Rhode Island Simplified Divorce Procedures

A court hearing will be required in all divorce cases. An official Financial Statement must be filed in all divorce cases. In addition, an official Child Support Guidelines form must be filed in all cases involving minor children. Official sample forms are available for use in preparing the Complaint for Divorce and other documents are found in Rhode Island Rules of Procedure for Domestic Relations, Appendix of Forms. [Rhode Island Rules of Procedure for Domestic Relations; Appendix of Forms].

Each state has its own unique filing procedure. When filing for divorce in Rhode Island, you must adhere to the strict filing guidelines and prepare and submit the appropriate mandatory divorce documents to the county court. You can visit the Rhode Island state statutes located at: to learn more about these documents. You will discover that some documents may be provided by the Rhode Island Legal System and others must be constructed on a case-by-case basis containing certain information and criteria to adhere to the Rhode Island Laws and the filing requirements.