Personal Injury - Premises Liability - Slip & Fall Accidents In Rhode Island by A RI Lawyer-Attorney In Rhode Island, Premises liability is the area of Personal Injury law, which attempts to hold a real estate owner or the person in possession of real estate liable as a result of an accident causing injuries to a person who was using the property. A premises liability case is a type of personal injury case. The broader term of Premises liability also encompasses "slip and fall" or "trip and fall" personal injury accidents. Rhode Island Law [April 23, 2008 10:44:28 am]Article by a Rhode Island Personal Injury lawyer. RI Law
Rhode Island Personal Injury Law FAQS and Automobile - Car Accidents - by a RI Lawyer - Attorney This article is an overview of the Rhode Island Personal Injury, slip and fall and car accident claims process. This article answers the following questions- How do Rhode Island lawyers charge for personal injury & automobile (auto) accident cases? If I hire a Rhode Island personal injury attorney, how does the process work? My attorney is unable to settle the case with the insurance adjuster, then what happens next? How do I obtain evidence of my personal injury? Will my lawyer keep what I tell him confidential? What type of costs are typically incurred in Rhode Island (RI) personal injury cases. RI Law. Article by a Rhode Island Car Accident Lawyer, David Slepkow. [April 09, 2007 08:55:51 am]
Personal Injury - Car - Auto Accidents - Slip & Fall Rhode Island FAQS by a RI Lawyer When I meet my personal injury lawyer for the first time, are there any particular documents I should bring with me? What type of information will the attorney request at the initial consultation concerning my Rhode Island personal injury or automobile accident case? What usually happens at the first consultation? What is necessary to have a valid personal injury case? What exactly is a settlement in a personal injury case? What if I am unhappy with the lawyer who is handling my case? In Rhode Island, do I have the right to obtain a new lawyer? If I obtain a new lawyer who will pay for the legal services rendered by the old attorney? Is it a good idea to wait a period of time before I hire an attorney? What types of cases are typically handled on a contingent fee basis? Am I required to give a recorded statement to the insurance company upon their request? RI Law Article by An East Providence Rhode Island Real estate Lawyer[September 19, 2007 10:31:04 am]
If I Need A New Rhode Island Personal Injury Attorney, How Will My Old Lawyer Be Paid? Rhode Island attorney David Slepkow answers the following personal Injury questions. If I am unhappy with the Rhode Island personal injury lawyer who is handling my case, do I have the right to obtain a new attorney? If I obtain a new personal injury lawyer who will pay for the legal services rendered by the old attorney? [November 27, 2007 02:25:35 pm
How Do I Get My Personal Property When There Is A No Contact Order Or Restraining Order? This article addresses how to obtain personal belongings (property) such as clothes in Rhode Island (RI) when there is a criminal no contact order / Family Court restraining order or District Court Restraining Order in effect. When a person is arrested or a restraining order enters involving their wife or girlfriend who they reside with, the accused often needs to obtain his or her clothes and personal belongings. Personal belongings usually consists of personal property such as clothes, sneakers, toiletries, uniforms, work uniforms, personal effects etc. There are several proper ways for an accused to obtain his / her personal belongings when there is a no contact order / restraining order in effect: Article by Rhode Island Restraining Order Lawyer [March 27, 2008 08:22:57 am]
10 Important Steps to Take If You Are Injured in a Car Accident [Legal:Personal-Injury] If you are involved in a Rhode Island Car Accident, there are many important steps you can take to protect your rights and help you get the best Personal Injury settlement Possible. Please follow the steps set forth below and contact a Rhode Island Auto Accident Lawyer. This article was written by a Rhode Island Personal Injury and Auto Accident Attorney.
