RI Law Articles by a Rhode Island Attorney
Rhode Island Law Articles by RI Lawyer David Slepkow. These articles cover the following topics: Rhode Island Divorce Law, RI Child Custody, Rhode island Child support, RI Criminal law, Restraining Orders, RI Family Law, Rhode Island Personal injury Law Etc.
[Legal] Rhode Island enacted the Rhode Island Health Insurance Continuation Act. This act allows some ex spouses to remain on their ex husband or ex wives health insurance after Final Judgment of Divorce. However, this act has been watered down by recent case law out of the Federal Court District of Rhode Island. Article by Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer David Slepkow.
[Relationships:Divorce] Divorce Cases rarely go to trial In Rhode Island. This Rhode Island Law Article explains why it is rare for a Divorce Trial to commence. This article explains why the RI Family Court Process both encourages settlement and wears parties down to the point that they feel that they should settle their divorce. Article by by Rhode Island Family Law Attorney David Slepkow
[Legal:Personal-Injury] In Rhode Island, Premises liability is the area of Personal Injury law, which attempts to hold a real estate owner or the person in possession of real estate liable as a result of an accident causing injuries to a person who was using the property. A premises liability case is a type of personal injury case. The broader term of Premises liability also encompasses "slip and fall" or "trip and fall" personal injury accidents. Article by RI Personal Injury Lawyer David Slepkow.
[Legal] Issues concerning payment of Credit Cards and Marital Debt can be some of the Most difficult issues to Resolve in a Rhode Island Divorce. Everyone wants to divide the the Assets but no one wants to pay the debt. This article explains how debt is assigned in Rhode Island divorce cases.
[Legal] The Supreme Court of Rhode Island has been consistent about delineating the factors that The Rhode Island Family Court must analyze in determining Rhode Island Child Custody Cases. Child Custody battles in Rhode Island usually occur in the context of Divorce cases, Post Divorce cases or Miscellaneous Petitions between non married parents seeking custody. Article by Rhode Island Child Custody Lawyer, david Slepkow
[Legal] This Article answers the following questions concerning Rhode Island Alimony: Who Qualifies for Support? What Factors must a Rhode Island Family Court Judge Look at to determine whether a person qualifies for RI Alimony? If a person qualifies for alimony, what factors must a judge look to determine the duration of alimony and the amount of alimony?
[Legal:Personal-Injury] If you are involved in a Rhode Island Car Accident, there are many important steps you can take to protect your rights and help you get the best Personal Injury settlement Possible. Please follow the steps set forth below and contact a Rhode Island Auto Accident Lawyer.
[Legal] In Rhode Island who is entitled to claim the minor child or children as Dependency Exemptions for Federal tax Purposes? If there is no indication in a Divorce Final Judgment or Decision Pending Final Judgment or Property Settlement agreement as to who is entitled to claim the children as Dependency Exemptions then automatically the parent with Physical Placement / Physical Custody of the minor children is entitled to claim the child or children for Federal Tax purposes. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be a substitute to seeking advice from a Rhode Island...
[Legal] If husband and wife own real estate in Rhode Island (RI) and are getting divorced and have no minor children then there are many possible dispositions concerning the marital domicile. If the parties have a child or children then there are different considerations.
[Legal] In Rhode Island (RI) child support does not automatically terminate when a child reaches 18 years old! A motion to terminate child support must be filed or the child support obligation will not stop. This article explains when child support should end in Rhode Island.
[Relationships:Divorce] Issues concerning the marital domicile and real estate are often the biggest issues that divorcing couples must resolve. The issues of real estate and divorce are often intertwined with complex issues concerning child custody, child support, marital division of assets, marital debt and other issues related to a divorce. This article only applies to Rhode Island Divorce. This article discusses, in depth, issues concerning temporary occupancy of the marital real estate while the divorce is proceeding.
[Legal:Criminal-Law] If a person is arrested for a criminal misdemeanor in Rhode Island (RI) there are several potential scenarios. The police could hold the accused and bring him to Court for an arraignment in District Court in the morning. The police also could call a justice of the peace / Bail Commissioner who could arraign the accused at the police station and release the person. The bail commissioner could also set bail in order for the person to be released.
[Relationships:Post-Divorce] This article explains the role of the Guardian ad Litem in Rhode Island Custody, Visitation and placement cases. In Rhode Island (RI), A guardian ad litem is a individual who represents the hypothetical best interest of the minor child in a child custody, visitation or other type of Family Court case. The Guardian is not a lawyer for the minor child!
