Rhode Island Divorce Attorney
Providing Compassionate Support & Guidance
Going through a divorce in the state of Rhode Island can be extremely stressful and emotional for all parties involved. At McIntyre Tate LLP, we serve clients throughout Providence and the surrounding areas. We understand that divorce is a very individual and personal experience and not just steps involved in a legal process. Our Rhode Island divorce lawyers have more than 150 years of combined legal experience and are committed to guiding you through the divorce in the least stressful manner possible.
Comprehensive Representation in Divorce
If we take on your case, our priority is to provide you with compassionate and personalized legal representation and to obtain successful results. Throughout the decades we have been in practice, we have represented a wide range of divorce cases and clients. Our firm has the resources and experience to handle virtually any issue that can arise during a divorce, whether it is an amicable or contested case.
Our firm regularly helps clients successfully resolve the most difficult and stressful family law issues, including:
Handling Unique Divorce Cases
Our Rhode Island divorce attorneys are here to answer your questions and address the concerns you have about your case. We are committed to ensuring you are aware of your rights and options throughout the divorce process. Whether you have already decided to get a divorce or you are simply considering your options, you can rely on our knowledgeable team to guide and assist you through this difficult time.
- We have handled a wide range of unique divorce cases, such as:
- Contested divorce
- International divorce
- Lesbian/gay divorce
- Gray divorce
- Military divorce
- Contested custody issues
- High asset divorce
- High conflict divorce
- Complex debt/property distribution issues
Do You Need a Divorce Lawyer?
The divorce process is often complicated and emotionally traumatic. Our experienced Rhode Island divorce attorneys can guide you every step of the way. While some divorce cases may be simple and amicable, it is still important to seek the help of a knowledgeable lawyer to protect your interests and uphold your rights. Our firm combines compassionate services with tenacious representation. We can provide the legal assistance you need as you seek a beneficial outcome.
Generally, you should always seek legal representation if the divorce involves:
- Incidents of domestic violence
- A vindictive or antagonistic spouse
- Child support, visitation, and custody issues
- Large assets
In addition, if you think your spouse is lying during the process or withholding information, or has already hired legal counsel, you should obtain representation as soon as possible. Our attorneys can gather evidence to build your case and discuss your options to determine a course of action. At McIntyre Tate LLP, we are passionate about finding effective legal solutions for complicated divorce issues. Whether your case goes through mediation or litigation, our compassionate lawyers can diligently represent you from start to finish.
The Divorce Process
The divorce process begins when the spouse seeking a divorce files a petition with the court. The petition describes why the spouse wants a divorce, and outlines a plan for settling financial issues and custody/visitation arrangements (if children are involved). After the petition is filed, it will be served to the other spouse in person, either by a local sheriff or by a private constable. The spouse then will need to provide a response, generally within 20 days.
Once the spouse responds to the petition, both parties will exchange information concerning income, property, and assets. If the parties settle through mediation, they will present the final written agreement to a family court judge to sign. However, if the parties are unable to reach a mutual agreement, the case will go to trial.
During litigation, each party will present evidence in support of claims regarding a variety of issues. These issues often deal with child support, child custody, alimony, grounds for divorce, and division of assets and property. Once all the evidence has been considered, the judge will make a final decision regarding the case. Our Rhode Island divorce lawyers have guided hundreds of clients through the complicated divorce process. We can tenaciously uphold your interests as you seek a favorable solution.
To discuss the unique aspects of your case and your rights and responsibilities, contact our firm at (401) 351-7700. Or Rhode Island Divorce Attorneys are ready to help!