Who Gets The Microwave in The Divorce? A Guide to Division of Property in RI Divorce Frequently asked questions and answers written by a Rhode Island divorce attorney concerning equitable division of assets in Rhode Island divorces. This article discusses what is marital property in Rhode Island and what happens to the marital home upon divorce when there are minor children. This article also addresses the definition of "no fault" divorce in Rhode Island. This article also explains how "fault" such as alcoholism, drug addiction or extra marital affairs can effect equitable division of assets. [March 13, 2007 10:24:44 am]
Rhode Island Alimony by a Rhode Island Divorce LawyerRhode Island Divorce Lawyer David Slepkow answers the following questions concerning Rhode Island Alimony: Who Qualifies for Support? What Factors must a Rhode Island Family Court Judge Look at to determine whether a person qualifies for RI Alimony? If a person qualifies for alimony, what factors must a judge look to determine the duration of alimony and the amount of alimony? What is the interrelationship of RI Child Custody and Child Support to a determination of alimony? David discusses some issues concerning Taxation and Alimony and Bankruptcy and Alimony as well as Contempt for failure to pay RI Alimony. David includes a copy of the RI statute concerning Alimony.
Uncontested Divorce in Rhode Island (RI) by Family Law Attorney This article by a Rhode Island divorce attorney explores the different types of uncontested divorce in Rhode Island and explains the process of obtaining an uncontested divorce. Uncontested divorces should be much less expensive then contested divorces. This article also explains the residency requirements as well as how to prove residency in Court. [December 19, 2007 04:28:19 pm]
"No Fault Divorce" in RI is a Misnomer! Fault May be Important! Cheating - Abuse - Drugs & Divorce "No fault divorce" does not mean that fault is not significant! Fault can be extremely significant in Rhode Island divorce. If a party can prove that the other party is at fault for the breakup of the marriage, then they can seek a disproportionate share of the marital assets. Fault may also be a small factor to determine whether or not a party is entitled to alimony. [November 30, 2007 02:10:03 pm]
Deferred Sale of Marital Home for the Best Intest of the Child - Rhode Island Divorce Law Can the Rhode Island Family Court defer a sale of the marital home for the child/children? If one of the parties requests a deferred sale of the home, then the 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 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 This article was written by a Rhode Island divorce and family law attorney. [October 05, 2007 05:33:43 pm]
Rhode Island Divorce Process and Strategy From Filing Divorce to Trial - by a RI Family Law Lawyer This article Article adresses Rhode Island Divorce process and strategy from filing for divorce to preparation for trial by a Rhode Island Family law Attorney. This article adresses the difference between a nominal and contested divorce, settlement of divorce, answers, the Nominal Court Hearing, residency requirements, the discovery process and other issues concerning RI Divorce. This is part two of a three part series which explains Rhode Island Divorce from beginning to end. [August 13, 2007 01:30:36 pm]
Rhode Island Divorce Law FAQS How Long Until It's Over? Residency Requirements & No Fault Divorce Rhode Island divorce law information written by a Rhode Island divorce lawyer. This article answers the following questions: How long does a Rhode Island divorce take from beginning to end? What does no fault divorce mean? What are the residency requirement to file in Rhode Island? How do I prove my residency at the nominal divorce hearing in order to obtain a divorce? [March 16, 2007 01:53:57 pm]
Rhode Island Divorce - "Post Divorce Do's And Dont's" -Family Law & Child Support by a RI Lawyer Rhode Island (RI) post divorce do's and dont's prepared by a Rhode Island family law lawyer, David Slepkow concerning issues of child support modification, contempt and termination. The article also addresses issues concerning modification of child visitation & custody in Rhode Island. The article gives helpful advice about payment of alimony and modification and termination of alimony. The article also contains helpful information concerning modification of the final judgment of divorce based on a substantial change of circumstances and contempt for failure to pay alimony, child support or comply with the terms of the final judgment of divorce. [March 16, 2007 01:47:07 pm]
Rhode Island Divorce Strategy From Finding a RI Attorney to Filing for Divorce by a RI lawyer Part 1 of "A practical Guide to The Divorce Process in Rhode Island Family Court." This article is part 1 of a series or articles that takes a person considering divorce through the entire divorce process from beginning stages of finding an attorney to eventually finalizing the divorce with a final judgment of divorce. This articles addresses both contested and uncontested divorces in Rhode Island. Part 1 addresses the initial step of selecting and obtaining a Rhode Island Attorney, drafting the divorce papers and the issues and decisions that must be made in the beginning of the divorce process. This article addresses, motions for temporary support, restraining orders & emergency motions. [March 21, 2007 09:09:29 am]
