Filing for Divorce in Rhode Island

Cranston Divorce Attorney

You have reached the stage where you are ready to consider divorce. Now you need answers. What do you need to do first? What will happen? How will your spouse respond to this news?

As a divorce attorney with 30 years of experience, I've helped many hundreds of people who found themselves in the same situation you are in. I'm William Balkun and I represent people in Rhode Island in divorce and child custody matters, property division and criminal domestic violence cases.

I am particularly skilled at handling complex divorce cases, such as those involving closely held family businesses , as well as high-conflict divorce and child custody cases, both in the initial decision and when modifying existing orders.

I have extensive experience locating or cross-examining expert witnesses, including accountants, business valuators, real estate appraisers, medical doctors, educational psychologists, mental health professionals, vocational experts, domestic violence investigators and law enforcement officials. When you need a lawyer who can build a strong case, contact my office .

Special Divorce Situations

While every divorce has many of the same elements, there are a few that pose unique challenges.

  • Fathers' rights when it comes to custody or visitation with children
  • Military divorce may include issues of jurisdiction, distance and complex pension division
  • Same sex divorce is in its earliest stages in Rhode Island so the rules are only now being developed

Pragmatic, Realistic Legal Representation

When you initially meet with me to discuss your case, I will use that time to help you understand your circumstances and your options. From that point, we can determine realistic goals and the best strategy to achieve those goals. Many of my clients are concerned about cost. I am sensitive to that concern. Litigation inevitably drives up cost. I know how to meet your goals without litigation.

Schedule a Consultation with a Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer

You have one chance to do it right – the FIRST chance. Allow me to guide you through the process of ending your relationship in a less harmful, less costly way. Contact The Law Office of William J. Balkun online or call 401-463-5106

I represent clients throughout Rhode Island including Cranston, Warwick, Providence, East Providence, Johnston, Smithfield, Lincoln, Barrington, East Greenwich, Cumberland, North Providence, North Kingstown, Warren, West Greenwich, North Smithfield, Scituate, Pawtucket, West Warwick, Woonsocket, Glocester, and Tiverton.