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Jeremy W. Howe

Jeremy W.  Howe

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 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 which is the best fit for their specific need.

I'm dedicated to offering the highest caliber of legal counsel.

Professional Information

State of Rhode Island, admitted 1974

Federal District Court: First Circuit, admitted 1974


Undergraduate School : Tufts University, Medford, MA, 1967, BA English; Law School: Suffolk University School of Law, Boston MA, 1972, JD


Law Offices of Howe & Garside, Ltd.
55 Memorial Blvd. Ste. 5 Newport, Rhode Island 02840


Super Lawyer in Family Law, 2021

2020 RI Monthly Excellence awards for Mediation


  • Family Court of Rhode Island, approved list of mediators

  • Rhode Island Mediators Association, former President and Executive Board Member

  • Association of Conflict Resolution, Advanced Practitioner


  • “How To Practice Law Successfully”, Rhode Island Bar Journal, July 2015

  • “Special Issues in Military Divorce” Co-Author, Advanced Family Law, National Business Institute, May 2010.

  • “A Practical Guide to Divorce in Rhode Island” Co-author, Retirement Assets, 1st edition 2009, MCLE New England.

  • “QDRO Practice in Rhode Island from A-Z” Co-author, RI Bar Assoc., Oct. 2009.

  • “QDROs: From A-Z, Food for Thought re: Avoiding Malpractice” RI Bar Assoc., Nov. 2008. Co-author.

  • “Divorce Mediation Training Manual”, Roger Williams University, January 1999.

  • “Divorce With Dignity,” Rhode Island Bar Journal, April, 1997.


  • “An Exploration of Issues and Concerns around Social Security and Divorce”. RI Mediators Association, February, 2016”.

  • “WHEN YOUR OLDER CLIENTS DIVORCE”, “The ‘Ins and Outs’ of Social Security Benefits”, Rhode Island Bar Association, April 2013

  • “QDROs: From A-Z, Food for Thought re: Avoiding Malpractice” RI Bar Assoc., 2008

  • “Special Issues in Military Divorce” Advanced Family Law, National Business Institute, 2010

  • “Representing the Military Divorce Client,” Rhode Island Bar Association, June 2002.

  • “Special (Military) Divorce Settlements,” Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting, March 9, 1996.

  • “Military Pension Issues,” Rhode Island Bar Association Annual Meeting, June 16-17, 1994.


United States Peace Corps, Afghanistan, 1967 to 1969