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November 16, 2018
We stumbled upon this article in Today.com regarding Thanksgiving without the kids as a divorced parent. Good advice is included within the article which is applicable for all holidays.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
November 7, 2018
Oster Law Offices is proud to announce attorney Sarah Oster has been selected for the distinguished 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star. Attorney Sarah Oster was nominated for her excellence in the area of Estate Planning. This is Sarah’s second consecutive year on the list.
Rising Stars are attorneys that are 40 years old or younger, or who have practiced for 10 years or less. From all nominees, only 2.5% of candidates are given Rising Star recognition.
September 4, 2018
The new Tax Cuts and Jobs has significantly changed the divorce landscape. These changes impact taxes and potential outcomes for couples.
Check out the podcast below where RI attorney Sarah Oster, joins Matt Neyland, CFA, and Cheryl Ethier, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Certified Financial Planner, and CPA to hear how the new tax changes effect divorce in RI:
August 2, 2018
Prenuptial agreements are integral for those considering marriage especially with the recent change to the tax laws. Prenups are not just for the rich and famous and numbers are on the rise. Read this article for more information.
There are significant ramifications to drafting and signing a prenuptial agreement without proper legal advice. Call our office for a consultation on Rhode Island Prenuptial Agreement laws.
May 14, 2018
Join Robert and Sarah on May 23rd for a National Business Institute Seminar on RI Divorce. Here is a description of what we will cover:
Much has been said about the issues discussed in divorce. But what about the procedures? Are you intimately familiar with all the dos and don’ts of family court? Let our seasoned attorney faculty walk you through a detailed step-by-step instruction on the mechanics of a divorce case. Streamline your motions practice and explore new and time-tried discovery techniques. Get sample forms and tactical tips that will help your next case go smoothly. Register today!
- Get a refresher on how the divorce case moves through the court system to ensure no key steps are missed.
- Get a head-start on the case with sound advice for your client on what to do before announcing the decision to the spouse.
- Enhance your early investigation skills and learn when and how to decline representation.
- Make certain your initial court filings are impeccable to make the right impression on the judge.
- E-discovery is a powerful and accessible new tool in discovery litigation – learn to wield it effectively.
- Gain strategic tips for the timing and content of your pre-trial motions to give them maximum force.
- Gain a strategic edge by augmenting substantive knowledge with a clear understanding and mastery of the court mechanics and classic litigation strategy.
October 25, 2017
On October 24th, lawyer Sarah Oster joined the Channel 10 Ask-A-Lawyer panel on RI Family Law.
October 4, 2017
Check out the State of Rhode Island’s new tax break that applies to some individuals with income derived from pensions and annuities.
Contact your tax professional or lawyer for more information.
April 17, 2017
Join our RI estate planning attorneys at the Lincoln Public Library on April 19th and April 26th at 6:30 PM to learn about how to protect your assets and set up an estate plan that is best for you and your family. Each lecture will run for about 1 hour.
- On Wednesday April 19th, the topic will be Trusts and the use of trusts in estate planning; living trusts, inter vivos trusts, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, family trusts, and purpose trusts will be discussed.
- On Wednesday April 26th, the topic will be estate planning and the use of wills, trusts, and other legal documents to facilitate estate planning.
These seminars assume no specific knowledge of the subject matter and all levels are invited and encouraged to attend. A question and answer session will follow each lecture. Please call the reference department of the library at 333-2422 ext. 22 to register.
April 8, 2017
If you are a woman in RI considering divorce, or are in the early stages of divorce, you will want to attend this empowering seminar; designed to help you take the next step, no matter where you are in the process of untying the knot.
Join us for an informational seminar for women on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 12pm – 1:30 pm; boxed lunches provided. The location for the seminar is The Foundry, 50 Holden Street, Providence, RI 02908.
This Women’s RI divorce seminar will focus on the legal and financial issues of divorce in a logical, yet compassionate way. With the guidance of trained professionals, you will gain greater understanding of the confusing divorce process. The seminar will be facilitated by Cheryl Ethier, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst at SK Wealth Management and Sarah Oster Kelly, Esquire at Oster Law Offices. The goal of the seminar is to provide you with the knowledge to make informed decisions that will help prepare and protect you and your family. The cost to attend is $20 per person (lunch included) and pre-registration is required; please call 401-752-0588 for additional information. And remember – you are not alone!
August 31, 2016
The NY Court of Appeals recently broadened the definition of a “parent” in it’s court system. This decision will allow non-biological caretakers, ones who are not the adoptive guardian of a child, to seek custody or visitation of a child. The court’s decision conveys the often changing definition of what is considered “family” in today’s society. Specifically the court now establishes an argument for a partner in a same-sex divorce to seek custody or visitation of a child of their former soon-to-be ex-spouse.