When two people make the difficult decision to get a divorce, it can have catastrophic ramifications if not handled properly. It can be a complicated matter, involving a lot of intricate nuances and steps. Some of which involve child custody, child support, property division, and alimony.
Depending on the situation and your relationship with your significant other, some couples benefit from divorce mediation or separation agreement rather than completing aggressive court proceedings. Having said that, at times those battles are completely justified and necessary.
Dedicated Divorce Law Attorneys
At the Rhode Island-based law offices of Bevilacqua & Bevilacqua, we want to represent you and your interests. Doing everything in our power to make this sensitive time as straightforward as possible.
Instances that involve children are especially difficult not only on the parents but on the child as well. In cases like these, we recognize that communication between parties is key. We have a client-centered approach that responds to the unique needs of each person and to each case.
Keeping you up to date and aware of the proceedings and courtroom jargon allows our experienced attorneys and you to make informed decisions with a united front. There is strength in numbers, especially when you have a group of skilled experts on your side.
If you wish to pursue divorce mediation in RI, CT, or MA, contact the attorneys at Bevilacqua & Bevilaqua.
Working against someone you once shared a life with can make you intimated and sometimes, biased. In cases like these, hiring a law firm to be objective in the divorce mediation process is how you know the results will be fair for all involved parties.
What are some advantages of divorce mediation?
The advantage of divorce mediation in RI is that you both have a say in how items are divided. Both individuals involved in the marriage have an equal part in the outcome, whereas the alternative would be to let a judge decide.
In cases where the court makes the decision, clients normally feel that their concerns were not heard and they were subject to a third party’s decision.
Divorce mediation is also beneficial if the two individuals have to stay in contact, especially if child custody is involved. If you are ready to work through your divorce represented by lawyers who understand the complexities of your case while pursuing amicable resolutions, then contact Bevilacqua & Bevilaqua.
Child Custody In Rhode Island
In a child custody case, parents, lawyers, and judges must make all of their decisions with the benefit of the child in mind.
At the Rhode Island law office of Bevilacqua & Bevilaqua that is precisely how we will handle your case. We understand the impact the final decision will have on the child as well as the parents.
What types of child custody are there in Rhode Island?
With sole child custody agreements, one parent’s home becomes the primary residence, also known as the custodial parent. The other parent then has visitation rights. Usually, the parent with visitation rights pays child support. Income, childcare costs, and health insurance costs are expenses that are used to decipher how much the non-custodial parent pays in child support.
To figure out whom the child should live with, the court takes into account many factors. Physical and emotional needs, the stability of the home, the history of the parents, and parenting skills are some of those components.
There is also joint custody, which, allows both parents to have legal and physical custody of the child. In situations like these, the child splits their time between parents.
Before taking action and going to trial, contact an attorney you trust to protect your rights as a parent
We Take Your Child Custody Case Seriously
Legal decisions revolving around the care of a child or children can be taxing on all of the parties involved. Child custody should be taken seriously and with the benefit of the child in mind. If not handled tactfully, the child can become collateral damage in the divorce process.
Bevilacqua & Bevilacqua have years of experience dealing with child custody cases. They have learned that when both parents communicate and have unambiguous plans, there is a lessened negative impact on the child. The connection between parent and child is often so strong that it is sometimes difficult to make unbiased decisions about who they should live with.
We build cases around our clients being the best fit for primary guardianship. We recognize that to assess custody the court looks at the child’s relationship to each parent, the safety and welfare of the child, the state of each parent’s mental health, and if there is a history of child abuse. Our knowledge and understanding of this process assist us in building the strongest cases.
Back Child Support In Rhode Island
At Bevilacqua & Bevilacqua we are sensitive to the fact that parents want to ensure the proper well-being of their children. Like them, our main concern is the child.
Having a tenacious attorney on your side can guarantee that all parties pay the correct amount of child support. The amount of child support is decided during divorce proceedings and courts abide by Rhode Island state guidelines.
What is back child support?
Back child support occurs when parents that have decided not to pay child support are ordered to do so while also succumbing to late fees and interest charges. The repercussions of not paying child support continue into the suspension of your license, wage garnishment, seizure of tax refund, and even jail time. If you are looking to pay back child support or if your ex has not paid, then contact our law office to discuss the best options.
Why should I contact an attorney for back child support?
Taking matters into your own hands may be tempting, but is not the most effective way to proceed. If not handled properly in the court of law, then you risk getting less than you and your child deserve. Child support is a controversial issue during divorce and custody cases, that is why you want to have a strong team of knowledgeable individuals on your side who are aware of state regulations.
Alimony | Spousal Support
Our attorneys have an unparalleled education in alimony and a plethora of work experience to back it up.
In our hands, you will feel secure in knowing that we will achieve your goals. Determining eligibility of spousal support is contingent on the ability of each spouse to financially support themselves post-divorce, their earning ability and emotional condition, length of the marriage, and if there was any misconduct during the marriage.
These Rhode Island-based attorneys have an unparalleled skillset for working through family law cases with tact and dedication. If you, a friend, or a family member is looking for a winning team whose motivation is to create a compelling case in support of their client’s family law case, then look no further than Bevilacqua & Bevilacqua.
The calculated yet diplomatic demeanors of Bevilaqua & Bevilaqua attorneys have allowed them to connect with their clients, thus coming to a plethora of amicable property division solutions in the Rhode Island area.
These proceedings have been known to make unfavorable resolutions for both or either party, realizing that assets are not always allocated equally. Some factors that influence that decision is if someone is at fault for the separation, benefits lost in the divorce and potential disparity in income.
When facing some of these issues, the court also takes into account the length of the marriage and if the assets are separate or community-based. Separate property is the property that was gained before marriage and the community property can be understood as property attained while married.
At the end of the day, the division of assets must be handled with care and sensitivity, realizing that both parties have something to lose if not completed correctly.