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| Oct 4, 2016 | Family Law, FAQ

When you are summoned to family court or bring a family law dispute to the court’s attention, you will be given a court date. At this court date, you will have the attention of a family court judge who will oversee your case and hear your individual claims. In complex or high asset divorces, there may also be a jury involved with the ruling, if a spouse specifically asked for one. Overall, the Rhode Island family court system is there to bring final, legal conclusions to some of life’s most difficult, and sensitive, issues.

At TJC • ESQ, we know the Rhode Island family court system like the back of our hands. With more than 30 years of family law experience in Rhode Island alone, it makes sense that we would know the ins and outs of the system, its purposes, how it functions, and where they are within the state. We understand, however, that some of our clients might have never had a run-in with family law before and don’t know the basic information. Take a look at the courtroom you need to visit and the below list of their locations to make certain you don’t miss an important court date. (This blog post occurred in early October 2016.)

Five family courthouses in Rhode Island are:

  • Licht Judicial Complex
    • Where: 250 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
    • Phone: (401) 222-3250
    • Directions from our office: Just down the road; head eastbound on Westminster Street; cross the Providence River onto College Street; courthouse will be on the right, just beyond Main Street
  • Garrahy Judicial Complex
    • Where: 1 Dorrance Plaza, Providence, RI 02903
    • Phone: (401) 458-5400
    • Directions from our office: Just a short trip away; head southwest on Westminster Street; turn right on Dorrance Street (should be heading northwesterly); destination will be on the left, before you reach Exchange Terrace
  • Noel Judicial Complex
    • Where: 222 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI 02886
    • Phone: (401) 822-6750
    • Direction from our office: 20 minute drive to the south; make your way to the I-95 South (you can use nearby Memorial Boulevard for your onramp); eventually use exit 10B to merge onto RI-117 (Centerville Road); take a left onto Quaker Lane; destination will be on the left, just beyond Ginsu Way and Trellis Drive (large, glass-fronted building)
  • McGrath Judicial Complex
    • Where: 4800 Tower Hill Road, Wakefield, RI 02879
    • Phone: (401) 782-4131
    • Directions from our office: 40 minute drive to the south; make your way to the I-95 South (Memorial Boulevard onramp is near); eventually merge onto RI-4 South; merge onto US-1 South; eventually take exit towards Stedman Government Center/McGrath Judicial Complex; take the first left onto Hampton Way; complex is at the end of the road on the left
  • Murray Judicial Complex
    • Where: 45 Washington Square, Newport, RI 02840
    • Phone: Varies
    • Directions from our office: 50 minute drive east across Narragansett Bay and south – this path crosses into Massachusetts and avoids toll roads; make your way to the I-195 East (Water Street [US-44 E] onramp southeast of our office is likely most convenient); eventually use exit 8A for MA-24 South towards Tiverton; eventually merge onto RI-114 South; continue straight after it turns into both Main Road and Broadway; turn left onto Gibbs Avenue (should be heading southeasterly); turn right onto Kay Street; turn right onto Touro Street; destination will be directly ahead at Spring Street intersection

If you need legal help or additional information, feel free to contact our Rhode Island family law attorneys at TJC • ESQ. You can also schedule an initial consultation to learn more about your rights pertaining to your family law or divorce case.


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