Getting divorced is an emotional and difficult time for any two spouses, even when they have worked out an agreement. With the addition of children, many additional topics must be discussed and resolved. Where are the children going to live? When will they see each parent? How will they get to doctor appointments, school and extra-curricular activities? Who will take time out of work when they are sick? How will holidays and vacations be divided? When can significant others meet the children or spend the night? How will co-parenting issues be discussed and resolved? What about child support and other financial obligations? Which parent will provide health insurance for the children? What is the law regarding claiming children on tax returns?
Attorney Grasso is well versed on Rhode Island divorce involving children and will advocate for your best interests as a parent. With his no-nonsense approach, you will have a clear understanding of your rights and obligations as a divorce co-parent and be able to make well informed decisions regarding the future of you and your children. Oftentimes parents can easily become hung up on small details and lose sight of the big picture or cause unnecessary conflict (and cost) over minor details. On the other hand, without the help of an experienced attorney you may agree to something without a true understanding of what that means for you and your children or not address an important topic until it’s an issue.
What about parents who are completely unable to come to any sort of agreement even with litigation? Attorney Grasso has a vast array of resources, such as co-parenting apps, co-parenting counselors, court-appointed Guardian Ad Litems, and mediators, all of which can assist in resolving seemingly impossible disagreements.
- Custody (legal decision making)
- Placement (primary residence)
- Relocation (moving out of RI)
- Parenting plan (visitation, holidays, etc.)
- Child support (implication, modification, termination)
Pleadings (legal documents)
- Marital or property settlement agreement
- Pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement
- Motions (requesting your ex-spouse do something)
- Objections (in response to your ex-spouse’s motions)
- Discovery process
- Restraining or no contact orders
- Legal representation vs pro se (representing yourself)
- Filing and serving your spouse
- Being served by and responding to your spouse
- What to expect at your court hearing
- Enforcing court orders
- Motions for modification (make changes) or to adjudge in contempt (not doing what agreed to)