Warren, Rhode Island Family Lawyers

William Balkun
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Divorce, Custody, Visitation, Property Division, Modifications. Over 15 Yrs Exp.

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Ryanna T. Capalbo
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Rhode Island Family Law Attorney

Ryanna T. Capalbo is a partner with Bilodeau Capalbo, LLC. Ryanna’s primary focus is in the areas of: Civil litigation Real estate litigation Family law Criminal law Personal injury... Read More »
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Humberta Goncalves
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Warren, RI Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(401) 245-7462 48 Wood Street
Warren, RI 02885
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Roger Williams University
Warren, RI Family Law Lawyer
(401) 432-6770 16 Cutler Street
Suite 102
Warren, RI 02885
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
David Slepkow
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East Providence, RI Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(401) 437-1100 1481 Wampanoag Trail
East Providence, RI 02915
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Roger Williams University
David Slepkow is a Rhode Island (RI) attorney / lawyer concentrating in divorce, family law, RI car accident, child custody, personal injury. David was voted as a top three lawyer in Rhode Island by the Providence Journal Readers choice award poll! David has a superb rating with avvo. David is a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar. David prides himself on his 5-o decision he received on behalf of his client at the RI Supreme Court.

RI divorce lawyer, David Slepkow offers Free initial consultations. Evening appointments available. Credit Cards accepted. David is also licensed at the US...
Jane Fearing Howlett
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Bristol, RI Family Law Lawyer
(401) 253-0100 674 Hope St
Bristol, RI 02809
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Neville Bedford
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East Providence, RI Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(401) 348-6723 197 Taunton Ave
Suite 222
East Providence, RI 02914
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Roger Williams University
With experience in legal matters ranging from business contracts and licensing to visitation and support obligations, Attorney Bedford gives each client individual and personalize representation to assist in reaching the optimal outcome in every matter. Employing years of experience in combination with proven technology and a compassionate approach to dispute resolution, you will find him through a referral from a satisfied client or somewhere on the Internet where he is a virtual advisor and counselor.
Don Moyer
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Warwick, RI Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(401) 305-2934 51 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, RI 02888
Family, Divorce and Military
Roger Williams University School of Law
Don graduated from Bryant College in 1996 with a degree in finance, which has been a critical benefit to assisting clients litigating any issues relating to real estate, retirement division, hidden assets, support, business valuations, etc.

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...
Carl DeLuca
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Warwick, RI Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(401) 732-4420 631 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, RI 02886
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Carl P. DeLuca, Esq., is an attorney with over 30 years experience practicing law. He graduated from Moses Brown School, in Providence, Rhode Island in 1978. He received his Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University in 1985. In that year, he began practicing with his late uncle, Ralph C. DeLuca, in Johnston, Rhode Island. Attorney DeLuca may be best known for his litigation of sexual abuse cases for which he recovered over 15 Million Dollars for his clients and for his other Personal Injury cases including car accident cases, malpractice cases and wrongful death cases. However, he has been practicing in...
Christopher Heberg
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Warwick, RI Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(401) 942-2759 300 Jefferson Boulevard
Suite 105
Warwick, RI 02888
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
Attorney Christopher Heberg has been practicing law in Rhode Island, protecting his clients rights, and obtaining favorable settlements and verdicts for his clients for more than twenty years. With law offices located in Warwick, R.I., Attorney Heberg serves individuals and families of Rhode Island in all legal matters involving R.I. Family Law and Divorce.

