Rhode Island Divorce Law Articles:

Alimony in Rhode Island Divorce

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer David Slepkow answers the following questions concerning Rhode Island Alimony: Who Qualifies for Support? What Factors must a Rhode Island Family Court Judge Look at to determine whether a person qualifies for RI Alimony? If a person qualifies for alimony, what factors must a judge look to determine the duration of alimony and the amount of alimony? What is the interrelationship of RI Child Custody and Child Support to a determination of alimony? David discusses some issues concerning Taxation and Alimony and Bankruptcy and Alimony as well as Contempt for failure to pay RI Alimony. David includes a copy of the RI statute concerning Alimony.

Rhode Island Divorce From Soup To Nuts by a RI Attorney
This article explains the Rhode Island Divorce process from pre-filing considerations through trial including Rhode Island divorce law strategy. This article was written by a Rhode Island divorce lawyer. [September 27, 2007 02:19:15 pm]

Inexpensive Flat Fee Uncontested Divorce Using a RI Family Law Lawyer – No Entanglements, No Problem
A simple uncontested divorce is a divorce that a Rhode Island divorce lawyer can typically complete for a relatively inexpensive flat fee. In a RI uncontested divorce, the attorney and the parties must still attend court for a brief hearing. [March 24, 2008 08:09:21 am]

Who Gets The Microwave in The Divorce? A Guide to Division of Property in RI Divorce
Frequently asked questions and answers written by a Rhode Island divorce attorney concerning equitable division of assets in Rhode Island divorces. This article discusses what is marital property in Rhode Island and what happens to the marital home upon divorce when there are minor children. This article also addresses the definition of “no fault” divorce in Rhode Island. This article also explains how “fault” such as alcoholism, drug addiction or extra marital affairs can effect equitable division of assets. [March 13, 2007 10:24:44 am

Uncontested Divorce in Rhode Island (RI) by Family Law Attorney
This article by a Rhode Island divorce attorney explores the different types of uncontested divorce in Rhode Island and explains the process of obtaining an uncontested divorce. Uncontested divorces should be much less expensive then contested divorces. This article also explains the residency requirements as well as how to prove residency in Court. [December 19, 2007 04:28:19 pm]

“No Fault Divorce” in RI is a Misnomer! Fault May be Important! Cheating – Abuse – Drugs & Divorce
“No fault divorce” does not mean that fault is not significant! Fault can be extremely significant in Rhode Island divorce. If a party can prove that the other party is at fault for the breakup of the marriage, then they can seek a disproportionate share of the marital assets. Fault may also be a small factor to determine whether or not a party is entitled to alimony. [November 30, 2007 02:10:03 pm]

Rhode Island Divorce- Residency Requirements by a Rhode Island Divorce Attorney-Lawyer
What are the residency requirements to obtain a Rhode Island divorce? Is it necessary to prove compliance with the residency requirements at the nominal divorce hearing in order to obtain a divorce? How do I prove residency to get a divorce? [November 15, 2007 04:07:31 pm]

Deferred Sale of Marital Home for the Best Intest of the Child – Rhode Island Divorce Law
Can the Rhode Island Family Court defer a sale of the marital home for the child/children? If one of the parties requests a deferred sale of the home, then the court must determine whether or not it is economically feasible for the person who is living in the home to pay the mortgage, liens, taxes and insurance on the home until the home is sold. In making that determination the court will look at the income of the resident parent, any alimony the parent receives, child support and other source of income to make those payments. The intent of this law is to prevent foreclosures, uninsured property, and deterioration of the marital home and to protect the parents’ equity in the house. R.I.G.L. 15-5-16 This article was written by a Rhode Island divorce and family law attorney. [October 05, 2007 05:33:43 pm]

Rhode Island Divorce Strategy From Finding a RI Attorney to Filing for Divorce by a RI lawyer
Part 1 of “A practical Guide to The Divorce Process in Rhode Island Family Court.” This article is part 1 of a series or articles that takes a person considering divorce through the entire divorce process from beginning stages of finding an attorney to eventually finalizing the divorce with a final judgment of divorce. This articles addresses both contested and uncontested divorces in Rhode Island. Part 1 addresses the initial step of selecting and obtaining a Rhode Island Attorney, drafting the divorce papers and the issues and decisions that must be made in the beginning of the divorce process. This article addresses, motions for temporary support, restraining orders & emergency motions. [March 21, 2007 09:09:29 am]

