Barton Gilman LLP

Family Law

The break-up of a marriage is highly emotional and difficult. Divorcing couples must divide marital assets, determine child custody and support, and resolve spousal support alimony. At times, the turmoil can lead to domestic violence. Children can be traumatized by the adults fighting over custody, visitation and finances.

Divorcing couples can minimize any bitter fallout by focusing instead on resolving the key issues. Working with an experienced family law attorney during this difficult time can help you move forward and clarify what is needed to reach a fair end result.

Barton Gilman’s family law practice, led by Rui P. Alves, is experienced in all facets of Rhode Island and Massachusetts family law. Our family law attorneys anticipate the various nuances each divorce presents, and negotiate the critical terms of a divorce agreement that fully protect the interests of our clients. Divorce cases cannot be always resolved through negotiations, however. With extensive courtroom experience, our family law attorneys effectively litigate matters in court when necessary.

Contact Rhode Island and Massachusetts Divorce Attorney Rui P. Alves at 401.273.7171 or for a free initial consultation about your legal rights. A native of Portugal, Attorney Alves is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Our family law attorneys handle all aspects of domestic relations law, including:

  • Divorce
  • Property Settlements
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Paternity
  • Post-divorce proceedings

We have helped divorce clients in Rhode Island and Massachusetts achieve their goals and objectives. Matters we have successfully resolved on behalf of clients include:

  • Rhode Island Custody/Relocation: Father who lives in Africa obtained full custody of his minor son after the boy’s mother had passed away, and relocated his son from Rhode Island to Africa
  • Rhode Island Child Support: After a court hearing, mother obtained child support based on father’s real income, not low income he was claiming
  • Rhode Island Child Support: After a court hearing, father was incarcerated for failing to pay child support
  • Massachusetts Child Custody/Support: After successfully obtaining a guardian ad litem, mother was allowed to relocate to Rhode Island, was awarded sole legal custody of a minor child, and father was ordered to pay child support
  • Massachusetts Child Custody/Support: Following trial, two minor children were allowed to relocate to Rhode Island with their father, even though mother, who was ordered to pay child support, had physical custody of children in Massachusetts

Rhode Island Divorce

Massachusetts Divorce

Rhode Island Child Custody

Massachusetts Child Custody

Rhode Island Child Support Guidelines

Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines





2017 Barton Gilman LLP All Rights Reserved.