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Timothy Sweet

Divorce and separation Attorney at East Greenwich, RI

4.8   23 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State RI
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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Timothy Sweet, Owner and Attorney at The Law Office of Timothy M. Sweet, LLC, provides compassionate representation to families during the most trying times. He specializes in creative problem-solving and often resolves highly contentious family law cases in half the time (and for half the money) of many other attorneys. An expert at solving issues others can’t – frequently without going to trial – he focuses on the needs of children and families first.

Twelve years ago, Timothy opened his practice to create a laid-back environment where he could offer his clients candid advice and genuine dialogue, helping them achieve the best possible outcomes. He is an advocate for high-level negotiation and respectful resolution, and he is a certified mediator.

As an adopted child himself, one of the most fulfilling parts of his work is helping kids get adopted into loving families. He also handles other Rhode Island family court cases, including but not limited to divorce, child custody, child support, and alimony.

In Timothy’s free time, you’ll often find him reading, watching movies, and spending quality time with his daughter. He is quite philosophical… But he makes sure to enjoy the small things like watching his daughter play with her kitten Nugget.

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The Law Office of Timothy M. Sweet, LLC
110 Main St.
Ste. 303
East Greenwich, RI, 02818


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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timothy Sweet is very professional and went over and beyond to help my husband with his cases. We live on the West Coast and he took care everything for us. We highly recommend his services to others.
Posted by Stacey | December 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
I cannot begin to describe how happy I am that I had Timothy represent me! As an ACTIVE DUTY, SINGLE FATHER, my divorce was seemingly never ending. After 16 months, two previous lawyers, over 10k spent, and an attempt to go Pro Se... I felt lost. I found Timothy after exhaustive research. I was scared and felt like I had nowhere to go. After my first conversation with Timothy, I felt like I once again had HOPE. Timothy listened to me, asked what I was seeking, and in LESS THAN A MONTH my divorce was final. The combination of Timothy and Kelsey (his legal assistant) made me feel like I was their NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. They were exceptionally professional, exhibited masterful communication, and in the end... DELIVERED! I'm still in shock that he was able to successfully conclude my nightmare divorce and on terms that I am more than comfortable with.
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Posted by David | January 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A really good experience
The attorneys at Sweet Family Law really helped me out when I needed them. They listened to me and were always available to answer my questions. Most of all, they treated me like a person during a really difficult time. I highly recommend them.
Posted by Tameisha | November 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Mr. Sweet
Once again thank you for all your help. You gave me hope and confidence throughout my ordeal. Your patience with me and your expertise in getting this resolved are greatly appreciated. You are the best!
Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, attentive, knowledgeable, reasonable
The word honest is probably not the first work that comes to mind when describing a family law attorney, but I must say that I found Tim to share the same transparency, integrity and honesty that I value. In the world of divorce and mud slinging, it's nice to argue a case based on facts and ethics, rather than lies and digs. Don't get me wrong: Tim can take a firm hardline, but he will do it without compromising his ethics and without making up lies about opposing counsel. He will argue based on law, fact, and most importantly, based on the best interests of kids, if involved. . My motto is be honest, be truthful, be real. Tim shares these core values. I would strongly recommend him.
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Posted by Emmanuel Conte - Kroma | July 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Nobody Wins When the Family Feuds
I first contacted The Law Offices of Timothy M. Sweet when I did not know what else to do concerning my son. My connection with Mr. Sweet meant to me far more than my case as he took the time to understand the situation. I am so grateful for the work and effort his office has invested in me, for it exceeded my expectations. No matter what time of day, Mr. Sweet made sure he was available to provide and give the best possible solutions for the matter. Although stressed and worried at times, the Office managed to put my mind at ease and was selfless; which left me the ability to go on with my work day. I could not have had a better lawyer and representative. The Law Offices of Timothy M. Sweet executed my case with excellence and accomplished the best solution for my son. I finally got my son back and cannot fully express the joy I feel. I cannot thank them enough. Thank you Timothy for picking up my late night calls. Thank you Brittney for being able to understand my pain and making it possible for the better.
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Posted by Cara | February 28, 2017
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Custody/Family Court Matters
Attorney Timothy Sweet has been a true blessing to me & my family. My situation is a rather complex, difficult & lengthy case and I am so thankful that I found Attorney Sweet. From the moment that I met Mr. Sweet I knew that I had finally found an attorney who actually cared about my case and didn't look at me like I am just a number nor a dollar sign. Mr. Sweet listened to everything that I had to say and explained in detail what our potential strategy plan could be and how the process worked. Tim is very honest and straight forward and is not going to promise things that he can't deliver. Attorney Sweet has a rather unique and intellegnt strategical approach on how address the situation that I was very impressed with. He responds to correspondance in a timely fashion and I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone in need of a family court attorney and/or knows of anyone in need of an attorney. Tim is very dedicated and passionate about his profession and his cases. I couldn't be any happier nor thankful than I am to find Attorney Sweet!! Thank you Tim for everything :)
