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Interested in Filing for Divorce in RI?

Getting divorce is one of the hardest and most emotional decisions you have the make in your life. Additionally, it can also be complicated and draining, which can result in a hotly contested and ugly legal process. That is why it is important to hire an experienced family law attorney to protect your rights and best interests throughout the divorce and help you obtain the most favorable agreement.

At the Law Office of Jason Knight, we are committed to helping you get the best possible outcome in your divorce and a fresh start in life. Our Rhode Island divorce lawyer provides an effective and personalized approach to each case because we understand there are unique circumstances in every case. Whether your divorce is straightforward or involves high assets and other complexities, we are ready to help you navigate the legal process.

If you are interested in filing for divorce, contact us today at (401) 354-2255 for a free case evaluation.

Rhode Island Divorce Laws

In order to file for divorce in Rhode Island, either you or your spouse must have been living in the state for at least one year. Rhode Island is a no-fault divorce state, which means couples can dissolve their marriage based on irreconcilable differences (if you and your spouse have been separated for three years). However, you may also file for divorce based on a fault ground, such as adultery, willful desertion, extreme cruelty, and more.

There are two main types of divorce: contested and uncontested divorce. Contested divorce occurs when both spouses cannot agree on one or more issues in a divorce, while an uncontested divorce occurs when both spouses agree on all issues in a divorce.

Common divorce issues include:

  • Child custody and visitation

  • Child support

  • Alimony or spousal support

  • Property division

You start the divorce process by filing a Complaint for Divorce in your County Clerk’s Office of the Family Court. Keep in mind, there are many more documents required throughout the filing process.

When it comes to uncontested divorce, one of these documents include the marital settlement agreement, which outlines child custody arrangements and how property will be divided. The documents will be filed with the court and your spouse will receive a copy. You may have to attend a court hearing and the judge will enter your Final Judgment of Divorce.

Regarding contested divorce, a couple can still avoid court litigation by trying to resolve their differences through divorce mediation. This means a third-party mediator helps each party come to an agreement on all issues outside of the court. However, if mediation is not successfully, then the court will decide the outcome of the divorce. Contested divorces are often more costly and time-consuming compared to uncontested divorce.

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Since divorce can be complex, having a caring and knowledgeable attorney on your side can make a huge difference. We can explain how the state laws affect your case and help you start the next chapter of your life.

Contact us today for more information about our legal services in Rhode Island.

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