Attorney Heberg believes in being accessible to clients. Be assured you will be kept well informed of the progress of your case, with your phone calls promptly returned. Evening or weekend appointments are available, and if it becomes necessary to meet either in your home or health...
Lauren Balkcom
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Providence, RI Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(401) 525-1965 11 S. Angell Street
Suite 428
Providence, RI 02906
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Roger Williams University School of Law
Timothy Sweet
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Providence, RI Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(401) 595-1665 10 Elmgrove Ave.
Providence, RI 02906
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Roger Williams University School of Law
Karen Davidson
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Providence, RI Family Law Attorney
(401) 453-6200 1 Ship St
Providence, RI 02903
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Cornell University
Robert Lapointe
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Rumford, RI Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(401) 438-7790 225 Newman Ave
PO Box 16324
Rumford, RI 02916
Family, Bankruptcy and Tax
New England Law | Boston
Laurie Silverman Meier
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Providence, RI Family Law Attorney
(401) 331-4797 260 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI 02907
Family, Divorce, Insurance Claims and Juvenile
Western New England University School of Law
Sean R. Doherty
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Cranston, RI Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(855) 668-4589 24 Pettaconsett Avenue
Unit F
Cranston, RI 02920
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Roger Williams University School of Law
Cynthia Fogarty
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Providence, RI Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(401) 781-1370 Calart Tower
400 Reservoir Avenue Ste 1A
Providence, RI 02907
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Fogarty Law Office, at the Providence/Cranston line, is conveniently located in the Calart Tower with free handicapped accessible parking. A General Practice firm that represents you in all phases of your life, including but not limited to Divorce, Child Suport and Custody, Land use and Zoning, Wills, Trust and Estate Planning, Civil Lititgation, Collections.
Carolyn Barone
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Warwick, RI Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(401) 467-5300 67 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, RI 02888
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
New England Law | Boston
Carolyn R. Barone, Esq., has been associated with Kirshenbaum Law Associates throughout her legal career. She has been a partner of the firm since 1987. Her law practice is concentrated in all aspects of family law. She has been honored through peer recognition as a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters and designated as a Top Attorney in the state of Rhode Island. She has been on the faculty of many seminars devoted to family law and has lectured on domestic relations practice for the Rhode Island Bar Association and the National Business Institute. She is a contributing author to...
Cynthia MacCausland
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Cranston, RI Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(617) 284-3804 2088 Broad Street
Cranston, RI 02905
Family and Education
New England Law | Boston
Attorney Cynthia E. MacCausland is passionate about the law and committed to providing excellent service to her clients. She believes in honest risk assessment, clear advice, and smart strategies. Cynthia is a Boston based family law and child welfare lawyer. She represents clients in the Probate and Family, Juvenile, and District Court Departments. She is passionate about the law and committed to providing excellent client service. Cynthia enhances access to legal representation to all clients by providing flat fee services through the Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) model. Cynthia’s approach to alternative fee agreements and service models are unique...
Elizabeth Silberman
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Warwick, RI Family Law Attorney
(401) 463-6100 1370 Warwick Ave.
Warwick, RI 02888
Family, Bankruptcy, Elder and Estate Planning
David Strachman
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Providence, RI Family Law Attorney
(401) 351-7700 321 S Main St
Providence, RI 02903
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Elder
Steven Aaron Robinson
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Providence, RI Family Law Attorney
(401) 785-3400 158 Warwick Ave
Providence, RI 02905
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Allen Kirshenbaum
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Cranston, RI Family Law Lawyer with 54 years experience
(401) 467-5300 1000 Chapel View Blvd., Suite 270
Cranston, RI 02920
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Boston University School of Law
Family law attorney Allen M. Kirshenbaum, in practice for more than 40 years, is the founder and senior partner of Kirshenbaum Law Associates, Inc. His law practice focuses on all aspects of family law. Mr. Kirshenbaum has won numerous appeals in the Rhode Island Supreme Court, a number of which have expanded case law on cutting-edge issues involving pensions and business valuation in connection with the division of assets. He has had a significant impact on the manner in which family law is practiced in the State of Rhode Island. Mr. Kirshenbaum received an AV Preeminent(TM) rating from the...
Patricia A. Sullivan
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Warwick, RI Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(888) 735-5076 300 Centerville Road
Summit West Building Suite 300
Warwick, RI 02886
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Western New England University School of Law
Attorney Patricia A. Sullivan is the founding lawyer at the Rhode Island law firm, The Law Office of Patricia A. Sullivan.

