Rhode Island doesn't provide a special, simplified procedure for uncontested divorce, but you can still save money and time if you and your spouse agree on the issues in your divorce. Learn how to get an uncontested divorce 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.
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