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2 May 2010, 5:35 pm by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
As a lawyer who has focused my practice in the area of Rhode Island Divorce law for the past decade, one would think that my answer to this question would be "Yes." However, in the world of law, divorce and courtrooms things are not always as clear cut as we would like them to be. Consider this Rhode Island Divorce Example that I came up with as I write this article which will develop more as a stream of consciousness than a well planned out and upscale legal article. * * * Divorce Example of… [read post]
2 Jul 2012, 4:38 pm by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
Some people may tell you that the Rhode Island Family Court judges will help you through the divorce proceeding if you've reached an agreement with your spouse. Is it true? Yes. So the next question is fairly obvious. Since the Judges in the Rhode Island divorce cases do these things all the time, if they are going to help me through the process, why in the world do I need a Rhode island lawyer's help at all. Hey, it's a Great Question! I have to admit that. Yet here is the big catch. The Rhode… [read post]
28 May 2012, 4:55 pm by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
QUESTION: Attorney Pearsall, I have a neice that I am trying to help out with a very difficult situation. To keep her anonymous, I'll call her Tracy. Tracy married Brian about 15 years ago. Tracy had a promising career and a very good education but she gave up working as a graphic designer to raise their two children. The kids are age 13 and 10 right now and they are her whole world. Tracy hasn't worked in 15 years. Before filing for divorce Brian took Tracy's name off all the bank accounts,… [read post]
21 Aug 2011, 6:59 am by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
Rhode Island Divorce was imminent for Jared and Tina Armston. They both knew it. So they started making plans to go their separate ways. They could reach agreement on almost everything but they dreaded going through the Rhode Island Family Court and get their divorce process started. DIVORCE WORRY Divorce is a word that makes most people worry. It's understandable. Most people have no idea what to expect. So wouldn't things be much easier if you knew what to expect? Sure! If you were in a sailboat… [read post]
3 Sep 2011, 12:35 pm by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
It's true. Rhode Island Divorce forms for your initial divorce filing can be confusing even if you believe you have a simple uncontested Rhode Island Divorce. Yet without filling out those forms and filing them properly with all the right information in the right place, your seemingly uncontested Rhode Island divorce isn't going anywhere. There is little more I can tell you in this short article other than, you have to get it right or your uncontested divorce proceeding isn't going anywhere. Can you… [read post]
26 Mar 2010, 2:25 am by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
Do you need an experienced Rhode Island Divorce and Family Law Lawyer? Or, Do you just need the help of an experienced Rhode Island Divorce and Family Law Lawyer? Until about one year ago, the second option didn't exist as a legal service here in Rhode Island to my knowledge. In March of 2009, I started the Rhode Island Divorce and Family Law Coaching Practice. Are you a person you just wants to some legal help with your Rhode Island divorce or family law matter? Are having a hard time finding a… [read post]
30 Aug 2010, 4:42 am by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
Do you and your spouse want a simple Rhode Island divorce without the stress? It's as easy as 1-2 and me! Yes, I added myself to the mix. Why? Well, right now I don't know of any other Rhode Island lawyer who offers experienced divorce coaching services other than me. Besides that, it rhymed. Lastly, since divorce is about as fun as pulling teeth I need to add a little humor in my articles every now and then. Your simple divorce in Rhode Island doesn't require very much. If one spouse files the… [read post]
3 Dec 2010, 2:11 pm by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
As a Rhode Island Divorce lawyer I can tell you that if you disregard the emotions that divorce brings on and the irratic behavior that results from those emotions then you are setting yourself up for a world of hurt. Divorce brings about the worst in people and while I'd prefer not to dwell on the negative side of divorce litigants and the tragedy they cause to others, I cannot ignore that they exist, nor should you. In fact, ignoring the emotional fallout of a Rhode Island divorce is a mistake. Do… [read post]
27 Dec 2009, 10:15 am by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
The following excerpt is a brief question and answer provided on the Rhode Island Bar Association website and previously noted at RhodeIslandDivorceTips.com as part of my expansion article series to give people a more detailed answer to the questions posed on the Rhode Island Bar Association's website regarding divorce: WHAT KIND OF ISSUES WILL I DISCUSS WITH MY ATTORNEY DURING THE FIRST VISIT? The separation of a married couple is one of the most traumatic occurrences in one's life. An attorney… [read post]
18 May 2012, 5:52 am by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
