Currently in Rhode Island court 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 to become the first state to add an amendment to the states divorce laws that gives major implications for animal welfare. Rhode…

The Family Courts in Rhode Island consider certain factors set out in R.I.G.L. 15-5-16.1 which specifically deals with this question. The factors are as follows: (1) The length of the marriage; (2) The conduct of the parties during the marriage; (3) The contribution of each of the parties during the marriage in the acquisition, preservation,…

Military Pensions are a world into themselves when it comes to divorce. Knowing how to tackle them is key to ensuring a fair and appropriate division of assets in a Rhode Island divorce. Below is a primer on the various issues. The 10-10 Rule The first thing to realize is that while the pension, or…

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 deals with income…

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