Obtain a Compassionate Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer

A family law attorney can help reduce the stress you may be feeling during your divorce proceedings. One of our New Haven divorce lawyers can help support you through the process of ending your marriage. Call our team today to speak with a legal professional about your case. At the Law Offices of Stefanie A. […]

Changing Your Name Post-Divorce

§ 15-5-17 provides “[a]ny woman, to whom a divorce from the bond of marriage is decreed, shall, upon request, be authorized by the decree to change her name, notwithstanding that there may be children born of the marriage, and subject to the same rights and liabilities as if her name had not been changed.”

Court Appearances for Divorce

Both spouses must appear in court for their divorce to be granted. 15-5-22 states “[n]o divorce from the bond of marriage shall be granted solely upon default nor solely upon admissions by the pleadings, except upon trial before the court in open session; nor shall the divorce be granted where the court is satisfied that there […]

Residency Requirements for Divorce in Rhode Island

To obtain a divorce in Rhode Island, you must reside in the State for at least one (1) year prior to filing. However, if you have not lived in the State for the requisite time, you may file for separation. Rhode Island courts generally grant all divorces on the grounds of “irreconcilable differences” whether or […]

Rhode Island Divorce Lawyer

The Law Offices of Stefanie A. Murphy is here to help guide you through your divorce as professionally and efficiently as possible. We understand that you are handing over a very personal piece of your life to us; thus, we will take time to meet with you, understand your particular situation and provide clear legal […]