Getting Divorced in Rhode Island

Posted February 8, 2021 by Johngrasso

Legal expert gives an overview of local divorce laws
Is 2021 the year when you have decided to put an end to your crumbling marriage and set yourself free? Maybe you are unsure about how to proceed. One of Rhode Island’s leading divorce lawyers shares some insight onto what you should expect on how local legislation can influence your divorce proceedings.

“Every state in the US has slight variations when it comes to any kind of legal process and divorce is no different. For example, in R.I., the following reasons are all considered as legit motives for divorce proceedings and will get your papers filed: living separately or apart for a period longer than three years, irreconcilable differences, neglect, refusal of support, impotency, adultery, desertion for longer than five years, habitual use of drugs or excessive alcohol and cruelty,” says Blake Nolan, media consultant to the leading divorce firm in RI, John Grasso.

Nolan then further expands on how important it is to realize beforehand that there is no way to determine exactly how your divorce proceedings will go, how much conflict it might cause or exactly how long it would take until it is over. There are so many factors which can all have a tremendous influence on how everything turns out. Yet, while there are so many variables, the aim is to proceed with the following plan and its various processes to some degree.

“The process starts when one partner goes to see a lawyer to sue the other for a divorce. The person who starts the action is the plaintiff, while the other partner is the defendant. The defendant will receive the paperwork which follows the initial meeting by hand. The defendant must respond to the paperwork within a set period so that the parties can settle. Lastly, they will go to court to finalize these settlement arrangements. If there arises conflict from the process, there might be several court dates before all will be settled. Once the process is final, both parties have 90 days to change their minds and then the judge will sign the Final Judgment, bringing the entire process to a close,” Nolan states.

The process can in some cases be over in as little as six months like when there are no minor children involved and both parties are quite happy to go their separate ways amicably. Other divorces can take years to finalize as parties are continuously in conflict. As they must wait for court dates every time they must appear in court, the process can become much longer.
The latter kind of process can also quickly tally up far greater costs for both parties than when they opt to split up without any conflict.

About Us: John R Grasso is an attorney admitted to practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He is also admitted at the Federal District Courts. He is a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court and has an experienced support team working at his side to help focus on securing a resolution in the shortest period of time. John Grasso represents criminal defendants on misdemeanors and felony charges throughout the area. He handles a wide range of cases on a daily basis including domestic violence cases, immigration disputes, DUI cases, robberies and so much more. To find out more, visit
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Last Updated February 8, 2021