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Posted by Jace | August 4, 2015
Child support help
Mr. Sweet was able to keep me from being charged with a felony and out of prison. He was cordial, and always responded to my calls and emails. I could'nt have asked for a more professional and compitent lawyer. Thanks Tim
Posted by jeffrey | August 12, 2014
Very happy with timothy sweet. He knew what he was doing, I felt very comfortable and confident with his representation He wasn't a stuck up jerk like other lawyers I have experienced. I will definitely call him again. Or recommend him to others
Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2014
Barrington's Timothothy Sweet
Attorney Sweet is empathetic, knowledgeable, and trustworthy in family law. He dealt with some emotionally charged post divorce issues with my child and ex-wife and he was able to calm the situation not inflame it. He kept me informed at a very appropriate level.
Posted by Pamela | June 20, 2014
I needed a divorce lawyer and began an online search of RI and nearby Massachusetts. I read and read the specifics each page offered most sounded revengeful and plain awful until I came across Timothy Sweets page, his website was easy to read and his 'contact' page quick to find. His references were the type I'd hope to find, words that expressed action without malice or harm. I met with Mr Sweet and found him to be what I felt true to his word. I asked for his work in helping me to achieve as peaceful as possible a divorce and he did just that! I would highly recommend Timothy Sweet to anyone.
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Posted by Sean D | February 26, 2014
Attorney Sweet.
Mr Sweet is the one the most nicest people i've come to have known due to my unfortunate circumstance , but however he's very articulate very well mannered responsive ,always on time very knowledgeable knows his way around the court room so to speak , i would highly recommend him he's very understanding and cares about the clients needs .i wish i had met Tim before my first encounter with my first attorney which was a nightmare ,and i would not mentioned anything about that because this is about the man Mr Timothy Sweet .
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Posted by Suzanne | January 20, 2014
Real smart lawyer and real nice guy.
I contacted Timothy Sweet 2 months ago. I was having great difficulty getting any help with a pension matter my ex husband and I are involved in. After we met I hired Timothy,I found that he is very professional. But also what I like is he listens and speaks with a real kind concern. He didn't ask me for a large retainer and I liked that about him.He has been keeping me informed every step of the way.Any time i have had a question,he's answered me right away. I honestly believe he has my best interest at heart. And I trust him. He seems to be a real genuine person with compassion. I am so happy his was the number i chose when i googled lawyers. This matter is still on going but having Timothy as my lawyer I feel confident. I finally have a voice and he's getting the job done.
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Posted by Mike | October 21, 2013
Great Job
Tim Sweet did an excellent job in helping me through a tough time in navigating through my litigation process. Thanks again Tim.
Posted by Olu | September 29, 2013
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I found Tim to be a very knowledgable lawyer who handled my case with sensitivity during a difficult time. He is a lawyer who advises but also listens to what his clients want. I would definitely recommend Tim to anyone.
Posted by Dayna | September 2, 2013
Great job!
Tim has been great to work with. He explained the process well and was understanding and helpful throughout.
Posted by wayne | September 2, 2013
Tim Sweet
We found Tim to be very helpful and patient in our needs and requests. Tim made us feel comfortable and spent the we needed to accomplish our goals.
Posted by Elaine | August 29, 2013
Dedicated Attorney
My husband and I were overwhelmed until we found Timothy Sweet. From day one he lifted our hopes and guided us though a very difficult interstate custody case. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a dedicated attorney
Posted by Laura | August 24, 2013
I highly recommend Mr. Timothy Sweet!
I have hired Mr. Timothy Sweet two times now. Both times we won our case! I always felt comfortable with him as he was always very knowledgeable and very professional. One time he helped me with a work related issue and another time it was related to finances and student loans. He was also always easy to contact, explained everything so I could understand it and always treated me with respect and dignity. He responds fast as well to questions or concerns. I really felt like we worked together as a team and I would always trust his advice, which really paid off in the end. I have also referred him to two family friends who have benefited from his services. One of these was a custody issue and he also comes highly recommended from my friends who have used his services. He is a family man with ethics and morals and an excellent layer. He is also very reasonable when it comes to charges. I hope you contact Mr. Sweet for a consultation!
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Posted by Lisette | August 19, 2013
Timothy sweet is an awesome caring lawyer
An incredible caring compassionate man who loves what he does. He responds quickly and positively. He has made me feel like everything will be fine in my darkest hour. He responds quickly to emails and texts and has been very accommodating to my inability to get transportation to his office. I highly recommend Timothy Sweet!
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Litigation Associate
  • The Moyer Law Office
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Timothy M. Sweet
  • 2012 - 2022
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • RI Department of Administration
  • 2007 - 2008
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  • Roger Williams University School of Law, Ralph R. Papitto School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Providence College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005
  • Bishop Hendricken High School
  • Diploma
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Ca. No. K03-0615M
  • confidential
  • Ca. No. 13-4815
  • Confidential


