Divorce waiting periods may be set by states before or after couples file divorce to ensure there isn't the possibility of reconciliation between the couple. Some states also set remarriage waiting periods for one or both spouses, requiring people wait for a set amount of time between the divorce being finalized and remarrying.
Rhode Island divorce laws don't have a divorce waiting period before filing for divorce, as long as the couple meets the Rhode Island residency requirement. After filing the divorce petition, there is a required three month waiting period before the divorce decree is final and operative.
Once the divorce decree is final, there is not remarriage waiting period required under Rhode Island divorce law.
A local Rhode Island divorce lawyer can explain how divorce waiting periods and other state requirements can affect the length and cost of your divorce. Get legal advice about handling your case today by calling 877-349-1310 or filling 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 attorney 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.