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Divorce

Divorce can be one of the most painful and stressful experiences of a person’s life. Facing the uncertainties of child custody, visitation rights, child support, and disputes over property and money can be overwhelming, so it’s important to have an experienced team of attorneys to support you and advocate for your rights. At Caprio Law, we have successfully represented hundreds of clients since 1965 in their divorces and family court issues, and have the time tested experience required to successfully navigate the divorce process. We are proficient in all aspects of the divorce procedure, from uncontested divorce to aggressive litigation in the courtroom. Call us today to discuss your case with us.

Divorce FAQ

How long does it take to get a divorce in Rhode Island?

There is no simple answer to this question. When filing for divorce, there are many things to consider: child support custody, division of assets, possible alimony, and other issues. That being said, if both parties agree to an uncontested divorce and have no issues regarding division of property and visitation, then a hearing is set sixty to seventy days after the divorce complaint is filed. After filing, a “Nominal Divorce Proceeding” hearing takes place. If both parties refrain from contesting any aspects of the divorce, then the divorce could become final as soon as sixty to seventy days after the hearing.

I most cases, however, there are issues that remain unresolved and contested in a divorce. If there are enough disputes, a divorce case may result in a trial. Typically, contested divorces take anywhere from six months to a year to finalize. You need an experienced team of attorneys to not only advocate aggressively on your behalf but also aid you in resolving any disputes in an orderly fashion.

How much does a divorce cost?

That is a complex question without a simple answer. Many factors come into play when considering the cost of a divorce in Rhode Island. Is the divorce contested? will you need aggressive representation in a Court of law? Is custody being disputed? These are just some of the many questions that need to be taken into consideration.

We offer free consultation for your divorce cases. Give us a call to discuss the details of your case. We will be able to give you an estimate after considering the specifics of your divorce case.

Does It Make a Difference Who files the divorce in Rhode Island?

Does It Make a Difference Who files the divorce in Rhode Island?
No, it does not matter who files for divorce in Rhode island. Both spouses are treated the same in the filing process.

What is a “No Fault” Divorce in Rhode Island?

No fault means that individuals can file for divorce without needing to prove the fault of the other spouse. This does not mean that fault is not considered in the division of assets. It simply means that married couples in Rhode Island do not need recourse to grievances to dissolve their marriage.

Are there residency requirements for getting a Divorce in Rhode Island?

Yes. You must be a resident of Rhode Island for at least one year before you can seek a divorce in the state.

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