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…

HOW TO PREPARE FOR GRAY DIVORCE 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…

FOR MEN, UNEMPLOYMENT MAY MEAN DIVORCE Financial pressures have long been cited as the pinnacle of marital downfall. In a recent study in the rise of divorce, male employment appears as 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…

SERVED DIVORCE PAPERS IN RI? I’ve been served divorce papers. So what do I do now? As with nearly all major events of life, there are specific steps to follow in order to complete a divorce in Rhode Island. So, whether you are just seeking a “no fault” divorce, citing irretrievable breakdown of the marriage,…

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…

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…

TIPS TO HELP KIDS THROUGH DIVORCE You have a lot of goals relating to your children when you head for divorce. Maybe you want sole custody, a good joint custody plan or visitation rights. However, while looking into all of this, it’s important to go beyond these basic decisions and remember to think about how…

DIVORCE FOR ADOPTED CHILDREN CAN BE DIFFICULT Divorce nearly always brings up considerable emotions and insecurities in children. The family unit they’ve known is no longer. They may feel that they’ve taken a backseat to their parents’ animosity towards one another. Or, they may believe that they have to side with one parent over another….

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