Rhode Island RI Common Law Marriage - Fact Or Fiction Fiction- If I live together with my boyfriend for over seven years then we are automatically common law married. Rhode Island common law marriage "fact or fiction" by a Rhode Island family law and divorce attorney. This article addresses what constitutes a common law marriage in Rhode Island and how to prove or refute a claim of common law marriage. The article focuses on serious intent to enter into a husband wife relationship as well as reputation in the community that two people are in fact married. The following issues are addressed: reputation in the community, holding out to the community as a married couple, tax filing status, cohabitation, health insurance, joint property, use of last name, wedding rings, divorce as well as other financial issues. [March 26, 2007 02:55:49 pm]
Divorce and Real Estate Law - Living Together During the Divorce - A Nightmare Or a Necessity? [Relationships:Divorce] Issues concerning the marital domicile and real estate are often the biggest issues that divorcing couples must resolve. The issues of real estate and divorce are often intertwined with complex issues concerning child custody, child support, marital division of assets, marital debt and other issues related to a divorce. This article only applies to Rhode Island Divorce. This article discusses, in depth, issues concerning temporary occupancy of the marital real estate while the divorce is proceeding.
Key Components of Prenuptial Agreements! Important Provisions in Well Drafted Premarital Agreements [Relationships:Marriage] Under what circumstances should a prenuptial agreement be considered in Rhode Island? Premarital agreements are not right for every couple! Prenuptial agreements are most prevalent in second marriages. They are especially prevalent in first or second marriages when one or both of the parties have children of a prior marriage or relationship. They are also prevalent when a future spouse has a child or children from a prior relationship.
Enforceability of Prenuptial Agreements! [Legal] Prenuptial agreements are extremely enforceable in Rhode Island (RI). A prenuptial agreement is also commonly called a Premarital Agreement or an Antenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement should be drafted by a Rhode Island Family Law and Divorce attorney / lawyer. Prenuptial agreements are also intercheangeably referred to as premarital agreements and antenuptial agreements. The Rhode Island supreme Court has made prenuptial agreements extremely difficult to set aside
Child Custody Law - The Role of the Guardian Ad Litem For the Minor Child in Family Court [Relationships:Post-Divorce] This article written by a Rhode Island Child Custody Lawyer explains the role of the Guardian ad Litem in Rhode Island Custody, Visitation and placement cases. In Rhode Island (RI), A guardian ad litem is a individual who represents the hypothetical best interest of the minor child in a child custody, visitation or other type of Family Court case. The Guardian is not a lawyer for the minor child! Article by a Rhode Island Child Custody lawyer
Which Parent is Entitled to Claim a Minor Child As a Dependency Exemption For Federal Tax Purposes? [Legal] This article written was written a Rhode Island Child Custody attorney. In Rhode Island who is entitled to claim the minor child or children as Dependency Exemptions for Federal tax Purposes? If there is no indication in a Divorce Final Judgment 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 Placement / Physical Custody of the minor children is entitled to claim the child or children for Federal Tax purposes. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be a substitute to seeking advice from a Rhode Island...
The Intersection of Family Law and Criminal Law in Rhode Island - Untangling the Web! This article explains in detail the intersection of Divorce, Family law and Criminal Law in Rhode Island. Criminal law cases often involve complex issues concerning divorce, child custody, restraining Orders, visitation, child support, division marital assets etc. This article was written by a Rhode Island Criminal and family law attorney. [January 26, 2008 10:04:38 pm]
Child Custody Law - The Role of the Guardian Ad Litem For the Minor Child in Family Court [Relationships:Post-Divorce] This article explains the role of the Guardian ad Litem in Rhode Island Custody, Visitation and placement cases. In Rhode Island (RI), A guardian ad litem is a individual who represents the hypothetical best interest of the minor child in a child custody, visitation or other type of Family Court case. The Guardian is not a lawyer for the minor child Article by Rhode Island Child Custody Lawyer, David Slepkow!
