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Divorce mediation in Rhode Island: What are the pros and cons?

Couples facing divorce may not have been able to agree on much for months or even years, but once the decision to divorce is made, some Rhode Island couples find they finally agree on one thing: They want to avoid a lengthy and emotionally draining courtroom showdown. When this is the case, divorce mediation may be one option to consider. What are some pros and cons to mediation?

Filing taxes after a 2015 divorce in Rhode Island

April 18 -- this year's due date for filing your income taxes -- will be here before we know it, and many Rhode Island residents have already begun preparing their tax forms for the Internal Revenue Service. That being said, Rhode Island residents who divorced in 2015 may find themselves facing some unexpected challenges when it comes to preparing their taxes.

When is a prenuptial agreement in Rhode Island unenforceable?

When two people in Rhode Island decide to get married, with marriage comes the tying of their assets and finances, at least in part. If one spouse owned a significant amount of assets prior to marriage or if one spouse earns a significantly higher income than the other, these may be two situations in which the couple may want to consider entering into a prenuptial agreement prior to getting married. Of course, even those of modest means can still benefit from a prenuptial agreement -- after all, no one can tell what the future will bring.

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