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Attorney Shawn M. Masterson succeeds in the First Circuit Court of Appeals

“The aphorist tells us that hope springs eternal, but litigation based on hope alone should not be allowed to proceed eternally.” Shapiro Dorry Masterson, LLC successfully represents its client in the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Relying on the brief written by Attorney Shawn M. Masterson, the First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the decision Read More

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TOP 4 REASONS TO MEDIATE YOUR DIVORCE

You control the outcome. One would think that the single biggest reason to mediate a divorce is that, on average, it is extremely less expensive than litigation. But, the #1 reason to mediate is CONTROL. In mediation you control the outcome. In court, a judge controls the outcome. As a trial attorney with 1000s of Read More

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To keep or not keep the house in divorce

My path to divorce law was paved with real estate issues. Improper deeds, failure to pay a mortgage, mistaken beliefs about assuming a mortgage. Foreclosure or bankruptcy court. Unfortunately, this is when a divorcee first realizes that they should not have kept the marital home. Part of my practice focuses on real estate law. Everything Read More

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Cooler heads prevail and spend less in legal fees.

In designing our new website, we spent some time analyzing Google.com adverting and google searches. A couple of the more common search terms relative to divorce lawyers in Providence were “Cheap divorce lawyer in Providence” and “Providence’s most affordable divorce lawyers.” I was educated as an economist. I was taught about supply and demand and Read More

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Caveat emptor; the lack of duty to disclose a series of unfortunate events

After 15 years of practice in real estate, one thing is clear: Full Disclosure is always the better policy. I am not talking about revealing attorney-client communication. I am talking about full disclosure of property conditions and material information. In Rhode Island, a home seller must disclose known deficient conditions pursuant to the Real Estate Read More

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