Protect legal rights of mediating spouses.
Because divorce involves legal questions, every divorcing spouse should know and understand his or her legal rights before agreeing to a settlement. One way for a mediating spouse to do know his or her rights is to work with a consulting divorce lawy ... More details
In most states, you can get married the day your divorce decree is made final if you want. In the few states that do set a time limit, the period is not very long, except in Oklahoma and Wisconsin where the parties must wait six months after a divorc ... More details
Remarry after divorce.
In most states, you can get married the day your divorce decree is made final. In the few states that do set a time limit, the period is not very long, but you would have to check the laws in your state to determine whether or not there is any restri ... More details
Remarry before the divorce proceeding is complete.
Normally, it's now permited, but some states allow judges to grant a "divisible divorce". This permits the judge to declare you legally divorced so that you can remarry, but keep the remainder of the case in court until the property and sup ... More details
Residency requirements for filing for divorce.
The requirements for establishing residency vary from state to state. Someone who files for divorce must offer proof that he has resided there for the required length of time.
If one spouse meets the residency requirement of a state or ... More details
Rhode Island divorce - Alimony maintenance spousal support.
Either spouse may be awarded alimony after a divorce or legal separation. In determining the amount of alimony, the following factors are to be considered:
(1) the extent to which either spouse is unable to support himself or herself ade ... More details
Rhode Island divorce - Child custody.
Child custody is determined according to the best interests of the child. Reasonable visitation should be granted to the non-custodial parent, unless it would be harmful to the child. There are no factors for consideration set out by statute. There i ... More details
Rhode Island divorce - Child support.
Either parent may be ordered to provide child support, after a consideration of the following factors:
(1) the financial resources of the child; (2) the standard of living the child would have enjoyed if the marriage had not been dissolv ... More details
Rhode Island divorce - General Divorce Procedure.
An official financial statement must be filed by each spouse. An official child support guidelines form must be filed in cases involving minor children. In addition, there are must be an official court hearing in all divorce cases. ... More details
Rhode Island divorce - Grounds for Rhode Island Divorce.
Rhode Island considers as the no-fault grounds for divorce:
1) irreconcilable differences that have caused the irreversible breakdown of the marriage;
2) living separate and apart without cohabitation for three years. ... More details
Rhode Island divorce - Legal Separation.
The grounds for legal separation are the same as for divorce plus any other cause that would appear to require a divorce from bed and board (legal separation). The spouse seeking legal separation must have been a resident for a period of time that th ... More details
Rhode Island divorce - Mediation or Counseling.
In cases, which involve child custody or visitation, the court may direct the parents to participate in mediation in an effort to resolve any differences. A family court counseling form must be filed with the complaint for divorce. [General Laws of R ... More details
Rhode Island divorce - Property distribution.
Rhode Island is an "equitable distribution" state. Separate property, which a spouse owned prior to the marriage and any property, which a spouse receives by gift or inherits (either before or during a marriage) is not subject to division. ... More details
Rhode Island divorce - Residency Requirements.
One spouse must have been a resident of Rhode Island for 1 year before filing. [General Laws of Rhode Island; Title 15, Chapter 15-5-12]. ... More details
Rhode Island divorce - Rights to Maiden Name.
The wife may have her former name restored. [General Laws of Rhode Island; Title 15, Chapter 15-5-17]. ... More details
Rhode Island divorce - Title of Divorce action.
Complaint for Divorce. ... More details
Rhode Island divorce - Where to file for divorce.
The plaintiff may file for the divorce in his/her county of residence, unless the 1-year residency requirement has been satisfied by the defendant’s residence, in which case, the divorce must be filed for in the county of the defendant’s residence. [ ... More details
Right to appeal.
If the trial judge rules against you in a divorce hearing, you may appeal. An appeal is a review of the judge's decision by a higher court, also called an appellate court. After the trial judge decides the divorce case, both parties generally have be ... More details
Rights of creditors in a divorce case.
The judge in a divorce case cannot deprive your creditors of their rights, so your creditor might force you to pay a debt that the judge assigned to your spouse.
If you were personally obligated to pay the debt before the divorce (for ex ... More details
Science & Technology - "All great innovations are made before wedding."
Doctor Satoshi Kanazawa (Satoshi Kanazawa) from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand has analyzed the biographies of 280 great scientists and has noticed that practically all of them made their major contributions before they married and had c ... More details