Providence Adoption Lawyer, Rhode Island

Sponsored Law Firm


Sandra A. Lanni

Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Adoption, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Jacqueline I. Burns

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Animal Bite, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           

Jerry L McIntyre

Dispute Resolution, Alimony & Spousal Support, Adoption, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Robert M. Brady

Farms, Child Support, Adoption, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           
Speak with Lawyer.com

Robert S Parker

Dispute Resolution, Alimony & Spousal Support, Adoption, Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  4 Years

Deborah Miller Tate

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Dispute Resolution, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           

Lawrence L. Goldberg

Administrative Law, Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Animal Bite
Status:  In Good Standing           

Michael D. Coleman

Arbitration, Farms, Adoption, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           

Harry J. Hoopis

Adoption, Affirmative Action, Age Discrimination, Alimony & Spousal Support
Status:  In Good Standing           

Free Help: Use This Form or Call 800-943-8690

Member Representative

Call me for fastest results!
800-943-8690

Free Help: Use This Form or Call 800-943-8690

By submitting this lawyer request, I confirm I have read and agree to the Consent to Receive Email, Phone, Text Messages, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy. Information provided may not be privileged or confidential.


Free Help: Use This Form or Call 800-943-8690

Member Representative

Call me for fastest results!
800-943-8690

Free Help: Use This Form or Call 800-943-8690

By submitting this lawyer request, I confirm I have read and agree to the Consent to Receive Email, Phone, Text Messages, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy. Information provided may not be privileged or confidential.

TIPS

Easily find Providence Adoption Lawyers and Providence Adoption Law Firms. For more attorneys, search all Divorce & Family Law areas including Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law attorneys.

LEGAL TERMS

PROVOCATION

The act of inciting another person to do a particular thing. In a fault divorce, provocation may constitute a defense to the divorce, preventing it from going t... (more...)
The act of inciting another person to do a particular thing. In a fault divorce, provocation may constitute a defense to the divorce, preventing it from going through. For example, if a wife suing for divorce claims that her husband abandoned her, the husband might defend the suit on the grounds that she provoked the abandonment by driving him out of the house.

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE

A divorce automatically granted by a court when the spouse who is served with a summons and complaint for divorce fails to file a formal response with the court... (more...)
A divorce automatically granted by a court when the spouse who is served with a summons and complaint for divorce fails to file a formal response with the court. Many divorces proceed this way when the spouses have worked everything out and there's no reason for both to go to court -- and pay the court costs.

JOINT CUSTODY

An arrangement by which parents who do not live together share the upbringing of a child. Joint custody can be joint legal custody (in which both parents have a... (more...)
An arrangement by which parents who do not live together share the upbringing of a child. Joint custody can be joint legal custody (in which both parents have a say in decisions affecting the child) joint physical custody (in which the child spends a significant amount of time with both parents) or, very rarely, both.

CHILD

(1) A son or daughter of any age, sometimes including biological offspring, unborn children, adopted children, stepchildren, foster children and children born o... (more...)
(1) A son or daughter of any age, sometimes including biological offspring, unborn children, adopted children, stepchildren, foster children and children born outside of marriage. (2) A person under an age specified by law, often 14 or 16. For example, state law may require a person to be over the age of 14 to make a valid will, or may define the crime of statutory rape as sex with a person under the age of 16. In this sense, a child can be distinguished from a minor, who is a person under the age of 18 in most states. A person below the specified legal age who is married is often considered an adult rather than a child. See also emancipation.

COMMUNITY PROPERTY

A method for defining the ownership of property acquired during marriage, in which all earnings during marriage and all property acquired with those earnings ar... (more...)
A method for defining the ownership of property acquired during marriage, in which all earnings during marriage and all property acquired with those earnings are considered community property and all debts incurred during marriage are community property debts. Community property laws exist in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Compare equitable distribution and separate property.

MARITAL TERMINATION AGREEMENT

See divorce agreement.

GUARDIAN OF THE ESTATE

Someone appointed by a court to care for the property of a minor child that is not supervised by an adult under some other legal method, such as a trust. A guar... (more...)
Someone appointed by a court to care for the property of a minor child that is not supervised by an adult under some other legal method, such as a trust. A guardian of the estate may also be called a 'property guardian' or 'financial guardian.' See also guardian.

DIVORCE

The legal termination of marriage. All states require a spouse to identify a legal reason for requesting a divorce when that spouse files the divorce papers wit... (more...)
The legal termination of marriage. All states require a spouse to identify a legal reason for requesting a divorce when that spouse files the divorce papers with the court. These reasons are referred to as grounds for a divorce.

FOSTER CHILD

A child placed by a government agency or a court in the care of someone other than his or her natural parents. Foster children may be removed from their family ... (more...)
A child placed by a government agency or a court in the care of someone other than his or her natural parents. Foster children may be removed from their family home because of parental abuse or neglect. Occasionally, parents voluntarily place their children in foster care. See foster care.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

FLEET NAT. BANK v. Hunt

... Subsection (a) of § 15-7-16 provides in relevant part: "A child lawfully adopted shall be deemed, for the purpose of inheritance by the child and his or her descendants from the parents by adoption and the lineal and collateral kindred of the parents by adoption, and for the ...

In re Tory S.

... Shortly thereafter, on October 13, 2006, Tory's biological mother and her fiance (petitioners) filed a petition for adoption of Tory. ... See GL 1956 §§ 15-7-5, 15-7-7(a)(4). The respondent objected to petitioners' proposed adoption of Tory. ...

IN RE TREVOR E.

... Paul Dinsmore, Esq., Rumford. ORDER. The appellant, Joseph Everton, the biological father of a minor child whose first name is Trevor, [1] appeals from a Family Court decree denying his motion to reopen and vacate the adoption of Trevor by his maternal grandparents. ...