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May 2017 Archives

Considerations during marital property division matters

If you and your spouse need to take your marital property division disagreements to court, you'll want to educate yourself on Rhode Island marital property law. Simply asking questions to your divorce lawyer may be enough to satisfy your "need to know" in this area of the law, but you may also want to review the following list of considerations.

Separating? Know your assets' valuation dates

When you're ready to file for divorce, you know you're going to have to divide your marital assets. Before you ever agree to a separation, you need to know the value of your assets. The valuation date is the date on which your asset receives a dollar value. This is very important to your negotiations.

High-profile Newport couple battle over where to divorce

The state in which a couple's divorce is handled can make a significant difference in their property division, custody agreement and other important issues. For most couples, the state is not in question. However, for couples who own property and spend time residing in two or more states, it is one of the first matters that needs to be resolved.

Should divorcing couples be required to take parenting classes?

Parenting after a divorce can be problematic. In fact, 17 states require couples who divorce to attend classes to help them with parenting their children when they divorce. In the states that have such programs, including a couple here in New England, the cost of these classes is generally split between the parents.

Children of divorce can have happy memories

One of the main concerns that all good parents have when they divorce is the impact on their children's lives and how their parents' split will affect the memories they have later in life of their childhood. Even parents who are comfortable financially and can continue to provide a good lifestyle for their kids after divorce worry that their lives won't be as happy as they should be.