Other Options for Marriage Dissolution in Rhode Island

When annulment isn't feasible, individuals in Rhode Island have alternative avenues for marriage dissolution. The most common alternative is divorce, a legal process that officially terminates a marriage. Unlike annulment, divorce acknowledges that the marriage was valid but has since irretrievably broken down.

In Rhode Island, divorces can be granted on both fault and no-fault grounds. Fault-based divorces require proof of marital misconduct, such as adultery, abandonment, or cruelty. No-fault divorces, on the other hand, do not require evidence of wrongdoing; instead, they are based on irreconcilable differences or a breakdown of the marital relationship.

Rhode Island also offers options for uncontested and contested divorces. In uncontested divorces, both parties agree on the terms of the divorce, including issues such as property division, child custody, and support. Contested divorces, on the other hand, involve disputes that require resolution through mediation or litigation.

Regardless of the path chosen, navigating the divorce process in Rhode Island can be complex and emotionally challenging. An experienced family law attorney can offer support during challenging times, ensuring the protection of your rights and striving for a just and equitable outcome in the dissolution process.

How a Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer Can Help

Understanding the process for marriage dissolution in Rhode Island can be overwhelming, but a skilled divorce lawyer can provide invaluable assistance every step of the way. The family law team at Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum has in-depth knowledge of state laws and regulations about marriage dissolution. They can help you understand your rights, options, and legal requirements throughout the process.

If annulment isn't feasible, your attorney can guide you through the divorce process. They can help you determine whether a fault-based or no-fault divorce is appropriate for your situation and provide representation in court proceedings.

A divorce lawyer can represent your interests during negotiations with your spouse or their attorney, striving to reach a fair and amicable settlement. They can also facilitate mediation sessions to resolve disputes outside of court. In cases where disputes cannot be resolved through negotiation or mediation, your attorney can provide skilled representation in court, advocating for your rights and interests before a judge.

After a breakup, there’s a lot on the line. From asset division to child custody arrangements, the decisions made during a divorce can have lasting impacts on your future. That’s why having a knowledgeable and experienced Rhode Island divorce attorney by your side is so crucial. 

Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.