In states where the legal theory of community property is recognized, all marital assets in a divorce are divided equally between spouses. However, Rhode Island does not recognize community property, and therefore, the asset division process is significantly more complex.
It has been decades since divorce was rare or considered something to be ashamed of in Rhode Island. Almost everyone who has not gotten divorced themselves has at least one relative or close friend who has.
Many parents who live in a different state from where their children reside worry that custody issues will become complicated. While implementing laws across states can have the potential to be extremely complex, this has been mitigated in child custody cases with the implementation of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJA).