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 10 plus years of experience in Providence Family Court. also see:   Divorce in RI from A-Z (Part 1 of 5) ,  3 […]

Basics of Legal Custody & Physical Custody by a Child Custody Attorney

RI Family Court judges utilize the “best interest of the child” standard in Child Custody Visitation cases.   Rhode Island Family Court Magistrates and Judges should utilize a “best interest of the child” standard in making custody decisions . These Custody factors are set forth in the seminal RI Custody Law case of Pettinato v Pettinato, 589 A.2d 909 (R.I. 1990) http://www.leagle.com/decision/19901491582A2d909_11482 Custody […]

The very rare divorce trial in RI Family Court

A Rhode Island divorce attorney discusses the lack of divorce trial in Providence, Kent, Newport and Washington County Family Court. This article was rewritten in 2016 as a result of a recent trend of more progressive and modern judges who are more receptive to trials on the merits in Rhode Island Family Court. There are a […]