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HOW HIGH NET WORTH DIVORCES SHOULD BE HANDLED DIFFERENTLY POSTED BY TIM CONLON

High net worth divorces must be handled differently than the typical divorce - it's the only way to protect the money, assets, property, and businesses at stake in these proceedings. When handling a high net worth divorce in Rhode Island, make sure you follow these crucial dos and don'ts.

TIPS TO DIVIDE YOUR CHILD'S TIME DURING THE HOLIDAYS

The holiday season is, traditionally, a time for families to come together and enjoy each other's company while giving thanks for the year's blessings. Unfortunately, for children and parents ofdivorce, this time of year can be particularly stressful and act as a trigger for certain painful emotions. In addition to magnifying feelings of loneliness, this season can introduce certain issues such as deciding where your child will spend Thanksgiving or sorting thorough how their school break will affect your established child custody or visitation arrangement.

RHODE ISLAND FAMILY COURTHOUSE INFORMATION

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.

A BREAKDOWN OF THE RHODE ISLAND DIVORCE PROCESS

Divorce can be an incredibly complicated and emotional endeavor. As your family is thrust in to the Rhode Island Family Court system, it can be confusing to know what to expect during the associated legal processes. To help you make sense of what is to come, our firm has broken down the Rhode Island divorce process into a simple to use guide that identifies the main issues at hand and addresses your concerns.

WHY ARE THERE SO FEW DIVORCE TRIALS IN RHODE ISLAND?

Thousands of divorce cases are filed in Rhode Island every year. However, if you were to visit the Providence Family court and walk from courtroom to courtroom for an entire month, you will likely stumble upon no more than one or two divorce trials. Out of these few divorce trials, the likelihood that the trial will actually be completed with a judge's decision is minimal. But why is this the case?

RHODE ISLAND DIVORCE: HOW WILL MY BUSINESS BE VALUED?

One of the most complex and contentious matters during a Rhode Island divorce is the issue of property division. If you or your spouse owns a business, this process can become even more complex. Who will retain control of the business after the divorce? How much is the business worth? To answer these questions, the courts will consider the following factors:

NEW RHODE ISLAND LAW EXTENDS PERIOD FOR FINAL JUDGMENT IN DIVORCE

Yesterday, Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo signed a new bill into law extending the time during which a final judgment can be entered in a Rhode Island divorce. In Rhode Island, there is a mandatory three-month waiting period from the date of the nominal divorce hearing to the date that the final judgment of divorce can be entered. (This waiting period is shortened to 20 days when the court finds the parties have lived separate and apart for at least three years prior to the filing of the divorce).

TIM CONLON TO TAKE ON HIGH-PROFILE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA MOLESTATION LAWSUIT

Attorney Tim Conlon of TJC ESQ will serve as co-counsel in a class-action lawsuit brought against the Boy Scouts of America and its Fairfield chapter on behalf of 17 former scouts and 2 women who claim to have been repeatedly molested by a former Scoutmaster from 1963 to 1975. The abuser, Ridgefield man Donald Dennis, allegedly used his status as a scout leader to force scouts into engaging in oral and anal sex - in the case of one of the plaintiffs, occurring more than 1,000 times. Dennis, who was an auxiliary Connecticut state trooper during the time and would frequently wear his uniform to meetings, reportedly used any opportunity he had alone with the children to carry out the sexual assaults. Dennis died in 2013.

POSTNUPTIAL AGREEMENTS: WHAT ARE THEY AND DO YOU NEED ONE?

True love is a powerful thing but certain love is actually quite rare. Ask a couple that has been happily married for most of their lives and even they will probably tell you that there were moments where they had their doubts or fears about where their marriage was headed. This is a natural part of being in a committed relationship. For some married people, they want to find a way protect themselves from this doubt, reduce the stress they are feeling, and ultimately give themselves peace of mind again. What can do all of this and more for them?

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