When it first began to look like I might be heading for divorce, a family friend who is also an attorney suggested I contact Lauri Fine. My initial, free consultation with hertook place one January. She took the time to see me even though my husband and Iwere discussing attending marriage counseling at the time and I was not at all surewe would really be divorcing. Due to some medical issues with which I struggle, Iwas quite concerned about what my situation would entail if I did indeed dissolvemy marriage. Lauri made sure I understood the laws in Rhode Island and how they would affect me and the issues regarding custody, child support, etc. in regard to my specific situation.
Unfortunately I had reason to call on La uri again in August of the same year, this time as a definite soon-to-be divorcee. La uri recalled thoroughly my concerns fromour January consultation and was ready to represent me to the fullest extent of herabilities and knowledge of the divorce laws of our state. I came in with one idea ofhow my husband and I thought we should handle things. Lauri quickly, butrespectfully, explained how we needed to set things up in reality. She was always prepared to listen to my opinions and wishes, and she carried them out to the extent that they worked in the best interests of both me and my son.
I came through the whole process with my son living with me full time, joint custody(meaning my ex-husband and I both have a say in major decisions regarding our son), child support garnished weekly from his father's pay, and the visitation my ex and I agreed on. Anything I did not get, (alimony, for example) I either did not askfor or I chose to turn down based on our individual circumstances. Throughout the entire process, Lauri was prompt to respond to questions and concerns, and evenset up a meeting between my ex-husband, his attorney, Lauri, and me so that we could work together to iron out some of our issues without always going through a"middle man."
I would absolutely recommend anyone seeking strong counsel, ample experience,and thorough knowledge of the laws mixed with a sympathetic and respectful ear contact Lauri Fine. I could not have asked for better representation. Divorce is scary.Lauri smooths the way.