Nominal Divorce Lawyer in Providence
Let Our Rhode Island Lawyer Assist With Your Case
The State of Rhode Island has a track system for divorces. This means a
divorcing party has two options for the
divorce process—a nominal track or a contested track. When separating spouses chose
the nominal track, they are choosing to divorce without the assistance
of a judge. Most parties who choose a nominal divorce are on amicable
terms and wish to ensure they divorce as quickly and stress-free as possible.
There are various benefits to choosing a nominal divorce over a contested
divorce such as:
- More affordable
- Less stressful on children and other family members
- You and your spouse are in control of what happens with your case instead
of the court
If you and your spouse believe you can undergo a nominal divorce, call
me, Attorney Steven G. Wright for assistance. As a providence divorce
lawyer, I have years of nominal divorce experience and can act as the
neutral third party to ensure all the terms of your divorce are covered
and agreed upon. If you ever run into any problems, it is my goal to ensure
they are resolved so you and your spouse can avoid going to trial.
Nominal Divorce Requirements
To file for a no-fault divorce in Rhode Island, you and / or your spouse
must meet specific requirements.
Said requirements include the following:
- You or your spouse has lived in Rhode Island for at least one year prior
to filing for divorce
- There must be irreconcilable differences that lead to the dissolution of
your marriage or;
- You and your spouse have been separated for three years without reconciling
You and your spouse must also agree on various topics relating to your
divorce such as:
After you file for a nominal divorce, you will have a divorce hearing approximately
75 days after the filing date. During this time, you and your spouse must
discuss the details of all aspects related to your divorce. If you are
able to agree on everything, your divorce can be granted on the date of
the hearing. For those who are unable to fully resolve certain issues
may have to take their cases to court, which is why having a divorce attorney
in Rhode Island is so crucial.
Your Divorce Doesn't Have to Be Difficult
While you may have heard horror stories from other couples who are now
divorced regarding legal battles and fees, your divorce does not have
to be complicated. If you and your spouse believe you can agree upon the
terms of your divorce peacefully, a nominal divorce may be for you. To
learn more details regarding this track of divorce or for nominal divorce
assistance, please contact my office.
Free case evaluations are available!