Rhode Island Family Lawyers
Ms. Sullivan earned her Bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Stonehill College, and her Juris Doctorate degree from Western New England College – The S. Priestly Blake School of Law. She is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association, and is a former member of the Edward P. Gallogly Inn of Family Court, where she earned the highest rank of Master. In addition, Attorney Sullivan is a family court bail commissioner, a certified family court guardian ad litem, a...
Attorney Ferns also has successfully represented many clients in car accident and personal injury cases. His tenacity in fighting for...
Don graduated from Roger Williams School of Law in RI, in 1996, and soon founded Moyer Law, PC. Don provides representation exclusively on issues surrounding divorce, child custody, and all family law matters.
Don served in the US Army, Infantry, in various duties, to include company commander for a drill instructor unit. He spent a year in the Bosnia, Croatia, Hungary region of Europe in a...
East Greenwich, RI 02818
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Dealing with family law issues?
Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.
Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.
Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.
Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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