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Rhode Island Divorce

The Rhode Island Family Law Center is a resource on divorce and family law in the State of Rhode Island for non-lawyers and pro se litigants. Please let us know if we have omitted a link to an important state resource and we will gladly add it.

Courts and Community Resources

Lawyers and Divorce
Glossary of Family Law Terms
Rhode Island Judiciary
Rhode Island Bar Association
Roger Williams University School of Law - Law Library

State Statutory Resources

If you wish to review your State's Statutes or Code, click the links below:

State of Rhode Island General Laws
Rhode Island On-Line Public Information Kiosk - Legislative Information

Divorce Law

How Divorce Law Affects You - from the Rhode Island Bar
Divorce and Separation - Rhode Island General Laws - Title 15, Chapter 15-5
Marital Separation Agreements Explained

Marriage and Living Together Laws

Rhode Island Marriage License Law

Child Support

Rhode Island Office of Child Support
Rhode Island Child Support Guideline Worksheet
Rhode Island Child Support Guideline Schedule
Calculating Child Support
Child Support Glossary of Terms - from the RI Office of Child Support
Child Support Explained

Child Custody and Visitation Law

Mediation Proceedings Involving Custody or Visitation - Rhode Island General Laws - Title 15, Section 15-5-29
Rhode Island Office of the Child Advocate
FAQ on Child Custody Custody and Visitation
Child Custody Resources

Property Division

Rhode Island is an "equitable distribution" property state.

Assignment of Property - Rhode Island General Laws - Title 15, Section 15-5-16.1