Rhode Island Divorce Mediation- End The “divorce War” – Stop The Needless Posturing – End Out Of Control Legal Fees, Maintain Your Dignity!

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer David Slepkow 401-437-1100 offers Divorce and Family Law Mediation. Mediation is the process in which parties attempt to settle and resolve disputes, divide property, and determine child custody issues using a Rhode Island Mediator.

The purpose of the mediation process is an attempt to curtail a long, contentious and expensive court battle in Rhode Island Family Court.

David Slepkow offers daytime and evening mediation sessions as well as some limited Sunday Appointments. Free initial consultations. No fees or costs until the mediation sessions start!

A mediator is a neutral third party who seeks to facilitate a settlement or compromise rather than decide the case. Rhode Island Family Court Judges decide Cases. Rhode Island Divorce Lawyers advocate for their clients best interest and seek to get their client the best disposition possible. Mediators are neutral and attempt to facilitate an agreement between the parties.

A mediator is similar to a referee. A mediator seeks to facilitate creative solutions to problems, disputes and feuds. Mediation occurs in a Lawyers conference room not a courtroom and should be less stressful than divorce or Family Law litigation.

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer, David Slepkow, has extensive experience aggressively representing clients in Divorce, Child Custody, RI Family Law, Child Support, Child Visitation, adoption, Paternity, dcyf, relocation, uncontested divorce, multi state family law matters, child support contempt, post divorce and alimony cases. David has been practicing law in Rhode Island Since 1997.

If you seek a Rhode Island Divorce, Family Law or Child Custody Lawyer then contact Rhode Island Divorce Attorney David Slepkow in his capacity as an aggressive Divorce and Family Law Lawyer. When you contact David Slepkow please tell him at the outset of the call whether you seek mediation services or are seeking a lawyer to represent you.

David Slepkow has written many Rhode Island Divorce Law, RI Child Support, Family Law, Restraining Order and RI Child Custody Law Articles.

Mediation should be less expensive than a litigated RI divorce. Mediation allows you to resolve your Divorce, Child Custody Dispute or Family Law Case on your schedule not the Courts schedule. Mediation is usually a lot less time consuming then a Rhode Island contested divorce. Mediation allows you to Come to a mutually agreed upon result rather than having a disposition forced upon you.


Mediation sessions could also occur in the middle of a RI Contested Divorce in which both parties have Rhode Island Divorce or Family Court Case or Family Lawyers representing them. The parties can meet with the mediator in the middle of the divorce and seek to obtain a compromise that the Lawyers / Attorneys were unable to achieve. In some divorce cases, it becomes increasingly obvious that it is the attorneys who are battling more than the clients and it is the attorneys who appear to need a “divorce”.

Rhode Island Family Law Lawyer, David Slepkow, has been through the battles in Rhode Island Family Court. He has litigated divorce cases through a full trial on the merits. He has litigated countless hearings in Rhode Island Family Court. He has seen how the Rhode Island divorce process can be destructive to the children and the parties.

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer David Slepkow has experienced the endless posturing between the parties and attorneys in Family Court. He has seen the bickering and the often petty disputes that occur in Providence, Kent, Washington and Newport Family Court. He has seen the often endless waiting for a court hearing or trial that may never happen. He has been a part of cases that go on and on with endless court dates, and nonstop continuances.


The Rhode Island Divorce process can be a long, drawn out battle involving a massive amount of legal fees, countless court appearances and incredible amounts of stress. Mediation allows the parties to skip the expensive and often stressful process of competing attorneys posturing to get leverage. Mediation is a way to avoid endless court appearances, endless continuances and waiting in Court.

The Sad reality is that often the parties could have come up with the same resolution of their disputes at the beginning of the case through the mediation process without the huge combined legal bill, without the missed days of work and without the stress.

The Mediation Process can help parents learn how to co-parent and come up with a visitation schedule or custody plan on their own terms.

Many parties should at least try mediation as a way to attempt to settle their divorce on their own terms. Mediation allows parties to be invested in resolving their disputes rather than allowing the judge to make the decision.

Divorce is usually not a “win- loss” process. Rhode Island is an equitable division of assets state. Therefore, no one usually completely “wins” in a Rhode Island divorce. A mediator can help the parties come to an equitable division of the Real Estate, Pensions, 401k, boats, cars, businesses, property, cd’s, marital debts.

– Stop the Madness,

– End the “divorce war”,

– Curtail out of control legal fees,

– Obtain a divorce with a sense of dignity

– Protect your Children from the adverse consequences of a contested divorce,

– Become invested in the process,

– At least attempt an amicable settlement before the Divorce battle begins.

If the parties are not willing to make at least some concessions to their positions / claims then mediation will probably not work

Rhode Island Lawyer David Slepkow helps parties mediate the following types of issues: Divorce, Family Law, Real Estate issues, Separation, Same Sex Couples, boyfriend and girlfriend property disputes, Child Support, Child Custody, Child Visitation, Alimony, Property Settlement, Relocation out of state, Family Court Issues, Post Divorce Property Disputes & Post Divorce disputes.

The first consultation between Rhode Island Attorney David Slepkow and the parties is free. At the first consult, the parties will explain the issues involved and learn about the mediation process as well as find out the retainer that is required.

Rhode Island Attorney, David Slepkow, bills on an hourly basis with an initial retainer. David Slepkow will return any funds for hours that are not utilized by the parties. There will be no pressure or sales tactics to begin the process. The parties will not be billed until the mediation sessions actually start.

If the mediation is successful then Rhode Island Mediator David Slepkow will draft a Memorandum of Understanding or a Parenting plan.

David Slepkow  401-437-1100 is a Rhode Island Divorce Attorney concentrating in Divorce, Family law, Child Custody, Child Support, Personal Injury, Auto accidents and Criminal law. He is a partner at Slepkow Slepkow & Associates, Inc in East Providence RI. He is a member of the Rhode Island Bar, Massachusetts Bar and the Federal Bar for the First Circuit, District of Rhode Island.David Slepkow has been practicing since 1997. Free Initial consultations. Rhode Island Divorce LawyerAlso please visit: Rhode Island Divorce ArticlesRhode Island Family Law, Personal Injury, Criminal Law Articles
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