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Biggest Family Law Stories of 2021

Posted by April Picozzi | May 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Family law issues can be some of the most emotional and conflict-fraught court disputes. But it doesn't have to be that way. So, let's take a look at the biggest family stories that have emerged already in 2021 and what we can learn from them. Britney Spears' Conservatorship For more than a...

Drowsy Driving

Posted by April Picozzi | Apr 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Driving while suffering extreme or chronic sleep deprivation can lead to: Slower reaction times Poor hazard-awareness Shorter attention span All these factors lead to poorer driving performance, a higher likelihood of traffic accidents, and an increased possibility of serious injury r...

Accident Liability in School Parking Lots

Posted by April Picozzi | Mar 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

You probably won't be surprised to learn that 59 percent of teenagers admit to grooming themselves while driving through school parking lots. You might be surprised, though, to find that parking lots – even school lots – are not governed by traffic laws. If your teenager happens to ding the princ...

Facts vs. Myths About Rhode Island Prenuptial Agreements

Posted by April Picozzi | Feb 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Whenever we hear about prenuptial agreements, pictures of rich and famous couples divorcing after a few short months or days of marriage come to mind. Unfortunately, these portrayals make people reluctant to consider prenups because they fear it means their marriages are doomed. This couldn't be ...

Black Ice Slip and Fall

Posted by April Picozzi | Dec 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Slip and fall injuries on ice are common during winter in Rhode Island. When you slip and fall on someone else's property, however, you may be able to bring a personal injury case against them. You must prove the owner of the property was negligent and that your injury was a result of this neglig...

Proving the Cause of Chronic Pain

Posted by April Picozzi | Nov 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons that adults in the U.S. seek medical care. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 20% of adults have chronic pain each year, with 8% facing chronic pain and substantial restriction of life activities for mor...

Is Road Rage an Accident Defense?

Posted by April Picozzi | Oct 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

We've all experienced frustration on the road. Whether it's an oblivious driver who suddenly pulls in front of you, or an aggressive driver following too closely or honking at you for daring to follow the speed limit, it happens to the best of us. According to the AAA Foundation, road rage is com...

Complex Custody Challenges and the Holidays

Posted by April Picozzi | Oct 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

One of the most emotional aspects of a divorce is determining custody. When those holidays roll around every year, and a parent faces not seeing their child, it can bring up strong feelings. Now, with Rhode Island topping 75,000 cases of COVID-19 and the U.S. approaching 17 million cases, custody...

Did you get a DUI arrest for Christmas?

Posted by April Picozzi | Oct 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

Christmas is a time of celebration, laughter, and good cheer all around the country. Unfortunately, DUI fatalities also spike in December. In response, authorities in Rhode Island ramp up DUI checkpoints and arrests during the holiday season, and you may find yourself swept up in the net. If you ...

Hit and Run Accidents: Who Pays?

Posted by April Picozzi | Sep 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

An accident can happen to even the best of drivers. Unfortunately, you can't control the actions of the drivers around you. But when another driver hits you, what happens if they just drive away?   Rhode Island law requires any driver involved in an accident that causes property damage, injurie...

Car Accident Evidence Timeline

Posted by April Picozzi | Sep 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

When you're in a car accident, it's hard to think ahead to what comes next. First, there's the shock of the accident. Then you may be dealing with your injuries or injured passengers. Finally, you'll be talking to the police and insurance companies. It can be easy to think that you'll worry about...

Teen Drug Charges: How Can I Help?

Posted by April Picozzi | Sep 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

It's a call that all parents dread – “I'm at the police station. Can you come get me?” If your teenager faces a minor drug charge, you may be angry, scared, and disappointed. You may want to scream, but you may also want to ignore the problem or make your teen face the consequences alone. Unfo...

The Distracted Driving Epidemic—Causes and Consequences

Posted by April Picozzi | Sep 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

In today's hectic culture, it comes as no surprise that we face more distractions nowadays than ever before. Unfortunately, that reality is translating to more injuries and deaths on the road. According to the CDC, distracted driving kills as many as 3500 people a year—approximately 9 per day. Ad...

Ancestry, DNA Testing, and Family Drama

Posted by April Picozzi | Aug 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Tracing one's family tree can be fun, exciting, and eye-opening—and websites like Ancestry.com make it easier than ever to do so. We see the commercials about on-demand DNA testing that yield sometimes surprising results about people's ethnic roots, etc. But if you decide to take the plunge, be p...

Are Political Differences Causing Divorce?

Posted by April Picozzi | Aug 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Forget sex or politics or religion; loneliness is the subject that clears out a room. – Douglas Coupland, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture Back in the day, etiquette experts advised that you never discuss sex, religion, or politics in polite company. But in today's partisan time...

Divorce and Child Care Costs

Posted by April Picozzi | Aug 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Going through a divorce is stressful, and when you have children, your two biggest concerns are likely how the divorce will affect them and how the divorce will affect your finances. Childcare is one of the largest expenses families with kids in Rhode Island face. The average cost for infant care...

Culpability for Crime by a Significant Other

Posted by April Picozzi | Aug 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

Imagine this horrible situation. Your significant other comes home one night and tells you that they committed a crime – a serious crime. You didn't help with the crime, and you didn't even know about it until after the fact. Can you get in trouble if you keep the secret? Rhode Island Law U...

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