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Getting Child Support when you are Unmarried.

The number of children being born to unmarried partners has grown by leaps and bounds. The American Community Survey found that over 36% of women who gave birth in 2013 in the U.S.A were unmarried. A recent study from John Hopkins University found that more than half of millennial woman aged 26 to 31 who have babies are either unmarried or single instead of being part of a married couple.

What is a default child support judgment in Rhode Island?

It is important when establishing child support in Rhode Island to attend all hearings and respond to all motions. If a person misses a child support hearing or does not answer a motion for child support, they may have a default judgment entered against them. A default judgment is an order issued by the court that approves the other parent's motion for child support. In these situations, the paying parent must begin making child support payments.

Rhode Island residents may seek sole child custody


While shared or joint custody may be a noble goal that aims to preserve a child's relationship with each parent in Rhode Island after a divorce, there are times when it is not in the best interests of the child to award joint custody. In these situations, sole custody may be the better choice.

Older Rhode Island couples may divorce if wife falls ill


As Rhode Island residents can attest, there are many events and conflicts that can put stress on a marriage. A job loss, a death in the family or a serious illness can all spell out tough times for married couples. Sometimes, these events cause a couple to come closer together, but other times, they cause couples to drift further apart. In some situations, the rift becomes so large that it is simply in the best interests of all to divorce. In fact, one study of married couples age 50 or older found that they were more likely to get a divorce, if the wife became seriously ill.

3 Signs a Divorce Client will be satisfied

I can anticipate when a divorce client will never be satisfied; I also have an idea which clients will be satisfied with their divorce. To determine when someone will be satisfied, let's look at the unsatisfied client:

Subjects to discuss in child custody family mediation

In Rhode Island, many parents may turn to family mediation to resolve child custody issues. In these situations, it is important for parents to have a good idea about the topics that may be discussed so they can come to an informed decision that protects not only their rights, but also serves the best interests of the child.

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