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...
Jared M. Tomassi
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Warwick, RI Family Law Attorney
(401) 782-2005 3970 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Roger Williams University
Jared M. Tomassi, Esq. Mr. Tomassi established Tomassi Law Associates, LLC to provide competent, efficient, and cost effective legal services to individuals and companies throughout the State of Rhode Island. We are committed to protecting our client's rights and interests by providing our clients with aggressive and competent legal representation. We put our clients first. We are a "CLIENTS AND RESULTS ORIENTED" Law Firm. Phone calls are returned in a timely manner, the client is kept informed of the status of their case on a regular and consistent basis and clients are fully informed and educated on the law and legal issues...
Carissa Marie Zingoni
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Cranston, RI Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(401) 467-5300 1000 Chapel View Blvd., Suite 270
Cranston, RI 02920
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Villanova University School of Law
Rhode Island family law attorney, Carissa M. Zingoni, has been practicing law in the state of Rhode Island since 2001. She is currently an Associate at Kirshenbaum Law Associates, Inc. where she has been practicing law since early 2018. Ms Zingoni, who is an experienced trial lawyer, provides representation in all aspects of family law and personal injury law. After graduating from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1998, Ms Zingoni attended Villanova University School of Law in Pennsylvania where she received a Juris Doctorate in 2001. SInce her admission to the State of...
Evan Kirshenbaum
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(401) 467-5300 1000 Chapel View Blvd., Suite 270
Cranston, RI 02920
Cranston, RI Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Suffolk University Law School
Evan M. Kirshenbaum is currently Managing Partner of Kirshenbaum Law Associates, Inc. He has been practicing law at Kirshenbaum Law Associates since 1994 and has been a senior partner of the firm since 1999. Mr. Kirshenbaum provides representation in all aspects of family law and personal injury law. An experienced trial lawyer, he has submitted numerous briefs to the Rhode Island Supreme Court. He has argued successfully before the state’s highest court as well as before juries in the Superior Court. Evan was featured in the Verdict Reporter and the Rhode Island Association for Justice News Magazine...
William Balkun
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Cranston, RI Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(401) 463-5106 63 Sockanosset Cross Rd
Suite 2B
Cranston, RI 02920
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Boston University and Brooklyn Law School
I am a divorce lawyer in Cranston, RI.
Amey F. Cardullo
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Newport, RI Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(401) 849-9950 38 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Roger Williams University School of Law
When family problems evolve into legal issues, it is important to seek experienced legal guidance from a lawyer who knows the law and cares about you and your children. If you are facing a divorce or family law issue, please contact Attorney Amey F. Cardullo and the Family Law Center, LLC. Our lawyers understand the legal needs of individuals and families. We can guide you through the challenges you face with strength, knowledge, compassion and respect.
Jesse Nason
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Cranston, RI Family Law Lawyer
(401) 946-3200 888 Reservoir Ave
Cranston, RI 02910
Family
Roger Williams University School of Law
Jesse Nason is a Rhode Island Family Law Attorney and partner at Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum, Attorneys at Law, Inc. Jesse represents clients in matters of divorce, child custody and child support. Jesse received both his B.A in psychology and Juris Doctorate in both Roger Williams University and Roger Williams University School of Law, respectively.
John MacDonald
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Providence, RI Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(401) 421-1440 One Turks Head Place, Suite 1440
Providence, RI 02903
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
John E. MacDonald is a trial attorney practicing criminal defense, immigration law and post-conviction relief in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Mr. MacDonald represents clients in state and federal court in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He has aggressively and successfully defended clients charged in every type of criminal case, including capital murder, child molestation, sex crimes, rape, abuse, domestic violence, spousal abuse, homicide, manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, sexual assault, felony assault, domestic assault, patient abuse, bank fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud. Mr. MacDonald is the author of the Rhode Island Criminal Defense Manual (3rd Edition), a top-rated...
Paul J. Ferns
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Warwick, RI Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(401) 714-5526 200 Centerville Rd
Warwick, RI 02886
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Western New England University School of Law
Get skillful, knowledgeable legal help you can rely on when making delicate decisions about the future of your family. From divorce and child custody, to relocation of a child or enforcement of a child support order, attorney Paul J. Ferns will guide your case toward a fair and beneficial resolution. Contact the Warwick divorce and family law office of Paul J. Ferns. Over twenty years of experience in divorce court gives him an in-depth understanding of the Rhode Island family law.

Attorney Ferns also has successfully represented many clients in car accident and personal injury cases. His tenacity in fighting for...
Ryanna T. Capalbo
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(401) 300-4055 1350 Division Rd
#102
West Warwick, RI 02893
Free ConsultationWest Warwick, RI Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
Family, Business, Collections and Divorce
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Ryanna T. Capalbo is a partner with Bilodeau Capalbo, LLC.

Ryanna’s primary focus is in the areas of:
Civil litigation
Real estate litigation
Family law
Criminal law
Personal injury
Appellate practice

Ryanna’s primary concentration is in representing secured and unsecured creditors in secured transactions, foreclosures, workouts, bankruptcy, and other transactional and litigation matters. Additionally, a substantial part of Ryanna’s practice involves counseling clients throughout all stages of the divorce and separation process, including custody, placement, relocation, child support, alimony, and equitable...
Kevin O. Hagan
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Newport, RI Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(401) 619-0477 105 Memorial Blvd We
Newport, RI 02840
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Roger Williams University School of Law
Kevin O. Hagan, Esq. is a Rhode Island attorney providing representation in DWI, DUI, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Family Law. Attorney Hagan served 6 years as a Rhode Island Special Assistant Attorney General. As a prosecutor, Attorney Hagan prosecuted hundreds of major crimes including child abuse, homicide, robbery and white collar crime. As a criminal defense attorney, Kevin has defended clients charged with all forms of capital offenses, major felonies and misdemeanors. Attorney Hagan has successfully litigated family law cases, personal injury cases, DUI cases and criminal cases of every kind.

