Jeremy W. Howe, Esq.
About Rhode Island Attorney Jeremy Howe
Newport Rhode Island Family Law, Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney
State of Rhode Island, admitted 1974.
Federal District Court: First Circuit, admitted 1974.
A resident Of Kingston, Jeremy has practiced law for more than 45 years. His principal office is in Newport with branch offices in North Kingstown and Lincoln. He has been the President Elect of the RI Mediators Association and a long-time Board Officer and Advanced Mediator. For more than twenty-five years he has presented on Mediation, Military Family Law, QDRO & Pension Division in divorce and other related topics. 50+ years ago he served in the US Peace Corps in Afghanistan
- “Divorce With Dignity,” Rhode Island Bar Journal, April, 1997. Divorce Mediation Training Manual, Roger Williams University, January 1999.
- “QDROs: From A-Z, Food for Thought re: Avoiding Malpractice” RI Bar Assoc., Nov. 2008
- “QDRO Practice in Rhode Island from A-Z” Co-author, RI Bar Assoc., Oct. 2009.
- “A Practical Guide to Divorce in Rhode Island” Co-author, Retirement Assets, 1st edition 2009, MCLE New England.
- “Special Issues in Military Divorce” Co-Author, Advanced Family Law, National Business Institute, May 2010.
- “How To Practice Law Successfully”, Rhode Island Bar Journal, July 2015
Family Law, Pension and Retirement
- “Military Pension Issues,” Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting, June 16-17, 1994.
- “Special (Military) Divorce Settlements,” Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting, March 9, 1996.
- “Representing the Military Divorce Client,” Rhode Island Bar Association, June 2002.
- “Special Issues in Military Divorce” Advanced Family Law, National Business Institute, 2010
- “QDROs: From A-Z, Food for Thought re: Avoiding Malpractice” RI Bar Assoc., 2008
- “WHEN YOUR OLDER CLIENTS DIVORCE”, “The ‘Ins and Outs’ of Social Security Benefits”, Rhode Island Bar Association, April 2013
- “An Exploration of Issues and Concerns around Social Security and Divorce”. RI Mediators Association, February, 2016”.
- “How Lawyers can support Mediators and Mediators can support Lawyers”. April 7th 2016
I lecture frequently on Elder Law issues for the Rhode Island Bar Association Speakers Panel and with private groups and senior centers.
- American Bar Association (Section member: Family Law, Real Property, Probate & Trust Sections (former) for more than 20 years.
- Gallogly Family Law Inn of Court (Rhode Island), former Barrister
- Family Law of Rhode Island, approved list of mediators
- Rhode Island Bar Association, Elder Law Panel
- Christian Legal Society
- Rhode Island Mediators Association, Executive Board
- Association of Conflict Resolution, Advanced Practitioner
I am a “family lawyer” in the broadest sense of the term. I have practiced since 1974, representing families, members of families (and others in a relationship) during good times and bad times. I have represented approximately 1,000 divorce clients, both civilian and military, and more than that number of clients in other domestic matters such as adoptive parents, juveniles, unmarried parents, grandparents, and partners. I mediate all family issues with a co-mediator who is a family and child psychotherapist when not mediating with me.
I also have focused my practice on wills, estates, trusts, probate, and all elder law issues such as Medicaid planning and long-term care insurance questions.
I have mediated intergenerational problems, sibling problems, and other estate related problems among family members. I have mediated hundreds of divorce, parenting, paternity, child support, grandparents and partner matters.
Many of my clients seek my counsel on all of their legal issues. They know that if a specialist is needed, I will refer them to the lawyer who is the best fit for their specific need.
- Undergraduate School : Tufts University, Medford, MA, 1967
- BA English; Law School: Suffolk University School of Law, Boston MA, 1972, JD
Married to Joan (Mudge). Our four children after (respectively, according to age) raising three granddaughters in Massachusetts, and raising two granddaughters and a grandson in Rhode Island, one son working at Boston’s Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts, and raising 2 grandsons in North Carolina. My stepson and daughter in law own Seacoast Sweets in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Try them at https://www.facebook.com/Seacoast-Sweets-279858535923
- United States Peace Corps, Afghanistan, 1967 to 1969