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Christopher Pearsall
Coventry, Rhode Island
A Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer Who Cares!
Interests: Writing, Adult, Understanding Adolescent and Child Psychology as it relates to Divorce and Parental Alienation, Apple Computers and Networking, PC Computers and New Technology
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Rhode Island Child Custody - Make Sure You Know Both Legal and Physical Custody! - Confusion can easily occur regarding what "custody" is regarding children when you haven't specified which one you are talking about, even among lawyers. Get informed. Knowledge is Power! Continue reading
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Uncover the Top Three (3) Mistakes of Courtroom Etiquette Clients Represented by a Lawyer Often Make and How to Avoid Them. Read the Exciting Case of McFadden v. Jacobsen now. Continue reading
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Can a person remarry in Rhode Island without getting an official divorce decree, on the pretext of having an official foreign divorce issued? - A Rhode Island Divorce Lawy Responds Continue reading
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Isn't marriage supposed to be sacred? Then Shouldn't Divorce be Illegal? - Discovery one lawyers thoughts as he answers a Quora question. Share your thoughts. Continue reading
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Discover the Answer to Whether You Can or Should try to Beat Child Support when you are a natural or adoptive parent of a minor child. Justifications may exist ... but reasons or explanations never suffice... Why? Continue reading
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Can Your Ex-Spouse Sign You Up to Pay Costs of a RI Childcare Provider? - Find Out if a Family Court Order allows your ex-spouse to sign you up to be billed for your share of child care costs. A little knowledge goes a long away. Continue reading
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You pay child support! Can you claim your child as a dependent on your Federal or State taxes? Discover out how Rhode Island handles it in its family courts and how the IRS handles it. You just may be surprised... Continue reading
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A Court Order Says You Get 2 Weeks Vacation Time.. does it mean you have to go somewhere? What if it conflicts with a major holiday? Get more informed... Continue reading
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RI Protection from Domestic Violence Process needs an Overhaul - Men end up in peril at the hands of court judges making decisions based on lies. Continue reading
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Discovery why being both Optimistic but also Realistic can help you deal with the division of your marital assets and bank accounts in your divorce! Continue reading
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Life Insurance - Change Your Beneficiary as Soon as You get Control of the Policy on Your LIfe because none of us makes it out of this life alive and you don't want to leave your legacy to the wrong person. Continue reading
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Three (3) Tips on How to Protect Joint Bank Accounts set up as a "Matter of Convenience", especially when a Rhode Island Divorce proceeding arises with the joint account holder on your account as a matter of convenience! Continue reading
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What are Guardian Ad Litem Recommendations in RI Family Law Cases? Continue reading
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By: Christopher A. Pearsall, Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer When you file for divorce in Rhode Island, the Notice of Automatic Orders becomes effective the moment the plaintiff (i.e. the filing party) signs the complaint for divorce. In most circumstances, this Order's provisions becomes effective for the defendant (i.e. the party being served with divorce papers) once he or she is served with the divorce documents. So what is the Notice of Automatic Orders? It is a document printed signed by the Chief Judge of the family court that is included in your Rhode Island divorce documents. More significantly, it is a Rhode Island law. If you would like to see what it looks like as of the writing of this article you can download it here -> RI_Notice_of_Automatic_Orders As of the writing of this posting, it is Rhode Island General Laws §15-5-14.1. The plaintiff is must be aware of and... Continue reading
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Discover one of the Biggest Goofs in Divorces relating to Pension Plans! You don't need to be a lawyer to make sure that your divorce attorney has included a COLA clause for cost of living adjustments in your marital settlement agreement. Continue reading
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See the Incredible Difference between RI Divorce Lawyers by the answers they give to rhode island family law questions on Avvo.com. Continue reading
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Atty Chris Pearsall Authored By: Christopher Pearsall, RI Divorce Attorney a.k.a. " The Rhode Island Divorce Coach ℠ " Google+ Author Profile Publisher on Google+ Fathers, this is going to be a quick yet heartfelt article both from personal experience as a father as well as a lawyer who has dedicated his practice exclusively to family law in Rhode Island for the past sixteen (16) years. In many divorce cases there are lawyers, mediators, and even fathers have been making a huge mistake when it comes to placement and parenting time with the minor children. They have been assuming that the mother always gets placement or that the father cannot get parenting time of 50% with the children. I've heard lawyers say it. Hell, I will sadly admit that I've said it because that's what I've seen over the years and that's what I was told in my own divorce... Continue reading
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Premarital Items may not be as simple as you think in your RI Divorce. Is it a premarital item or not?a premarital item! What are your arguments to save the personal property you had before your marriage? See the case of The Disney Collection to understand just a few of the may issues that come into play. Continue reading
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Discover Gertrude's Mistake when she represented herself in her Rhode Island Divorce and how she could have prevented it. Don't make yourself a victim in your own divorce proceeding. Continue reading
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Why are more people representing themselves in Rhode Island divorces? Is it a mistake? - Discover the three questions one attorney identified as causing this trend in people going PRO SE in their divorce proceedings and why they miss an affordable option. Continue reading
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Discover what AGGRESSIVE can mean when you hire a divorce lawyer. You may not be getting what you are paying for. You may be shooting yourself in the foot. Read some examples of Aggressive Rhode Island Divorce Lawyers I have run into and be informed. Continue reading
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Atty Chris Pearsall Authored By: Christopher Pearsall, RI Divorce Attorney a.k.a. " The Rhode Island Divorce Coach ℠ " Google+ Author Profile Publisher on Google+ Answers by Attorney Pearsall at LawGuru.com Answer QUESTION: If my kids mother has a restraining order against me and she post public photos of my kids on facebook, would I get in trouble if I copied said photos and posted them to my page? ANSWER: It all depends upon the nature of the restraining order and how you go about your posting. For instance, there are different kinds of "restraining orders" so to speak. There is a criminal "No Contact" Order that usually is imposed when you are arrested for a domestic assault or a simple assault between you and the mother of your children. There is also a family court Protection from Abuse Order that results when the mother of your children goes before... Continue reading
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Social media has become a divorce lawyer's friend when it comes to divorces. Everyone posts online, texts, emails, engages in chats, etc... all without thinking. With all of this sharing among friends, family and colleagues, it doesn't take a genius to find out what's going on using social media and today's apps. Continue reading
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When Can You Introduce Your Child/Children to the Person You are Dating? Can you do it during your divorce proceeding? Continue reading