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The Law Office of Paul Corrigan III is a family law attorney in Rhode Island. Attorney Corrigan has established himself as a leader in family law, aiding clients with legal issues such as divorce, child custody, child support, and estate planning.
He is dedicated to providing its clients legal representation that is top quality while also affordable. Paul Corrigan III, Attorney at Law uses a variety of means of conflict resolution, including mediation, arbitration and complex litigation. No matter the size of your dispute, your case is our priority.
When you’re looking for a Rhode Island family law firm or Rhode Island divorce lawyer<, you want to make sure that you find professionals who are knowledgeable and experienced. At the Law Office of Paul Corrigan III, that is what you’ll get. We are a leader in family law, and we strive every day to provide our clients with quality representation at affordable prices
The Law Office of Paul Corrigan III has been successfully serving the legal needs of clients all over the state of Rhode Island for years. This includes clients from such places as Greenville, Smithfield, Burrillville, and Northern Rhode Island. Our experience with conflict resolution includes mediation, arbitration, and complex litigation. Our areas of expertise include:
- Rhode Island divorce attorney<
- Rhode Island child custody
- Rhode Island child support
- Rhode Island estate planning
- Rhode Island pPre-nuptial agreements
When you retain our services, you get dedicated professionals who will give you the personalized attention you deserve. Attorney Paul Corrigan III has been practicing law for over 32 years, with family law being his primary focus. At our firm, your satisfaction always comes first, and our reputation for quality representation is excellent.
In case you need a Rhode Island family law firm, the right place to call is the Law Office of Paul Corrigan III. We offer payment plans to help you better fit our services into your budget, and your first consultation is free!
The Services Of Law Office of Paul Corrigan III<
At Paul Corrigan III, Attorney at Law, our ultimate goal is to serve you and make your experience a pleasant one, and our team will stop at nothing to ensure that you come away more than satisfied.
Divorce Lawyer in Rhode Island<
Going through a divorce is a process that is usually laden with emotion, and making the right decisions during this time can often be difficult. When you need a Rhode Island divorce attorney, the team at the law office of Paul Corrigan III can provide you with caring representation. Our goal is to protect your rights and help you get the outcome that you need and deserve.
At our firm we provide clients with honest, objective legal counsel, and we help you to determine what would be best to ensure your secure future. We offer free initial consultations so that we can discuss your situation with you at length, advise you on what you’re entitled to, and devise the best plan of action. Our first consideration will be to resolve all issues through mediation, but you can have confidence that we’ll be fully prepared to go to trial if necessary. We’ll help you with such issues as:
- Division of marital assets
- Child custody and support
- Non-custodial visitation rights
With 32 years of experience in family law, attorney Paul Corrigan III brings with him the kind of knowledgeable representation that gets positive results for his clients. Our dedicated team of professionals will work with you to determine your long-term goals so that we can fight to help you reach them.
If you want a Rhode Island divorce attorney who will always put your needs first, the smart choice is the Law Office of Paul Corrigan III. From Gloucester to North Providence, Rhode Islands residents have counted on our quality representation for many years. Don’t wait; call us today for a consultation appointment.
Alimony Law in Rhode Island<
Alimony is support that one spouse may be entitled to from another spouse in the court's discretion.
Under Rhode Island Law, alimony is typically awarded as a specific amount of money for a specified period of time and is generally awarded only when it is needed for rehabilitative purposes so that the spouse receiving alimony has a reasonable time to reestablish himself or herself in the employment marketplace or to obtain job skills to become self-supporting and self-sufficient. In some cases, a spouse may be entitled to permanent alimony.
Child Custody and Visitation in Rhode Island<
I will assist you in developing a child custody plan that works for both you and your children. Whether you are looking for joint custody, sole custody, or just want more visitation time, I will make sure that your rights are fully protected and that the best interests of your children are always considered.
I can offer creative solutions when establishing visitation that will maximize your time with your children.
Child Support in Rhode Island<
If you find yourself in need of a Rhode Island child support lawyer<, you don’t want to settle for less than high-quality, results-oriented representation. At the Law Office of Paul Corrigan III, we are dedicated to providing our clients with legal counsel and representation that ensures the best possible outcome for their cases. We fight hard for you!
In the state of Rhode Island there are specific laws in place regarding child support. At the Law Office of Paul Corrigan III, we make it a point to stay current on these laws and guidelines so we can provide our clients with knowledgeable and capable representation. Through mediation, arbitration, or litigation, we will be your strong advocates every step of the way.
From the moment you retain our services, your case will get our focused attention. No matter how small or complex your situation, you can count on us to provide you with dedicated and experienced legal counsel.
We invite you to schedule a free initial consultation with us so that we can discuss your case with you and offer objective advice based on our experience and expertise. We know that every case is unique, and that’s why we’ll provide you with the personalized representation you need for the best possible outcome.
