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Rhode Island Divorce Attorney

The decision to seek divorce in Rhode Island is one of the most difficult and stressful events anyone can go through. Though the support needed during this time comes from many people, ensuring you have a skilled and local Rhode Island divorce lawyer who can guide and protect you.  Hiring the right Rhode Island divorce attorney is one of the most important decision you need to make.

Braatz Family Law prides itself on being a boutique law firm that focuses on representing individuals through the Rhode Island divorce process. We work tirelessly to ensure the highest level of representation, help guide you through every step and decision in the legal process, and protect the interests of you and your family.

Our firm is committed to personal service and limits the number of cases that we work with at any one time. Our goal is to remove the stress, uncertainty and fear that most clients experience as they approach the process of divorce.

Why Select Braatz Family Law?

  • We lead the industry in experience and have a broad knowledge base to meet clients’ diverse needs.
  • We stay current with the latest Rhodes Island divorce rules, best practices and laws.
  • We use a collaborative approach among our attorneys to take on complex legal issues.
  • We form long-term relationships with our clients allowing for the best outcomes and results.
  • We leverage in-house resources to keep divorce cases efficient and equitable for our clients.

Types of Rhode Island Divorces our Firm Focuses On:

Contested Divorce

Although Rhode Island family law follows an “Equitable Distribution” method, it’s not necessarily a 50/50 split for the divorcing couple – it is not always that simple. More than 90% of the time, each party more than likely shares their own views of what they believe they deserve, and for good reason. In this case, the divorce is considered contested. At Braatz Family Law, we work knowledgeably and efficiently to navigate the commencement, discovery and settlement phases of each contested divorce case. In the event that a reasonable outcome cannot be agreed upon, we are experienced trial lawyers ready to litigate in court

Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce means that you and your marital partner are in agreement as to how you will divide your marital estate before you file. While this may seem very simple and straight forward, having counsel to represent you ensures that every aspect of the process is completed correctly, that you have a full picture of all assets and liabilities before finalizing the agreement and that you understand Rhode Island Divorce law.

Our firm has built a reputation on delivering best in class representation and look forward to working with you.

Here are a few of the most common questions your attorney can give you legal counsel on once you have retained them.

Q: Who has to leave the house in a divorce?

A: In our experience, in the scenario where there are children, we have found that judges tend to lean towards ensuring that the parent who is the primary caregiver of the children is also the one who gets to stay in the house during divorce. Regardless of whether that primary caregiver is on the deed. 

In the scenario where there are no children, it normally comes down to whether or not both individuals are on the deed and additional factors you can discuss with your lawyer. At the end of the day, it’s important to hire a lawyer that can help mediate and negotiate the situation so everyone involved is happy with the outcome.

Q: Can my wife or husband take everything in the divorce?

A: Our straightforward answer is no. But it’s important to hire a lawyer that can help mediate and negotiate the situation so everyone involved is happy with the outcome.

Q: What does equitable distribution mean and how does that impact my case?

Q: Are all of my assets and/or debts considered marital and how do we determine how to divide them?

Q: Is there a disadvantage to filing for divorce first?

Q: How do we determine who leaves the marital residence during the divorce and how does that impact our settlement agreement?

Q: Is it possible that my husband/wife could take everything in the divorce?

Q: Are there any restrictions on withdrawing funds from bank or retirement accounts before I am divorced?

Q: What type of support is owed during a legal separation?

Q: What does equitable distribution mean and how does that impact my case?

Q: Are all of my assets and/or debts considered marital and how do we determine how to divide them?

Q: Is there a disadvantage to filing for divorce first?

Q: How do we determine who leaves the marital residence during the divorce and how does that impact our settlement agreement?

Q: Is it possible that my husband/wife could take everything in the divorce?

Q: Are there any restrictions on withdrawing funds from bank or retirement accounts before I am divorced?

Q: What type of support is owed during a legal separation?

Q: What are the Rhode Island Divorce laws?

For a comprehensive summary of Rhode Island divorce laws visit: https://www.womansdivorce.com/rhode-island.html#LAW