Providence, Rhode Island, Divorce Lawyer
If you are considering filing for divorce, or if your spouse has filed for divorce, you need a lawyer you can talk to.
Since 1983, the Law Office of Mark B. Morse, LLC has offered individuals and families quality representation in divorce cases and other family law matters. The foundation for our firm's successes lies in our ability to provide clients with an open forum in which to discuss their concerns.
Attorney Mark B. Morse is board certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He takes the time to listen to your concerns. He will help you understand your legal options so you can make informed decisions throughout your divorce.
The divorce process involves taking apart a life you built with another person and focusing on the new life you will live after your divorce. Contact our Providence divorce attorney today for a complimentary consultation.
Grounds for Divorce in Rhode Island
Whether spouses are from the Providence area or elsewhere in Rhode Island, every divorce filed in the state must declare the grounds for which the divorce is sought. The options are:
- No-fault grounds, including irreconcilable differences or having lived separately for at least three years.
- Fault grounds such as impotency, adultery, extreme cruelty, desertion, drunkenness, drug abuse, neglecting to provide for spouse and gross misbehavior.
Spouses must have been residents of Rhode Island for at least one year before they may file in their county of residence. We help clients understand how state divorce laws apply to their situation so that they make informed decisions moving forward.
Child Custody · Child Support · Property Division · Alimony
Our Providence divorce lawyer offers a full range of divorce and legal separation services. As experienced litigators, we will pursue and protect your interests at all stages - from initial negotiations to a marital settlement agreement or trial. We help clients resolve all divorce-related issues, including complex legal situations such as:
Our law firm has helped many spouses retain possession of the marital home and work out agreements regarding pensions, retirement accounts and other financial assets. We have successfully represented husbands and wives in disputes over the payment of spousal support (alimony) and child support, including post-divorce enforcement and modification motions.
Compassionate Legal Advice for a Hopeful Future
We understand that a divorce is difficult whatever the circumstances were that led to the breakup of the marriage. Some spouses have difficulty making decisions during this emotionally stressful time. We encourage clients to make rational decisions based upon a clear understanding of the possible outcomes. We will help you focus on creating a brighter future for you and your children after the divorce is final.
Our firm represents clients in both no-fault and fault divorce. Contact our Rhode Island divorce law firm to arrange for a free, confidential consultation.
While there are complex issues in almost all divorce cases, those issues become even more challenging when there are significant assets at stake. If you are thinking about getting a divorce in Rhode Island and have concerns that your spouse is hiding assets, you need to talk to an experienced family law attorney immediately.
It is critical that marital assets have accurate valuation - no matter what side of the divorce case you are on. If both spouses are not involved in a business, one spouse will be interested in protecting his or her interest as much as possible, while the other spouse will want to make certain that all of the business's assets are fully identified.
Searching for hidden assets? Contact our Rhode Island attorney
In many cases, once the financial account is located, the value can be determined. For assets where the value is not as easy to determine, we will work to gather valuation opinions, including:
- unimproved land
- business interests
- stock options for a closely held corporation
- art pieces or collections
- professional degrees
In these highly complex matters, we draw upon a network of forensic accounts, appraisers, business valuation experts and other financial specialists to provide expert guidance in property division matters. These professionals can help uncover assets that may be concealed by your spouse.
When you are thinking about divorce, you likely have many questions about how some major issues will be handled. With good reason, people are often focused on the custody of their children and whether or not they will be able to remain in their homes. Having an experienced and compassionate attorney will help you manage those immediate issues, as well as your future needs in terms of retirement and pension concerns.
Our Rhode Island asset valuation attorneys represent wives and husbands in Rhode Island in matters involving complex property division, including the division of retirement accounts in divorce.
Our practice includes:
- Property valuation and division
- Division of pensions, retirement plans, 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans and other benefits
- Military pension division
- Division of investment accounts
- Stock options valuation
- Business valuation
We work with forensic accountants, professional appraisers, business valuation experts and others to produce a comprehensive picture of your identity all of the marital assets and debt, find hidden assets and frame our clients' cases as strongly as possible.