[Legal] If a person receives probation then they will need to abide by the conditions of the probation and agree to keep the peace and be of good behavior. A probationary period is a period of extreme risk! If a person violates his probation by being arrested for a new crime then the person may be held in Jail at the ACI as a probation violator. After ten days a person has the right to a hearing.
[Legal] This article Article adresses Rhode Island Divorce process and strategy from filing for divorce to preparation for trial. This article adresses the difference between a nominal and contested divorce, settlement of divorce, answers, the Nominal Court Hearing, residency requirements, the discovery process and other issues concerning RI Divorce.
[Relationships:Marriage] Under what circumstances should a prenuptial agreement be considered in Rhode Island? Premarital agreements are not right for every couple! Prenuptial agreements are most prevalent in second marriages. They are especially prevalent in first or second marriages when one or both of the parties have children of a prior marriage or relationship. They are also prevalent when a future spouse has a child or children from a prior relationship.
[Legal] Prenuptial agreements are extremely enforceable in Rhode Island (RI). A prenuptial agreement is also commonly called a Premarital Agreement or an Antenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement should be drafted by a Rhode Island Family Law and Divorce attorney / lawyer. Prenuptial agreements are also intercheangeably referred to as premarital agreements and antenuptial agreements. The Rhode Island supreme Court has made prenuptial agreements extremely difficult to set aside
[Legal] A "no contact order" means that the defendant is precluded from having any contact and or communication with the victim or the person under the protection of the no contact order. This includes but is not limited to letters, emails, text messages or messages delivered through a third party. Please read this article for a detailed explanation of no contact orders and the repercussions for violating no contact orders.
[Legal:Criminal-Law] Expunge all criminal dismissals and Not Guilty findings in Rhode Island Criminal law! All dismissals and not Guilty findings in Rhode Island should be expunged! This includes both felony and Criminal Misdemeanor dismissals in RI. All criminal records are bad records! Expungement is the process in which criminal records are either destroyed or sealed. Essentially an expungement erases criminal records for most purposes.This article explains why you should expunge dismissals and not guilty findings in Rhode Island.
[Legal] This article addresses how to obtain personal belongings (property) such as clothes in Rhode Island (RI) when there is a criminal no contact order / Family Court restraining order or District Court Restraining Order in effect. When a person is arrested or a restraining order enters involving their wife or girlfriend who they reside with, the accused often needs to obtain his or her clothes and personal belongings. Personal belongings usually consists of personal property such as clothes, sneakers, toiletries, uniforms, work uniforms, personal effects etc. There are several proper ways for an accused to obtain his / her personal belongings when there is a no contact order / restraining order in effect:
[Legal] These arguments will go in one ear and out the other with most Family Court Judges unless there is some real proof (evidence) supporting the basis of the argument. This article applies to all family law cases including divorce, child custody, paternity cases.
[Legal] This article discusses child support Contempt in Rhode Island in detail including the differences between a finding of technical or willlful contempt. Any person owed child support ( the parent with physical custody of the minor child or children) or who owes child support should carefully read this article. This article discusses in details under what circumstances a person will be sent to jail to compel compliance with child support orders. This article also explains other tools used by Rhode Island judges to compel payment of child support orders.
[Legal] This article by a Rhode Island divorce attorney explores the different types of uncontested divorce in Rhode Island and explains the process of obtaining an uncontested divorce. Uncontested divorces should be much less expensive then contested divorces. This article also explains the residency requirements as well as how to prove residency in Court.
[Legal:National-State-Local] The proper Court to file a restraining order in Rhode Island depends on the relationship that you have with the person who you are filing the restraining order against. This article explains the jurisdiction of the Rhode Island (RI) Family, District and Superior Court. This article also explains whether or not there are criminal or civil ramifications of violating certain restraining orders. This article also explains the difference between a restraining order and a no contact order. This article explains the jurisdiction of the Family Court to deal with issues concerning Rhode Island child Support, physical custody of the children and exclusive use of the home.
[Legal:Personal-Injury] When I meet my personal injury lawyer for the first time, are there any particular documents I should bring with me? What type of information will the attorney request at the initial consultation concerning my Rhode Island personal injury or automobile accident case? What usually happens at the first consultation? What is necessary to have a valid personal injury case? What exactly is a settlement in a personal injury case? What if I am unhappy with the lawyer who is handling my case? In Rhode Island, do I have the right to obtain a new lawyer? If I obtain a new lawyer who will pay for the legal services rendered by the old attorney? Is it a good idea to wait a period of time before I hire an attorney? What types of cases are typically handled on a contingent fee basis? Am I required to give a recorded statement to the insurance company upon their request?
