Rhode Island allows you to complete your divorce without an attorney if you and your spouse can come to an agreement on what to do with your property and how you will care for any children that you have.
Rhode Island Residency Requirements
You are required to be a resident of Rhode Island for at least one year prior to filing for divorce.
Grounds For Divorce
Rhode Island is a no-fault divorce state. In a Rhode Island no-fault divorce the spouses agree that irreconcilable differences have caused the irremediable breakdown of the marriage.
Filing Your Rhode Island Divorce
The basic steps for filing for a divorce in Rhode Island are as follows:
- You review, sign, and file the initial divorce documents with the Family Court Clerk.
- You then serve your spouse with the divorce documents and provides him/her with the documents he/she needs to complete and file.
- Both spouses and a witness (who can testify to your residency) attend the divorce hearing.
- After waiting the required 90 days after the divorce hearing, the judge finalizes the divorce by signing the Final Judgment.
Division of property & debt, child parenting plan (including child support, visitation and custody), spousal support, and more are covered.
DivorceWriter provides forms specific to the state of Rhode Island and offers a money back guarantee if your documents are not accepted by the Court.
If you select a Rhode Island divorce without children, you are selecting the following forms:
- Complaint for Divorce
- Marital Settlement Agreement
- Statement of Assets - Plaintiff
- Family Services Counseling Unit Form
- Report of Divorce
- Nominal Track Notice
- Entry of Appearance
- Affidavit of Consent
- Statement of Assets - Defendant
- Decision Pending Entry of Final Judgment
- Final Judgment
If you select a Rhode Island divorce with children, you are selecting the non-children forms as well as a Child Support Guidelines Worksheet, Statement Listing Children of the Marriage, and a UCCJEA Affidavit.