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Providence Domestic Partner Rights Attorney

North Rhode Island Domestic Partnership Attorney Serving Pawtucket & all of Providence County

Domestic partner rights is a dynamic and growing area of law. Until issues surrounding same sex marriage and domestic partnerships are clarified through legislation or litigation, both same-sex and opposite-sex couples should consider consulting an effective domestic partner rights lawyer to protect their interests.

If you have questions regarding domestic partnership issues, please do not hesitate to contact us at the Law Office of Stephen G. Linder for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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At the Law Office of Stephen G. Linder, we are at the forefront of this evolving area of law, with case summaries of clients whose legal matters have attracted national attention. Our attorneys are experienced in providing legal counsel to domestic partners in a broad range of legal matters, including:

  • Domestic partnership agreements
  • Wills
  • Powers of attorney
  • Representative agents
  • Adoption
  • Property division
  • Paternity
  • Child custody, visitation, and support
  • De facto / psychological parents' rights

We help couples establish the legal foundation for the joint ownership of property and responsibility for assets and debt. We also assist couples with issues involving children, including paternity and adoption. When a relationship ends, we will negotiate a fair property settlement agreement and parenting plan.

De facto / Psychological Parents' Rights

Non-biological parents in both same-sex and opposite-sex couples are asserting their rights to custody and visitation when relationships end. Our law firm is familiar with this evolving area of the law. If you have been the defacto parent in a child's life, even if you are not related to the child, contact an attorney at our firm to discuss your concerns.

Common Law Marriage Concerns

It is important for opposite-sex couples to understand that Rhode Island is a common law marriage state. If you hold yourself out to the community in a manner that leads reasonable people to believe you are married, by law you are considered married, with all the rights and obligations of marriage. Those obligations include the need to legally divide property and establish fair child custody, visitation, and child support arrangements when a relationship ends.

Our attorneys can assist you with all legal issues surrounding common law marriage. Please contact us today to discuss your specific needs and concerns.

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Law Office of Stephen G. Linder
155 South Main Street, Suite 303
Providence, Rhode Island (RI) 02903-2963

Toll Free: (877) 656-3430
Phone: (401) 441-6158
Fax: (401) 273-5290
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Located in Providence, Rhode Island, the personal injury lawyers and family law attorneys of the Law Office of Stephen G. Linder represent clients throughout the state, including Newport, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, Westerly, South Kingstown, East Providence, Warren, Bristol, and South County, Rhode Island.

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