A Newport Rhode Island divorce lawyer from the Law Offices of Howe & Garside has years of experience handling all areas of divorce. In the State of Rhode Island, a divorce petition must meet specific criteria before it can be legally filed. First, parties must specify the reasons or grounds for the divorce, whether at fault or no-fault reasoning. Our Newport Rhode Island divorce attorney can represent individuals throughout the entire divorce process with ease. At the Law Offices of Howe & Garside, we handle all aspects of divorce including alimony, child custody and visitation, child support, annulments, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, legal separations, mediation, restraining orders, and enforcement of orders.
Property & Assets Division in Rhode Island
We also are well versed in property and assets division in Newport. Rhode Island is an equitable distribution state, which means that each party gets an equal amount of shared assets. It’s advisable that parties come to a property settlement agreement before going to court. If not, the court will determine the value of the property and make the decision for them. The court will take into account the length of the marriage, the contribution of each party to the marriage, conduct of each party, health and age of the parties, income of each party, and much more in order to make this decision.
Child & Spousal Support in Newport
During a divorce in Newport Rhode Island, both child and/or spousal support can be requested. Spousal support is granted for a variety of reasons and is usually considered rehabilitative. This means that it provides support for a certain period of time to help the recipient to become financially independent. Our legal team can work with both parties to determine a fair arrangement that helps both parties to succeed following their dissolution of marriage.
Call to Schedule a Consultation with a Newport RI Divorce Lawyer Today
At the Law Offices of Howe & Garside, we offer no-cost legal consultation to discuss possible cases with individuals in and around Newport Rhode Island. We have years of experience and the resources needed to successfully represent you in a divorce. To schedule this free legal consultation with a Newport Rhode Island divorce lawyer today, call our law office at 401-841-5700.