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8 Aug 2011, 5:01 pm by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
LegalForms.com, CompleteCase.com, LegalZoom.com, and others . . . . please do me a favor and step aside gracefully. I've spent more time helping people fix the mistakes in your forms and instructions which people in the Rhode Island family court system rely upon as "legal advice." As a Rhode Island lawyer who focuses my practice exclusively on divorce and family law it takes more time and energy to deprogram these poor people from what you have "done for them" than it would if they came to me in the… [read post]
29 Oct 2010, 2:00 am by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
You've already heard or read that the Rhode Island Supreme Court doesn't license lawyers in any specific area of law. When we pass the Rhode Island Bar Exam and we are sworn in we are all sworn in as general practitioners. From that point on, we may choose certain areas that we want to "focus" in but we are not technically "specialists" in anything. Of course this makes it very hard for people to find a Rhode Island lawyer who specializes or rather " is experienced in" the practice of divorce law.… [read post]
5 Jan 2011, 5:13 am by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
Sure, you can do your own Rhode Island divorce all by yourself. You have the right to represent yourself. You know your assets, debts and children better than anyone else so why not, right? That's what Rhody D. Vorce thought. Was his Rhode Island divorce successful? What is your opinion of his divorce after I give you my professional thoughts? Rhody was married to Brenda for 27 years. They have two children over the age of 18, Charles and John and one daughter, Sarah who is just about to turn 18 and… [read post]
31 Aug 2012, 4:19 am by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
Discover the hidden dangers of relying solely on a Rhode Island Family Court Judge to lead you through your divorce proceeding. [read post]
4 Jul 2010, 3:47 am by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
Being a dedicated Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer involves more than just an advertisement in the Yellow Pages touting that you handle divorce cases. It also means much more than just having a placard outside your door indicating that you handle divorce cases that has been sitting there for the past twenty (20) years. It means staying abreast of legal developments in divorce and family law at least on major issues. Consider this family lawyer scenario. A prospective divorce client is referred by a… [read post]
23 Mar 2011, 11:27 pm by Rick Kabra
Divorce Settlement - Tip #1: Start With Available Cash As a legal software company, we’re not in the business of advising lawyers how to practice divorce law—or any other type of law. We are in the business of giving you ways to make your practice easier, more efficient, and stress-free. Your parties’ faces and facts are unique every time. But there are a few things that remain constants as you advise your client towards settlement. It’s our job to point some of these out, so that you can… [read post]
31 Aug 2012, 4:19 am by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
Discover the hidden dangers of relying solely on a Rhode Island Family Court Judge to lead you through your divorce proceeding. [read post]
30 Mar 2011, 5:24 am by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
Yes, Rhode Island divorce lawyers are necessary if you have a matter before a Rhode Island Family Court. Why? Simple.... you need to know what you are doing and unless you are able to teach yourself everything there is about family law like an experienced divorce lawyer then you need someone to guide you on the path. Are divorce lawyers necessary for representation in every family law case? In my humble opinion they are not. Are divorce lawyers necessary to guide people in every family law case… [read post]
3 Jun 2012, 8:42 am by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
Tracy and Thomas believed they could handle their divorce all on their own in the Providence County Family Court. It's more affordable when you do it yourself but then again you risk making mistakes because you are not a divorce lawyer. Compared to most people, Thomas and Tracy did a fairly good job. However, Tracy never anticipated that Thomas might not provide her with a quitclaim deed to ensure that the house could be refinanced and titled solely in her name. Once the nominal divorce hearing in… [read post]
12 Apr 2011, 8:54 am by Rick Kabra
Divorce Settlement Tip # 8: Alimony Recapture Calculations As a family law attorney, you know that alimony recapture is the big bad wolf of the divorce world—particularly for the payor. It comes into effect when alimony payments end, or decrease substantially, during the first three calendar years of alimony payments—triggering a transfer of some portion of the previous two years’ alimony tax break from payor to recipient. For the payor, the tax break - considered a loophole by the U.S. tax… [read post]
29 Feb 2012, 9:09 am by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
