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Think carefully about divorce after infidelity

Finding out that your spouse has been unfaithful is a huge blow to your relationship. Sometimes, it isn't possible to overcome the damage that's done. When you're in this position, you might decide that you want to file for divorce. This is a big step to take, so you need to make sure that you aren't making a decision based solely on emotions.

After thinking about it for a bit, you might realize that divorce is the only option you can live with. There are several things that you need to do. One of the most important is to remember that you're human and will have a variety of emotions to work through. This isn't going to be easy, but it is the only way that you'll be able to truly move forward.

Holding parties accountable for child sexual abuse

A child who is the victim of sexual abuse will often a face a lifetime of problems. The extent of the emotional damage might not be immediately evident, especially if the child is younger when they are harmed. For the parents of children who are trying to recover from this atrocious behavior, trying to find options to do this can be a difficult task.

People might not realize how costly it is to get these children the help they need. Not only are the astronomical medical care costs to deal with the physical injuries, there is often a need to visit mental health professionals. While insurance might help with some of the costs, there are likely out-of-pocket costs.

How safe is your child's school bus?

Each time our children ride in passenger vehicles, they must either ride in car seats or boosters or be strapped in by seat belts. If not, parents can be ticketed and fined.

Yet, five days out of the week, these same kids climb aboard school buses that aren't equipped with a single seat belt. Are they safe?

Think about the options for the marital home in divorce

The marital home is typically one of the largest assets that have to be handled when you go through a divorce. Unfortunately, it is also one that can lead to a lot of disagreements. Before you embark on the process of trying to decide what to do with the house, you need to set aside your emotional ties to the home. This can help you to make decisions that will benefit you financially.

Even though you're probably in a hurry to end the marriage, you shouldn't try to rush through the negotiations. Take the time to discuss the marital home with your attorney, financial planner and other professionals who might have some input about what might help you.

Tell your driver to pay more attention

Have you ever ridden with someone who just makes you nervous? Maybe you have a friend who constantly turns around to talk to everyone in the car, and you do not think they pay enough attention to the road. Maybe you ride to work with a coworker who is always sending text messages, trying to get a jump on the work for the day even before you get to the office.

It's scary. They hold your health -- and possibly your very life -- in their hands. It's one thing to drive like this when they're alone. While that's still not a good idea because of the risk to pedestrians and other drivers, doing it with you in the car means that you are in danger for every mile of that ride.

Teacher-student sexual abuse cases are terrible

Child sexual abuse is a big issue that must be promptly addressed. Parents who send their children to school assume that those juveniles are safe when they are there. Unfortunately, there are teachers who partake in sexual activities with the students who trust them.

These types of situations can take many forms. The key points are that there must be an adult and a child involved, and the activities must have the goal of arousing either the educator or the student. Not all cases of child sexual abuse are physical; however, many cases do involve physical contact.

Family law matters can play on your emotions

Family law cases are often matters that tug at your heartstrings. They can be very joyous occasions, such as adoptions, but they can also be contentious matters like divorce. Because these cases can impact the core of your life, you must ensure that you understand the options that you have. We know that this might be difficult since different cases are handled in different manners.

If you are going through a contentious family law case, you have to think carefully about what's truly best for your needs. The emotional aspects of these cases can sometimes cloud your judgment. For example, if your ex was having an affair, you might feel so upset that your focus of the divorce case is simply to make your ex miserable. This can work against you because you will think about that instead of thinking about what's best for you.

Divorce mediation can help resolve contentious matters

Divorce is a challenging situation for any adult. Even if you wanted the split, you are probably going to have some difficulties to deal with. During the process of dividing property and working through child custody, you might feel stressed. There are several things you can do that can help you feel a bit calmer as you go through this.

We know that you might have some questions about what's possible in your case. We can help you evaluate the options so that you can make decisions based on the facts. If you are going through mediation, you might find that some of the compromises aren't what you expected. Going into the process with an open mind and being willing to compromise can benefit you greatly.

Car wrecks are common during the holiday season

People travel more around the holidays, which means that there is more traffic on the interstates and highways. Unfortunately, that uptick in travel also means that there are going to be more car wrecks. This is partly because there are more vehicles on the road, but it can also be because some drivers are distracted.

These drivers might be checking the directions to their destination, or they could just be deep in thought about the upcoming festivities. We know that you never thought that your holiday season would include a serious car accident, but we are to help you if this does happen.

Seeking compensation for child sexual abuse

Discovering that your child was sexually abused is a traumatic experience for any parent. Your first thought is likely going to be to ensure that your child gets the help they need to learn to live with what happened. From there, you might want revenge. It is imperative that you keep your actions within the confines of the law. We know that this is difficult, but you do have options for handling these situations.

First, you should file a police report. This could trigger criminal charges against the person if there is evidence that proves they did take advantage of your child. The criminal case can lead to them spending time in prison, paying fines and having to register as a sex offender.

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