During my rather lengthy divorce, I needed a lawyer and a counselor. I needed a lawyer for all of the paperwork, expert knowledge of RI divorce laws and so on and so forth. I needed a counselor to help me remove feelings from the situation and help me see the logical side of things. Separating your feelings from a divorce (specially a very difficult one like mine) is very hard to do. Chris was there for me from day 1. He handled all the back and forth with the other attorney, he made sure I understood everything that was going on, he filed all of the motions, he encouraged me and my ex to try to workout our issues to come to a fair resolution. After the was an attorney change by my ex, he took it in stride and kept everything moving without delay. But the most important thing he did was keep my feelings of anger or my want for revenge out of the equation. Chris was always there to help me see the logical side. He always returned my phone calls and emails. Chris was my divorce lawyer and now I understand why the word "counselor" is used to identify lawyers because Chris was definitely my "counselor" too.