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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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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 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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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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Do I need a lawyer or mediator to handle my divorce?

Often, I am presented with the question, do I need to have a lawyer in my divorce?  Can I represent myself?  Or, why do I need to use a mediator?  My spouse and I can work these issues out ourselves.  Well, quite frankly, if you could just work it out with your spouse, you probably Read More

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A fresh start after divorce can include being a ‘First-Time Home Buyer’ again.

A significant percentage of our divorce clients had purchased their first home when they married.  As part of the dissolution, that first home was sold, or the client took a buyout from their former spouse.  Fast forward a few years and the client has re-built their financial foundation and wants to move from renting (or 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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