[Legal:Real-Estate-Law] This article explains how a person who co-owns real estate with another person, persons or entity can force a sale of the property and obtain an equitable share of the proceeds. A person who owns property as joint tenants, tenants in common or has a life estate who no longer wants to own real estate with another person, LLC, trust, partnership or other entity can force a sale of the property in Rhode Island Superior Court.
[Legal] In Rhode Island (RI) Divorce and Child support cases, Can I get the father or mother of my child to be ordered to pay for private school education? Can I get the father or mother of my child to be ordered to pay for college?
[Legal] Rhode Island Divorce, Family Law and Child Support Attorney,David Slepkow answers the following questions: How is Rhode Island (RI) Child Support determined in divorce cases, paternity cases, child support cases and child visitation cases? Is there a minimum child support guideline in Rhode Island and how is it calculated? Can a judge of the Rhode Island Family Court issue a child support order over the minimum guidelines? Can there be a child support order lower then the minimum guidelines? Are assets, expenses, needs and obligations relevant in RI Child Support determinations?
[Legal] This article addresses motions to modify child support in Rhode Island (RI). This article explains how child support is modified in Rhode Island and what constitutes a change in circumstances to warrant a modification of child support. Article written By a Rhode Island divorce and family law lawyer.
[Legal:Corporations-LLC] This Article explains the process of organizing and operating a Limited Liabililty Company (LLC) in Rhode Island (RI). This article discuses the benefits of an LLC, including the limited liability of the members of an LLC for the debts of the LLC and the limited liability of the members of the LLC for personal injury and slip and fall claims. This article explains the necessary documents and fees needed by the Rhode Island Secretary of State. This Article was written by a Rhode Island Business and Corporate law attorney.
[Legal:Corporations-LLC] Rhode Island Business and Corporate law frequently asked questions by a Rhode Island (RI) Attorney concerning corporations, llc's and partnerships. 1) Should I protect my home and personal assets by incorporating my business? 2) What is the difference between a corporation and a limited liability company (LLC) in Rhode Island? 3) What will my lawyer need to know at our first meeting in order for him to incorporate my business? 4) If I incorporate, will I need to do anything each year to keep the corporation in good standing? 5) If I am operating a business with another person, should I form a partnership or incorporate?
[Legal:National-State-Local] This article is an overview of the Rhode Island Personal Injury, slip and fall and car accident claims process. This article answers the following questions- How do Rhode Island lawyers charge for personal injury & automobile (auto) accident cases? If I hire a Rhode Island personal injury attorney, how does the process work? My attorney is unable to settle the case with the insurance adjuster, then what happens next? How do I obtain evidence of my personal injury? Will my lawyer keep what I tell him confidential? What type of costs are typically incurred in Rhode Island (RI) personal injury cases.
[Legal:National-State-Local] This article explains pleas and sentencing in Rhode Island (RI) for criminal misdemeanors including explanations of - one year filings, probation, suspended sentences, no contact orders etc. This article also explains what constitutes a conviction under Rhode Island law. This article explains issues concerning domestic violence offenses and violation of restraining orders and no contact orders. This article also delves into how criminal law is often intertwined with family law issues concerning child visitation, divorce and child custody. Rhode Island Family Court, District Court and Superior Court Restraining orders are often very relevant to criminal charges. Do not use this article as a substitute for seeking independent legal advice from a lawyer.
[Legal:National-State-Local] Fiction- If I live together with my boyfriend for over seven years then we are automatically common law married. Rhode Island common law marriage "fact or fiction" by a Rhode Island family law and divorce attorney. This article addresses what constitutes a common law marriage in Rhode Island and how to prove or refute a claim of common law marriage. The article focuses on serious intent to enter into a husband wife relationship as well as reputation in the community that two people are in fact married. The following issues are addressed: reputation in the community, holding out to the community as a married couple, tax filing status, cohabitation, health insurance, joint property, use of last name, wedding rings, divorce as well as other financial issues.
[Relationships:Divorce] Part 1 of "A practical Guide to The Divorce Process in Rhode Island Family Court." This article is part 1 of a series or articles that takes a person considering divorce through the entire divorce process from beginning stages of finding an attorney to eventually finalizing the divorce with a final judgment of divorce. This articles addresses both contested and uncontested divorces in Rhode Island. Part 1 addresses the initial step of selecting and obtaining a Rhode Island Attorney, drafting the divorce papers and the issues and decisions that must be made in the beginning of the divorce process. This article addresses, motions for temporary support, restraining orders & emergency motions.
