A few hundred thousand Americans will divorce each year, keeping the country's divorce rate steady between 40% and 50%. This number seems dramatically high until you start to look at the facts closer and study why people are actually choosing to end their marriages. It should come as no surprise that happy marriages aren't ending in divorce.
When you are summoned to family court or bring a family law dispute to the court's attention, you will be given a court date. At this court date, you will have the attention of a family court judge who will oversee your case and hear your individual claims. In complex or high asset divorces, there may also be a jury involved with the ruling, if a spouse specifically asked for one. Overall, the Rhode Island family court system is there to bring final, legal conclusions to some of life's most difficult, and sensitive, issues.
Knowing how much your divorce is going to cost you can help you plan for your financial future. The only problem is that there really is no set amount you will pay to complete your divorce.
There are relatively few divorces that spring up out of one single and troubling event, and even fewer still that then follow through to completion. For the most part, divorce is a long, arduous process, in both how it can pan out in court and the thinking, debating, and inner-monologues that lead up to the decision to finally file the paperwork. If you keep finding yourself pacing back and forth, unsure if divorce is the right solution for your marriage problems, here are four factors you should consider, review, and re-review to help you make your choice.
True love is a powerful thing but certain love is actually quite rare. Ask a couple that has been happily married for most of their lives and even they will probably tell you that there were moments where they had their doubts or fears about where their marriage was headed. This is a natural part of being in a committed relationship. For some married people, they want to find a way protect themselves from this doubt, reduce the stress they are feeling, and ultimately give themselves peace of mind again. What can do all of this and more for them?
Divorce courts in Rhode Island rely on a system of equitable distribution when a couple is ending their marriage. Equitable might sound pretty good phonetically but it can actually spell trouble for you if you are not prepared to part ways with some of your prized possessions. Equitable means "fair" not necessarily "equal", and the court is going to decide what is and what isn't fair. You may firmly believe that your ex-spouse doesn't deserve the family automobile but unless you can convince the court otherwise, it could be theirs all the same.