  • East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • ACLU
  • Volunteer
  • 2013 - Present
  • Clean Water Action
  • Volunteer
  • 2013 - Present
  • VLP
  • Volunteer
  • 2013 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Criminal Law Bench/Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, Family Court Bench/Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Rhode Island Law Bench Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Divorce Lawyer
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2020
  • Top 3 Divorce Layers
  • 3 Best Rated
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Community Service Award
  • Roger Williams University
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mediation Program
  • Mediation Program
  • 2021
  • Grey Divorce
  • Divorce
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (10)
Endorse Timothy
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked as opposing counsel with Tim on numerous cases. He is a zealous advocate, who aggressively fights for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Timothy Sweet is an exceptional, experienced and well respected lawyer. His knowledge of the law is matched by his skill in the courtroom. He is a talented, zealous advocate who always fights hard for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is an extremely dedicated attorney who has quickly established himself as a go-to family court resource. If you need assistance with any family court matter, divorce - child custody - child support, be sure to give Tim a call to speak with an experienced legal advocate."
Family Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Sweet is a dedicated family law attorney that I would recommend to any client, colleague or family member."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When a complicated Rhode Island family lawyer matter popped up in an immigration case I was working on, I referred my clients to Mr. Sweet. And he did a fantastic job. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim has a strong commitment to his clients, is well-versed in family law, and is held in high regard by the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim and I went to law school together, and both grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island. While at law school, it was easy to see how insightful and intelligent Tim is. He has always been well-respected by our peers. I would not hesitate to recommend Tim for family law matters."
Family Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim's accessible demeanor and genuine concern for his clients along with his intense focus on family law practice makes him a go-to lawyer for family law services from divorce litigation to custody agreements and everything in between."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am pleased to endorse my friend and former business partner, Timothy Sweet. I have known Tim for almost fifteen years, both as a friend and a colleague. He is an extremely intelligent individual with a wealth of knowledge. More importantly, he possesses a compassionate demeanor that allows him to work successfully with clients and obtain desired results."
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