William J. Balkun, Esq.

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  • 63 Sockanosset Cross Road, Suite 2B, Cranston, RI 02920
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  • William J. Balkun primarily practices family law and focuses on divorce law in courts throughout Rhode Island.
  • Peer Reviews
    4.4/5.0 (3)
    Client Reviews
    50% Recommended (2)
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Biography

I have practiced law for over 33 years, mostly in the Rhode Island Family Court. I discuss the law and relevant facts with my clients so they can make informed decisions. My goal is to be prepared for trial, to negotiate a fair and equitable settlement where I can, and try those cases that cannot be settled.

Areas of Practice (56)

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Alimony
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Visitation Rights
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Domestic Violence
  • Fathers Rights
  • Contracts
  • Litigation
  • Annulment
  • Military Divorce
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Restraining Orders
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Child Abduction
  • Child Advocacy
  • Child Care
  • Child Protection
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Childrens Rights
  • Civil Unions
  • Divorce Taxation
  • Domestic Partnerships
  • Domestic Relations
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Gay and Lesbian Family Law
  • Grandparents Custody
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • Interstate Support
  • Legal Separation
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Name Changes
  • No Fault Divorce
  • Non-Traditional Family Law
  • Parental Kidnapping
  • Parental Rights
  • Parenting Time
  • Paternity
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Same Sex Marriage
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Adoptions
  • Uncontested Divorce

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
401-868-1165  Phone
401-463-5106  Phone
401-524-7071  Cell Phone
401-463-5108  Fax
www.divlaw.net
University Attended:
Northeastern University, B.S., 1975
Law School Attended:
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1982; Boston University, LL.M., Masters in Banking Law Studies, 1988
Year of First Admission:
1983
Admission:
1984, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island; 1983, Rhode Island and New York
Memberships:
Kent County (Member, Board of Directors, 1997—), Rhode Island (Member, Family Court Bench-Bar Committee) and American (Member, Family Law Section) Bar Associations; Inn of Court (RI, Family Law), Member of Family Court committee that updated the Rules of Procedure.
ISLN:
909283689
Hobbies & interests:
Divorce, Contested Divorce, Valuation of Assets, Contested Custody, Parenting Time, Child Support Enforcement, Trial Preparation, Trial Strategy and Skills.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover

Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0 (3 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.4/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.4/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.4/5.0
  • Communication

    4.4/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.4/5.0

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Client Reviews

  • 3.3/5.0 (2 reviews)
  • (1 recommendation)
  • Communication

    3.5/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    3.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    3.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    3.5/5.0
  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 07/29/13 in Family Law.

    He listened to me and answered my phone calls which was 100% better than the lawyer I started with. I initiated divorce proceedings after four years of a turbulent marriage. We got a game plan, and his advice was invaluable. Not something I want to... Read more

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    He listened to me and answered my phone calls which was 100% better than the lawyer I started with. I initiated divorce proceedings after four years of a turbulent marriage. We got a game plan, and his advice was invaluable. Not something I want to go through again, but I was glad to have Attorney Balkun by my side. Read less

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  • No Recommendations   1.5/5.0 Rated on 12/07/10 in Family Law.

    Unprofessional...swore repeatedly during consultation. Repeated interrupted during interview. I walked out.

    Unprofessional...swore repeatedly during consultation. Repeated interrupted during interview. I walked out. Read less

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