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December 2012 Archives

Supreme Court set to hear international child custody case

Rhode Island residents may have heard the recent news that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a child custody case. Only about 1 percent of all cases presented to the Supreme Court are granted certiorari, and very few of these are family law cases.

Mediation: Difficult Conversations with High Conflict Parties

Mediators work with high conflict people during divorce mediations. Often, parties seem fated or programmed through months or years of a declining relationship to immediately start difficult conversations in a destructive manner. Each party knows how to push the other's buttons to create a hostile environment.

Parent who owes $300,000 in child support faces sentencing

Sentencing has been postponed for a noncustodial parent of four Rhode Island children who owes more than $300,000 in child support. This parent pled guilty back in September to a felony charge of willful failure to pay child support. Originally, the parent was scheduled for sentencing on December 19, but the federal judge has rescheduled for January 4, 2013.

Divorcees getting remarried should look into these things first

Many divorcees fall in love again, but Rhode Island residents who are looking to re-marry will want to review a few issues first to make sure that lingering issues from their first marriage will not impede on their second marriage.

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