Duffy v. Reeves, 619 A.2d 1094 (R.I. 1993) - RI Supreme Court upheld trial justice’s ruling that “emerging” juridiction existed to approve father’s petition to retain minor child, a resident of the state of New York, to Rhode Island.
Gorman v. Gorman, 883 A.2d 732 (R.I. 2005) RI Supreme Court decides that Family Court trial justice’s have ultimate say in determining whether or not a property settlement agreement between divorcing parties equitably divides both marital assets and debts.
O’Neill v. O’Neill, K06-433 (2006) Family Court trial justice ruled in favor of mother’s petition to allow her – then remarried to a military serviceman – to relocate with her minor child to a U.S. military installation in Germany.
McDonough v. McDonough, 962 A.2d 47 (R.I. 2009) – Family Court trial justice’s decision to permit mother to relocate with minor children upheld by RI Supreme Court.
Estate of Mitchell v. Gorman, 970 A.2d 1 (R.I. 2009) – Family Court ruling to dismiss defendant’s appeal and to award attorney’s fees upheld by the RI Supreme Court.