Rhode Island Divorce Petition Form

 This is the form that the spouse filing for divorce must file with the clerk in order to apply for divorce in Rhode Island. There may be a filing fee and follow the instructions as to other forms that should be filed with the clerk.

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STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS FAMILY COURT

COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE

                                                                                                           

IN STATE

OUT OF STATE

 

COUNTY CIVIL ACTION – FILE NO.
PLAINTIFF DEFENDANT

Vs.

 

1. The Plaintiff,       of       in the County of       states that that he she the defendant has been domiciled inhabitant of said State and has resided therein for more than one year next before filing of this Complaint and is now a domiciled inhabitant of said State.

 

2. Plaintiff states that he she was lawfully married to the defendant in the State of       on the       day of      , 20  .

 

3. The ground(s) for divorce:

 

4. The minor children of the parties are:

 

5. Plaintiff has no knowledge of the pendency of other actions between the parties seeking divorce, separation, custody, or other relief, or a complaint for abuse, except for the following:

 

6. WHEREFORE, Plaintiff demands the Court enter a judgment divorcing the plaintiff from the bond of marriage, and

 

Signed:  ______________________________

Plaintiff

Subscribed and sworn to before me in the City/Town of       in the County of       in the State of Rhode Island, this the       day of      , 20  .

 

NOTARY PUBLIC PRINT NAME

NOTARY PUBLIC SIGNATURE

 

I HEREBY REQUEST THIS MATTER BE PLACED ON THE “NOMINAL TRACK”
I HEREBY REQUEST THIS MATTER BE PLACED ON THE “CONTESTED TRACK”

 

Signed: Signed:

Plaintiff’s Attorney

Plaintiff

 

ATTORNEY CERTIFICATE

Attorney’s Name Signed

(Printed)

Address
Attorney’s I.D. No:

Date:

, 20

DR 8/16 (REV. 5/96)

THIS SPACE FOR COURT USE ONLY

I certify that this is an true copy of an advertisement published by the Clerk’s office once a week       for successive weeks, beginning,       20   in the       a newspaper published in the County of      .

 

____________________________________Clerk

PLACE ADVERTISEMENT IN THIS SPACE

            I,      , the Plaintiff above-named, depose and say that the said defendant is without this state at,       in the State of       and to the best of my information and belief may now be found there.

 

I,      , the Plaintiff above-named, depose and say that the defendant is without this State and that I have no information or belief as to the residence of the defendant or where the defendant may be found. I last heard of the defendant on or about the       day of       A.D. 20  , at which time the defendant was at       in the State of       I have not been able to ascertain either the address or residence of said defendant after reasonable and due inquiry and search for six months.

 

I have made the following efforts to find the said defendant:

 

Signed:  ______________________________

Plaintiff

Subscribed and sworn to before me, at       in the County of       in said state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations this       day of       A.D. 20  .

 

 

NOTARY PUBLIC PRINT NAME

NOTARY PUBLIC SIGNATURE

 

Attorney’s Name Signed

(Printed)

Address

Date:

, 20