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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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Discover whether you can sue a Guardian Ad Litem and what things you should consider before doing so. The facts when applied to a valid cause of action recognized by law make all the difference. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
A Poorly Written Divorce Agreement can cost you! See how John and Sheila ran into trouble handling their own divorce and writing their own marital settlement agreement. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2019 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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Rhode Island child support is more complicated than most people believe. Discover why it is more complicated than you think. You may discover that you could be overpaying support or you may not be receiving enough from the noncustodial parent. Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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Discovery whether you can use keyloggers to conduct surveillance on your spouse? Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2019 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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Discover How a Rhode Island Divorce proceeding is started! Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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Learn the factors Rhode Island Family Court Judges must consider when deciding whether a parent may relocate outside the state with one or more minor children when a parent has joint placement or visitation/parenting rights. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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What happens to my divorce proceeding if my spouse dies before it is finalized? Discover what happens to your divorce when a Final Judgment or Decree of Divorce has not entered and your spouse dies. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
Are you looking for an aggressive Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer? Discover the different types of aggressive lawyers and the caveats relating to each. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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Discover why family law lawyers are doing much more than "just fill in forms" when they prepare your divorce and family court documents in Rhode Island! Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2019 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act generally eliminates the IRS alimony deduction for those that pay alimony and no longer requires alimony to be included in the recipient spouse's income on matters finalized after December 31, 2018. What could this alimony change mean in your divorce case? Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2019 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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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
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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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
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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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
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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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
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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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
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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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
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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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
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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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
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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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
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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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
Posted Oct 23, 2016 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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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
Posted Oct 16, 2016 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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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
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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What are Guardian Ad Litem Recommendations in RI Family Law Cases? Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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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
Posted Oct 9, 2016 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips
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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
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at Rhode Island Divorce Tips