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Can I Keep My Home When Declaring Bankruptcy?

Declaring bankruptcy is a monumental decision that comes at a stressful and overwhelming time in your life. One factor that frequently adds to the stress is uncertainty whether or not you can keep ...
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What is Bankruptcy?

If you are struggling with crippling debt and find it difficult to make your monthly payments, then you may benefit from declaring bankruptcy. Many people don’t realize the immense benefit this ...
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U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

In a narrow 5-4 vote, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriages must be granted and recognized as valid legal unions in all 50 states. This ruling capped a longstanding legal ...
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Common Questions on Divorce in Kent County

Although divorce is a relatively common occurrence, the laws concerning this legal process can be difficult and confusing. Here is a brief guide to help you make sense of Rhode Island's rules on ...
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Filing for Bankruptcy in Rhode Island

Although many aspects of filing for bankruptcy are determined by Federal law, Rhode Island requires some additional measures that must be taken in order to qualify for either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 ...
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Which Bankruptcy Exemptions Can I Use?

A bankruptcy exemption can be used to protect certain types of properties during the bankruptcy process. Although there are federal exemptions, most states offer their own set of exemptions. Whether ...
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Learn More About Attorney Steven J. Hart

If you are a Rhode Island resident in need of legal assistance, Steven J. Hart is the lawyer for you. This attorney handles a wide variety of different legal matters, and is well-informed so he can ...
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Liability Pursuant to the Rhode Island Social Host Laws

As a result of the increase in tragedies involving alcohol throughout the State, Rhode Island has joined numerous neighboring states in adopting the Social Host Laws. Prior to the adoption of these ...
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Expungement

Y our criminal record is public information and easily accessible for all to see. Fortunately, in Rhode Island, you can petition the Court to expunge your criminal record after a certain period of ...
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Am I Entitled to Alimony

Alimony, also referred to as spousal support, is a rehabilitative tool intended to "provide temporary support for a spouse until he or she is able to become self-supporting." Altieri v. ...
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Do I Need a Premarital Agreement?

A premarital agreement, perhaps better know as a "prenup," is essentially an "insurance policy" againist an unlikely and unforseen "what if" scenario, providing yourself, ...
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DUI Arrests in Kent County

Individuals are often pulled over for suspicion of DUI. In most cases, it will be claimed that the officer spotted you driving erratically, or that you committed a traffic violation like stopping at a ...
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Children and Divorce in Kent County

Making Important Decisions Regarding Your Children When couples cannot resolve their marital issues, they may decide the best thing to do is file for a divorce. They will have many important decisions ...
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Do I qualify for relief under chapter 7

To qualify for relief under chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, the debtor may be an individual, a partnership, or a corporation or other business entity. Subject to a means test for individual debtors, ...
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When may I refuse to submit to a chemical test in Rhode Island

Any person who operates a motor vehicle within the State of Rhode Island is deemed to have given his or her consent to chemical tests of his or her breath, blood, and/or urine for the purpose of ...
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When does a child support obligation terminate in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Family Court has jurisdiction to hear and determine all motions for support of children. The court also has the jurisdiction to enforce and modify any order or decree granting child ...
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