Deferred Sale of Marital Home for the Best Interest of the Child [Relationships: Divorce] Can the RI Family Court General Magistrate or Judge defer a sale of the former marital home for the best interest of the minor children? If a husband or wife in a contested divorce cause of action, requests a deferred sale of the former marital home, then the Justice of the RI Family Court must determine whether or not it is economically feasible for the person who is living in the home to pay the mortgage, liens, taxes and insurance on the home until the home is sold. In making that determination the court will look at the income of the resident parent, any alimony the parent receives, child support and other source of income to make those payments. The intent of this RI divorce law is to prevent foreclosures, uninsured property, and deterioration of the marital home and to protect the parents’ equity in the house. R.I.G.L. 15-5-16
Private School Education & College Education – [Legal, Family Law in RI] In a RI Divorce and Child support cases, Can I get the father or mother of my child to be ordered to pay for private school education? Can I get the father or mother of my child to be ordered to pay for college? Do parents in RI have legal obligations to support their children after they turn 18 and graduate high school?
Which Parent may Claim a Minor Child As a Dependent Exemption For Tax Purposes? [Legal, Divorce and family Law] This divorce, custody and federal tax law article was authored by a RI Child Custody attorney, David Slepkow. In the event there is no indication in a Final Judgment of divorce or Decision Pending Final Judgment or Property Settlement agreement as to who is entitled to claim the children as Dependency Exemptions then automatically the parent with Physical Custody of the children is entitled to claim the child or children for Federal Tax purposes.
The Role of the Guardian Ad Litem For a Minor Child in Rhode Island Family Court [Divorce in RI, Child Placement, Visitation, Post-Divorce] East Providence Child Custody and child visitation attorney explains the role of the Guardian ad Litem in the RI Custody process. A guardian ad litem is an individual, typically a seasoned divorce or child custody attorney, who represents the hypothetical best interest of the minor child in a visitation, child custody, divorce or post divorce cause of action in Providence Family Court The Guardian is not an attorney for the minor children!
“A guardian does not make the final decision as to which parent shall get physical placement or legal custody of the child. The judge makes the final decision regarding custody, visitation and physical possession after hearing testimony at trial or hearing. The guardian drafts a report to submit to the Court with his or her findings and recommendations.” http://www.hg.org/article.asp?id=18219
8 Arguments That Don’t Work! The RI Family Court Judges Have Heard it a Million Times Before! [ RI Divorce and Custody] These legal arguments will go in one ear and out the other with most Providence Family Court Judges and Magistrates unless there is some real proof supporting the basis of the argument. This article applies to all family law cases including divorce, post divorce, child custody, RI child support, paternity cases. This Article was written by a RI Child Custody and East Providence Divorce Attorney.
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