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At The Law Offices of Howe & Garside, LTD., we're here to support you every step of the way, making the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

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What Sets Us Apart

Versatile Services

Whether you need assistance with a divorce, estate planning, or elder law issues, we're equipped to handle a wide range of legal matters. Our attorneys provide comprehensive services to our clients. We don't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach; instead, we tailor our services to meet your needs.

Military Representation

For service members we focus solely on Family Law and Military Pension Division . We're proud to stand by you and your family. We know the unique legal hurdles you're up against, and we're here to offer top-tier legal advice and support. From military pension splits to specific military family legal issues, we've got your back.


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Case Results

Domestic Relations Order

We discovered upon reviewing the pension documents that there were in fact two pension plans. The court Orders referred to only one plan, so the Wife was missing out on her portion of a substantial, if not the largest, marital asset. We prepared the Qualified Domestic Relations Order for the plan and notified the attorneys for the parties that they had an unresolved issue.

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Special Needs Trust

Obtained guardianship for client’s brother. Through the guardianship, client’s brother was able to establish a first party special needs trust to serve as receptacle for personal injury proceeds. After Rhode Island Medicaid lien was paid off, trust received remainder of proceeds which are now protected against the client’s medical care.

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Tax Sale

We guided the family through a redemption of the tax sale, probated their mother’s estate, leased the property to a church group with an option to purchase the property which eventually led to a sale of the building and we ran the family partnership during this long process.

Positive Outcome
Child Support & GI Bill

The parties had agreed in the divorce settlement that the Husband's interest in his GI Bill would be transferred to their minor child, the Husband then used the GI Bill himself. We represented the Wife in this matter and we were able to negotiate an outcome where the Husband is responsible to pay for two years of college tuition for the child, as well as books. The Husband is also required to pay an additional $67,455.00 in child support to compensate for the housing allowance the child would have received under the terms of the GI Bill. 

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A Record of Success

Our track record speaks volumes about our dedication and expertise. From achieving favorable outcomes in divorce settlements to successfully guiding families through complex estate planning matters, we consistently strive to deliver positive results for our clients. Our success is your peace of mind.

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Guiding You & Your Family Forward

Legal matters can be stressful and emotionally draining. That's why at The Law Offices of Howe & Garside, Ltd., our mission is to guide you and your family forward. We take pride in our comprehensive range of services, our team of experienced attorneys, and our dedication to client satisfaction. We listen to your concerns, explore all possible solutions, and offer guidance tailored to your unique circumstances. Serving clients throughout Newport, Jamestown, Portsmouth, Middletown, Tiverton, Lincoln, Providence, Cumberland, Smithfield, North Kingstown, and South Kingstown Rhode Island, we're committed to providing quality legal services. We don't just react to the situation; we anticipate and prepare for it, giving you peace of mind during difficult times. We believe that everyone deserves access to quality legal representation, which is why we offer free consultations to discuss your case and provide the guidance you need in a no-risk setting.

Our firm is more than just a law office; it's a place where you can feel supported, understood, and represented at every turn. Our goal is to help you navigate through any legal issue surrounding family law, estate planning, mediation, and more. From divorce and child custody to prenuptial agreements and domestic violence restraining orders, our experienced family law attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights and the best interests of your family. We understand how important it is to secure your legacy and protect your assets. As your estate planning attorneys, we will guide you through the process of creating wills, setting up healthcare proxies, planning charitable giving, and establishing special needs trusts. Don't face your legal challenges alone; let us stand by your side. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward resolving your legal matters with a team that truly cares.