Full-service family law firm in Warwick, Rhode Island

The dissolution of your marriage is an emotional and stressful event. Sandra H. Smith is a composed, compassionate attorney who can help ease the legal strain of divorce so that you can concentrate on the health and well-being of your family. With her many years of experience in divorce/family law matters, Sandra H. Smith takes your individual needs into account as she seeks the best possible results for you. 

Family law litigator by your side

Sometimes, litigation is necessary to resolve your family's disputes. Having a strong litigator by your side can reduce the uncertainty and stress of the arduous litigation process and can help you obtain the most favorable trial outcome. Through tactical trial strategies and a dynamic courtroom presence, Sandra H. Smith successfully represents clients throughout the adversarial litigation process.

Divorce:

Mediation:

Mediation gives you and your spouse the opportunity to negotiate a divorce settlement in a more amicable setting by working with a trained facilitator. The mediation process fosters cooperation between partners, and it produces less stress and hostility than is usually associated with litigation. Mediation often reduces the time and costs of divorce, and it puts the decisions in your hands. Sandra H. Smith is an experienced negotiator who can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement, fair child support agreement and a healthy parenting time arrangement.

Child Placement and Child Support:

For every parent, child placement is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. Sandra H. Smith advocates for your parental rights so that you can raise your children in an appropriate and healthy home.  Both parents share the responsibility of raising a child. She will help to ensure that your child receives the financial support required for a healthy, happy upbringing.

Child Custody

Compassionate attorney protecting your rights to raise your child. Child custody is the most important issue that a parent faces during divorce. No parent should have to endure the devastation of losing precious time with a child or of forfeiting essential parental rights because of an unjust custody or visitation decision. It is essential to have an attorney committed to protecting your rights to raise your child in a healthy, thriving environment.

Child Support Modification and Enforcement:

Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either parent experiences a significant change in financial circumstances, Sandra H. Smith can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Alimony/Spousal Support:

Divorce is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. Sandra H. Smith helps you establish fair and equitable spousal support so that you can continue to live as comfortably as you did before your marriage ended.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements:

​​When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can eventually lead to divorce. Sandra H. Smith expects the unexpected. She drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests and which can alleviate some of the stress if you.

Adoption:

Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but when something goes wrong, there is a chance of substantial heartache. Sandra H. Smith assists families with the complex legal process of adoption so that you can feel secure about your child's future well-being.

All Family Court Matters:
No case is too big or small

Divorce

High Asset Complex Property Divorce

Divorce Mediation

Equitable Distribution

Property Division

Marital Settlement Agreement

Property Settlement Agreement

Division of Pension/Retirement Accounts

Post-Divorce modification/issues

Enforcement of Agreement

Contempt matters

Prenuptial Agreement

Cohabitation Agreement

Legal Separation

Spousal Restraining Order

Alimony/Spousal Support

Contested/Uncontested Divorce

Emergency and Temporary Orders

Child/ren Custody

Child Placement

Child Support

Child Support Modification

Child Support Termination

Relocation

DCYF Matters

Adoption Law

Independent Adoptions

Parental Rights

Termination of Parental Rights

Visitation/Parenting Time Rights

Paternity

Last Will & Testament

Healthcare Power of Attorney

Durable Power of Attorney