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5 Reasons Why Selling Your Home After Divorce is a Good Idea

Divorce is not an ending, but rather the beginning.  Divorce is a fresh start. Your environment can be a symbol and reminder of a toxic relationship or difficult time.  Changing that environment helps in breaking bad habits and creating good ones.  According to James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, ( “if your environment doesn’t change, Read More

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When compromise gains you leverage

I am a firm believer in mediation and collaboration to resolve disputes.  This is particularly true in divorce cases.  However, a willingness to work together, doesn’t mean you compromise on every point.  This is what causes friction in family law.  There are some points that people believe are non-negotiable.  There is a middle ground between Read More

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5 things to consider when facing divorce

An unintended consequence of the COVID lockdowns is more divorce filings.  Regardless of the reason behind your divorce, there are a few things to do before you file or before your spouse files. 1.Get your financial house in order. It is important to understand what comprises the marital estate and what is separate property.  Exact Read More

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Should I get a pre-nup?

Yes, you should.  According the the three most popular days to get engaged are Christmas Day, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.  The ‘proposal season’ as defined by is from November to February.  Whether it’s the holiday spirit that moves people to get engaged or something else, the time is now. The big Read More

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Top Ten Reasons to Try Divorce Mediation.

Divorce can be stressful, time consuming, costly and fraught with unknowns.  Divorce mediation can help you control costs, put you in control of the divorce process thereby reducing stress and allow you, not a judge, to decide the major issues in your divorce.  Here are the top ten reasons to try divorce mediation   Divorce Read More

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How much does divorce mediation cost in RI?

How much does divorce mediation cost in Rhode Island depends upon the complexity of your case.  On average, the divorce mediation will cost $2.000.  When clients take the mediation agreement to independent counsel to review and file the same with the court, the clients  can expect to pay an additional $1,000.  Keep in mind that Read More

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How long does it take to get a divorce in Rhode Island?

About 75 days.  That is assuming you and your spouse come to an agreement on all terms prior to the initial divorce hearing.  Once the court grants the divorce, there is a 90-day waiting period.  In some cases, the court will grant an expedited hearing for exceptional circumstances. There are several factors which delay the Read More

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How much does a divorce cost in Rhode Island?

The cost of your divorce is a function of how contested your divorce is.  Filing and service fees alone are about $200.  If there are no disputes about child custody, child support, visitation, alimony or the division of assets, then your divorce could cost as little as $1,500.  In the simplest of cases, there are Read More

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What is mediation?

  Mediation is a choice.  Mediation is an alternative to divorce litigation.  A neutral third party will assist you in crafting a divorce judgement which works for you. It is YOUR choice.  Mediation empowers you to take control of the dissolution of your marriage.  Mediation is a better economic alternative to divorce litigation.  In mediation, Read More

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Can I mediate child support payments?

I am a firm believer in mediation.  Just about every dispute can be resolved through effective mediation.  Divorce mediation is no different.  Within most divorce mediations, we have a bunch of mini mediations.  For example, divorcing couples need to come to agreement on the sale of a home, child visitation schedules, division of personal property, Read More

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