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What role can mediation play in a Rhode Island divorce?


As many Rhode Island couples may know, the end of a marriage is a very emotional time. While divorce may be the best option for some Rhode Island couples, it is not something they should handle alone. In addition, some spouses find that, despite their divorce, they still share the common goal of working together to resolve their divorce legal issues. Therefore, they may decide that family mediation is a good option to consider. That being said, it is important to understand what mediation can and cannot achieve.

After almost three years, actress loses child custody battle


Residents of Rhode Island may have been following the child custody battle between actress Kelly Rutherford and her children's German father. The case, which has been going on for almost three years, has finally seen a resolution, and it is not in the actress's favor.

Seeking a divorce in the new year? Start planning now

The heralding in of the new year is often seen as a fresh start for many individuals in Rhode Island. It is also a time of the year when many spouses may re-examine their relationship. For some, particularly those who are in an unhappy marriage, the new year may be seen as a good time to seek a divorce. In fact, according to some sources, January sees a spike in divorce filings.

Post-divorce mediation for Rhode Island parents


Even after parents in Rhode Island divorce, they may find that they cannot simply cut all their ties from one another. After all, they still must work together to raise their child, even after their marriage has ended. And for the sake of the child, it is important that parents try to remain amicable and cooperate with each other when it comes to child custody and visitation.

Tips for Rhode Island spouses requesting a divorce


For many Rhode Island couples, the decision to divorce is not made lightly. Many events and life changes may have occurred that led to this major decision. Sometimes the decision to divorce is mutual, but sometimes it is one spouse or the other who initiates the divorce. Below are some tips that spouses in Rhode Island who are asking their partner for a divorce may find helpful.

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