Professional Information:•State of Rhode Island, admitted 1974•Federal District Court: First Circuit, admitted 1974•Publications:•QDROs: From A-Z, Food for Thought re: Avoiding Malpractice RI Bar Assoc., Nov. 2008•QDRO Practice in Rhode Island from A-Z Co-author, RI Bar Assoc., Oct. 2009.•A Practical Guide to Divorce in Rhode Island Co-author, Retirement Assets, 1st edition 2009, MCLE New England.•Special Issues in Military Divorce Co-Author, Advanced Family Law, National Business Institute, May 2010.•Presentations:•"Military Pension Issues," Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting, June 16-17, 1994.•Special (Military) Divorce Settlements," Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting, March 9, 1996.•"Representing the Military Divorce Client," Rhode Island Bar Association, June 2002.•Special Issues in Military Divorce Advanced Family Law, National Business Institute, 2010•QDROs: From A-Z, Food for Thought re: Avoiding Malpractice RI Bar Assoc., 2008•I lecture frequently on Elder Law issues for the Rhode Island Bar Association Speakers Panel and with private groups and senior centers.•Memberships:•American Bar Association (Section member: Family Law, Real Property, Probate & Trust Sections (former) for more than 20 years.•Gallogly Family Law Inn of Court (Rhode Island), former Barrister•Family Law of Rhode Island, approved list of mediators•Rhode Island Bar Association, Elder Law Panel•Christian Legal Society•Rhode Island Mediators Association, Executive Board•Association of Conflict Resolution, Advanced Practitioner•Representative clients:•I am a "family lawyer" in the broadest sense of the term. I have practiced since 1974, representing families, members of families (and others in a relationship) during good times and bad times. I have represented well over 1,000 divorce clients, both civilian and military, and more than that number of clients in other domestic matters including adoptive parents, juveniles, unmarried parents, grandparents, and other unmarried couples.•I also have focused my practice on wills, estates, trusts, probate and all elder law issues such as Medicaid planning and long-term care insurance questions. I have mediated inter-generational problems, sibling problems, and other estate related problems among family members as well as mediating hundreds of divorce, parenting and couples matters.My clients are accustomed to seeking my counsel on all of their legal issues since they know that if I am not the best lawyer for a specific task, I will help them to find the best lawyer.•WE ALSO MAKE ELDERLAW HOUSECALLS! OUR PROMISEWe will listen to you. We will explore legal and non-legal methods of resolving your problem. We will provide you with the highest quality of legal counsel.
OUR METHODOur staff is always ready, willing and able to assist you. Our attorneys are capable and available. We confine our legal work to elder law, family law, pension and retirement law, and long term care planning.
•Wills and Trusts
•Guardian Ad Litem
•"Trusts" (Living trusts) and Irrevocable Trusts