PETS RIGHTS IN DIVORCE? SOME STATES START TO GIVE PETS RIGHTS IN DIVORCE Currently in Rhode Island courts and across the United States, a family court Judge can choose to consider pet wellbeing in a divorce case. In January Governor Bill Walker, signed legislation in Alaska and became the first state to add an amendment…

DIVIDING ASSETS IN DIVORCE So you have a house and pensions. Your spouse inherited money, and then there are the bank accounts and credit cards. How do you now divide assets in divorce? Do you need an accountant? Ultimately, the answer depends on the complexity of your “marital estate”, and a number of other factors….

Military Pensions are a world into themselves when it comes to divorce. In addition to dealing with the rest of your Rhode Island divorce, knowing how to tackle your or your spouses military pension is key to ensuring a fair and appropriate division of assets in a Rhode Island divorce. Below is a primer on…

INFORMATION IS POWER The DR-6 (a-b) “Statement of Assets Liabilities Income Expenses” is a form that all family court parties are required to fill out and file when filing complaints for divorce. separation, miscellaneous complaints, or when an answer or modification request is filed. After reviewing the DR-6, it can be seen that page one…

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