Turning Problems Into Solutions

Stand Up For Your Custodial Rights As A Parent

One of the most contested issues in divorce is child custody. Disagreements about parenting time, child discipline, child support, educational costs and other issues may crop up long after the divorce is final. In some cases, the parents may need to go back to court to enforce a child custody and visitation agreement or to amend an agreement when circumstances have changed.

At Robinson & Clapham, our lawyers have more than 50 years of combined legal experience in resolving child custody issues for Rhode Island clients. We draw from our extensive experience to uphold your rights, whether this means negotiating a fair parenting schedule or appearing at trial for you.

What Can We Do For You And Your Children?

We handle a wide spectrum of matters that can affect you. These include:

  • Modifying parenting time agreements when a parent changes work shifts.
  • Changing child custody due to drug use or irresponsible behavior of the other party.
  • Modifying child support agreements due to a change in employment status or income.
  • Enforcing child visitation or child support agreements.
  • Making sure that fathers receive fair treatment in court.
  • Getting support for educational expenses for children attending private schools and colleges.
  • Fielding requests by parents with primary child placement to move out of state.
  • Seeking or defending you from civil protection orders.

In Rhode Island, a custodial parent ordinarily cannot permanently leave the jurisdiction without the permission of the court or the other party. Our family law attorneys have represented both the custodial and noncustodial parents in court actions involving whether it is in the best interests of the child to move out of state.

Ask Us About Advocating For Your Parental Rights

If you are searching for a team of skilled divorce attorneys that offer personal service and practical solutions to your separation issues through zealous advocacy, contact our child custody lawyers at Robinson & Clapham. To request your initial consultation, please call our Providence office location at 401-661-8287, call our Wakefield office at 401-783-3600 or use our online contact form to reach us.