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Rhode Island Child Custody

After filing divorce, either the parents or the Rhode Island divorce court will need to determine child custody.

The parents can negotiate with divorce lawyers a parenting plan that will be approved by the Rhode Island divorce court. If the parents don't come to an agreement on their own, the divorce court may order the parents to participate in divorce mediation for child custody and child visitation issues or order child custody arrangements.

The Rode Island divorce court will assign child custody based off what's in the best interest of the child. If one parent is granted primary physical child custody, the divorce court will provide reasonable visitation to the noncustodial parent, unless it's shows the parent shouldn't be granted that right.

A local Rhode Island divorce lawyer can further explain how Rhode Island divorce law and circumstances of your divorce may affect child custody. Connect today to get legal advice about protecting your relationship with your child - call 877-349-1310 or fill out a Rhode Island divorce case review form.

The above synopsis of Rhode Island divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Rhode Island divorce lawyer in your area.

Rhode Island divorce laws were last updated July 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.