Goncalves Law Office is a full-service law firm, representing clients throughout Rhode Island. We bring a personal touch and sound legal judgment to tackle your legal issue, no matter the size. When you face one of life’s storms such as divorce, bankruptcy, or criminal charges, getting a lawyer on your side is in your best interests. Our goal is to get you and your family through legal crises as quickly and with as little turmoil as possible.
At the Goncalves Law Office, we have over a decade of experience in family law, bankruptcy, wills trusts and estate planning, and criminal law. We listen carefully and give objective advice about your options and possible outcomes, along with a cost estimate so you can make an informed decision. For a no-cost initial consultation, e-mail (click here) us or call 401-245-7462.
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At the Goncalves Law Office no case is too small. We have spent the last thirteen years focused on helping clients resolve all of their legal matters.
Recently, Rhode Island became one of the few states to enact a same-sex marriage act. That same act became law on August 1, 2013 at which time the first same sex marriages occurred. Based on our experience, and conversations with other attorneys/lawyers from around the state, the consensus seems to be that the divorce rate among same-sex marriage partners will approximate the history of separations and divorce involving heterosexual couples. Also, because of the body of court law governing heterosexual divorcing couples, we expect that most, if not all established divorce precedents will continue for both heterosexual and same-sex couples in the foreseeable future.
From our professional experience, we know that divorce is never easy. We understand how confusing and upsetting dividing your assets and determining child custody, child support and alimony can be. We understand that clients dealing with divorce and the broad spectrum of issues that are closely associated with divorce (including child custody, child support, visitation, alimony, and modification of divorce judgments) need to proceed at their own speed. Therefore, it is our goal to work with our clients to discern what is best for your family and children to help you build a better future for yourself and your family.
Goncalves Law Office is a family law firm. In addition to providing support for all of your divorce related concerns, we also assist with other family law matters, such as
If you are having increasing difficulty paying your bills, and the situation is getting worse, contact our law office to set up a free initial consultation with Humberta M. Goncalves-Babbitt. You can reach us online (by clicking here) or by calling 401-245-7462. We make every effort to be accessible to our clients. Evening and weekend appointments are available. If necessary, for your convenience and upon request, we can meet with you at your home, office, healthcare facility, etc.
In addition to the services listed above, we also provide other legal services. Call us at 401-245-7462 to discuss your situation.
Whether you are facing misdemeanor charges like a speeding ticket or DUI or felony charges like assault, or murder, you deserve to have your rights protected. Do not try to talk to the judge or prosecutor by yourself. Contact a Criminal Law Attorney who knows how to navigate the criminal justice system and can fight for you.
We are also prepared to assist you in personal injury cases. Whether you are suing or being sued for some sort damages, wrongful death, assault, or any one of a myriad causes, contact us first. Do not talk to the opposing party or their lawyer. In most cases they want to see you recover pennies or nothing on any claim. Contact us to handle this negotiation for you. We can negotiate an equitable arrangement that gets you full-value for injury.
When you arrive at a point in your life that you begin considering “quality of life issues” or you want to consider how your personal business affairs are decided in the event of a temporary or permanent period of incapacity, you need to contact Humberta M. Goncalves-Babbitt to arrange a time when you can discuss these plans. She is an expert at estate planning and knows how to prepare various kinds of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, etc. that will accomplish what you need. In addition, it is almost guaranteed that she will cause you to consider items that had not previously crossed your mind.
If you are a small business owner who is looking to grow, or secure the personal assets you have invested in your sole proprietorship, you need to think defensively. For an unincorporated business, that means you must have a business shell in place. In this case a business shell is a corporation, and you will be placing the business into the business shell.
Call Attorney Humberta M. Goncalves today to take advantage of her free initial consultation. She knows what is necessary for many different business entities and how much liability you may be subject to in the case of a negative event. The answers to her questions will be the basis for making a recommendation to you. She will also provide a cost estimate of how much the legal service will cost until completion.
We speak Portuguese fluently <> Nos falamos Portugués
A advogada Humberta M. Goncalves-Babbitt nasceu nos Açores e fala Portugues fluentemente. Ela estáaqui preparada para ajudar a comunidade portuguesa com todos os seus assuntos legais.
Goncalves Law Office
48 Wood Street
Warren, RI 02885
Providence, East Providence, North Providence, Warren, Barrington, Bristol, Pawtucket, Central Falls, Woonsocket, Tiverton, Compton, Cranston, Warwick, Coventry, West Warwick, North Kingstown, East Greenwich, South Kingston, Wakefield, Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, Wickford, Exeter, Lincoln, Burrillville, Pascoag, Foster, Glocester, Hope Valley, Westerly
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