Divorce and Reconciliation

Marriage Counselling

Lately, I have had several clients in the middle of a divorce who paused to at least consider reconciling. Some of them were correct to consider it and some of them really shouldn’t have. Of those that should consider reconciliation, some of them will fail because they think that just wanting it is enough. If […]

Child Support and Income Taxes

Child Support

When parents don’t live with each, the rights and responsibilities regarding child support can be confusing. Contact us to discuss your rights and responsibilities before making a mistake you may have to pay for later.

Rhode Island Divorce Mediation

Divorce Lawyer, Warwick Neck, RI 02886

I’m a big believer in mediation. I think most cases benefit from mediation, but divorce mediation is a little different and as a divorce lawyer I have a different perspective on mediation than I do as a personal injury lawyer. In Rhode Island, you can’t have a divorce without going to court, testifying and having […]

How Does COVID-19 Affect Visitation Rights in Rhode Island?

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How Does COVID-19 Affect Visitation Rights? If you have a visitation order/agreement you no doubt have had to give some thought to how the Covid shutdowns, pauses and quarantine rules affect your rights and obligations as a co-parent. The pandemic has affected everything from how people in Rhode Island work to how they travel, participate […]

Is It Worth Getting A Divorce Lawyer?

Divorce Lawyer

I get it. Lawyers are expensive. So, you ask yourself, should I get a divorce lawyer? Can I wing it myself? I think in almost all cases it’s worth getting a divorce lawyer, but it is possible to do it yourself with minimum risk – if you have nothing to lose in the first place. […]

Getting a Divorce After Age 45 in Rhode Island

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Divorce After 45 – What You Need To Know Divorce among people over 45 years old is on the rise. Among U.S. adults ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has roughly doubled since the 1990s. As the increase mounts, so does the terminology used to describe divorce during this stage of life. Phrases including […]

6 Must-Know Facts About Your Rhode Island Divorce

Warwick Divorce Attorney Carl P. DeLuca

How Divorce Works in Rhode Island Even if you’re able to visualize a better future without your current spouse, divorce isn’t easy. After all, you entered into your marriage with high hopes and expectations for a long future together. When your relationship comes to an end, it’s often painful and challenging. Trying to do a […]

3 Ways the New Alimony Laws Affect You!

Divorce Lawyer, Warwick, RI 02886

In 2017, Congress passed one of the largest tax cuts in history: the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, TCJA for short. The tax cuts had the potential to increase the budget deficit. Therefore, Congress eliminated the deductibility of alimony to help address that potential increase.  As a result, as of December 31, 2018, alimony […]

How Divorce Affects College Planning

If you are getting divorced or contemplating divorce you should consider how the decisions you make during your divorce can affect the way student financial aid is determined for college bound children. In Rhode Island, the courts have no authority to require either parent to provide support after a child turns 18. However, that does […]

How Does the Rhode Island Family Court Divide Property During a Divorce?

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A Family Court Judge Divides Property in a Divorce in a Three-step Process. 1. The Judge Must Decide Which Assets are Marital Property. In order to divide property in a divorce the judge must first exclude the following three categories of property from the marital estate: (1)         Property held by a party prior to […]