A divorce can be a bitter battle, a businesslike dissolution of the marital contract or anything in between.
At the Family Law Center, we know that no two divorces are exactly alike. Our divorce attorney, Amey F. Cardullo, provides compassionate, client-centered service and effective legal representation tailored to your specific situation.
We understand that a divorce can be a worrisome and troubling time. Our legal team works to ease the burden. It all starts with listening. We will listen as you explain your circumstances, needs and goals. We will ask questions about the length of your marriage, the age and number of your children, your assets and your work situation.
Your attorney will then explain your legal options and the steps in the divorce process. She will answer your questions and make sure that you are informed of and prepared for each step along the way. Whether your situation is amicable or contentious, you can rely on us to protect your interests.
Our law firm handles both contested and uncontested divorces.
Uncontested divorce: Sometimes called simple divorce, an uncontested divorce offers the fastest and least expensive way to dissolve a marriage in Rhode Island. The parties in an uncontested divorce must agree on all issues, including:
The minimum amount of time required to obtain an uncontested divorce is 150 days. Once the initial paperwork is filed, a hearing is set within 60 to 90 days.A final judgment can be entered 90 days after the hearing.
Contested divorce: If the two parties disagree on one or more divorce issues, they must file a contested divorce. The contested issues must be resolved through negotiation, mediation or courtroom litigation. To save time and expense, we encourage our clients to develop a workable settlement of all divorce issues outside of court. If an out-of-court settlement cannot be reached, however, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial.
Our attorneys' years of experience in divorce and family law allow them to craft divorce documents that help prevent future legal issues. If you experience a substantial change in circumstances, like a job loss or a move out of state, we are available to file a divorce modification so that your court-ordered child support, parenting time and custody arrangements continue to reflect your current circumstances and needs.
If you are considering a divorce, please call the Family Law Center at (401) 849-9950 or contact us online. We set i[ an initial consultation to discuss your situation and explain how we can help.
Our divorce lawyers represent clients throughout Rhode Island including Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, Bristol and Jamestown.
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