Different states have slightly varying rules when it comes to dividing assets in a divorce. Therefore, it is important that you understand the specific laws in the state that you are filing for divorce in. In Rhode Island, community property is not recognized. This essentially means that marital assets will not be subject to a 50/50 split during a divorce. Instead, many factors will be assessed by courts to establish an equitable and fair outcome.
When a court first sets child support during divorce proceedings, they take a number of factors into account. That might include each parent’s income, the emotional and physical needs of the child and their standard of living.
Sometimes, when Rhode Island couples divorce, one seeks ongoing cash payments from the other. Those cash payments, referred to as spousal support or alimony, can be for a very short period after the divorce, or they can be for a very long time after the divorce.