Making the decision to get a divorce may be a complicated and emotional process. Many times couples expect that the legal process will be equally draining and even ugly. If you'd rather not fight it out in court, this article may help you streamline the process in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island does not allow annulments, but a marriage may be declared “void” (invalid, as if it never happened) under certain circumstances. This article describes when your marriage may be considered null and void in the state of Rhode Island. If you have questions about how to invalidate your marriage, you should contact a family law attorney in your area for advice.
Overview A Rhode Island criminal domestic misdemeanor or felony case is often intertwined with complex issues concerning family law, child custody, child support, visitation, restraining orders, and divorce. Similarly, a Rhode Island family law case is often intertwined with criminal law issues.
While sticks and stones may break bones, threatening and cruel words can be just as damaging, particularly to children. Both physical and emotional abuse are forms of domestic violence, and both may be considered by judges in making custody and visitation decisions. In fact, a parent’s history of domestic
In Rhode Island, both parents have a duty to support their child. This means that both are expected to meet the child's financial and other needs. Find out how child support is calculated in Rhode Island, and how those payments are enforced.
For some parents, child support may be easier to establish than to collect. However, a "deadbeat" parent - that is, one who fails to pay the full amount of child support every month - can face significant fines and even jail time in some circumstances. A child support obligation continues as long as
Most married couples that experience adultery end up pursuing a divorce. If your spouse has been unfaithful, you may wonder how that infidelity affects your rights during a divorce. In a number of states, infidelity can impact a court's decision about property division, and it may even prevent the cheating spouse from receiving alimony.