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Are mediations confidential in Rhode Island?


A divorce can bring up a lot of negative emotions and personal details for couples in Rhode Island. People may have decided to end their marriage for a variety of unpleasant reasons. If people take their divorce to open court, these details can become a matter of public record. Additionally, people's financial information, child custody arrangement and final property division can also become public knowledge. This is because court records are public -- including many of those in family court.

What to do when one spouse is resisting divorce


When a Rhode Island spouse makes the decision to end a marriage, there can be a lot of emotions involved. This emotional stress can cause tensions to escalate very quickly. This is especially true when one spouse wants a divorce but the other spouse is resisting.

Penalties for non-payment of child support in Rhode Island


In cases where the parents of a Rhode Island child are not married, the non-custodial parent is often ordered to pay child support. This support is meant to help pay for the child's everyday expenses.

Preparing for Divorce Mediation - RI: What is the Conflict About?

Preparing for Divorce Mediation begins with thoughtful considerations about the reason for going to mediation at all. Something happened in the marriage causing you to travel down the road to divorce. That "something" brings various feelings, including anger, fear, resentment, confusion. All of these feelings can be resolved in mediation.

When is a prenuptial agreement invalid?


Many Rhode Island residents may understand the importance of a prenuptial agreement. These agreements can help to divide property should a marriage end in divorce. This can help to keep separations and divorces from getting contentious and make sure that everyone's interests are protected in case of a break-up.

Solve child custody issues with our help


Children are often the pride and joy of their parents' lives. Every child is a combination of that child's parents while still being completely unique. Just like no two children are the same, no two child custody situations are the same. Every child, every family and every parent has different needs, desires and wishes when it comes to child custody. Family law courts often have a difficult time adjusting to this reality.

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