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AN OVERVIEW OF RHODE ISLAND CHILD CUSTODY LAW

Some of the most complex and emotional types of family law disputes revolve around child custody. When a child's parents divorce or separate from one another, they must make decisions on how they will share parenting responsibilities, where the child will live, and how the child's time will be divided between each parent. If the parents are able to agree, the courts will usually approve their decision. If not, the courts may step in and make a decision on their behalf.

A BREAKDOWN OF THE RHODE ISLAND DIVORCE PROCESS

Divorce can be an incredibly complicated and emotional endeavor. As your family is thrust in to the Rhode Island Family Court system, it can be confusing to know what to expect during the associated legal processes. To help you make sense of what is to come, our firm has broken down the Rhode Island divorce process into a simple to use guide that identifies the main issues at hand and addresses your concerns.

WHY ARE THERE SO FEW DIVORCE TRIALS IN RHODE ISLAND?

Thousands of divorce cases are filed in Rhode Island every year. However, if you were to visit the Providence Family court and walk from courtroom to courtroom for an entire month, you will likely stumble upon no more than one or two divorce trials. Out of these few divorce trials, the likelihood that the trial will actually be completed with a judge's decision is minimal. But why is this the case?

RHODE ISLAND DIVORCE: HOW WILL MY BUSINESS BE VALUED?

One of the most complex and contentious matters during a Rhode Island divorce is the issue of property division. If you or your spouse owns a business, this process can become even more complex. Who will retain control of the business after the divorce? How much is the business worth? To answer these questions, the courts will consider the following factors:

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