Which Parent is Entitled to Claim a Minor Child As a Dependency Exemption For Federal Tax Purposes? [Legal] This article written was written a Rhode Island Child Custody attorney. In Rhode Island who is entitled to claim the minor child or children as Dependency Exemptions for Federal tax Purposes? If there is no indication in a Divorce Final Judgment 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 Placement / Physical Custody of the minor children is entitled to claim the child or children for Federal Tax purposes. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be a substitute to seeking advice from a Rhode Island. Article by East Providence Child Custody Attorney, David Slepkow
Erase & Expunge Dismissed Criminal Records In RI - All Criminal Records Are Bad Records! Expunge all criminal dismissals and Not Guilty findings in Rhode Island Criminal law! All dismissals and not Guilty findings in Rhode Island should be expunged! This includes both felony and Criminal Misdemeanor dismissals in RI. All criminal records are bad records!! Expungement is the process in which criminal records are either destroyed or sealed. Essentially an expungement erases criminal records for most purposes.This article explains why you should expunge dismissals and not guilty findings in Rhode Island. Article by Rhode Island Expungement Lawyer David Slepkow [January 07, 2008 09:47:27 am]
Is Nolo Contendere Plea A Conviction In Rhode Island Criminal Law? A Nolo Contendere plea in Rhode Island Criminal Law is sometimes a conviction but is often not a conviction. Whether or not a plea of Nolo Contendere constitutes a conviction depends on the penalty / sentence imposed. Please read this article for an explanation. Article by a RI Criminal Law Attorney[November 29, 2007 08:10:02 am]
The Intersection of Family Law and Criminal Law in Rhode Island - Untangling the Web! [Legal:Criminal-Law] This article explains in detail the intersection of Divorce, Family law and Criminal Law in Rhode Island. Criminal law cases often involve complex issues concerning divorce, child custody, restraining Orders, visitation, child support, division marital assets etc. This article was written by a Rhode Island Criminal , Divorce and family law attorney.
RI Criminal Lawyer Article - 1 Year Filings for First Time Offenders - Stay Out of Trouble and Case can be Expunged! A one year filing in Rhode Island criminal law is usually only offered by the prosecutor as a penalty for first time offenders. A filing is a penalty that is typically offered for first time offenders for relatively minor misdemeanors. A filing is the lowest form of penalty available and is always better than probation for an accused. A filing is when the case is put aside for a year and if the person stays out of trouble for a year then the case is eligible to be expunged and destroyed at the end of the year. If a person gets in further trouble then the filing may be violated and the person sentenced again on the filing. Be very careful, if a person gets in further trouble during the year the person can be held at the ACI(Jail) for up to 14 days without a hearing. RI Criminal Law[November 20, 2007 08:37:16 am]c
Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer Article : Bail and Arraignments in RI [Legal:Criminal-Law] If a person is arrested for a criminal misdemeanor in Rhode Island (RI) there are several potential scenarios. The police could hold the accused and bring him to Court for an arraignment in District Court in the morning. The police also could call a justice of the peace / Bail Commissioner who could arraign the accused at the police station and release the person. The bail commissioner could also set bail in order for the person to be released.Article by Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer, David Slepkow
Rhode Island Drunk Driving Lawyer Article: Rhode Island DUI - DWI Law - Should I Refuse The Breathalyzer? [Legal] This article explains the law concerning Rhode Island DUI - DWI & refusal to take the Breathalyzer. This article answers the important question: Should you refuse the breathalyzer test in Rhode Island and what are the implications? This article examines whether or not a person should refuse to take a breathalzer test upon request of a police officer in Rhode Island when a person is suspected of drunk driving. This article examines the criminal and legal implications of a refusal and a criminal dui - dwi charge. Breathalyzer refusal in Rhode Island. Article by RI Drunk Driving Lawyer David Slepkow
