PRIVACY AND DIVORCE MAY NOT MIX PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY DURING DIVORCE In an argumentative divorce, many things can create stress and tension. Your ex might fight for a bigger share of marital assets or they may attempt to hide assets. The two of you may also clash over child custody, spousal support or the validity…

When you’re over 50 years old, marital separation has a special name: gray divorce. Although you may face several of the same issues as younger couples, divorcing later in life creates unique circumstances. Don’t let these differences surprise you. You can learn about common alterations you might have to make in gray divorce to prevent…

Financial pressures have long been cited as the pinnacle of marital downfall. In a recent study in the rise of divorce, male employment seems to be a large factor.   A study of 6300 heterosexual couples and found that men who were not working full time were 33% more likely to divorce than those with…

I’ve been served divorce papers. What do I do now? As with nearly all major events of life, there are specific steps to follow to complete a divorce in Rhode Island. Whether you are seeking a “no fault” divorce, citing irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, or for a contested dissolution for other reasons, such as…

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…

POST HILIDAY DIVORCE SURVIVAL TIPS Holidays can heighten the pain of a divorce, yet despite this we divorce lawyers all anticipate the annual post-holiday surge in divorce filings. Here are some useful tips to try to survive the post-holiday season during a divorce: 1. Keep the peace. Keep things calm. Flaring up emotions during this…

When will my divorce be final? Answer: So, it depends on the grounds for divorce. Most people file their divorces in Rhode Island under the grounds for divorce of “irreconcilable differences.” Divorces granted under this method become eligible for filing of the final decree after 90 days from the final divorce hearing date, usually known as a…

HOW TO EXPLAIN A DIVORCE TO A CHILD Your children are going to be highly impacted by your divorce, and it’s more than just figuring out a child custody plan for them after the split. This is a significant change in their lives. There are a few things you should know about how to explain…

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