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Rhode Island Alimony Law

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Alimony or spousal support is the payment(s) made to the ex-spouse upon termination of marriage.

Family courts in Rhode Island play a crucial role in determining and awarding the alimony to the spouse in need.

Rhode Island Alimony Law:

The statue of alimony states the following general facts about the law. It includes:

  • Alimony in general is awarded for a specific period of time or it could be awarded as a result of a divorce settlement.
  • If there is any issue in the agreement terms regarding alimony, then it is awarded at the divorce trial.
  • There are different types of alimony like
    • the temporary alimony,
    • rehabilitative alimony,
    • permanent alimony and
    • lump-sum alimony.

Any of the mentioned can be awarded depending upon the circumstances.

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