Divorce Cost in Rhode Island

The divorce cost in Rhode Island ranges from $4,000 to $29,000 if there are no severe problems. The average is $13,200 for unsettled divorces, however, disputes on children, property, or alimony, may add more money to the final number.

Divorces with children involved usually cost about $19,800 or $23,200 if they go to trial. Property division problems make it $18,500 or $23,200 if trial is needed. Alimony-related cases cost about $18,200 or $27,500 with a trial.

High net worth divorces cost approximately $33,700, but this number may rise up to $200,000. The largest expenses in such cases are experienced attorneys, child and property specialists, mediators, and other payments to legal professionals.

An uncontested divorce may cost less than $1,000 if no attorney is hired. This will add more responsibility, as you will have to gather all the paperwork (30-50 pages) yourself. However, an online service may help you with it which could make the divorce fee in RI only about $300 plus court and notary fees.

Here are the most important costs to cover in a divorce:

Name of the service Costs
Court filing fee $160
Summons $5-$10
Notary costs $1 per signature
Papers service about $40
Attorney services $250 per hour (on average)

Some of the additional costs are:

Name of the service Costs
Property appraisal $311 per house
Child custody evaluation $1,000-$2,500 if court-ordered,
up to $10,000 if private

As the fees may change year to year, consult the local courts and an attorney on the up-to-date divorce costs. This will help you calculate more precise estimates.