For a Rhode Island child support lawyer whom you can trust to help successfully resolve your issues, you need look no further than the Law Office of Paul Corrigan III. We’ll assist our clients in establishing, enforcing and modifying child support obligations. Our fees are reasonable, and our reputation is solid. Don’t leave this issue to chance; call us today!
Estate Planning in Rhode Island<
I assist my clients in preparing estate planning documents which specify how their property and affairs will be distributed and handled when they are unable to make those decisions due to death or incapacitation. This gives clients the peace of mind in knowing that their wishes will be carried out in accordance with their express directives.
- Last Will and Testament: provides for the distribution of your property to your heirs. It also names the person who want you to carry out your wishes and manage your estate. Wills can detail your wishes for guardianship of minor children or the establishing of a Trust Fund to provide for children or other family members until they reach a certain age.
- Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care: Also known as a Living Will, appoints the person that you want to handle your financial affairs in the event that you are unable to do so. With this document in place, your family will be able to make sure that your wishes are carried out exactly as you wanted them to be.
- Durable Power of Attorney: appoints the person that you want in charge of your financial affairs in the event that you are not able to.
Legal Separation in Rhode Island<
A legal separation (also known as a "divorce from bed and board") addresses the issues of child custody, visitation, child support, and alimony payments on a temporary basis. The parties remain legally married, and assets and debts accumulated during this time are still considered "marital".
A legal separation is designed for couples who acknowledges that there are problems in the marriage which may still be resolved and gives the couple time to decide whether or not to stay married or to proceed with an absolute divorce.
Mediation in Rhode Island<
Mediation is NOT a substitute for divorce. Many couples misunderstand mediation as an alternative to normal divorce proceedings. This is not the case. Mediation benefits couples who simply cannot come to an agreement concerning the division of assets, debts, child custody, and other issues in their marriage. Mediation is an additional process prior to the commencement of or during divorce proceedings.
Mediation is a process where couples negotiate an acceptable agreement with the aid of a mediator. The mediator drafts a Memorandum of Understanding which, in turn, will be converted into a Marital Settlement Agreement.
If I am engaged to act as a mediator for both parties, I cannot represent either party in the divorce. If I am engaged as an attorney to represent a party in a divorce, I can only represent that party. I can, however, draft your mutual agreement which your spouse can bring to a lawyer for representation or review.
Paternity Lawyer in Rhode Island<
Paternity is the legal and social acknowledgment of the parental relationship between father and child. Whether you are the mother or the father, establishing paternity is essential to protect your rights when it comes to custody, visitation, and child support.
Most often, paternity is established though DNA testing, however paternity can also be established by consent. It is best to seek the advice of an attorney prior to signing any acknowledgment of paternity.
Pre-Nuptial Agreements in Rhode Island<
I can help you prepare a pre-nuptial agreement, which is an effective way to plan for the future. Although each newly married couple hopes for the best, preparing for the unexpected just makes sense. Even the most stable relationship can change over time.
A pre-nuptial agreement can protect your pre-marital assets and can provide couples with peace of mind knowing that their interests will be protected during and potentially after marriage.
Restraining Orders in Rhode Island<
There are two types of Family Court restraining orders: Complaint from Protection from Abuse and a civil restraining order. In a Complaint from Protection from Abuse, the Court has jurisdiction to issue a restraining order for up to 3 years. Violation of a Rhode Island Complaint for Protection from Abuse restraining order is a crime. A violation of civil restraining order is not a crime but is punishable by contempt. Civil restraining orders are not nearly as effective as a Complaint for Protection from Abuse restraining order and, when sought, are typically part of a divorce.
In a Complaint for Protection from Abuse, the Family Court can award temporary child support, visitation, and temporary custody of children. The Court can also award visitation, and in some instances, may order supervised visitation. The Court can order that the Defendant vacate and remain out of the household. The Court can also order that a person takes batterer's classes or drug and alcohol counseling and/or drug and alcohol testing.
If the restraining order is requested against a current or ex-boyfriend or girlfriend who you have had a substantive relationship with and with whom you have a child, then the request for restraining order will be in the jurisdiction of the Family Court. If you do not have a child in this case, the proper forum is District Court.
It is not always necessary to litigate. Litigation is costly and should only be pursued if the benefits exceed the costs. Never pay a lawyer more than what you will receive in return.
Please do not call if you are hoping to "take someone to the cleaners" or to "rake someone over the coals". Rhode Island's Family Court Judges and Magistrates are very fair and work within certain parameters within which cases are generally decided.
Bullies should not be rewarded in a divorce. Physical and emotional abuse often cause people to "walk away with nothing or next to nothing", so as not to antagonize an abusive spouse. I will try to discourage anyone walking away with nothing or next to nothing.
Marriages and divorces, although very different, are both important. Only you will know which is best for you. I will not encourage or discourage decisions made to marry, remain married or divorce. I will give you my best advice when you have made your decision.
Do not hesitate to let your attorney know if you and your spouse decide to reconcile or to attempt reconciliation.