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Either spouse must have been a resident of Rhode Island for one year prior to filing for divorce. The divorce may be filed for in the county of residence of the plaintiff, unless the one-year residency requirement has been satisfied by the defendant’s residence. In such case, the divorce must be filed for in the county of the defendant’s residence. [General Laws of Rhode Island; Title 15, Chapter 15-5-12].
There are mainly two reasons of divorce in Rhode Island those are fault and general.In order to file for divorce in Rhode Island, the proper grounds must be established. Both spouses are involved in establishing these grounds, and both must substantiate and agree upon these, unless the divorcing spouse is trying to prove otherwise to the court.
No-fault grounds for a divorce in Rhode Island include:
General reasons fordivorce in Rhode Islandinclude:
Child custody is determined according to the best interests of the child. Reasonable visitation should be granted to the non-custodial parent, unless it would be harmful to the child. There are no factors for consideration set out by statute. There is no specific provision for joint custody in Rhode Island. [General Laws of Rhode Island; Title 15, Chapter 15-5-16].
Rhode Island is an “equitable distribution” state. Separate property which a spouse owned prior to the marriage and any property which a spouse receives by gift or inherits (either before or during a marriage) is not subject to division. Any other property (including any income from separate property that was earned during the marriage) may be divided by the court. The following factors are considered:
Either spouse may be awarded alimony after a divorce or legal separation. In determining the amount of alimony, the following factors are to be considered:
Either parent may be ordered to provide child support, after a consideration of the following factors:
Family Court child support guidelines have been adopted. In order to guarantee child support payments, the court may require:
There is an official Child Support Guidelines Form which must be filed in cases involving minor children. [General Laws of Rhode Island; Title 15, Chapters 15-5-16.1, 15-5-16.2, 15-5-16.6, 15-5-22, and 15-9-1 and Rhode Island Rules of Procedure for Domestic Relations; Appendix of Forms].
In cases which involve child custody or visitation, the court may direct the parents to participate in mediation in an effort to resolve any differences. There is an official Family Court counseling form which must be filed with the Complaint for Divorce. [General Laws of Rhode Island; Title 15, Chapter 15-5-29].START Your Divorce Process Now!
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