floor Domestic Relations – Clerk’s Office, Second Floor Parking: Street metered parking and […]

Kent County Family Court RI Phone Number & Address

Kent County Family Court in Warwick Rhode Island Kent County Judicial Complex (Noel Judicial Complex) 222 Quaker Lane Warwick‚ RI 02886 [Driving directions- Google Maps™] Court Clerk: 401–822–6725 Clerk’s Office, Third Floor, Suite 310, Room 3019 (401) 822-6728 (TTY) Facsimile (401) 822-6730 Contact persons: William Laferriere, Robin Iascone, Gina Molina, or Eduardo Salabert Parking garage […]

Win your Custody Case by Not Acting as a Moron!

In my 20 years as a Rhode Island Child Custody Lawyer, I have seen many fathers and mothers make inane and stupid decisions during the course of Rhode Island Child Custody Proceedings. Sometimes winning your RI Child Custody is about the mistakes that you avoid rather than what you do right. The stupid and boorish […]