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RI Divorce Mediator & Lawyer On "Revenge Porn"

Many couples, use their cell phones to take photos/videos of themselves and partners in various forms of undress and performing certain sex acts.  Usually, these photos/videos are taken with an expectation of privacy, that they would be shared only between the parties (often husband and wife). These photos can be used as revenge in a divorce.  In a recent episode of HBO's "The Newsroom", one newscaster was mortified when an ex-boyfriend posted compromising photos of her online.

Raising children through a divorce and beyond

Rhode Island residents realize that divorce can be a very challenging time. Divorce not only affects the spouses involved, but the children as well. The ability to help children through a divorce may serve a dual purpose in also assisting the parents to get through the transition.

Your 401(k) in divorce / child support arrearages

People going through a divorce expect to receive a share of marital retirement accounts. Lawyers use Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO's) to split 401(k), 403(b) or other retirement plans.  Can you consider other uses for this retirement plan, including payment of child support arrearages?

The details behind divorce

Rhode Island residents, along with the rest of the country, have felt the effects of the economy. Individuals are finding many ways to cut back and save. However, there are certain things in life that individuals may not want to cut back on financially. One of these things is divorce.

What Rhode Island residents should do in a custody dispute


Kent residents know that R&B artist Usher Raymond has made media headlines with multiple issues concerning his divorce from ex-wife Tameka Foster. When it comes to child custody, unfortunately, issues can continue to arise long after the final divorce decree is signed.

Usher's Child Custody Emergency

Nothing creates more emergency child custody petitions at Family Court than one parent feeling that the other has neglected or intentionally mistreated a child. Oftentimes, it is just a method of getting a temporary upper hand until a full hearing can occur before a Judge. In the Rhode Island Family Court, one parent can allege that there is an emergency situation that should change the custody and parenting plan (visitation) immediately and even stop the other parent from seeing the child on a temporary basis.

Actor in middle of controversial child custody dispute


Rhode Island residents may know Jason Patric for his movie roles in movies such as the 'Sleepers' and more recently, 'My Sister's Keeper'. However, the actor is making headlines for more than his movie roles. A child custody dispute with his former girlfriend has sparked much debate around the country.

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