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April 2016 Archives

Settling property division in Rhode Island out of court


How property is divided in a Rhode Island divorce often sets the stage for each spouse's financial future. After all, the longer a marriage lasts, the more marital assets the spouses tend to accumulate. Some of these assets may be quite valuable, such as a house, stocks, investments or retirement plans. Determining how to fairly divide such assets can be difficult, but with the right help it can be done.

Financial sparks can still fly after divorce in Rhode Island


While arguments about money may have been commonplace prior to divorce, couples in Rhode Island may be surprised to find out that their financial disagreements can carry on even after the divorce is final. In fact, simply signing the divorce decree may not be enough to transfer certain types of assets.

How may debt assignment work in a divorce?


Most people in Rhode Island carry some form of debt. After all, as much as an individual would like to be able to live debt-free, the truth is that sometimes this simply isn't feasible. Debt, for better or worse, presents financial challenges for many individuals in the state.

Planning for summer in Rhode Island when parents are divorced


Summer vacation will be here before we know it, much to the excitement of children across Rhode Island. While some children may be looking forward to longer days and no homework, those whose parents are divorced may be wondering where they will be living and when. Many parenting plans address this very issue, and if parents adhere to it and communicate to their child what to expect, summertime for children of divorce could be a positive experience.

What can be included in a prenuptial agreement: Part 2


While most people in Rhode Island do not anticipate that their marriage may not last, the fact is that sometimes divorce happens. For this reason, some couples create a prenuptial agreement before getting married so that their rights are protected in the event of a divorce. Last week's post discussed some of the basic topics that prenuptial agreements may cover. Prenuptial agreements serve many purposes, both financial and otherwise, so it is important to make sure nothing important is overlooked when creating one.

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