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 […]

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 […]