The Law Offices of John E. MacDonald, Inc. has years of experience helping clients achieve the results they desire in all domestic law issues. We have successfully represented clients with different types of family legal matters: some victories have come in complicated cases wherein we successfully changed custody from the in-state mother to an out-of-state father. We recognize that in simple matters, our clients want their legal problems solved promptly, efficiently, and at a reasonable price.
Last year, The Law Offices of John E. MacDonald, Inc. successfully litigated numerous custody issues, twice involving changing the placement of minor children from an in-state Rhode Island mother to an out-of-state father. In each of these cases, the father contacted The Law Office of John E. MacDonald, and we immediately filed the appropriate documents, got the matters before a judge and persuaded the judge to rule in our client’s favor.
We regularly handle clients needing help with divorce in Rhode Island. We handle family issues in the following areas:
For trustworthy counsel regarding Providence Rhode Island Divorce / Family and Domestic Laws, call the Rhode Island Divorce Mediators at The Law Offices of John E. MacDonald, Inc. at 401.421.1440 or EMAIL us today.
Recent Results achieved by the Family and Divorce Lawyers of The Law Offices of John E. MacDonald, Inc.:
RECENT DIVORCE AND CHILD CUSTODY TESTIMONIAL: “I have been a client of John Larochelle from 1998 thru 2005 and Elisha Morris from 2005 thru the present. Though my divorce and subsequent custody case has been very trying and heart wrenching at times, I have always been strengthened by the support and professionalism of Elisha Morris and John MacDonald. Having been granted custody of my 2 daughters in 2001, something unheard of for a father, our struggle continues today. I am very lucky to have Elisha representing my family. She has been dedicated and rentless in her quest to make sure we are treated fairly in a family court that sometimes isn’t. I have never felt like a client with a lawyer but a person being represented by a friend and I recommend Elisha to my friends because I know they are in the best hands possible.” – Kevin
RECENT FAMILY COURT TESTIMONIAL: “My family and I were lucky to have found Elisha Morris. She handled our case with professionalism but also with kindness and understanding. She is honest and caring about her clients and will do whatever it takes to make you feel comfortable. She was always there when we had a question and in the end we won our case. Even now after the case is over she is there if I need to ask questions.” – Sarah
RECENT FAMILY COURT TESTIMONIAL: “Elisha was the third attorney on what was for me a very long and painful divorce and custody case. She brought a refreshing mix of empathy, professionalism and pragmatism to quickly bring closure and help me get on with my life.” – Stacey
RECENT FAMILY COURT TESTIMONIAL: “I have had the pleasure of working with Attorney Elisha Morris during what is, by far, one of the most taxing and emotionally stressful periods in my life. Her professionalism and care at every contact put me at ease and allowed me to focus on the rest of my life. I took comfort knowing that she had my best interests at heart and would guide me through this tumultuous time. I would not hesitate to contact Attorney Morris in the future for any of my legal needs.” – SuzanneChild
Custody/Visitation: Client signs over guardianship of children to children’s grandmother. Grandmother immediately moves out of state with the children; after hearing, grandmother ordered to return to Rhode Island so that client may continue to exercise visitation rights with child.
Child custody: Children placed in DCYF custody/foster care after ongoing custody dispute. Appealed magistrate’s decision, reversed. Children returned to father immediately.
Child custody: Father granted joint custody of minor child even though not biological relative. After mother relocates out of state with child, she is ordered to return to Rhode Island with the child.
Child custody/Support: Father has placement of the children, mother testifies falsely about being unemployed, inability to pay child support. After hearing, mother adjudged in contempt, father awarded arrears, support, and attorney fees.
Child custody/Support: Mother has sole custody of child. Father claims he has been unemployed for over two years. After hearing, the Court finds that father has the ability to pay and mother is awarded support.
Restraining Order: Defense of restraining order in family court filed by mother against daughter. After hearing and cross examination, mother is found not credible and the restraining order is dismissed.
Divorce/Immigration: Bolivian divorce decree deemed invalid by immigration unless recognized in Rhode Island. Client receives notice of intent to deny adjustment to lawful permanent resident. Filed motion in family court to recognize the Bolivian divorce. After hearing and arguments, the motion granted. The Bolivian divorce decree is deemed valid and client’s adjustment of status is granted.
Call the Rhode Island Divorce Mediation Lawyers at The Law Offices of John E. MacDonald, Inc. at 401.421.1440 or EMAIL us today.
The Law Office of John E. MacDonald guarantees that our lawyers will take the time necessary to completely explain why we are pursuing a legal avenue on your behalf. We will explain the strengths and weaknesses of your divorce or custody case from the very beginning. We keep you informed throughout your case and discuss every development with you so that you understand the process completely. You will never complete a discussion with one of our attorneys and not have the answer to your question or a plan and timeframe in which we will obtain the answer for you.
We are available to our clients twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. We frequently answer telephone calls and emails after hours, on weekends, and while on vacation. We love what we do and we love to win. We encourage you to consider a complimentary consultation wherein you will notice, first hand, the professionalism, competence and dedication we have to offer in resolving your family court matter.
Results achieved by the Divorce Lawyers of The Law Offices of John E. MacDonald, Inc.:
Father complained ex-wife was preventing him from visiting with his two daughters in Rhode Island. After full hearing, father returned to Texas with his two children; ex-wife now must travel to Texas if she wishes to visit with her children. Supreme Court stayed the move of the daughters, who remained in Rhode Island with mother. Conducted a second hearing within four weeks: at conclusion of second hearing, judge again orders that the daughters live with father in Texas; ex-wife now must travel to Texas if she wishes to visit with her children. Daughters are permanently residing in Texas with their father.
Father complained that ex-wife prevented his son from having unfettered communication with him. On day of hearing, father wins; son moves with his father to Michigan that day.
Successfully obtained and defended against restraining orders after full hearings.
Mother complains that father is uninvolved in his teenage son’s life. After several hearings, mother granted sole custody.
Parties divorced out-of-state, relocate to Rhode Island. Two minor children alternating visitation with parents week to week. Children refuse to visit with mother despite strict visitation schedule. Placement successfully changed to father.
Divorce wherein parties cannot agree on holiday visitation with the minor child. Successfully represented mother, who will now have her daughter with her each Christmas Eve to Christmas Day.
After years of child living with father, successfully modified placement so that mother has physical possession.
Termination of child support for father wherein child had reached age of majority and graduated high school, but mother insisted that an out-of-state decree provided for additional support and that child had special medical needs. After hearing, child support terminated.
Divorce wherein one party is uncertain whether the child his ex-spouse is carrying is his. After paternity tests, determined that child is his and court grants him joint custody with visitation rights.
Call the Providence, Rhode Island Divorce Mediation Lawyers at The Law Offices of John E. MacDonald, Inc. at 401.421.1440 or EMAIL us today.
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