Certainly the most inexpensive divorce is the "Do It Yourself" divorce! Are people doing it? Yes they are. In fact, based upon a very rough estimate from talking with a few of the assistant clerks at the Providence Family Court over several months it may be up as high as 75% of people now trying to go through their divorce on their own. The more people that do it, the more people think that it is easy and/or simple to be their own lawyers and go through their divorces without spending money for a… [read post]
7 Mar 2013, 1:18 pm by Michael
MichaelCaught in the Act “How do I get payback when the spouse cheated?” Caught in the Act “How do I get payback when the spouse cheated?” Well, Texas is a “no fault state” which means that a person can plead for divorce without alleging that either spouse is somehow responsible for demise of the marriage. One may allege adultery as a ground for filing divorce; however adultery is not a crime in the state of Texas. If you’re hoping your cheating spouse will… [read post]
24 Aug 2011, 2:12 pm by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
A few things that you should know about Rhode Island Divorce. 1. If someone tells you handling your Rhode Island divorce is easy and they did it without the assistance of a lawyer at all then chances are the person who told you this missed something crucial in their RI divorce proceeding that is likely to come back and haunt them in the future. 2. If someone tells you that you should NEVER handle your own divorce and that you should ALWAYS hire a Rhode Island lawyer to represent you in the Rhode… [read post]
25 Jan 2012, 2:11 pm by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
Do you want your Rhode Island divorce to go easier? Would you rather it go as quickly as possible, and be reasonable and amicable? Let me give you a huge tip that many Rhode Island lawyers would rather you disregard completely. If you have a Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer and your lawyer tells you something like this, "Now that I'm your attorney. Let me do my job. Everything goes through attorneys. That's the way divorces work. Do not talk to your spouse. If you say anything to your spouse, tell him… [read post]
29 Oct 2010, 4:06 pm by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
As a Rhode Island lawyer I am thrilled that my divorce coaching program is on the rise even as other areas of practice for colleagues are struggling. I was floored when I was actually asked recently, "What do you get out of this Rhode Island Divorce Coaching program? You certainly can't be making a mint from $135 sessions for an hour here and there each week. What's the catch?" In a nutshell I'll let my readers know what I let this client know. I get to help people affordably in a difficult economy.… [read post]
28 Apr 2012, 1:19 pm by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
UNMARRIED - IT'S A CRIME Imagine this. You have a girlfriend and her name is Silvia. You live together with her and Silvia brought a computer when she moved. Silvia gave you permission to use the computer to check your personal email from time to time. You suspect Silvia is seeing some guy so you install spy software on the computer. The spy software later tells you that Silvia has, in fact, been seeing not one, but two other men while she has been living with you in what you thought was a… [read post]
18 Nov 2011, 2:29 pm by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
Rhode Island and its divorce lawyers as well as those who intend to represent themselves in Rhode Island’s Family Court are being pulled into the mainstream of modern divorce law. Is it my intention as a Rhode Island Family Law lawyer * to confuse you? Absolutely not. It’s my intention to call your attention some very important changes that have occurred in the Rhode Island Family Court System that were bound to occur at some point in time. After all, Rhode Island could not remain the old… [read post]
28 Apr 2012, 1:19 pm by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
UNMARRIED - IT'S A CRIME Imagine this. You have a girlfriend and her name is Silvia. You live together with her and Silvia brought a computer when she moved. Silvia gave you permission to use the computer to check your personal email from time to time. You suspect Silvia is seeing some guy so you install spy software on the computer. The spy software later tells you that Silvia has, in fact, been seeing not one, but two other men while she has been living with you in what you thought was a… [read post]
22 May 2012, 3:39 pm by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
Too many people see divorce as an enemy. If you're a staunch catholic or have a family history where divorce is seen as taboo, then divorce becomes an evil. Coping with divorce is often about coming to terms with what it truly is and what it means. Marriage is a wonderful thing. There is no doubt about it. I have a wonderful woman that I love and I would give my life for in a second. Yet marriage is a legal bond recognized in different ways. In some cultures marriage is recognized as part of… [read post]
11 Mar 2011, 5:16 am by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
One goal of any Rhode Island Divorce lawyer in resolving a divorce proceeding at a Nominal Hearing is to insure that the Marital Settlement Agreement of the parties is "approved" by the court. Approved agreements are essentially validated or "given the stamp of approval" by the Rhode Island Family Court Judge. To reach the level of court approval the Rhode Island Family Court Judge or Magistrate must have (1) heard each party in the divorce testify under oath that the Marital Settlement Agreement… [read post]