Nominal Divorce

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
  • Faster
  • 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!