A modification petition can absolutely be challenged or opposed, and it happens quite frequently.
Do I Need To Have The Same Attorney Who Handled My Divorce Handle A Modification?
It is not necessary to have the same attorney who handled a divorce handle a modification. Unfortunately, many clients don’t realize just how many rights they have with regard to their choice of attorney and the professional obligation owed to them by the attorney they choose. Clients don’t realize that they are entitled to know absolutely every offer that opposing counsel makes to a lawyer; failure on behalf of a lawyer to disclose the details of a settlement offer is a violation of the rules of professional conduct.
Additionally, clients are entitled to timely responses to their questions and phone calls. Some prospective clients tell me that they have waited days or weeks for a returned phone call from their attorney, and I find that utterly unacceptable. At our firm, we call everyone back within 24 hours because we take client contact and communication very seriously.
What Sets Your Firm Apart In Handling Family Law Matters In Rhode Island?
I truly believe that we have a firm that operates like none other because we really do put the client first. We understand how difficult it can be to deal with a divorce or custody battle, and we are always budget-conscious for our clients. We are also upfront and honest about whether we believe their case is worth pursuing and whether they can afford the battle that they’re about to face.
We also operate as a complete team. We are the second-largest family firm in the state of Rhode Island. The largest firm assigns only one lawyer to one case, whereas we assign two or three lawyers to each case. This gives every client the advantage of having the input of three legal brains, three walks of life and three distinct sets of experiences contributing to their case. We are careful in selecting which attorneys work on which cases in order to ensure that they are the best fit. When it comes to strategy, we play chess, not checkers.
We hold client satisfaction above all else, which means returning phone calls within 24 hours; if we don’t do this, we consider it a professional failure on our part. There isn’t a firm out there that is operating the way we are. We hold each client’s hand through what we understand is a very difficult time in their life, and we are available 24 hours a day.
For more information on opposing or challenging a modification petition, a free initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling 401-589-5599 today.
Our senior attorney, Veronica Assalone, is proficient in Spanish, French, German, Italian and American Sign Language. Our office assistant speaks Spanish.
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