Rhode Island Divorce Process and Strategy From Filing Divorce to Trial – by a RI Family Law Lawyer
This article Article adresses Rhode Island Divorce process and strategy from filing for divorce to preparation for trial by a Rhode Island Family law Attorney. This article adresses the difference between a nominal and contested divorce, settlement of divorce, answers, the Nominal Court Hearing, residency requirements, the discovery process and other issues concerning RI Divorce. This is part two of a three part series which explains Rhode Island Divorce from beginning to end. [August 13, 2007 01:30:36 pm]

Rhode Island Divorce Law FAQS How Long Until It’s Over? Residency Requirements & No Fault Divorce
Rhode Island divorce law information written by a Rhode Island divorce lawyer. This article answers the following questions: How long does a Rhode Island divorce take from beginning to end? What does no fault divorce mean? What are the residency requirement to file in Rhode Island? How do I prove my residency at the nominal divorce hearing in order to obtain a divorce? [March 16, 2007 01:53:57 pm]

Rhode Island Divorce – “Post Divorce Do’s And Dont’s” -Family Law & Child Support by a RI Lawyer
Rhode Island (RI) post divorce do’s and dont’s prepared by a Rhode Island family law lawyer, David Slepkow concerning issues of child support modification, contempt and termination. The article also addresses issues concerning modification of child visitation & custody in Rhode Island. The article gives helpful advice about payment of alimony and modification and termination of alimony. The article also contains helpful information concerning modification of the final judgment of divorce based on a substantial change of circumstances and contempt for failure to pay alimony, child support or comply with the terms of the final judgment of divorce. [March 16, 2007 01:47:07 pm]

Rhode Island RI Common Law Marriage – Fact Or Fiction
Fiction- If I live together with my boyfriend for over seven years then we are automatically common law married. Rhode Island common law marriage “fact or fiction” by a Rhode Island family law and divorce attorney. This article addresses what constitutes a common law marriage in Rhode Island and how to prove or refute a claim of common law marriage. The article focuses on serious intent to enter into a husband wife relationship as well as reputation in the community that two people are in fact married. The following issues are addressed: reputation in the community, holding out to the community as a married couple, tax filing status, cohabitation, health insurance, joint property, use of last name, wedding rings, divorce as well as other financial issues. [March 26, 2007 02:55:49 pm]

Which Parent is Entitled to Claim a Minor Child As a Dependency Exemption For Federal Tax Purposes?
[Legal] In Rhode Island who is entitled to claim the minor child or children as Dependency Exemptions for Federal tax Purposes? If there is no indication in a Divorce Final Judgment or Decision Pending Final Judgment or Property Settlement agreement as to who is entitled to claim the children as Dependency Exemptions then automatically the parent with Physical Placement / Physical Custody of the minor children is entitled to claim the child or children for Federal Tax purposes. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be a substitute to seeking advice from a Rhode Island…

Divorce Law – The Intersection of Divorce and Real Estate Law – What Happens to Marital Domiciles?
[Legal] If husband and wife own real estate in Rhode Island (RI) and are getting divorced and have no minor children then there are many possible dispositions concerning the marital domicile. If the parties have a child or children then there are different considerations.

Divorce and Real Estate Law – Living Together During the Divorce – A Nightmare Or a Necessity?
[Relationships:Divorce] Issues concerning the marital domicile and real estate are often the biggest issues that divorcing couples must resolve. The issues of real estate and divorce are often intertwined with complex issues concerning child custody, child support, marital division of assets, marital debt and other issues related to a divorce. This article only applies to Rhode Island Divorce. This article discusses, in depth, issues concerning temporary occupancy of the marital real estate while the divorce is proceeding.

Child Custody Law – The Role of the Guardian Ad Litem For the Minor Child in Family Court
[Relationships:Post-Divorce] This article explains the role of the Guardian ad Litem in Rhode Island Custody, Visitation and placement cases. In Rhode Island (RI), A guardian ad litem is a individual who represents the hypothetical best interest of the minor child in a child custody, visitation or other type of Family Court case. The Guardian is not a lawyer for the minor child!