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.
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