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:
- Complete the DivorceWriter online interview.
- Review and sign the completed divorce papers.
- File the Complaint for Divorce and related documents with the Family Court Clerk.
- 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.
Forms and detailed filing instructions are specific to the state of Rhode Island. DivorceWriter offers a money back guarantee if your documents are not accepted by the Court.