Title Insurance In Rhode Island - What Does It Insure And Should I Get It? This article concerning Rhode Island Real Estate and Title law was written by a Rhode Island Attorney. A person's home is usually their single biggest financial investment. It is highly prudent and wise that a homeowner would want to protect that investment and enjoy the benefits of ownership. An owner's title policy is that protection. The owner's title policy insures against loss or damages sustained by the owner by reason of historical discrepancies such as forgery, undisclosed but recorded prior mortgages, bankruptcies, liens or divorces, deeds not properly recorded, missing wills or heirs, and inadequate property descriptions. [December 27, 2007 04:41:34 pm]
Forced Sale Of Real Estate In RI With Family Member, Business Partner, Significant Others-Partition This article explains how a person who co-owns real estate with another person, persons or entity can force a sale of the property and obtain an equitable share of the proceeds. A person who owns property as joint tenants, tenants in common or has a life estate who no longer wants to own real estate with another person, LLC, trust, partnership or other entity can force a sale of the property in Rhode Island Superior Court. [August 22, 2007 10:26:06 am]
Child Support Contempt in Rhode Island (RI) by a Family and Divorce Law Attorney This article discusses child support Contempt in Rhode Island in detail including the differences between a finding of technical or willlful contempt. Any person owed child support ( the parent with physical custody of the minor child or children) or who owes child support should carefully read this article. This article discusses in details under what circumstances a person will be sent to jail to compel compliance with child support orders. This article also explains other tools used by Rhode Island judges to compel payment of child support orders. [December 25, 2007 05:48:07 pm]
Child Support In Rhode Island -Soup To Nuts! Establishing, Modifying, Enforcing, Contempt, Terminating This Extensive article about Rhode Island Child Support written by a Rhode Island Attorney explains in detail the following Child Support issues: 1.) Establishing Rhode Island Child Support 2.) Private School and Child Support 3.) College and Child Support 4.) Overtime and Child Support 5) Daycare and Child Support 6.) Modifying Rhode Island Child Support 7.) Terminating Child Support. This article also adresses a myriad of other Rhode Island Child Support issues. This article is a must read for all people who need information concerning Rhode Island Child Support. [November 08, 2007 03:09:30 pm]
Guide to Calculating Child Support in Rhode Island (RI) Is There A Minimum Amount? Rhode Island Divorce, Family Law and Child Support Attorney,David Slepkow answers the following questions: How is Rhode Island (RI) Child Support determined in divorce cases, paternity cases, child support cases and child visitation cases? Is there a minimum child support guideline in Rhode Island and how is it calculated? Can a judge of the Rhode Island Family Court issue a child support order over the minimum guidelines? Can there be a child support order lower then the minimum guidelines? Are assets, expenses, needs and obligations relevant in RI Child Support determinations? [August 20, 2007 09:27:06 am]
Rhode Island Child Support Law FAQS - Daycare, Overtime, Modification, College, Termination This article answers the following frequently asked questions. 1) What if my child's parent works overtime? Will overtime be included in child support? 2) My child is about to turn 18 but is still in high school and living at home, can I still get child support? 3) Can I get my child's father to be ordered to pay for my child's college education? 4) Who is going to pay for my child's daycare? 5) How do I modify, increase or terminate child support in Rhode Island? [March 13, 2007 01:29:08 pm]
Which Parent is Entitled to Claim a Minor Child As a Dependency Exemption For Federal Tax Purposes? [Legal] In Rhode Island who is entitled to claim the minor child or children as Dependency Exemptions for Federal tax Purposes? If there is no indication in a Divorce Final Judgment 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 Placement / Physical Custody of the minor children is entitled to claim the child or children for Federal Tax purposes. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be a substitute to seeking advice from a Rhode Island... This article was written by a Rhode Island Divorce lawyer.
