The Law Offices of John E. MacDonald, Inc. has years of experience helping clients achieve the results they desire in all domestic law issues. One of the options for clients in Rhode Island is the process of Mediation. Divorce Mediation offers an alternative method of negotiation where traditional litigation isn’t appropriate or working. We have successfully mediated or arbitrated cases for clients with different types of family legal matters including custody, visitation, support, alimony, settlements and asset division. We recognize that in simple matters, our clients want their legal problems solved promptly, efficiently, and at a reasonable price.
Our in house divorce mediator Elisha Morris is a Rhode Island Family Court certified mediator. Mediation can be beneficial to parties who would like to work through their divorce and custody issues amicably. The role of the mediator is to be wholly objective. The goal of mediation is to come to an agreement whereby the parties move on with their lives in a way that is beneficial to themselves and to any children involved. Mediation avoids the lengthy and emotional toll which litigation takes on the parties and can be very cost-efficient if entered into with an open mind.
We regularly handle clients needing help with divorce in Rhode Island. We handle family issues in the following areas:
If you are seeking counsel for Providence Rhode Island Divorce Mediation call the 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 Mediators of The Law Offices of John E. MacDonald, Inc.:
- Child 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.
Call the Divorce Mediation Lawyers at The Law Offices of John E. MacDonald, Inc. at 401.421.1440 or EMAIL us today.
Results achieved by the Divorce and Mediation 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.
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