Pawtucket Divorce Mediation Basics
Our Pawtucket divorce mediation can be an alternative to lengthy, public court battles. A divorce mediator can assist with a settlement agreement on issues like property division, alimony, child support and child custody, and more. Rhode Island does not have a simplified way to file an uncontested divorce like many other states. However, filing a “no fault” divorce in Pawtucket can save you significant time and money when you use a divorce mediator to assist with the settlement agreement.
In Pawtucket, for a no-fault divorce, couples can either claim irreconcilable differences or show separation for three or more years. R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 15-5-3, 15-5-3.1 (2021). There are some residency and other requirements under Rhode Island law; you must have lived in RI for at least one year prior to filing.
When you are ready to file, you can visit the Domestic Relations Division of the Superior Court’s office in your county for forms and information. The Rhode Island Judiciary also provides some forms and information that will be useful for filing.
You can save time and money by first working with a mediator to resolve your disputes and then file an uncontested divorce in Pawtucket.
For more information on Pawtucket divorce mediation, visit DivorceNet’s page on divorce in Rhode Island.
Divorce mediation offers a number of advantages, including:
- lower cost,
- freedom to make informed decisions,
- control, and
You and your spouse control the outcome of divorce mediation, not the courts.
For divorce mediation to be successful, it’s important that both spouses engage in good faith. Mediation will likely not be successful if one spouse is more interested in harming the other spouse than resolving disputes over property or child custody arrangements. If both spouses engage in good faith, though, mediation can save significant time and money for both spouses.