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Residency Requirements

In order for a court to have jurisdiction or the authority to preside over a divorce matter, most states have instituted residency requirements in which either one or both of the parties must have lived in the state for a…

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Child Custody

Many events that happen between parents aren’t considered during a child custody hearing. It typically won’t matter if one parent was the one that wanted the divorce or separation, or if one parent was unfaithful to the relationship. An exception…

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Adoption matters typically involve a party wishing to adopt a minor child. If the person to be adopted is over 14 years old, their consent is usually required. Rhode Island may permit adult adoption, but adult adoptions typically take place…

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Grounds for Divorce

Rhode Island recognizes a few different grounds for divorce. These grounds fall into two categories: fault and no-fault. As the name suggests, fault grounds are based on the idea that one of the parties is at fault for the divorce.…

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Choosing a Family Law Attorney

Family law cases are usually deeply personal matters, and as a result, it is extremely important that you feel that you can trust your attorney. In order for your attorney to represent you in your case, you will likely need…

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Common Law Marriage

Rhode Island is one of the few states that will recognize common law marriages. (The majority of states no longer recognize it.) Generally, in order for a common law marriage to be formed, some requirements must be met, such as:…

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