To file for divorce a no-fault divorce in Rhode Island, you must verify to the court that irreconcilable differences have caused a permanent breakdown of the marriage OR that you and your spouse have been living separately for at least three years, during which time there was no reconciliation.
To file for divorce in Rhode Island either you or your spouse must have lived in the state for one year. This requirement is established in Rhode Island General Laws § 15-5-12 (2021). You may file the paperwork in the county where you live or where your spouse lives, depending on which meets the one-year residency requirement.
Below are the Rhode Island divorce forms offered online by the state Judiciary website. You will probably not need all of the forms. Additional forms may be required by the clerk of court where you file the paperwork.
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