Rhode Island Family Court Associate Justice

Patricia K. Asquith

Associate Justice

Biographical
  • Children: Michaela, Lilliar, Grace, Katherine
Contact Information
  • J. Joseph Garrahy Judicial Complex, 1 Dorrance Plz., Providence, RI, 02903
  • Office Phone: (401)458-5300
  • TTY: 711
General Background
  • High School: Attleboro High School, 1973
  • College: Bryant College, 1989
  • Graduate School: Suffolk University Law School, 1993
  • Previous Occupations: Magistrate, Attorney
  • Business and Personal Affiliations: Rhode Island Trial Judges Association; National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges; Rhode Island Bar Association, Family Court Bench/Bar Committee; National Association of Women Judges
  • Additional Info: Board of Directors, East Providence Boys and Girls Club; Volunteer, Bread of Life Food Pantry, Newman Congregational Church; Saint Margaret's Church, Rumford; Guest Speaker, various schools throughout Rhode Island (2002-present); Mentor, Senior Project, East Providence High School (2002-present), North Providence High School (2008); Guest Speaker/Panel Member, Rhode Island Legal/Educational Partnership Summer Institute
Public Service Information
Description
  • The Family Court has jurisdiction over matters relating to delinquent, wayward, dependent, neglected, abused, mentally deficient, or disordered children. The Family Court also hears and determines all petitions for guardianship of any child who has been placed in the care, custody, and control of the Department of Children, Youth and Families. The court also has jurisdiction over adoptions, child marriages, paternity proceedings, matters involving domestic relations, juveniles, and all matters relating to the enforcement of laws regulating childcare providers and child placing agencies.

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