Rhode Island Family Court Magistrate

Denise Cassisi Finkelman

Magistrate

Biographical
Contact Information
  • Garrahy Judicial Complex, One Dorrance Plz., Providence, RI, 02903
  • Office Phone: (401)458-5310
  • TTY: 711
General Background
  • High School: Classical High School
  • College: Quinnipiac University
  • Graduate School: Roger Williams University School of Law
Public Service Information
  • Appointed by: Chief Judge Michael B. Forte
  • Term Length Service: 10 Years
  • Appointment Date: January 19, 2021
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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