Divorce-Custody-Child Support

In a Rhode Island Divorce, Massachusetts Divorce, Rhode Island Child Custody, Massachusetts Child Custody, Rhode Island Child Support or Relocation of minor children matter, it is important to choose an experienced lawyer.   Experience and compassion are just a few of the tools that we bring to you a divorce attorney in Rhode Island or Massachusetts.  Whether you are in Rhode Island or Massachusetts courts, we can provide guidance to achieve the best outcome to your important matter.   Call us or fill out our form for a FREE Consultation with a divorce lawyer in Rhode Island or Massachusetts.  Contact me, a divorce attorney in Rhode Island directly at (401) 942-3100.

Criminal defense Attorney Alves provides representation for: DUI’s, misdemeanours, and Felonies. If have been charged with Domestic Assault, Domestic Disorderly Conduct, Violation of a No Contact Order, Violation of Restraining Order and other matters, please contact us to discuss these issues and how they make affect a family court proceeding. If you have been arrested for Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, refusal to submit to breathalyzer or other alcoholic related offenses, we can provide you with options to resolve these matters.

We can also handle your civil issues relating to immigration, and personal injury. Further, we can help you with legal issues outside of the courtroom. Contact us if you need help with the citizenship process, obtaining a work permit or visa, or with setting up a will or trust for your hard earned assets.

Attorney Rui Alves is fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish in order to help better serve his clients. Good communication with our clients is key to succeeding in our representation. We take on both criminal and civil cases in all of Rhode Island as well as Bristol County, Massachusetts. Between the years of 2009-2014, Rui Alves was chosen as one of Rhode Island 'Rising Star' by Super Lawyers. This humbling recognition can be found in Rhode Island Monthly.

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Recent Results Family Court Results:

RI Child Custody/Relocation: Successful reunited minor son with father. Father who lives in Africa was able to obtain full custody of his minor son. Father was able to relocate to his son from Rhode Island to Africa.

MA/RI Child Custody/Relocation: Mother moved out of Massachusetts to a southern state without notice or giving father any information on relocation of their two minor children. Obtain emergency court order to return the children to father in Rhode Island. After trial, father allowed to have the children live in Rhode Island with mother obtaining visiting time. Mother ordered to pay father child support.
RI Child Custody/Relocation: Successful relocation of minor daughter from Rhode Island to Massachusetts. After mother had lost custody of her minor daughter in MA to allow father to have the daughter in RI, Attorney Alves was able to get the daughter relocated to Massachusetts with mother.
MA Child Custody/Support: Mother allowed to move to Massachusetts from Rhode Island with her newborn child. Court agreed with Attorney Alves that Massachusetts was the proper Court. Father was ordered to pay child support.
RI Child Support: Represented mother in divorce action where husband was claiming he earned very low income. After first court date, mother was receiving child support based upon her husband’s real income, not the very low income he claimed.
MA Child Custody/Support: Mother wanted permission to relocate with child to Rhode Island. The parties had shared legal custody of the child. After successfully obtaining a guardian ad litem, mother was allowed to relocate to Rhode Island and awarded sole legal custody of the minor child. Father was ordered to pay child support.
MA Child Custody/Support: Father wised to relocate his two minor children to Rhode Island. Mother has physical custody of the minor children in Massachusetts. After a two day trial, children were allowed to permanently relocate to Rhode Island to Rhode Island with father. Mother was ordered to pay child support.

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Rui P. Alves, Esq.


Providence-10 Dorrance Street, 8th Floor, Providence, RI 02903

East Providence-197 Warren Ave, #204 East Providence, RI 02914