Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer
Confidential One-on-One Case Evaluation: (401) 216-4414
No matter where you are located in Rhode Island, our Providence divorce
attorneys at TJC ESQ, can provide you with intelligent representation
throughout your entire divorce from one of our multiple offices in the
state. Whatever your divorce needs may be, we are here to help you get
through this difficult and possibly complex process.
Why Choose Our Rhode Island Divorce Attorneys?
30+ years of proven legal representation
Selected for inclusion in Rhode Island
10.0 out of 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating for results and professionalism
Legacy of powerhouse advocacy and exceptional results
With decades of experience handling divorce matters,
Timothy J. Conlon and his firm are more than prepared to provide effective and compassionate
advocacy for your situation.
Tell us about your divorce during a completely
confidential case evaluation.
Helping Families in Rhode Island Successfully Transition
Depending on your unique situation, divorcing could end up being a long,
or it can be quick and “painless.” In either case, our team can
work side-by-side with you, and possibly your ex-spouse, to resolve your
conflicts with as little hassle as possible. Ultimately, one of our goals
is to lower any costs that you may incur during your divorce.
One of the ways we go the extra mile for you is by ensuring that you understand
the divorce process, which can include:
Checking eligibility: Either you or your ex-spouse must have resided in Rhode Island for at least
a year for the divorce to be allowed in the state.
Collecting paperwork: The county clerk should have the paperwork you need. The trick, however,
is making sure you get every form you need. As each divorce is different,
you might not need each document, and you could not receive one that is
Serving: You may not serve the divorce paperwork to your ex-spouse. In Rhode Island,
the county sheriff or a private constable must do this for you, at the
cost of a service fee. It is recommended to have your attorney there as
well, in case any legal issues come up immediately.
Considering your assets: The sooner you start cataloguing what might be divided upon your marriage’s
dissolution, the better. This process of
property division may include
business valuations and reviewing family heirlooms.
Thinking of your future: If you share any children with your spouse, you will want to start thinking about
child support and custody right now.
Spousal support can also become a topic of contention and should be considered as soon
In the event that you are the one being handed divorce papers, you will
need to supply an “answer” to the paperwork. If you feel that
the reasons for the divorce as outlined in the documents is amicable,
you may have
uncontested divorce proceedings in the near future. If you do
not agree with everything that is being said, you have the right to create
a counterclaim, which will likely result in going through a
What Are the Different Types of Divorce?
Depending on your unique situation, a divorce can be completed in one of
three different ways: mediation, uncontested, or contested. In the process of
mediation, both spouses work together with a neutral third-party mediator towards
a mutually acceptable separation. In this process, the divorcing couple
is completely in control of their settlement and is generally able to
avoid a lengthy trial.
Similarly, in an uncontested divorce, separating couples each retain their
own representation and collaborate with each other out of court. If the
spouses are able to agree on all issues, a signed separation agreement
is presented before a judge and finalized. Like mediation, this process
can help divorcing spouses avoid expensive legal fees and complete their
separation relatively quickly.
If an agreement cannot be made, litigation is then pursued in court. After
each side has had a chance to present their case, a judge will make a
final decision on the terms of a couple’s divorce. High net-worth
divorces are often contested, as well as those that deal with child custody
disputes. Regardless of the type of divorce that you and your couple face,
our firm’s Rhode Island divorce lawyers are prepared to stand by
your side throughout the duration of your separation and are committed
to helping you pursue the most amicable solution possible for your marital
Children and Divorce in Rhode Island
Divorce can become immeasurably more complex when children are brought
into the picture. If you are looking to maintain custody of your child
or are fighting to secure fair visitation rights, our firm can provide
the hard-hitting advocacy you need to maximize your chances of securing
a positive outcome for your situation. At TJC ESQ, we understand how precious
your children are to you, and we are prepared to make every effort to
help you maintain an active presence in your child’s life.
We are fully equipped to handle the following issues:
Handling Complicated Divorce Discovery Processes
A divorce can readily become a frustrating matter if you suspect your spouse
is hiding assets or information from you. To keep your feet on solid ground
and make certain that you are not being deceived, you will want to work
with our Rhode Island divorce attorneys and ask them about the divorce
discovery process, or the procedures required to identify all of your
spouse’s assets legally. We are one of the few law firms that have
attorneys who have been published on the topic of
electronic discovery and its importance in divorce cases.
We are confident we can handle issues involving:
- Computer forensics
- Data seizures
- Electronic surveillance
- Spousal misconduct
- Financial misconduct
Contact Us for Counsel on How to File for Divorce
We are available to come to your aid all across Rhode Island for an in-person
consultation. If it is more convenient for you to meet via Skype, iChat,
or other online communication methods, we are happy to accommodate those
needs as well. You will quickly come to realize that our Rhode Island
divorce lawyers are passionate about their careers, and that helping people
family law disputes is their primary focus.
Contact us by email or by calling (401) 216-4414 to set up an initial consultation.