Where do I Obtain a Restraining Order in Rhode Island? Family, District or Superior Court? The proper Court to file a restraining order in Rhode Island depends on the relationship that you have with the person who you are filing the restraining order against. This article explains the jurisdiction of the Rhode Island (RI) Family, District and Superior Court. This article also explains whether or not there are criminal or civil ramifications of violating certain restraining orders. This article also explains the difference between a restraining order and a no contact order. This article explains the jurisdiction of the Family Court to deal with issues concerning Rhode Island child Support, physical custody of the children and exclusive use of the home. [November 19, 2007 08:07:41 am]
Organizing and Operating a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Rhode Island by a RI Attorney - Lawyer This Article explains the process of organizing and operating a Limited Liabililty Company (LLC) in Rhode Island (RI). This article discuses the benefits of an LLC, including the limited liability of the members of an LLC for the debts of the LLC and the limited liability of the members of the LLC for personal injury and slip and fall claims. This article explains the necessary documents and fees needed by the Rhode Island Secretary of State. This Article was written by a Rhode Island Business and Corporate law attorney. [June 21, 2007 02:43:06 pm]
Rhode Island Corporations, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Partnerships, Small Business Law FAQS Rhode Island Business and Corporate law frequently asked questions by a Rhode Island (RI) Attorney concerning corporations, llc's and partnerships. 1) Should I protect my home and personal assets by incorporating my business? 2) What is the difference between a corporation and a limited liability company (LLC) in Rhode Island? 3) What will my lawyer need to know at our first meeting in order for him to incorporate my business? 4) If I incorporate, will I need to do anything each year to keep the corporation in good standing? 5) If I am operating a business with another person, should I form a partnership or incorporate? [June 02, 2007 01:10:16 pm]
Rhode Island DUI - DWI Law - Should I Refuse The Breathalyzer? This article explains the law concerning Rhode Island DUI - DWI & refusal to take the Breathalyzer. This article answers the important question: Should you refuse the breathalyzer test in Rhode Island and what are the implications? This article examines whether or not a person should refuse to take a breathalzer test upon request of a police officer in Rhode Island when a person is suspected of drunk driving. This article examines the criminal and legal implications of a refusal and a criminal dui - dwi charge. [March 15, 2007 11:07:47 am]
Rhode Island Litigation- Lawsuit FAQS Written By a Rhode Island (RI) Attorney RE- RI LAW Rhode Island litigation-Frequently asked questions and answers written by an experienced Rhode island litigation and personal injury attorney. The following questions are answered in this article- 1) I believe that I have been wronged by another individual or entity, what should I do next? 2) How do I commence a civil lawsuit? 3) What should I do if I am served with a Summons and Complaint? 4) How much will it cost to hire an attorney? 5) How long before the lawsuit will be finished? [March 21, 2007 07:46:59 am]
Rhode Island Elder Law- Protecting Home From Nursing Home Costs- FAQs for Seniors Frequently asked questions answered by a Rhode Island (RI) elder law attorney / lawyer concerning issues important to the elderly and senior citizens such as nursing home costs and liens, living wills, estate planning etc. This article includes answers to the following frequently asked questions: 1) What documents should I have in my estate plan? 2) What is a Living Will? 3) Will the State take my house if I go into a nursing home? 4) What steps should I take to protect the house in case of nursing home costs? 5) Are there any means for me to retain control of my assets while simultaneously protecting them from the reach of nursing homes? 6) What law will govern the strategies and state determinations? [March 20, 2007 09:15:58 am]
Rhode Island Zoning, Planning And Land Use Law FAQS - Building Permits, Additions, In Law, Variance Rhode Island zoning, planning and land use frequently asked questions prepared by a Rhode Island lawyer concerning the following frequently asked questions: Do I need a building permit to construct a small addition to my house or a deck around my above ground swimming pool? My house is in a residential zone. Are there any problems that I need to consider in planning an addition or an accessory structure? I have a single-family house located in a single-family zoning district. My mother-in-law wants to move in with me. Can I add a second kitchen to my house so that she will have the ability to be independent? If I want to build a two-family in a single-family zone or build an office in a residential zone, what do I do? I have extra land that I am not using on the side of my house. Can I sell this land to a builder? [March 16, 2007 02:26:27 pm]
Rhode Island Will, Trusts, Estate Planning and Probate Law - FAQS by an Experienced RI Attorney Rhode Island Will, Trusts and Probate law-Frequently Asked Questions prepared by a Rhode Island attorney. This article answers the following questions? Do I need a Will? What is intestate? Can I avoid probate if I have a will? If I die with minor children, who will handle my money for them? Can I appoint the same person as executor, trustee and guardian? How can I avoid the probate process? What is a trust? What other benefits are there for creating a trust? [March 16, 2007 02:03:02 pm]