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) Custody […]

Rhode Island Divorce Child Custody and Family Law

Below you will find three articles by Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer, David Slepkow 403-437-1100 Providence divorce attorney (1)      This Article explains in depth the important considerations and decisions that must be made by a Husband or Wife prior to filing for Divorce in Rhode Island. The issues discussed in this comprehensive article by David Slepkow […]

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 […]

Family Court Should Ban term “Supervised Visitation”- Monitored or Assisted Appropriate

In Rhode Island Family Court, the Courts award “supervised” visits in certain situations. Supervised visits are sometimes ordered when there is some concern over the non custodial parents parenting abilities, domestic abuse,  the parent has a drug problem or there is a lack of parent child bond or for other reasons. These supervised visits are […]