If you are thinking about handling your Rhode Island Divorce completely on your own before the Rhode Island Family Court, think again!!!! At first I saw a trend that I was in favor of. I saw more and more people filing their own divorces and representing themselves. I have supported a person's right to do this because I know that many people don't have thousands of dollars to hire a lawyer to represent them. I can understand and appreciate the economics of the situation. However, this trend has… [read post]
25 Mar 2012, 3:20 pm by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
Here's a simple tip that adversarial lawyers sometimes use to get your business. They tell you they are on your side and that they are more than agreeable but that it is the other attorney that your spouse may already have that is very difficult to work with and therefore if things seem drawn out it is because of the other lawyer. Usually the situation is the contrary. Recently an attorney was hired by a client. I have it on good authority that the attorney told the prospective client that I was a… [read post]
25 Oct 2010, 2:00 am by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
If you have a Rhode Island Family Court matter and you just expect to go into the courtroom and "tell your story." I urge you to think again. Rhode Island Family Court has procedural rules, administrative court orders, judge's standing orders, rules of evidence and, of course laws governing domestic relations. I can assure you that no matter what order you try to read these Rhode Island Family Court requirements you will not be able to assemble them in any order that says "Hey, walk into court and… [read post]
18 Jan 2011, 12:36 pm by Rick Kabra
How Generating a New York Statement of Net Worth - Makes Life Easy (And Accurate) for New York State Divorce Lawyers EzSupport-NY captures the financial data pertinent to all no fault divorce cases in New York State. Our clear and easy-to-use forms collect information, prompting expansions for an unlimited number of customizations. Whether it’s a second home or 10th home, multiple children (and stepchildren), or unusual expenses, our software captures all of it, without limitation-and generates… [read post]
17 Apr 2012, 4:43 pm by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
Question: In a Rhode Island Divorce doesn't my spouse have to continue keeping me covered by health insurance even after the divorce is finalized? Answer: No. There is no Rhode Island law that says a spouse who has provided health insurance to another spouse must keep the other spouse insured under the existing health insurance plan. Health Insurance is something that may or may not be negotiable during any particular divorce. If the company that has set up the health insurance plan has set it in… [read post]
29 Dec 2009, 6:52 pm by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
Do You Need Divorce Coaching or Legal Representation? Consider this Example. On a whimsical impulse Carrie and Jack got married in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1992 while on vacation with friends. They remained married and living together for seven months in Rhode Island where Carried had her job and family and Jack was stationed in Newport with the military at NUSC. The marriage quickly deteriorated after Jack discovered that Carrie was a verbally abusive and sometimes violent alcoholic. When Jack refused… [read post]
20 Dec 2010, 9:56 am by Rick Kabra
U.S. Divorce Lawyers: How Divorce Financial Software Makes Life Easier For Your Client (Part 2) Even if math doesn’t intimidate you, even if your law firm partner is a tax lawyer willing to lend his or her expertise, even if you are capable of conducting complex calculations with a calculator (or a pencil!), even if your opposing counsel is the one doing the math: it is essential for your client that you obtain our divorce settlement and planning software. Why? The first reason is easy. Some… [read post]
12 Apr 2011, 8:49 am by Rick Kabra
Divorce Settlement Tip #7: Making Sure “Equitable” Means “Equitable” She wants the jewelry and the house. He wants the summer home and the cars. But she wants the SUV…and he can have the BMW. But about the vintage stamp collection… This is the sort of back-and-forth negotiating that can drive a divorce attorney mad. It’s not that you don’t want your client to get what he or she prefers. It’s just that any change in the distribution of assets and liabilities upsets the delicate,… [read post]
15 Mar 2012, 8:35 pm by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.
Recently, we have received some questions regarding whether or not a Defendant can challenge a No-Fault Divorce in New York.  Being that the statute is so new, there still remains some uncertainty and inconsistency throughout the trial courts.  The truth is that nobody really knows at this point.  The statute calls for an “irretrievable breakdown [...] [read post]
7 Apr 2011, 7:57 am by Rick Kabra
Divorce Settlement Tip # 6: Future Value of Pensions Pensions are an enormously complicated subject. You need an actuary to fully explain and calculate how they work. Well, we’re not actually actuaries. But we do know that in most divorce cases, pensions built up over the course of 5, 10, 15 or more years are valuable assets. You want to help your client approximate what these assets are worth—but chances are, you’re reluctant to send him or her to an expensive forensic accountant to do… [read post]