[Legal] Rhode Island litigation-Frequently asked questions and answers written by an experienced Rhode island litigation and personal injury attorney. The following questions are answered in this article- 1) I believe that I have been wronged by another individual or entity, what should I do next? 2) How do I commence a civil lawsuit? 3) What should I do if I am served with a Summons and Complaint? 4) How much will it cost to hire an attorney? 5) How long before the lawsuit will be finished?
[Legal] Rhode Island zoning, planning and land use frequently asked questions prepared by a Rhode Island lawyer concerning the following frequently asked questions: Do I need a building permit to construct a small addition to my house or a deck around my above ground swimming pool? My house is in a residential zone. Are there any problems that I need to consider in planning an addition or an accessory structure? I have a single-family house located in a single-family zoning district. My mother-in-law wants to move in with me. Can I add a second kitchen to my house so that she will have the ability to be independent? If I want to build a two-family in a single-family zone or build an office in a residential zone, what do I do? I have extra land that I am not using on the side of my house. Can I sell this land to a builder?
[Legal:Elder-Law] Rhode Island Will, Trusts and Probate law-Frequently Asked Questions prepared by a Rhode Island attorney. This article answers the following questions? Do I need a Will? What is intestate? Can I avoid probate if I have a will? If I die with minor children, who will handle my money for them? Can I appoint the same person as executor, trustee and guardian? How can I avoid the probate process? What is a trust? What other benefits are there for creating a trust?
[Relationships:Divorce] Rhode Island divorce law information written by a Rhode Island divorce lawyer. This article answers the following questions: How long does a Rhode Island divorce take from beginning to end? What does no fault divorce mean? What are the residency requirement to file in Rhode Island? How do I prove my residency at the nominal divorce hearing in order to obtain a divorce?
[Relationships:Divorce] Rhode Island (RI) post divorce do's and dont's prepared by a Rhode Island family law lawyer, David Slepkow concerning issues of child support modification, contempt and termination. The article also addresses issues concerning modification of child visitation & custody in Rhode Island. The article gives helpful advice about payment of alimony and modification and termination of alimony. The article also contains helpful information concerning modification of the final judgment of divorce based on a substantial change of circumstances and contempt for failure to pay alimony, child support or comply with the terms of the final judgment of divorce.
[Legal] Frequently asked questions concerning Rhode Island landlord tenant law and evictions. This article addresses nonpayment of rent evictions, 5 day demand letters for nonpayment of rent, month to month tenants, eviction of month to month tenants, violations of lease etc.
[Legal] This article explains the law concerning Rhode Island DUI - DWI & refusal to take the Breathalyzer. This article answers the important question: Should you refuse the breathalyzer test in Rhode Island and what are the implications? This article examines whether or not a person should refuse to take a breathalzer test upon request of a police officer in Rhode Island when a person is suspected of drunk driving. This article examines the criminal and legal implications of a refusal and a criminal dui - dwi charge.
[Legal:Real-Estate-Law] Rhode Island RI real estate law frequently asked questions concerning title insurance, real estate closings, surveys, appraisals etc. This articles was prepared by a Rhode Island lawyer.
[Legal:Personal-Injury] Rhode Island personal injury law: auto - car - motorcycle accident frequently asked questions with answers written by RI personal injury attorney. The questions and answers include the following:
[Legal:National-State-Local] This article answers the following frequently asked questions. 1) What if my child's parent works overtime? Will overtime be included in child support? 2) My child is about to turn 18 but is still in high school and living at home, can I still get child support? 3) Can I get my child's father to be ordered to pay for my child's college education? 4) Who is going to pay for my child's daycare? 5) How do I modify, increase or terminate child support in Rhode Island?
[Relationships:Divorce] Frequently asked questions and answers written by a Rhode Island divorce attorney concerning equitable division of assets in Rhode Island divorces. This article discusses what is marital property in Rhode Island and what happens to the marital home upon divorce when there are minor children. This article also addresses the definition of "no fault" divorce in Rhode Island. This article also explains how "fault" such as alcoholism, drug addiction or extra marital affairs can effect equitable division of assets.
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David Slepkow is a Rhode Island lawyer / attorney concentrating in divorce, family law, personal injury, criminal law, restraining orders, child support, custody and visitation. David has been practicing law since 1997 and is licensed in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Federal Court. Free initial consultations. Credit Cards Accepted.
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