Rhode Island courts provide divorcing couples with two different “tracks” for their divorce proceeding – uncontested and contested. In an uncontested divorce, the parties work together, usually through their attorneys, to reach an agreement regarding the division of all of their property. This agreement, called a Marital Settlement Agreement, gets entered at the Nominal Divorce Hearing. Even in a relatively straightforward uncontested divorce, the RI divorce process can be incredibly complicated for the average person to navigate on their own. In addition to the Complaint and other divorce forms required to file, each party is also required to file a 10-page financial affidavit called a DR-6. If there are children involved, another financial form will be needed to determine base child support obligations. Having an experienced RI Divorce Attorney represent you in your contested or uncontested Rhode Island Divorce will be of enormous benefit to you in this already difficult time.
If you and your spouse end up not being able to reach an agreement and need to switch to the “contested” track, then you will want an attorney with years of trial experience to obtain necessary discovery and competently represent you at trial. Attorney Hagan has been litigating cases at the trial level for over a decade and will work tirelessly to make sure you receive a fair distribution of the marital assets.
Contact Rhode Island Divorce Attorney Kevin O. Hagan today for a Free Consultation – 401-487-8691