Experienced Family Law and Divorce Attorneys Proudly Serving Rhode Island And Massachusetts

Kilroy Law Firm of Providence, Rhode Island


A family legal issue in Rhode Island.The Rhode Island family law lawyers at Kilroy Law Firm understand that enduring a divorce, custody battle, or any other type of family law matter may be painful, terrifying, and overwhelming. That is why the lawyers and legal team at Kilroy Law Firm are committed to helping family law clients get through these difficult times. We sympathize and empathize with our clients, while at the same time fiercely advocating on their behalves. When parenting time, child support, spousal support, debt payment, and retirement accounts are at stake, our Massachusetts and Rhode Island family law attorneys pull out all of the stops to ensure our clients’ goals are met.

We all want family law matters to resolve quickly and amicably, and we do our best to try to make that happen. That is why we work diligently and reasonably with opposing counsel, mediators, guardians ad litem, and the courts to bring closure to these matters in a timely manner.

But, we are all too aware that sometimes, emotions run high and things can turn ugly very quickly. That is why we are always well-prepared, ready, willing, and able to aggressively litigate unresolved issues in court.

Efficient & Effective

Every Rhode Island family law attorney at Kilroy Law Firm is experienced in handling cases of all shapes and sizes. No case is too big or too “small.” Whether a family law matter is relatively straightforward and amicable between parties – or whether a matter is “complex” and hotly contested, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to handle the case – effectively and efficiently.

We treat each and every client and case with respect, dignity, and compassion. Every one our clients receives our 100% commitment, dedication, and attention to detail. We know that your case may be the most important thing in your life; and we never take that for granted.

“Quality, efficient, attentive are just a few words to describe the type of services you receive [from Attorney Noah Kilroy]. He was able to answer everything and explain all matters to me thoroughly. He always kept things professional and always made sure I understood exactly what was going on. There was nothing that went on that I wasn’t aware of. If you want adequate and the best representation then hire him!” – Simone Cotton

Divorce 101

A divorce in Massachusetts or Rhode Island generally has three components:

  • Property Division
  • Parenting Time/Custody
  • Financial Support: Child and/or Spousal

Each one of these areas of divorce are governed by different statutory provisions and relevant case law. There is no one-size-fits-all approach; and our Rhode Island divorce attorneys understand that each case is unique. Therefore, we approach each case with the specific goal of obtaining favorable outcomes for our individual clients – whatever those desired outcomes may be.

Property Division

First, the marital property of the parties must be divided. The general presumption in both states is that, upon divorce, the marital property should be split down the middle, whereby each party walks away with one-half of the total assets (taking into consideration any debts). There are, however, exceptions to this general principle; and the family law and divorce legal team at Kilroy Law Firm have extensive experience fighting and obtaining for our clients the assets they deserve.

Parenting Time/Custody

Second, parenting time and custody of the parties’ children must be defined through parenting schedules and orders. There are many aspects of parenting that must be resolved during a divorce and thereafter, including the following:

  • Primary custody
  • Parenting schedule
  • Holiday schedule
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Payment for education, necessities, and extracurricular activities
  • Choice of a school district
  • So much more

As with the division of marital property, the presumption in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island is that both parents are entitled to equal parenting time for their children. To the surprise of many parents, the legal landscape today is very different than it was fifty years ago. Neither parent is presumed to be more fit than the other for purposes of determining a parenting schedule. Of course, there are also exceptions to this general rule.

The Rhode Island divorce lawyers at Kilroy Law Firm are well-versed in the current status of parenting laws in both states. We have significant experience working with guardians ad litem, therapists, and other professionals in order to ensure the best interests of every child are first and foremost.

Financial Support – Child Support &/Or Spousal Support

Third, monetary support, if any, must be determined and calculated. This includes both child support and/or spousal support. While child support is generally determined by a rather rigid formula set forth by the legislature, spousal support is not so well-defined. In each individual case, the court has the discretion to determine whether spousal support is warranted, and if so, the amount and duration of such an award.

The laws in both states set forth various factors that the court may consider when evaluating a request for spousal support. The Rhode Island family law lawyer at Kilroy Law Firm knows how to assess these various factors as they relate to each case. Our lawyers have continued success in obtaining support goals for our clients.

Services We Provide to Our Valued Clients

We help our clients get through these difficult times beginning the second they hire our firm. We inform our clients as to what is happening in their case at each and every step and junction. We will never leave our clients in the dark; and we will never let our clients wonder what is going on. In addition to dedicating our time and efforts to helping our clients remain actively involved in their legal matters, we provide some specific services as needed, depending on the matter. Let our dedicated Rhode Island family law lawyers handle your case.

Here is a list of some of the actions we take on behalf of our clients:

  • Initiate divorce proceedings by filing the necessary paperwork and fees with the court (both individual and joint petitions)
  • Respond to petitions for divorce filed by opposing parties
  • Assist clients with completing required financial statements and gathering necessary financial documentation
  • Request discovery from opposing parties (e.g., account information, insurance policies, etc.)
  • Depose the opposing parties and any necessary witnesses
  • File any necessary subpoenas
  • File motions with the court and respond to any motions filed by opposing parties
  • Handle evidentiary hearings, pretrial conferences, and final trials

Other Family Law Matters We Routinely Handle

Family law includes more than just divorce. Other aspects we regularly handle include the following:

  • Child Custody, visitation, and support where the parents are unmarried
  • Post-divorce parenting and support issues
  • Domestic violence/Abuse
  • Restraining orders
  • Same-sex marital disputes

Contact Us Today. Speak with a Highly-skilled Rhode Island Family Law Attorney.

Kilroy Law Firm is a fully licensed and insured law firm practicing in Providence, Newport, and surrounding areas, as well as in Massachusetts. We practice before many courts in both states; and have earned a stellar reputation as a highly-skilled and effective Rhode Island family law lawyer. We have a good rapport with many other Rhode Island family law attorneys, judges, and administrative agencies. Our credibility counts when it comes time to fight for our clients.

If you or a family member needs help with a family law or divorce matter, please call or text us anytime at (401) 855-9023. Ask about our payment plans and Best Price Guarantee. For a free, no-obligation consultation, please send our office a message.

Client Review


"Quality, efficient, attentive are just a few words to describe the type of services you receive. He was able to answer everything and explain all matters to me thoroughly. He always kept things professional and always made sure I understood exactly what was going on. There was nothing that went on that I wasn't aware of. If you want adequate and the best representation then hire him!"
- Simone Cotton

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Got Drug Charge Reduced to a Filing

Attorney Noah Kilroy was very thorough in his handling on my husband’s case! He presented as very skilled in court, and was able to get the outcome that my family was looking for- a reduced drug charge, avoiding a conviction and jail time. I would definitely recommend Attorney Kilroy to others who are looking for competent representation!

Norma - Providence, RI

DUI Dismissed

Noah was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was extremely helpful with my DUI case and any questions I had. He did a great job of keeping me informed with what was going on & was very honest & trustworthy. And to top it off, he got my DUI dismissed! I would definitely use him again and highly recommend him to anyone in need of a honest lawyer.

Ashleigh - Newport, RI

Exceeded Expectations

Noah helped my family with my brother’s parole hearing. My brother had nothing but good things to say about him and our family was always kept in the loop. I spent countless hours trying to figure out the best way to help my brother, when Noah was hired he took the reigns but still allowed our family to be a huge part of the process. He was available to take my calls and always responded to my texts and emails. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for an attorney.

Karen - Providence, RI
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