Providence Family Court | J. Joseph Garrahy Judicial Complex- FAMILY COURT (Providence County)
RI Family Court Clerk’s Offices, Second Floor
Is the new parking garage at Providence Family Court for the public?
No. The now completed huge parking garage adjacent to the Garrahy Complex will not be used for public parking for litigants utilizing the Family Court. The parking will be for the judges, Magistrates and State Employees who work at the Garrahy Complex. It will also be used by DCYF and other local businesses. The family courthouse providence ri does not offer any parking for litigants and people utilizing the Courthouse.
How is the food at the cafeteria in the Garrahy Complex?
The food on site is surprisingly very good. They offer hamburgers, coffee (Iced and hot), yogurt, chicken wings, hot dogs and excellent soups. They also have a wide array of chips, cookies, snacks and candy. The staff is extremely friendly.
How is the ambiance at Providence Family Court?
The ambiance on the 5th floor leaves little to be desired. At peak hours from 9 am to 11:30 am, the place is packed like sardines. There are very few conference rooms and it is not uncommon to hear people yelling at each other.
Where is the Family Court in the Garrahy Judicial Complex?
Most of the Family Court courtrooms are located on the 5th floor. However, the domestic abuse calendar is on the 3rd floor (Courtroom 3C) (Magistrate Shepard) The Family Court domestic relations clerks office is on the 2nd floor. The domestic abuse advocate’s office is on the 2nd floor. The Child Support/Collections Department aka Reciprocal clerk is on the 2nd floor.
The Juvenile – Clerk’s Office is on the Second Floor. Drug testing as well as supervised visits are on the 3rd floor.
Cities and Towns in Providence County | family courthouse providence ri
(Providence County Family Court includes Bristol County and the following RI towns and Cities: Burrillville, Central Falls, Cranston, Cumberland, East Providence, Glocester, Johnston, Foster, Johnston, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Providence, Scituate, Smithfield, Woonsocket, Barrington, Bristol, Warren)
Please contact Providence Family Court Attorney David Slepkow if you need legal help 401-437-1100.
Contact Information | Providence Family Court , RI Family Court
Chief Judge Michael B. Forte (401) 458-5300
Ronald J. Pagliarini, Court Administrator(401) 458-5262
Office of Domestic Relations – Divorce, Custody Ron Pirolli (401) 458-3200
Office of Juvenile Justice – Juvenile Matters, Adoptions Candace Saugy (401) 458-3290
Juvenile Services/Intake – Juvenile Wayward/Delinquent Kevin Richard (401) 458-3250
Reciprocal/Bookkeeping – Child Support, Preparation of cases for Court Michael Venturino (401) 458-3100
Family Services – Investigation/Home Visits, Supervised Visitation Linda Lynch (401) 458-5026
Court Appointed Special Advocate
(CASA) Andrew Johnson (401) 458-3330
Court Reporters – Verbatim Court
Reporting in Courtroom Andrew D’Angelo (401) 458-5070
Mediation Unit KENT COUNTY Clerk’s Office Bill Laferriere (401) 822-6725
CASA Office Christine Egerton (401) 822-6721 WASHINGTON COUNTY
Clerk’s Office Rhonda Salome (401) 782-4111 NEWPORT COUNTY
Clerk’s Office John Martino (401) 841-8340
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JUDICIAL ROSTER- RI Family Court (Includes Kent County, Newport County and Washington County)
FAMILY COURT – 1 Chief Judge, 11 Associate Justices, Total Family 21
1 General Magistrate, 8 Magistrates
J. Joseph Garrahy Judicial Complex, One Dorrance Plaza, Providence, RI 02903
Chief Judge Michael B. Forte
Associate Justice Stephen J. Capineri
Associate Justice Laureen D’Ambra
Associate Justice Debra E. DiSegna
Associate Justice John E. McCann III
Associate Justice Karen Lynch Bernard
Associate Justice Patricia K. Asquith
Associate Justice Sandra Lanni
Associate Justice Lia N. Stuhlsatz
Associate Justice Rossie L. Harris, Jr.
Associate Justice Feidlim Gill
Associate Justice (Vacant)
General Magistrate (Vacant)
Magistrate George N. DiMuro
Magistrate Jeanne L. Shepard
Magistrate Angela M. Paulhus
Magistrate Edward H. Newman
Magistrate Armando O. Monaco II
Magistrate Charles Levesque
Magistrate Paul T. Jones, Jr.
Magistrate Andrea M. Iannazzi
“Today the Rhode Island Family Court consists of a Chief Judge, eleven (11) Associate Justices, a General Magistrate, and eight (8) Magistrates. The Family Court employs approximately 165 persons including all department personnel, court reporters, judges, and magistrates. In 1981, the Rhode Island Family Court moved into the newly constructed Garrahy Judicial Complex in Providence, a six story building designed and constructed specifically for use as a courthouse. The building also houses other state judicial entities including the District and Workers’ Compensation Courts. (The state’s Superior and Supreme Courts are housed in separate courthouses.) The Family Court has offices in three (3) county courthouses” https://www.courts.ri.gov/Courts/FamilyCourt/PDFs/AbouttheFamilyCourt.pdf