Rhode Island Family Court Associate Justice

Lia N. Stuhlsatz

Associate Justice

Biographical
  • Spouse: Robert J. Caron
  • Children: Peter, Eva
Contact Information
  • J. Joseph Garrahy Judicial Complex, 1 Dorrance Plz., Providence, RI, 02903
  • Office Phone: (401)458-5300
  • TTY: 711
General Background
  • High School: Monadnock Regional High School
  • College: Smith College, Howard University
  • Graduate School: City University of New York School of Law
  • Previous Occupations: Junior High Social Studies Teacher; Teach for America Social Worker; Incarcerated Mothers Program, Catholic Charities; Attorney; Rhode Island Legal Services
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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