If you or a loved one...
Chad Bank
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Providence, RI Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(401) 229-5088 127 Dorrance St
Providence, RI 02903
Family, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Roger Williams University
Chad Bank is a Rhode Island Attorney who concentrates his legal practice in the areas of Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, Family Law and Personal Injury. Mr. Bank received his B.A. from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, and his J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island. Handling all state and federal criminal cases, he is a member of the RI Bar and the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Mr. Bank is experienced in handling all felonies and misdemeanors, including but not limited to: white collar crimes, drug possession and trafficking...
Steven Wright
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Providence, RI Family Law Attorney
(401) 287-4734 1000 Smith Street
Suite 200
Providence, RI 02908
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
On your journey to finding the right attorney to represent you through a divorce or another complex family law case, you should evaluate credentials of Steven G. Wright, Attorney at Law. The Rhode Island family law attorney aggressively advocates for his clients and focuses on obtaining results. Every client that comes to the firm will receive high-quality legal guidance and devoted representation. The lawyer is dedicated to walking through each step of the complicated process with his clients. At the firm of Steven G. Wright, clients come first so call today!
Whitney R. Anderson
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Middletown, RI Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(401) 847-5684 Updegrove & Gontarz, Ltd.
314 Oliphant Lane
Middletown, RI 02842
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
New York Law School
Whitney R. Anderson practices law in Rhode Island, focusing in the areas of estate planning and probate, with a primary concentration on domestic relations law, including divorce, child support issues, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO), and division of marital property. Whitney is a graduate of Fairfield University (B.A. 2009) and New York Law School (J.D. 2012). Whitney is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Family Court Bench Bar Committee, Ethics and Professionalism Committee, and Technology in the Practice Committee, as well as a member of the Edward P. Gallogly Family Court Inn of Court.
Lisa Bowie
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Providence, RI Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(401) 454-7700 127 Dorrance St
4th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Landlord Tenant and Maritime
Roger Williams University
Lisa attended Roger Williams University School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude and in the top ten percent of her class. While at Roger Williams, Lisa worked in a variety of legal areas. She volunteered at the Rhode Island Center for Human Rights where she worked on civil rights and liberties projects which covered topics such as fair housing and employment. She also spent two years working at a prestigious Maritime Law firm in New York City, where she worked on maritime cases, contracts issues, workers compensation contests, environmental issues and workplace safety cases. Lisa has also worked...
Mr. Charles C Calenda
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Coventry, RI Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(401) 823-9200 1500 Nooseneck Hill Rd.
Coventry, RI 02816
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Miami School of Law
Experienced trial attorney with 13+ years of actual, in-court experience. I don't sit behind a desk all day and talk a big game. I'm in the courtroom standing by your side, fighting for the results you deserve in every case I handle. I focus my practice mainly in criminal defense, but I handle a variety of other types of cases like general civil litigation and selected Family Court cases.

However, my years of criminal experience makes me an invaluable asset to have representing you as your attorney when you get charged with a criminal offense. I have tried cases ranging from...
David Borts
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Pawtucket, RI Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(401) 724-0830 100 Lafayette St
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Immigration and Personal Injury
Saint Louis University School of Law
Practicing Immigration Attorney a Graduate of Brown University and St. Louis University, David Borts has represented clients world-wide and in over 20 States. Our expertise is in family based Immigration, Deportation Defense, Political Asylum and advocating the rights of Juvenile Immigrants and Victims of Domestic Abuse. David Borts has been an invited lecturer and teacher of multiple Continuing Legal Education Seminars and was invited by the Rhode Island Supreme Court to lecture to new lawyers on practice and procedure for over five years. The Rhode Island Bar Association appointed Mr Borts to be the Chairperson of its Immigration...
Timothy Conlon
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Providence, RI Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(401) 216-4414 76 Westminster St #420
Providence, RI 02903
Family and Divorce
Vanderbilt University Law School
Timothy J. Conlon is an experienced Providence divorce lawyer who has served Rhode Island for over 30 years. He has handled complex cases involving child custody, interstate/international custody, visitation, child support, alimony, and many more issues. He also has hands-on experience dealing with child molestation and child abuse victims, advocating for their rights to compensation and finding the right treatment for them. Mr. Conlon is passionate about protecting his clients and is not afraid to go up against religious institutions, group homes, and school departments to do so.
Susan Tracy Perkins
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Providence, RI Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(401) 575-7426 462 Broadway
Providence, RI 02909
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Roger Williams University School of Law
Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney Susan T. Perkins has been serving the local area for nearly 20 years. Her unique focus on her clients gives her the edge you need in the courtroom. Our law office focuses on Criminal Defense, Gun Trusts, DUI Defense, Family Law, Divorce, and matters affecting the LGBT community. Since becoming a lawyer in 1997 attorney Perkins has been a member of the United States District Court as well as the District Courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. After graduating from the prestigious Rhode Island Roger Williams University School of Law Susan, she began...
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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.


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