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Rhode Island Property Division

The Rhode Island divorce court follows equitable distribution law when determining property division. Property distribution of marital property is determined by what the Rhode Island divorce court considers fair and reasonable.

When making a property award during divorce, the divorce court will consider:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Conduct of the spouses during the marriage
  • Contributions to the acquisition, preservation or appreciation of marital property
  • A spouse's contribution as a homemaker
  • One spouse's contribution to the education, training, licensing, business or increased earning power of the other
  • Wasteful dissipation of assets or hidden assets to avoid fair property distribution
  • Health and age of the spouses
  • Each spouse's income, occupation and employability
  • The opportunity of each spouse to gain more assets and income
  • Custodial parent's need to occupy or own the family home
  • Other relevant factors

Learn how the circumstances of your divorce may affect property division. A local Rhode Island divorce lawyer can explain your rights, as well as the advantages and possibility of negotiating property distribution.

Call 877-349-1310 or fill out a Rhode Island divorce case review form to get in touch with a local Rhode Island divorce attorney. Protect your property and finances after divorce and speak with a divorce lawyer today.

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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.