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WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF MY SPOUSE DOESN'T HIRE A DIVORCE LAWYER? POSTED BY TIM CONLON

When a marriage has come to an end, it can be difficult to accept. However, when one party refuses to acknowledge it is time to move forward with a divorce, the situation can become even more challenging. This is why, even if your spouse doesn't hire a Rhode Island divorce attorney, you still should--both people attempting to handle this transition without proper guidance can be disastrous.

BEWARE OF THE RISKS OF ONLINE DIVORCE SERVICES

Despite their claims of convenience and ease, online divorce services may be riskier than you think. Our legal team understands you are looking for a way to end your marriage efficiently and effectively, while not breaking the bank, but we feel online services are a serious hazard. Online divorce may be an option in the future, but it certainly has not yet taken with the courts as a means to a successful outcome.

SOCIAL MEDIA & DIVORCE

Now more common than ever, social media has taken a serious role in everyone's lives. While it has many advantages, social media also has a lot of hidden negativities, especially when it comes to divorce. Whether you use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media platform, nothing is safe on the Internet.

MARRIAGE & DIVORCE ARE CHANGING ALONGSIDE TECHNOLOGY

The first iPhone was revealed just a decade ago, but the smartphone has already completely turned the world on its head. It is more surprising these days to see someone without a smartphone than someone with one. Indeed, walking by the average elementary school, you will assuredly see little kids holding a phone or even a tablet that is three times the size of their hands.

DO I HAVE TO GO TO COURT TO GET A DIVORCE IN RHODE ISLAND?

We have all heard countless horror stories in which divorce become ugly, contentious, and drawn-out affairs. It comes as no surprise you would want to avoid all that unpleasantry and more. Many people try to avoid the court process while getting a divorce because they have only heard the worst of the worst regarding any outcomes they may receive. This may lead you to wonder, can I possibly obtain a divorce without ever having to go to court?

PET CUSTODY AND DIVORCE

Our pets are some of the most important parts of our lives. Any pet owner knows loving a pet is nearly the same as loving a child. When you are in the midst of a divorce, your pet may be an incredibly contentious issue between the two of you. Neither side may be willing to give up custody of that pet. This is understandable, because pets are a part of our family, and it can be hard to let them go. Now more than ever, the courts are facing pet custody in litigation.

DOES MY SPOUSE GET HALF MY PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT?

In divorce, finances are some of the most important and contentious aspects of the entire process. It is no surprise both parties want to do everything in their power to protect what is rightfully theirs. This can get quite messy, as the lines between what belongs to who can start to blur. Many divorcing couples worry about the state of their bank accounts especially because they want to walk away from the marriage keeping as much as they possibly can. However, this isn't always easy.

DOES YOUR SPOUSE HAVE TO AGREE TO A DIVORCE?

Sometimes, when a marriage has come to an end, not everybody realizes it. This can be incredibly frustrating when you realize there is no need to stay married any longer, but your spouse refuses to. Whether it is a form of denial, hoping to hold onto the past, or instead wishing to fix something that can no longer be fixed, many people refuse to a divorce without a long and hard fight.

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